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

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

Top Sale

Anna Maria Island Notches Highest Bayside Home Sale Ever

A Key Royale home in Holmes Beach sells for $3.725 million.

06/06/2019 By Ilene Denton

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Looking to Hire

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is hosting a job fair for full- and part-time positions on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Events

Women's Networking Group Meets Next Week

The Anna Maria Island chapter of S.W.A.T. (Successful Women Aligning Together) meets every third Thursday of the month.

12/13/2017 By staff

Tourism

New Resort Holds Job Fair Wednesday

Anna Maria Island's Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is looking to hire full- and part-time employees.

12/04/2017 By staff

Tourism

Anna Maria Island Festival Highlights Beaches, Food Trucks

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is holding the Beach 'n Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

03/21/2017 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: May 5-11

Josephine opens at Asolo Rep, Siesta Beach amateur sand sculpture contest, Pickin’ Picnic and more.

05/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home Tour

For Sale: Beachy Cool on Holmes Beach

Our Real Estate Junkie takes us inside a Holmes Beach home that's on the market for $3.5 million.

04/19/2016 By Robert Plunket