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Tom Vaught
Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. Email
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Heavy crowds, no major problems for holiday

This year’s Fourth of July, although filled with the sounds of fireworks, seemed quieter than years past, thanks in part to preparation and execution...
Legos at the Island Branch Library

Legos excavation at library

The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts Legos Excavation on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. It’s part of...
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Pre-school story time features “All Round the Town”

Children’s Services Librarian Trudy Bell will have fun activities at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Tuesday, June 27 from...
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Kiwanis discusses business in Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Executive Director Heather Kasten will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Manatee...
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Learn CPR now to save lives later

West Manatee Fire Rescue presents a free monthly CPR class on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island Branch...
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Turtle talk at Senior Adventures

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox will give an update on the nesting season at Senior Adventures on Friday,...
Kayakers at Robinson Preserve

Explore Robinson Preserve by kayak at sundown

Nature explorers bring their own canoe or kayak plus safety equipment on Monday, June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a sunset, starlight...
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Book club meets

The Friends of the Island Branch Library Book Club meets on Thursday, May 18, at 10:15 a.m. to discuss “West with the Night,” by...
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Teachers honor Dr. Seuss

Anna Maria Elementary School second-grade teachers Sandy Fisher and Maggie Payne celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday Thursday, March 2, by dressing as characters in...
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Start your child early with voluntary pre-kindergarten

Parents who have children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 and who would like their child to attend a free Voluntary...
Counterfeit money

Second case of ‘funny money’

HOLMES BEACH - For the second time this year, a counterfeit bill has appeared on Anna Maria Island. According to employees at Cupcake Delights, a...

Weatherman says be prepared

Mike Clay held the interest of the packed-house audience at the Friends of the Island Library’s Travel and Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 12. With...