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Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

BRADENTON BEACH – The members of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials had a lot to think about when Florida Department of Transportation...
Paid Island parking rejected by local leaders

Paid Island parking rejected by local leaders

BRADENTON BEACH – If there’s one thing the leaders of the four Island cities, including Longboat Key, can agree on, it’s that they don’t...
Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

FORT COLLINS – The Colorado State University hurricane research team has issued its first prediction for the 2019 tropical storm season and it is...
The Bright Lights

The bright lights of the stage at AME

Anna Maria Elementary second graders performed "Broadway Beat" on Tuesday, March 19, following the PTO dinner from the Columbia Restaurant, thanks to restaurant manager...
Spring break is in full swing

Spring break in full swing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island beaches are busy and business owners are enjoying a banner Spring break season. A mid-week visit to Manatee...

Waterspout west of the Martinique

A waterspout formed west of the Martinique condominiums in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, pictured here behind Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach;...
AME Super achievers

AME super achievers

A team of five Anna Maria Elementary (AME) fifth-graders earned first place in the Manatee County School District’s countywide “Battle of the Books” competition...
Moose Lodge loses dear friend and driving force

Moose Lodge loses dear friend and driving force

BRADENTON BEACH – Members of the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge #2188 are mourning the loss of longtime Lodge Administrator Ernie Casali Jr. An email...
Celebrating Island history

Celebrating Island history

Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society welcomed the public to celebrate the history of the Island's early settlers at the annual Heritage...
One Particular Harbour marina opens to the public

One Particular Harbour marina opens

The new marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville will have a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The opening of the...

Helicopter crashes into Gulf off AMI

Updated Jan. 11, 2019 - ANNA MARIA - A helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about two miles off Anna Maria Island on...

Churches celebrate the reason for the season

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, and Christians usually want to give thanks, as well as unwrap presents and feast with family....
roser relief group

Roser group helps with hurricane response

ANNA MARIA – When Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach as a Category 4 storm, it left...
center tree donations

Buy a Christmas tree, support The Center

Merry Christmas Trees of Bradenton is teaming up with The Center of Anna Maria Island to help make the season brighter for the nonprofit. Michigan...
Holiday of Treasures

Businesses prepare for Holiday of Treasures

ANNA MARIA – Co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and the Anna Maria Island Sun, The Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open...