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Shark Dragging Court

Charges dropped against one shark dragging defendant

TAMPA – Prosecutors have dropped felony animal cruelty charges against one of three men accused of dragging a live shark behind a speeding boat. Spencer Heintz,...
Waterline fishing tournament group

Waterline hosts Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament

The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club in Holmes Beach hosted its first Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament April 21 in Holmes Beach. The...

Turtles dig the dark

Turtle season is on! From now until Halloween, residents and visitors to Anna Maria Island’s Gulf front and Bay front properties can help threatened nesting...
Sister Keys Clean Up

Cleaning up the Sister Keys

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) conducted its annual Sister Keys Clean Up on Saturday, April 28. The event was hosted by the Chiles Group and...
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Turtle Tips

During sea turtle season, May 1 – Oct. 31, please follow these tips: Turn off lights visible from the beach and close blinds from...
Beach hole

Holes on beach dangerous to people, turtles

Holes on the beach are no longer accidents waiting to happen. Two children recently got trapped in a hole that they dug on the beach,...
Reel Time

Spring training: Part 2

Last week we discussed some of the exciting opportunities that spring offers. This week I wanted to share some of the special prospects this...

Reel Time: Get the most out of spring fishing

Spring is definitely in the air. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and one of the most productive for all anglers,...
Tom Skoloda

Rollin’ down the river

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda got a very unusual gift from his wife, Alice Newlon, for his 75th birthday. It wasn’t anything to...

AME kids explore estuary

HOLMES BEACH – The students at Anna Maria Elementary School learned firsthand about sea life last week when volunteers from Around the Bend Nature...
Chiles Earth Day

Culinary Celebration to help build oyster reefs

ANNA MARIA – Tickets are now on sale for the START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) Culinary Celebration at The Studio at Gulf and...
LifeLines: Boating safety

LifeLines: Boating safety

Please be safe while boating or riding personal watercraft! Boating tips Wear your life jacket. Attach a Personal Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (PEPIRB) to...
LifeLines: Stingray shuffle

LifeLines: Do the stingray shuffle

If you’re wading in the Gulf of Mexico, be on the lookout for the mild-mannered fish gliding in shallow water or partially buried in...
LifeLines: Rip current

LifeLines: Stay calm in a rip current

A rip current is a fast-moving, narrow channel of water that can move either along the shoreline or away from shore, taking swimmers with...
LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

LifeLines: Diving and snorkeling

Divers and snorkelers should use a divers-down flag or buoy to alert boaters to the presence of people under the water’s surface. Vessels must stay...