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Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...
Moss Builders shut out Island Vacation Properties

Moss Builders shut out Island Vacation Properties

This summer’s indoor soccer action at The Center includes two skill levels and age group divisions: Intermediate (five- to nine-year-old) and Advanced (10- to...
Reel Time: Line and leaders

Reel Time: Line and leaders

When anglers talk tackle, the conversation is usually centered on rods and reels, lures and accessories. While these make up the largest part of...
Art lives on in the heat of summer

Art lives on in the heat of summer

On the heels of the Fourth of July’s fireworks, Holmes Beach’s art community proved Friday that they could draw a crowd with an out-of-season...
Castles in the Sand

The suburbs and the millennials

For several years, I wrote about how the millennials were moving into the cities. They didn’t want anything to do with the suburbs and...
George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island lost a beloved friend and local character when 67-year-old George Cameron Wilson Jr. passed away on Monday,...
Holmes Beach budget talks begin

Holmes Beach budget talks begin

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s initial budget workshops are completed and city leaders have a budget that they’re prepared to present to residents in...
Skate park design nears completion

Skate park design nears completion

HOLMES BEACH – The preliminary designs are in for the city’s new cement skate park, but funds are still needed to construct the bowl...
Shark dragging trial moved to September

Shark dragging trial moved to September

TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac is now scheduled to stand trial on Monday, Sept. 16, for his alleged role in a much-publicized shark dragging...
Floating dock installation begins

Floating dock installation begins

BRADENTON BEACH – The long-delayed floating dock is now in the initial stages of being installed alongside the Bridge Street Pier. A four-man crew from...
Mobility program dropped in favor of ban

Mobility program dropped in favor of ban

HOLMES BEACH – The wait is over for the owners of Mobile Muttley’s, at least in Holmes Beach. Commissioners agreed in a 3-2 informal...

Postcards from The Sun

 
Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Former Planning and Zoning Board member and Sunshine Law lawsuit defendant John Metz has been deposed, but his computer may be subjected...
Breanne crowned karaoke champ

Breanne crowned karaoke champ

BRADENTON – Cortez Kitchen employee and Bradenton resident Shannon Breanne recently won the Suncoast Entertainment Karaoke Contest. The seven-week contest took place at the Joyland...
Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

The Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit that is exclusively focused on clean water. The Alliance works to preserve and protect...