Friday, May 24, 2019

Entertainment

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...

Tree lighting Saturday

BRADENTON BEACH – The annual lighting of the Bridge Street Merchants’ Christmas tree is scheduled for approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. There had...
artsHOP

ArtsHOP draws crowds

HOLMES BEACH – The final night of artsHOP was a huge success, as participating stores, art galleries and cash registers were busy. At Waterline Marina...
Symphony on the Sand

Beach alive with sounds of music

BRADENTON BEACH – Clear skies, minimal red tide and the sounds of music from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) made...
Island Players Baggage

‘Baggage’ is a madhouse

ANNA MARIA – Over the past 70 years, the Island Players have produced some unusual plays, and “Baggage” by Sam Bobrick is among the...

Holiday events taking shape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants are finalizing their plans for the annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration taking place this year...

Festival provides hurricane, red tide assistance

CORTEZ – This year’s 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival is about more than good food, good music and good times -...
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Symphony on the Sand nears

BRADENTON BEACH - On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) will be seated under a giant tent to...
Island Players play Baggage

Get your tickets for ‘Baggage’

ANNA MARIA – It’s a story about loves lost and one that seems impossible. The Island Players are selling tickets to “Baggage,” by Sam Bobrick,...
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Rain doesn’t stop artsHOP

BRADENTON BEACH – The artsHOP celebration got off to an inauspicious start when rain started to fall a few hours before it began on...

Stone Crab Festival coming Nov. 10-11

CORTEZ – Get ready to snap up some crabs at the 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival in the historic fishing village...

Meet the young artists

Families and friends are invited to celebrate young environmental artists from Anna Maria Elementary at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4-5 p.m....

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New book sheds light on the local paranormal

You might find her a little creepy or kooky, maybe a bit mysterious or spooky, but one title it’s hard to deny Liz Reed...
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Crowds come out for Bayfest

ANNA MARIA – Despite a serious problem with red tide this summer, the Island’s first festival of the season was a success as residents...