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AM Chiles Christmas

Chiles Group bringing holiday joy to underprivileged kids

ANNA MARIA – The 24th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids Party will take place at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria on Wednesday,...
Anna Maria Wash Settlement House

Wash Family Construction reaches settlement with city

ANNA MARIA – Wash Family Construction owner Darrin Wash and the city of Anna Maria have agreed to a settlement that exceeds $56,000 for...
Anna Maria swearing in Murphy

Mayor and commissioners take oath of office

ANNA MARIA – During the Thursday, Nov. 29, organizational meeting. City Clerk LeAnne Addy administered the oath of office to Anna Maria Mayor Dan...
Anna Maria pier contract

Anna Maria City Pier contract finalized

ANNA MARIA – The $3.33 million contract to build the decking and walkway for the new Anna Maria City Pier is a done deal. On...
Anna Maria Pier

Pier contract to be discussed Thursday

An organizational meeting for the Anna Maria City Commission will take place Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. Mayor Dan Murphy and commissioners Carol...
Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving

ANNA MARIA – The holiday weekend got off to an early start Wednesday night with the Anna Maria General Store & Deli’s The Night...
Anna Maria North Pole Donation

Anna Maria residents, businesses give $18k to MCSO charity

ANNA MARIA – The season of giving started early in the city of Anna Maria. Residents and business raised more than $18,000 for the...
Anna Maria Pier RFP seagulls

Anna Maria City Pier proposals still awaiting approval

ANNA MARIA – The city's plans to rebuild its famous city pier are still being kept confidential. Mayor Dan Murphy said Oct. 11 he sent...
ami shore erosion

AMI northern shore lost, gained says AM mayor

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy said Oct. 11 he thinks the city's north shore lost 30-35 percent of its white sands, but, he...
Anna Maria City Pier RFP

Five names entered into Anna Maria City Pier bidding hat

ANNA MARIA –The latest round request for proposals (RFP) to rebuild the city pier closed Oct. 3. Five Florida-based construction companies entered their names...
Anna Maria multi-use trail barricade

Multi-use trail to open along Gulf Drive

ANNA MARIA – It’s been years in the making. The city’s multi-year project to create a multi-use trail along its city streets and through...
Anna Maria pier mock up

Anna Maria approves final budget, raises taxes

ANNA MARIA – It’s going to be more expensive to live in Anna Maria. The City Commission unanimously approved the city’s 2018-19 annual budget...
Anna Maria pier FEMA

FEMA proposes $1.37 million for pier damage

ANNA MARIA – The City Commission has accepted a $1.37 million staff recommendation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that would help fund...
Anna Maria City Pier

Second pier construction RFP being issued

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy expects a new request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new city pier to be issued...
AM Pier Permit

Pier construction permits issued

ANNA MARIA – The city now has the federal permits needed to build a new city pier. On Friday, Aug. 3, Mayor Dan Murphy sent...