Friday, July 19, 2019


Manatee County Library Sunshine For Your Mind

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...
Sean Murphy

Bar Talk… “Warm Florida Coats”

Bartenders are listeners. You sit at the bar. You drink. The Bartender listens. The topics can be tricky. The patron’s ex-wife. This one is real tricky. The bartender has...

Uncle George the fashion plate

My uncle George generally looked like he had fallen off the back of a lobster boat and then rolled around in a barn. He wore...
Heritage Day fishing

AMI history comes to life on Heritage Day

ANNA MARIA — People took a step back in time at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society’s Heritage Day celebration. Attendees flocked to the Anna Maria...
Sean Murphy

Tales of a craft cocktail bar

People ask me if my mom taught me to cook. Mom was a strict adherent to the Irish cooking maxim, “Take everything that walks, swims...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival food

Seafood fans prepare to feast at Cortez festival

CORTEZ – It's almost time for February's most salty and delicious local event – the 35th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, set for the...

Beach Nutz – 2017