Sunday, April 5, 2020

Local businesses lend a hand to the community

Local businesses lend a hand to the community
ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local businesses are reaching out a helping hand to community members amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnie’s Beach Café, at 5360 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, is offering free breakfasts and lunches to local kids in need. In addition, if anyone is...


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2020 tourist tax collections compared to 2019

January Anna Maria ↑ 13% Bradenton Beach ↓ 1% Holmes Beach  ↑ 35% Manatee County ↑ 19% February Anna Maria ↑ 30% Bradenton Beach ↑ 4% Holmes Beach  ↑ 45% Manatee County ↑...
Castles in the Sand

April real estate fools

Well here we are; it’s April 1st, April Fools’ Day, and most of us are camping out in our homes while some of the...
Castles in the Sand

Just tell me what you want

Remember the movie, “What Women Want” with Mel Gibson about 20 years ago? He suddenly acquired the ability to read women’s minds, not men’s...
Castles in the Sand

Million-dollar homes and curb appeal

Three months pass by really quickly. Just think about where you were three months ago mid-December; wrapping Christmas gifts, planning a New Year’s Eve...
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Coronavirus may be increasing tourism

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – While COVID-19 is causing canceled cruises, the shutdown of Disney World and widespread anxiety about venturing far from home, it...