Spinnakers (51 photos), by Amelia Talucci

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January 3, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Happy 2011

Welcome winter guests! The sun is shining, the temperature is pleasant… this is going to be a great year!

January 3, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

summer 2010

wOw! June is almost here!

well, I am proud to say that our beaches could not be more beautiful right now- seriously- crystal clear water- sugary white sand… and last night- the sunset was intense! The huge redish-orange sun sank slowly into the gulf right after 8pm. The kids were building sand castles, it was a great way to start the week!

Lots new going on for us… last year we opened a gift shop on the island- the BackAlley. It is located on Bridge Street on the south end of the island in Bradenton Beach. It is full of wild treasures for funky souls and great coffee! With over 100 artists, the store is over 90% handmade, one of a kind, gifts and art. There is a great back yard, we have music in the alley every friday night!

FireDoor, a local jam band is still playing around the island and have a new member!

Anna Maria Island is doing wonderful and I am so happy to live here!

May 24, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

summer fun!

Hello! Another week in paradise… tonight (thursday June 25th) Firedoor at Jamrocks in bradenton beach- tasty food and good music! 6-9ish… after all we are on island time!

The Back Alley completed the first tiki pole painting workshop and had lots of fun… let us know if you would like to do one of your own- Next Workshop is set for July 11th!!! 4pm, start creating your funky yard art! We also have some fun ideas in the works… once we get all the material we’ll tell you about whats next and it will be great!

Spinnakers had a cancelation so we have cabin 1, a 1 bedroom cottage open for the 4th of july week- call now if you are interested!

See you around the island!

June 25, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

welcome summer!

hi! summer is here… kids are out of school and the sun is shining bright!

At spinnakers we have some openings still for this summer… June 27- July 11th we still have cabin 1 open and then July 20th or 21st we have some availability until July 26th. In August we still have many openings!

The Back Alley is doing great- the coffee shop is now open and serving up some yummy drinks. The coffee is great and the smoothies and frappes are delicious!!! Right now the special treat called the Alley oops! is a wonderful cinnamon bun plain or with walnuts or with fruit inside, warmed in a panini press then topped with a frosting drizzled on top- YUM! really, you will love this!

Right now the next Back Alley workshop is planned for saturday June 20th… we have not quite figured out what we are going to do yet- but it will be something fun!

Firedoor will be at JamRocks this thursday from 5-8pm JUne 11th, 18th and 25th. They played at Feeling Swell Saturday June 6th so they might be there every saturday or every other… check them out on the 20th after 8pm!

That is all for now- thanks for checking up on what is going on!

June 7, 2009. Uncategorized. 1 comment.


Hello and thanks for checking out our blog!

Here at Spinnakers life is good- the gulf is warm and the weather is nice!
We are booking up for the summer so if you want to book call now!
Soon we will post an updated calendar… it is to come!

The Back Alley is doing great! the coffee shop is almost open, our hours will then change to open at 7am! Hopefully that will be happening around June 1! But don’t stop by that early quite yet… I will let you know!

We now have about 100 artists at the Back Alley… lots of neat stuff made by some very talented locals! You will have to come down Bridge Street to check us out! We will post workshops here as well… we have done some fun mosaic stepping stone workshops with many more to come!

While on Anna Maria Island check out a local band called FireDoor. They play pretty regularly at Jamrocks in Bradenton Beach on thursdays and at Feeling Swell in Anna Maria on the weekends. Email firedoorinfo@gmail.com for more information or to hear about specific times and dates!

May 28, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.


We now have a new Blog! Keep informed on upcoming events and Anna Maria Island Florida news on Spinnakers, Shabby Caterpillar, Gnarley Mangrove Coastal Cruises, and The Back Alley.

ps. I’m in the mood for pineapple.


May 21, 2009. Uncategorized. 1 comment.