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Shamrock Shiver leaves them laughing

The New Year got off to a great start on Cortez Beach when as many as 150 people watched and participated in the annual...

Dolphin Dash returns to AME

HOLMES BEACH – The Dolphin Dash begins on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School (AME), 4700 Gulf Drive, with a...
Bradenton Beach Christmas on Bridge Street Winning boat

Holiday celebrations on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The celebration spotlight Saturday night was on Bridge Street as merchants opened their stores, offering snacks and drinks to shoppers and...
Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures elf

Holiday of Treasures Open House is Friday

ANNA MARIA – As part of the Holiday of Treasures Open House, Anna Maria merchants invite folks to stroll through the city and enjoy...

Celebrate Christmas on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants will host their annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 4-6:30 p.m. The holiday...
AMICCO chorus orchestra

AMICCO performs holiday music

Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra’s first concert of the 2018-2019 season, “An Island Christmas,” opened with seasonal selections chosen to put everyone...
chamber tree lighting music

Crowds celebrate in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It was a celebration of community and the start of the holiday season as residents and visitors alike gathered for the...
American pickers Mike and Frank

‘American Pickers’ to film in Florida

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Florida in January to film episodes of their popular TV series "American Pickers." “American Pickers"...
lester day santa dance

Holiday fun abounds at the Center’s Lester Day

ANNA MARIA – Despite the Florida heat, The Center of Anna Maria Island was transformed Dec. 1 into a winter wonderland for the 17th...
Lester Family Fun Day 2017

Old-fashioned family fun for the holidays

ANNA MARIA - A family tradition is returning to The Center of Anna Maria Island just in time for the holidays. The 17th Annual Lester Family...
Easter bunny

Clouds don’t stop this bunny

ANNA MARIA – Hundreds of kids and their parents showed up for an Island tradition, the Sandbar restaurant’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year, they...
NEST at Robinson Preserve

Nature activities for the family

NEST nature days begin The new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology will open its doors for an afternoon of exploration on Friday,...
Sean Murphy

The 20th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The closer we get to St. Patrick’s Day, the more Irish everyone gets. After a couple of glasses the people at the Bistro bar are...

Free Smurfs movie at City Pier Park

ANNA MARIA – The Smurfs are coming to City Pier Park in Anna Maria. As part of Anna Maria city officials' continued efforts to better...
Trail of Treats

Tykes travel Trail of Treats

Cooler than normal weather brought kids and parents out to the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats. Chamber President Deb Wing said the...