Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anna Maria's cultural connection

With Realize Bradenton in the headlines recently about aiming to make downtown Bradenton a vibrant hot spot, “Cultural Destination” seem to be the latest buzzwords.

In fact, it’s a contagious phrase — in a good way.

I recently had the opportunity to meet a group trying to make a difference for Anna Maria Island — Cultural Connections. It’s mission: promoting the island’s appealing cultural attributes.

Those attributes are more than the white sand beaches that lure thousands of visitors each year. One can only sit on the beach so long before wondering what other things are hidden in this tropical paradise.

That’s where Cultural Connections comes in.

Find out what I learned from the group in my column in this Sunday's Bradenton Herald.

- January Holmes

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