‘Off island’ activities blamed for Pre-Christmas slowdown on island

John Horne, managing partner of the AMOB Restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, once operated a restaurant on the Anna Maria City Pier. Horne said Dec. 21 he had forgotten in the 15 years since he ran his business in Anna Maria how drastic December could be for food sales on the island. It’s […]

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‘Off island’ activities blamed for  Pre-Christmas slowdown on island
Dec27

‘Off island’ activities blamed for Pre-Christmas slowdown on island

John Horne, managing partner of the AMOB Restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, once operated a restaurant on the Anna Maria City Pier. Horne said Dec. 21 he had forgotten in the 15 years since he ran his business in Anna Maria how drastic December could be for food sales on the island. It’s […]

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Barrier island officials pitch change to legislative delegation

Barrier island cities hope state lawmakers hear their plea to preserve “old Florida.” Municipal officials appealed to members of the Manatee County Legislative Delegation, who hosted the Dec. 20 gathering in the county chambers, pushing for a return of home rule for vacation rentals and a loosening of the restrictions that govern use of the […]

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Barrier island officials pitch change to legislative delegation
Dec27

Barrier island officials pitch change to legislative delegation

Barrier island cities hope state lawmakers hear their plea to preserve “old Florida.” Municipal officials appealed to members of the Manatee County Legislative Delegation, who hosted the Dec. 20 gathering in the county chambers, pushing for a return of home rule for vacation rentals and a loosening of the restrictions that govern use of the […]

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Anna Maria honors top citizen
Dec27

Anna Maria honors top citizen

Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, left and Bob Carter, chair of the selection committee, right, present Anna Maria resident Jack Brennan, center, with a key to the city Dec. 22. Brennan was named unanimously by the four-person committee as Anna Maria Citizen of the Year for his contributions to the city and local volunteer work. […]

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Anna Maria honors top citizen

Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, left and Bob Carter, chair of the selection committee, right, present Anna Maria resident Jack Brennan, center, with a key to the city Dec. 22. Brennan was named unanimously by the four-person committee as Anna Maria Citizen of the Year for his contributions to the city and local volunteer work. […]

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