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‘Relatively Speaking’ is a blast

‘Relatively Speaking’ is a blast

If you’re looking for a good laugh, the Island Players Theater is a great place to find one during the run of “Relatively Speaking.” Like...
Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

ANNA MARIA – As the wind whipped across the Island Friday, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Terry Kinder knew that Bayfest, the...
Fall Festival promises spooky fun

Fall Festival promises spooky fun

HOLMES BEACH - The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival will feature a costume contest, haunted house and a parade on Saturday, Oct. 12...
‘Steel Magnolias’ bleeds Southern charm

‘Steel Magnolias’ bleeds Southern charm

ANNA MARIA – After a champagne party to celebrate the start of the Island Players’ 71st season, the show began for “Steel Magnolias,” a...
All-ladies cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

All-female cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Island Players version of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, has an all-female cast, unlike the 1989 movie where Tom Skerrit tried to shoo...
Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

This year’s LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air bowling tournament at Bowlero was the most successful to date, according to The Center’s Director Chris Culhane. Culhane...
Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

HOLMES BEACH – The new school year got off to a relatively calm start Monday morning with a break in the rainy weather and...
‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

ANNA MARIA – A child born three months premature on April 19, 2016, to Roser Community Church Facilities Administrator Charles Wade and his wife,...
A merry Christmas in July

A merry Christmas in July

BRADENTON BEACH – Kids on Bridge Street got a surprise Saturday night, a visit from Santa Claus at the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Christmas...
Art lives on in the heat of summer

Art lives on in the heat of summer

On the heels of the Fourth of July’s fireworks, Holmes Beach’s art community proved Friday that they could draw a crowd with an out-of-season...
An AMI Fourth of July

Century old Ford still parading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - It was 1919 and the world was recovering from its first world war and planting the seeds for a second....
Island Fourth of July 101

Island Independence Day 101

Independence Day comes when things are slow on Anna Maria Island. Those who have not experienced this holiday on the Island would be wise...
Pirates celebrate summer vacation

Pirates celebrate summer vacation

The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrated Snooks Adams Kid’s Day as usual on the first Saturday after the school summer break in a new...

Kids get good start to summer vacations

ANNA MARIA - When school lets out, kids will celebrate with the Anna Maria Island Privateers at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day on...