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Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

The LaPensee Bowling Tournament, supporting The Center of Anna Maria Island, returns to Bowlero Bradenton for a night of fun competition on Saturday, Sept....
BEACH NUTZ

Beach Nutz

   
Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Things were different on Anna Maria (then pronounced Mar-EYE-ah) Island in the old days. Within the lifetimes of our eldest residents, there was no...
We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

By Brian Finelli - I arrived at Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. from New Jersey – home from the University of Tampa for the summer. I...
‘SoulJourn’ shakes up Roser services

‘SoulJourn’ shakes up Roser services

ANNA MARIA – The pastoral staff at Roser Memorial Community Church is shaking things up, first with the addition of new Praise and Worship...
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...
lost pets fundraiser Gulf Drive Cafe

Pup & Cat Crawl helps lost pets

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Benefitting the Lost Pet Services Inc. organization that helps reunite lost pets with their owners, the inaugural Pup & Cat...
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...
Breanne crowned karaoke champ

Breanne crowned karaoke champ

BRADENTON – Cortez Kitchen employee and Bradenton resident Shannon Breanne recently won the Suncoast Entertainment Karaoke Contest. The seven-week contest took place at the Joyland...
An AMI Fourth of Julyvideo

An AMI Fourth of July

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - On the Fourth of July on AMI, there was plenty of action - watching the parade, enjoying hot dogs at...
Boogie-woogie legend resides in Holmes Beach

Boogie-woogie legend resides in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – At 90 years young, Holmes Beach resident Bob Seeley remains one of the world’s premier boogie-woogie pianists. In April, Seeley traveled to...
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...
Honors presented at Island Players banquet

Honors presented at Island Players banquet

ANNA MARIA - The oldest theater group in Manatee County held its annual banquet at the Bradenton Country Club recently with awards and recognition...
Southeastern Guide Dogs Issac

Five guide dog teams graduate from training

It was a happy day May 24 as five newly-trained guide dog teams received their diplomas and graduated from Southeastern Guide Dogs. The ceremony took...
Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

CORTEZ – Ryan Young and Mike Divietro won the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open golf tournament that raised more than $16,000 for The...