Inn it

Check Out This Ultra-Cute Retro Inn on Anna Maria Island

We're loving the Joie Inn look, and owner and design blogger Ashley Petrone shares some tips on how we can bring those same vacation vibes home.

04/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

At Seventy

Janis Ian Talks Writing, Her Legacy and Why She Moved to Anna Maria Island

The acclaimed singer-songwriter sets out on her final North American tour.

03/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Consider the Moose

The Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge Is the Largest in the World

It boasts 14,500 dues-paying members. The next largest claims 8,000.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Listing

Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee—Which Just Sold for $16 Million Cash

This Gulf-front home on Anna Maria Island sold for $16 million, making it the priciest home sale in the area's history.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Restaurant Review

The Château Livens Up an Anna Maria Island Resort

Owned by Buddy Foy Jr., and his wife, Jennifer, it’s an adaptation of a similar restaurant named The Château on the Lake in upstate New York.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Food and Drink Stories of 2021

We published tons of food stories this year. Here are the 10 that people clicked on the most.

12/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mail fail

Cortez Residents Bemoan Plans to Close the Village's Post Office

Home delivery is not offered in parts of Cortez, which means many residents will have to drive to pick up their daily mail.

10/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Pier pressure

Oyster Bar Kicks Off New 'From the Ranch to the Gulf' Fall Menu

The restaurant is offering the new dishes through the end of the year at all four of its locations.

10/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Flood Factor

Flood Insurance Rates Set to Spike for Some Florida Residents

Starting Oct. 1, the new program will for the first time take into account the size and proximity of a home to a potential flood source.

09/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Science

Mote, City of Anna Maria Partner on Marine Science Center

The center will be built in the 1,800 square feet of empty space currently available at the City of Anna Maria Pier.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Stack 'Em High

Indulge in a Beloved Anna Maria Island Breakfast Tradition

These pancakes'll deliver more than enough carbs to power you up for a day in the sun.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home Tour

House Tour: A Modern Anna Maria Island Beach House

Take a tour of Seagrape House, a recently completed home on Anna Maria Island.

01/08/2021 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Anna Maria Island Offers a Taste of Old Florida

Three communities, each with its own distinct personality, make up this popular vacation destination.

01/04/2021 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on Anna Maria Island

Think of Anna Maria as a seven-mile-long necklace with three cities shining like jewels.

01/01/2021 By Su Byron

Rescue Mission

Wildlife Inc. Has Been Rescuing Wildlife Since 1988

In 2019, 3,000 rescues were performed, and about 80 percent of those were released into the wild.

11/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Development

Margaritaville Launches New Hotel Collection on Anna Maria Sound

The six-story Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound has 123 water-view rooms, including 10 suites.

07/10/2020 By Staff

Restock

Anna Maria Island-Wide Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in July

Island beaches, from Holmes to Coquina, will be restocked with fresh, white sand.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Top Sales

One Day, Two Mega Sales on Anna Maria Island

The highest priced sales ever for Gulf-front and bayfront homes took place Oct. 18.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton