Monday, December 9, 2019

Community News

Holmes Beach City Hall

Meet the Holmes Beach candidates at The Sun forum

HOLMES BEACH – If you have questions for the City Commission and mayoral candidates, Sept. 19 is your chance to get answers. The Sun is...
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...
Bradenton Beach CRA underground

CRA approves undergrounding project

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has agreed to spend approximately $568,000 to place underground the utility lines on Bridge Street and...
AME peace day 2017

AME prepares to celebrate peace

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary (AME) School teachers, staff and students are preparing for the 17th Annual Peace Day celebration, on Friday, Sept....

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...
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...
red tide canal shores

Canal cleanup revisited

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County paid APTIM approximately $140,000 for a week’s worth of canal cleaning services, according to Information Outreach Manager Nick Azzara. During...
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...
Mobility program dropped in favor of ban

Locals present bike share option to city commissioners

HOLMES BEACH – A new way to combat traffic on Anna Maria Island is being proposed by a couple of locals who want to...
Lapensee bowling 2016 champions

LaPensee Bowling Tournament to benefit Center

Dust off your bowling shoes and come out to the AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road in Bradenton, to support The Center of Anna Maria...

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...
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...
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...
red tide canal cleanup

County contracting APTIM for canal cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County is contracting APTIM to remove the dead fish and marine life accumulating in residential canals and channels due to red...