Easter Holiday Events, Anna Maria Island, FL

Easter Holiday Events, Anna Maria Island, FL

There’s no shortage of fun around the Easter holiday on Anna Maria Island and Dans Florida Condos! Choose from events at the Sandbar Restaurant, Pine Avenue or Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant to celebrate with your family and friends, which are all a short ride or walk from the complex!

The Sandbar Restaurant and Pine Avenue Restoration are pleased to announce the exciting events that will take place this Easter in the City of Anna Maria. The 32nd Annual Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt starts sharply at 9:00 am., on Saturday, March 31st with refreshments served in the Pavilion next to the restaurant starting at 8:30 am. The Pavilion will not be accessible until 8:30 am. The hunt will take place on the beach directly next to the restaurant with sections set up for children aged 0-2, 3-6 and 7-10. Each child is responsible for bringing their own basket to collect eggs. Parking is available in the restaurant lot, across the street and at city hall. We encourage folks to take the free island trolley or monkey bus.

After the Sandbar fun, the Easter Bunny will lead a walking parade down Pine Avenue where the 9th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest will take place. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family with games, face painting, egg rolling and coloring. Complimentary mimosas, sausage biscuits and frittatas will be provided by the Sandbar Restaurant along with cupcakes from Hometown Desserts. Take home an Easter keepsake – a framed picture with the Easter Bunny with pictures taken by Dara Caudill of IslandPhotography.org. Music will be provided by Chuck Caudill. A fabulous gift basket will be raffled off to one lucky winner. The egg roll and bonnet contest event is also sponsored by the Sandbar Restaurant, PAR and the Anna Maria Sun Newspaper. The roll will take place 9:30am-12:00pm.

Prizes for the best bonnet include a two night stay at the Anna Maria Guest Houses for first prize. There will also be prizes for second and third place. First prize for the best kid’s bonnet is a Sandbar lunch for the winner and three of their BFF’s complete with hot fudge sundaes. There will also be prizes for second and third place. This is the 16th year the Sun Newspaper has been a sponsor for the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt. For more information on the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt and Pine Avenue Easter Egg Roll contact Tina Chiles at 941-778-8710 or tchiles@chilesgroup.com.

If you are on the south end of the island or Longboat Key, the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant is a great place to spend your Easter morning. The 30th Annual Mar Vista Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 am sharp. Bring your basket and meet the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments will be served. For more info on the Mar Vista Easter Egg Hunt call 941-383-2391.

– Content courtesy of the  News for the Sandbar,
Beach House & Mar Vista Restaurants

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Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
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27th Annual Heritage Days Festival

27th Annual Heritage Days Festival

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will host its 27th Annual Heritage Days Festival at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society’s Historical Park, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. The event will be held Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am-2:00pm.

This event is free to the public. Attendees can explore the Island’s history through self-guided tours of the museum, the Belle Haven Cracker Cottage, and the world renowned City Jail. Activities include a local folk band featuring Will Coor and Rusty Moore, craft making demonstrations, local crafts for sale, an antique market, fresh produce and baked goods including the delicious homemade Settler’s Bread. The Privateers will make a special appearance. Chance drawings for items like island excursions, spa services, dining certificates and gift baskets will be taking place throughout the day.

Proceeds benefit the museum and support scholarships for island youth. The museum is a registered 501 c3 nonprofit. For more information or press inquiries contact Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105 or carynvhodge@gmail.com. Parking is available at the city pier park area, CrossPointe Fellowship church with a short ride on the island trolley or throughout the city of Anna Maria.

– Content courtesy of the Islander

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firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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36th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

36th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Except for one major uncontrollable detail, all is ready for the 36th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, according to chair Rose Lipke.

“We’re in the two-week window,” Lipke said. “We just need good weather.”

Lipke, in her fourth year as event chair, said Mother Nature will go a long way toward determining if the Feb. 17-18 festival generates crowds in excess of 20,000. Lipke projected more than 25,000 will attend over the two-day festival this year — if the weather cooperates The festival is the sole fundraiser for the nonprofit Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, which is dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the fishing village and commercial fishery.

CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEOS FROM LAST YEARS EVENT!

All proceeds go to the expansion and restoration of the 95-acre FISH Preserve, which includes environmentally sensitive wetlands along Sarasota Bay on the east side of the village. The festival cause earned the endorsement of ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder of the Ocean Futures Society, according to FISH member John Stevely. “It’s economic value cannot be judged in terms of dollars alone,” Stevely said Cousteau wrote to FISH. “Your project is an important reminder of the vital connection between nature and humanity.”

More than 200 volunteers contribute to the festival, according to Stevely. Lipke said the festival will have as many as 60 art vendors and more than 30 food vendors.

The festival entertainment schedule includes:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17:
    • 10-11 a.m. Shanty Singers
    • 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Doug Deming
    • 12:45-1:30 p.m. awards and introductions
    • 2-4 p.m. Eric Von Band
    • 4:30-6 p.m. Jason Haram.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18:
    • 10:30 a.m.-noon Soupy Davis and his Band
    • 12.30-2 p.m. Manatee River BlueGrass
    • 2:30-4 p.m. Soul R Coaster
    • 4:30-6 p.m. Koko Ray
    • 1-5 p.m. Eric Von on the Bratton store porch.

Admission is $4. Children under 12 get in free.

For more information, go to cortez-fish.org or call 941-245-4972.

-Content Courtesy of The Islander

 

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of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
these posts. These recommendations are either experienced
firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates, the city of Bradenton, Manatee County and the Manatee County Public Library System recently announced plans to celebrate the 50th year of Pirates baseball in Bradenton.

Bradenton has hosted the team for spring training since 1969 and the Pirates maintain a year-round presence in the area.  Many snowbirds to Anna Maria Island, and guests of Dans Florida Condos (Anna Maria Island) make the quick 20 minute drive to catch a game while enjoying the island life.

Plans include creating a traveling exhibit, “Baseball in Manatee County: 50 Years of Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training.”

The exhibit will include baseball history as far back as the 1920s, with the primary focus being the half-century the Pirates have trained in Bradenton.

Community members with memorabilia relating to the long history of baseball in Bradenton, especially the Pirates, are encouraged to submit items to the libraries for temporary display.

People can contact David Breakfield at david.breakfield@mymanatee.org about their photos and memorabilia.

The traveling display will be at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, in May, The first showing, in February, will be at the Central Library in downtown Bradenton.

Additionally, the Pirates are assembling a pop-up museum exhibit inside LECOM Park. The exhibit will include multimedia displays to highlight the roots the Pirates have in Bradenton and Manatee County. Access to the pop-up museum will require a game ticket to Pirates spring training and Bradenton Marauders games.

The annual Pirates Pep Rally on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and feature live music by The Yesterdayze and autograph sessions with Pirates.

LECOM Park will host 16 Pirates spring training games, starting with a visit from the New York Yankees at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Bradenton Marauders will play 70 home games at LECOM Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, April through August.

*Please note – Dans Florida Condos posts blogs of local
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of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
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firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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AMI in running for Happiest Seaside Town in USA

AMI in running for Happiest Seaside Town in USA

Will Anna Maria be declared the happiest seaside town in the United States? Fans of the city will have to wait a few months to find out.

A poll run by Coastal Living magazine named Anna Maria in its 2018 top 10 list of America’s happiest seaside coastal living towns in January.

Voting closed 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, but results won’t be published until Tuesday, June 12.

In the week leading up to the poll’s closing, Anna Maria hovered in the fourth-place spot. However, Coastal Living hid its rankings Jan. 3, before the poll closed.

Anna Maria commissioners debated Jan. 25 whether to encourage people to vote for the city and push for the No. 1 spot before arriving at a consensus to sit out the competition.

The other Florida finalist is Vero Beach.

Other cities named include Bellport, New York; Bluffton, South Carolina; Cambria, California; Cannon Beach, Oregon; Cape Charles, Virginia; Hampton, New Hampshire; Ocean City, New Jersey; and Traverse City, Michigan.

The final results will be revealed online at www.coastalliving.com.

– Courtesy of the Islander

*Please note – Dans Florida Condos posts blogs of local
establishments and events periodically, for the intended benefit
of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
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Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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Social Events Announced – Jan, Feb, March

Social Events Announced – Jan, Feb, March
January thru March 2018 the Runaway Bay Social Committee sponsors a number of Condominium Community Social Events!
Both of Dan’s Florida Condos are situated on the grounds of the award winning Runaway Bay Complex.  The 182 unit complex occupies the entire East and Western width of Anna Maria Island, with the exception of one building to our west.  If having the largest heated pool on the island, fishing pier, tennis/shuffle board courts, and beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom units was not awesome enough for your vacation, we also open up some of our excellent onsite social activities to owners and guests of our properties.
ALL RENTERS, GUESTS, AND OWNERS ARE WELCOME.
Meet and connect with others on the campus, reconnect with acquaintances from previous years, meet Owners who enjoy spending the winter months in Florida.  Our activities were well attended in 2017 and we hope you will join us.
 
No-host happy hour at the pool 
Every Thursday (Jan 18th – March 29th)
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
Bring your own snacks and drinks.
Please remember NO glass containers for snacks or drinks.
Inclement Weather? We will be in the Community Center.
Bratwurst Feed
First Monday of Each Month (Jan 8th; Feb 5th; March 5th)
Times to be announced
There is a small cost to defray the costs of food and supplies.
Pancake Breakfast
Last Saturday of each Month (Jan 27th; Feb 24th; March 31st)
Times to be announced
There is a small cost to defray the costs of food and supplies.
Bingo Games Night
First and third Tuesday of each month
Games begin at 7pm.
Only adults 18-years and older are allowed to participate in this event.
 
Watch for notifications posted on signs and bulletin boards for other special events & luncheons.

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of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
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Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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There’s a New Market on AMI!

There’s a New Market on AMI!

There’s a New Market in Town!

Gamble Creek Farm has opened a brand new farm stand selling fresh picked fruits and vegetables, just baked bread, fresh, eggs, locally made jams, jellies and honey as well as flowers and much, much more. The farm is located in Parrish off of Golf Course Road just about 2 miles from Ft. Hammer Road- not far from the new bridge.

Gamble Creek is operated by Eric Geraldson and his son, Ryan Geraldson. The Geraldson family has a history in agriculture that goes back several generations in Manatee County.

Gamble Creek Farm is a 26 acre farm combining hydroponic, certified organic and conventional row crops and supplies much of the produce for the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Restaurants. The Geraldson Farm Market at Gamble Creek Farm is currently open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Teddy Louloudes makes fresh bread and pies. Bread day is Saturday and pies are available every day. There is plenty of parking and fun for the whole family with farm tours and wide open spaces.

The farm is located at 14950 Golf Course Rd., Parrish, FL. For more information call Ryan Geraldson at 941-447-7287 or visit the farms Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GambleCreekFarm/. Look for the addition of more fresh, locally sourced and sustainable items including seafood and proteins. Consider having Gamble Creek and the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Restaurants cater your next event with farm to fork produce and gulf to table seafood. Stay tuned for more updates as we grow our market!

– Content courtesy of the Islander

*Please note – Dans Florida Condos posts blogs of local
establishments and events periodically, for the intended benefit
of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
these posts. These recommendations are either experienced
firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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Things to do this Winter on AMI

Merry Christmas Anna Maria Island

There is a lot going on at Dans Florida Condos, and Anna Maria Island this Winter!  Here are some fun things to do and experience this holiday season on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The perfect time to getaway from the cold up north. Let’s hit the beach.

 


WINTERFEST
Saturday, December 9 & 10, 2017
City Hall Field, Holmes Beach
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Check out Winterfest, a Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts Show held at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach, Florida from 10am to 4:30pm. An amazing event full of entertainment, food and of course arts and crafts for purchase by talented artists from near and far.

This year there are over 80 participants showcasing their works in the 30th Annual Winterfest Festival, Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League. This is a fun family event that features continuous live music on stage Saturday and a large food court offering a variety of food and beverages. Exhibits include various, art, jewelry, historical, and environmental booths.

Be sure to enter the gala raffle of art work donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the League’s Scholarship Fund, which provides classes to children and adults.Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and winners need not be present to win.

Admission and parking are free.

Coastal Christmas - Anna Maria Island


CHRISTMAS ON BRIDGE STREET
Saturday, December 17, 2017
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
4:30 – 8:30 pm

If you missed the Tree Lighting then this event is sure to spread some holiday cheer into your Beach Life. Enjoy listening to live music and holiday choirs while you meander down historic Bridge Street. Featuring the Powell Crosley Dickens Carollers and Storytellers.

To help you with your Christmas shopping there will be a coastal, holiday market with tons of great Christmas ornaments and decorations available for sale. Don’t miss out on the  wreath raffles and silent auction!

Enjoy the delicious hot chocolate bar and other treats as you experience winter on Bridge Street. Keep your eyes out for  a special appearance by Santa.

IT’S FREE!

This is a free  event but also a great shopping experience so be sure to bring your wallet and cross some gifts off on your Christmas list.

Don’t forget there is plenty of shopping throughout Anna Maria Island so be sure to visit Holmes Beach and Anna Maria villages for more coastal treats and holiday treasures.

Merry Christmas Anna Maria Island
Merry Christmas Anna Maria Island

MOTE AQUARIUM SNOW CAMP FOR KIDS
Select days from December 27, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Kids can spend some or all of their winter break at Mote Camp. Campers will explore marine life  during this winter themed camp. Join Mote Aquarium for all 6 days or pick your favorite one. The Winter Camp is open to all students currently enrolled in 1st – 5th grade. Camp hours run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

Mote Marine Aquarium Winter Break Camps, encourage participation in the water for part of the morning, weather-permitting so come prepared with towels, water gear and a change of clothes.

Camps are $45 for non-members and $38 for member; sign up for 3 or more days and receive a 10% discount. This registration fee includes all materials, visits to the aquarium and mammal center, and snack. Please note: camps will not run if minimum number is not met. A notice will go out the week prior to camp should this happen.

Contact for more information:  Email camps@mote.org​ or call 941.388.4441 ext. 348  


New Years Eve
December 31st, 2017

Unfortunately, the New Year’s Fireworks that are normally celebrated on the beach at The Beach House Restaurant will not take place again this year.  They have cancelled this celebration in order to keep all migrating and nesting shorebirds safe and out of harms way. We support The Beach House and the entire Chiles Group of restaurants in their endeavours to keep Anna Maria Island wildlife thriving for years to come. 

You can still enjoy New Year’s celebrations in Many of the local restaurants and bars open on the island. There’s no place better to be!

Anna Maria Island FireWorks Sunset
Anna Maria Island FireWorks Sunset

– Content courtesy of the Islander

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of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
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firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes Pitstop on AMI

OscarMayer Wiener Mobile Visits Anna Maria Island

Meat the hot-doggers.

Elise “Cheddar Cheese” Johnson and Dominic “Dijon Dom” Ricci are two of 12 people who can drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile — with the rare exception of Jay Leno, who took the modified Chevy truck for a spin and a story earlier this year for his TV series on motor vehicles, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

And it was Johnson and Ricci who chose to beach the larger-than-life hot dog and stay at the Cedar Cove Resort in Holmes Beach between marketing events Dec. 5-10 in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, North Port, Fort Myers and Sarasota.

OscarMayer Wiener Mobile
OscarMayer Wiener Mobile

“A lot of people have been stopping by and taking pictures,” Johnson said about her stay on Anna Maria Island.  “It always makes somebody’s day,” she added.

Johnson and her fellow hot-doggers are among an elite few, including Oscar Mayer’s president, who can speak on behalf of the company. They interviewed, sang the jingle and “cut the mustard” to get the job the first year out of college, Ricci added. Johnson graduated from the University of Texas-Austin and Ricci from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

They attended a two-week Hot Dog High with the 10 other drivers and then took to the road for a yearlong stint at the wheel of the Wienermobile for the Kraft Heinz-owned company, now headquartered in Chicago. A 2015 merger closed the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wisconsin, consolidated operations and moved the headquarters to the Aon Building in Chicago’s Loop.

German immigrant Oscar F. Mayer started a meat market with his brother, Gottfried, first in Detroit and then in the 1880s on the north side of Chicago. His nephew Carl G. Mayer created the first Weinermobile in 1936. About every 10-15 years, Ricci said, the company changes the vehicle design.

Ricci and Johnson see a bright future in marketing with the parent company, as teachers or wherever they want to use their people skills after finishing their tour of 15 Southeast states in June 2018. They have oodles of transferable skills, they say. “We’re basically running a PR firm, the 12 of us and the CEO,” Johnson said, with six months and 25,000 miles under her belt.

She also praised their Anna Maria Island hangout Dec. 8 while visiting The Islander office and greeting folks interested in the Wienermobile. “It’s so peaceful. I think it’s the best-kept secret,” Johnson said about the island. “I’ll be taking my family back here,” she added.

And, as Ricci and Johnson would say, the puns are many, so we’ll ketchup then. With relish.

In the meantime, put a little mustard on that dog.

“Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I’d truly like to be. Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be in love with me.” It’s a jingle everyone a certain age will not forget.

-Article Courtesy of the Islander

*Please note – Dans Florida Condos posts blogs of local
establishments and events periodically, for the intended benefit
of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
these posts. These recommendations are either experienced
firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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Hurricane Irma, No Test for Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Irma, No Test for Anna Maria Island

Firstly, we would like to thank you for the out pouring of prayers, best wishes and kind emails that we have received during Irma Hurricane.
Many good wishes came in from our past, future guests as well as on our social media platform Facebook – Dans Florida Condos.  We thank you so very much!!!!

We feel truly blessed to have so many people from all over the world who love and appreciate our little island and Dans Florida Condos, at the beautiful Runaway Bay resort (Anna Maria Island).

Its been almost a week since  Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida.  Reports leading up to the storm had its eye tracking towards the eastern coast.  At a last minute turn of events, Irma continued west which resulted in a direct Western coast eye touchdown between Naples and Sarasota.

THE ISLAND

Considering the island was battered with winds at over 100 mph, overall we feel very blessed that most of the restaurants, piers and properties escaped the hurricane relatively unscathed.

The City Pier lost a portion of it’s roof and a portion of planks on its deck (below). Rod n Reel Pier had no damage. The Gulf Drive Cafe experienced some loss of thatching on its roof. The Sandbar Restaurant had an abundance of sand to sweep off the exterior terrace. Most businesses had to remove plant debris due to the high winds. Minor repairs were reported to homes such as screens ripped from porches, fences down, some siding ripped away, etc…

THE BEACHES

There has been some erosion on the Tampa Bay side next to the piers. The Gulf Beaches have remained realtively untouched. There is some seaweed that has washed up from the wind and storm surge but overall the beaches are as beautiful as ever.

LOSS OF POWER

There were several large trees downed on the island that have been problematic in getting the power and electricity restored to the entire island. Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach have been mostly restored. Dans Florida Condos have electricity and the complex is up and running!

FLOODING

Although the island received a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of a huge storm surge we consider ourselves lucky that the island experienced only a 2 foot storm surge. Therefore there was minimal flooding in certain pockets on the island. Our streets where our condos are situated were unaffected.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants and local businesses are opening their doors as fast as they can. At the time of publishing, many businesses in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have reopened.

AIRPORTS

As of Tuesday, Sept. 14th, International Airports such as Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg have reopened and are working towards a full schedule. Check your flight status before departure and arrival.

(Hurricane Hanks was prepared, and luckily like other establishments experienced minimal damage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are all very thankful for the prayers and well wishes throughout this scary storm.  Lets now all please focus our attention on the less fortunate areas of Florida and Caribbean Islands.

 


*Please note – Dans Florida Condos posts blogs of local
establishments and events periodically, for the intended benefit
of our guests and visitors of Anna Maria Island. We do not
receive advertisement commissions or other compensation from
these posts. These recommendations are either experienced
firsthand by us, or via reputable friends and partners on the
Island. This ensures we are informing our guests of the “best of
the best” that the Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas
have to offer.

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without the written consent of Dans Florida Condos.