Sunday, May 19, 2019

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AMI goes green for St. Paddy parade

HOLMES BEACH – If you were green with envy on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s only because you weren’t at the Island’s annual Beach Bistro...
Tour of Homes wows attendees

Tour of Homes wows attendees

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 26th Annual Tour of Homes was so popular that attendees sometimes found themselves waiting for up to 10 minutes...
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Nina and Pinta off Anna Maria

Two 15th-century wooden sailing ship replicas passed Anna Maria Island today in the Gulf of Mexico. The Nina and the Pinta left Regatta Pointe Marina...

Cortez celebrates Heritage Day

CORTEZ – Cortez may be the last fishing village in the state, and was certainly one of the first, settled in the 1880s by...
Lovely weather blesses Springfest

Lovely weather blesses Springfest

Art lovers, residents and vacationers all basked in the spring-like weather at the 31st Annual Springfest Fine Art and Craft juried art show presented...
‘Flea’ a funny, French farce

‘Flea’ a funny, French farce

ANNA MARIA – "A Flea in Her Ear" is a funny story written in 1907 by Frenchman Georges Feydeau and adapted by David Ives....
Center of Anna Maria Island

Tour of Homes returns

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – One of the biggest events of the year is just around the corner and tickets are on sale now. The...
Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

A new play is coming to the stage at The Island Players Theater this weekend. From March 7 to 24, The Island Players will...
Murder, mayhem and nostalgia on stage at The Center

Murder, mayhem and nostalgia on stage at The Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island’s annual Murder Mystery is a favorite night out for many Islanders, but this year’s festivities...
Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

ANNA MARIA - As part of Manatee County’s Heritage Days celebration, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day Festival...
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Eric Von Band releases new CD

CORTEZ - Local musician Eric Von has a new CD, released the first day of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival on Saturday and coming...
Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

ANNA MARIA - It’s not an April Fool’s joke. The Marshall Tucker Band is coming to The Center of Anna Maria Island for a...
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Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

Updated Feb. 23, 2019 - CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival drew 15,000 lovers of all things nautical last weekend thanks...

De Soto Memorial a haven for history, nature

BRADENTON – De Soto National Memorial is open, now that another federal government shutdown has been averted. The park had closed its exhibits and programs...
Historical society readies for busy season

Historical society readies for busy season

ANNA MARIA - A record 8,000 people visited the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum last year, according to Society President Lynn Brennan. She...