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Pedal pub proposal falls flat

Pedal pub proposal falls flat

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners offered no support for a proposed eight-to-12 passenger pedal bus that would allow passengers to drink alcohol while...
Pier pavilion closing temporarily

Pier pavilion closing temporarily

ANNA MARIA – The covered pavilion area near the Anna Maria City Pier construction site will be fenced off and closed to the public...
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...
Two city pier pilings fail

Two city pier pilings fail

ANNA MARIA – According to Mayor Dan Murphy, two concrete pier pilings recently fractured and the cause of one of the piling fractures remained...
Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

ANNA MARIA – An emergency sign moratorium is now in effect in the city of Anna Maria. Enacted by the city commission during an emergency...
Pier change orders requested

Pier change orders requested

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners denied i+iconSoutheast’s request to extend by nine days the completion date for the construction of the new Anna...
County commissioners tour pier construction site

County commissioners tour pier construction site

ANNA MARIA – Manatee County Commissioners Betsy Benac, Steve Jonsson and Carol Whitmore took a boat tour of the Anna Maria City Pier construction...
Local vacation rental regulations under fire again

Local vacation rental regulations under fire again

ANNA MARIA – City officials in Anna Maria are already following proposed state legislation that pertains to vacation rentals. Vacation rentals are among the many...
Mayor provides pier construction update

Mayor provides pier construction update

ANNA MARIA – On Friday afternoon, Mayor Dan Murphy provided Manatee County Senior Administrative Specialist Monica Luff with an update on the construction of...
Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

ANNA MARIA – City officials and former Code and Parking Enforcement Officer and administrative assistant Angela Albrecht hold differing views on the events that...
Charter review includes city manager discussion

Charter review includes city manager discussion

ANNA MARIA – The Charter Review Committee met with city commissioners and Mayor Dan Murphy last week to discuss potential changes to the city...
New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

ANNA MARIA – The first pilings for the new Anna Maria City Pier are in place and partially driven as of Saturday. The pilings eventually will...
Anna Maria’s street-side parking switches sides

Anna Maria’s street-side parking switches sides

ANNA MARIA – Make sure you park on the proper side of the street in the city limits of Anna Maria, at the north...
Ed Chiles receives Citizen of the Year award

Ed Chiles receives Citizen of the Year award

ANNA MARIA – Ed Chiles is the City of Anna Maria’s 2018 Citizen of the Year. Chiles owns the Sandbar restaurant, The Studio at Gulf...

City engineer terminates agreement with city

ANNA MARIA – The City of Anna Maria and Lynn Burnett and her LTA Engineers engineering firm have parted ways. The development was announced during...