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Artists’ Guild erases boundaries with new exhibit

Artists’ Guild erases boundaries with new exhibit

BRADENTON – The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island’s 11th annual juried art exhibition, “Boundaries Erased,” is on display at ArtCenter Manatee in downtown...

Team Rays Ramblings capture their first win of the season

After two weeks of youth flag football play at The Center, three teams remain undefeated with two wins in the record books. In the...
Castles in the Sand

What does a mortgage broker do?

I’ve talked many times in this space about getting a mortgage for a home and how it is one of the most stressful aspects...

Postcards from The Sun

 
Carolyne Norwood – dedicated to Island history

Carolyne Norwood – dedicated to Island history

Contributed by Pat Copeland | Special to The Sun ANNA MARIA – Carolyne Norwood has been the heart and soul of the Anna Maria Island...
Youth gridiron action starts the new year at The Center

Youth gridiron action starts the new year at The Center

The ringing in of the new year brought in 2020 and a new season of youth flag football at The Center of Anna Maria...
Reel Time: Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic

Reel Time: Scallopalooza, it’s clamtastic

Sarasota Bay Watch’s “Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic!” fundraising event is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Feb. 15, 2020. SBW’s major fundraiser supports the many projects the...
Castles in the Sand

Real estate winter

It's winter in southwest Florida and although we talk a lot about beach, road and Publix congestion, we really do love visitors to the...
Treehouse owners start new year in court

Treehouse owners start new year in court

BRADENTON – The case of the city of Holmes Beach versus beachfront treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen is back in Manatee County...

Reel Time: Fishing bridges, piers and docks

You don’t have to have a boat to get to some of this winter’s best fishing. Bridges, docks and piers provide anglers who don’t...
Castles in the Sand

Is Anna Maria Island still Old Florida?

There’s no doubt how much Anna Maria Island has changed over the past 25 years since I found the Island. One might say it’s...
Sculpture illustrates local trash problem

Sculpture illustrates local trash problem

BRADENTON – Locals know that trash gets left behind on local beaches and washes up onshore, but artist Wendell Graham has completed a new...
Did a meteorite hit AMI?

Did a meteorite hit AMI?

HOLMES BEACH – Part-time Holmes Beach residents Dorene Collier and AJ LeBlanc wonder if a small meteorite or some other falling object started a...
Reef project helps filter local waters

Reef project helps filter local waters

BRADENTON BEACH – A windy, cloudy afternoon didn’t stop the father-son team of David and David Wolff from coming out to the dock behind...

2019: The year in review

If you've been away from Anna Maria Island for all or part of 2019, here's what happened while you were out - and if...