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hurricane michael relief supplies

Hurricane relief donations

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, through Anna Maria City Hall, is collecting items to send to the areas hit by Hurricane Michael last week....

Police taking donations for hurricane victims

HOLMES BEACH - The Holmes Beach Police Department is working with Manatee County Search and Rescue to gather supplies for first responders and residents...

Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to...

Hurricane Michael brushing Anna Maria Island

Updated Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. - ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Hurricane Michael developed Tuesday night into a category 4 storm with 140 mph winds,...
Holmes Beach coyotes Wooten

Coyotes are here to stay

After an increasing number of coyote sightings in West Bradenton and on the Island, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is cautioning...
red tide fishing license exception

Special license sought to lessen red tide fish kills

BRADENTON BEACH – Cortez fisherman and businessman John Banyas is seeking a state-issued special activity license allowing him a greater ability to harvest mullet...
Turtle Watch

Hank’s and A Paradise help AMI Turtle Watch

HOLMES BEACH – A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals and Hurricane Hank’s teamed up for the inaugural Turtle Watch Wednesday fundraiser that raised more...

Rolling With The Tide on Saturday

Rolling With The Tide on a Saturday typical refers to a University of Alabama football game, but this weekend it will take on a...
red tide business challenges

Businesses working hard to offset red tide

The Sun reached out to the local business community on Sunday to see how their Labor Day weekend was going as they continue to...

Businesses team up for Turtle Watch Wednesday

HOLMES BEACH – As part of their ongoing efforts to offset the economic challenges created by red tide, A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals...
Manatee Primary

Bellamy, Servia and Whitmore win primary races

Incumbent Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore won her primary race, incumbent Commissioner Charles Smith lost his and Misty Servia won the District 4 Republican...
Nets to neighbors

‘Nets to Neighbors’ next phase of red tide cleanup

BRADENTON – After one week, Manatee County has ended its contracted canal and waterway cleanup efforts with APTIM and is transitioning to a voluntary...
oil lease map

More Gulf waters leased for oil, gas

Twenty-nine companies bid more than $178 million for the leasing rights to explore and drill for oil and gas under 801,000 acres of the...
Red tide cells

Red tide bloom can affect your health

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Scratchy throats, itchy eyes and coughs persist with the continuing red tide that showed up on Friday, Aug. 3 in...
Dr. Norman staff

Dr. Norman reflects on the past, plans for the future

Dr. John Norman and his staff are preparing to say goodbye as they ready to close the dental practice that has been at its...