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Adult sports head into the playoffs at The Center

Adult sports head into the playoffs at The Center

As the second week of September comes and goes, the adult athletes at The Center of Anna Maria Island take the competitive action to...
Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Spain was never on my list of places to travel. When looking for a new destination to explore, Chris and I settled on Portugal...
All-ladies cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

All-female cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Island Players version of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, has an all-female cast, unlike the 1989 movie where Tom Skerrit tried to shoo...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

U.S. House opposes oil drilling

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills banning oil drilling off the Gulf Coast of Florida and in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans...
TDC members consider Mote funding request

TDC members consider Mote funding request

MANATEE COUNTY – Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s leadership is hoping for some funds from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council but TDC members...

WMFR approves budget, assessment rate

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) has an approved budget and an approved assessment rate increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioners met at...
2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are one step closer to having an approved budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Commissioners voted unanimously...
Auction to benefit Turtle Watch

Auction to benefit Turtle Watch

HOLMES BEACH – Enjoy live music, live and silent auctions and good food at the Second Annual Turtle Watch Wednesday on Sept. 25 from...
Castles in the Sand

Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...

Postcards from The Sun

Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

This year’s LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air bowling tournament at Bowlero was the most successful to date, according to The Center’s Director Chris Culhane. Culhane...
Palma Sola Bay

Palma Sola water quality compromised

BRADENTON - The south side of Palma Sola Bay continues to test positive for moderate levels of enterococcus bacteria from fecal matter, according to...
Family and friends on the gridiron: Gulfview bests Moss Builders

Family and friends on the gridiron: Gulfview bests Moss Builders

As the years go by and players become more than just teammates, team rosters put close friends and family members in a battle against...
Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

ORLANDO – Anna Maria Island didn’t feel the effects of Hurricane Dorian, but Manatee County’s first responders didn’t take it easy as the storm...
Commissioners reject salary increase

Commissioners reject salary increase

HOLMES BEACH – With Commissioner Pat Morton absent, a motion to give city commissioners a $250 per month stipend raise failed on a tie. At...