Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Community News

Copeland exits public service on a high note

Copeland exits public service on a high note

ANNA MARIA – As one of his final acts as an Anna Maria commissioner, Doug Copeland requested the adoption of a city resolution that...
Fishing tournament raising funds for Matt Bauer

Fishing tournament raising funds for Matt Bauer

HOLMES BEACH – Twenty-six-year-old Holmes Beach resident Matt Bauer has been diagnosed with leukemia for a second time and the upcoming Fishing for a...
Parade honors veterans

Parade honors veterans

ANNA MARIA – Veterans, an honor guard, marching bands, local businesses and organizations – including a group of youngsters from The Center of Anna...
Sunshine lawsuit judge rules in favor of city recovering attorney fees

Sunshine lawsuit judge rules in favor of city recovering attorney fees

BRADENTON – Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has granted the city of Bradenton Beach’s motion to recover attorney fees incurred in the...
Maggie McGinley-Field remembered

Maggie McGinley-Field remembered

By Katie Field and Maureen Gallagher | Maggie McGinley-Field was born on December 17, 1959 and grew up in Barrington Hills, Illinois. She attended Countryside...
Kelli Whitehead’s recovery continues

Kelli Whitehead’s recovery continues

BRADENTON – Kelli Whitehead is making progress in her battle with necrotizing fasciitis, but she still faces a long road to recovery. As of Sunday,...
Anna Maria voters decide fates of three charter amendments

Anna Maria voters decide fates of three charter amendments

ANNA MARIA – In the city elections that concluded Tuesday, Nov. 5, Anna Maria voters adopted three charter amendments proposed by the Charter Review Commission. Running...
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Bradenton Beach candidates win, running unopposed

BRADENTON BEACH – Running unopposed, Mayor John Chappie, Commissioner Jake Spooner and former Commissioner Jan Vosburgh each claimed two-year commission terms in a city...
The results are in for Holmes Beach

The results are in for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – The results are in and the voters have spoken. Holmes Beach has three commissioners elect and all eight charter amendments passed. About...
Local woman hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis

Local woman hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis

BRADENTON – Bradenton resident Kelli Brown Whitehead was recently hospitalized and diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis. Whitehead’s family members suspect but have not confirmed that Whitehead’s...
Petitioners challenge Cortez Bridge decision

Petitioners challenge Cortez Bridge decision

CORTEZ – Opponents of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) plans for the replacement of the Cortez Bridge have filed a petition for a...
Pier design conflict being addressed

Pier design conflict being addressed

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is working to resolve the design conflicts recently discovered between the architect, Barron Schimberg, who designed the new...

Sun wins nine Florida Press Club awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun staff has won nine awards in the 2019 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition. Awards were presented on...
Pier issues present additional challenges

Pier issues present additional challenges

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy will seek city commission authorization to prepare a request for proposals (RFP) for the potential lease of the...
Lay-By resort sold to LLC with Nashville ties

Lay-By resort sold to LLC with Nashville ties

HOLMES BEACH – The Lay-By resort has been sold to Nashville-based Coasting LLC and there is much speculation as to whether two married country...