I think we all look forward to this time of year or at least I do. I enjoy the last three months of the year because of all the fun holidays we have these last three months. Here on the island for Halloween I am looking forward to Trail of Treats. This is an event for young and old alike, all the business in all three areas of the island get together. It has always been a fun time to see all the young children on the island with their parents and grandparents all dressed up for Halloween. If you have a chance to be on the island October 31st around 3:30pm, take a look around, it will lighten your heart.
Coming soon – the blog where we track every island event.
We are thrilled to announce our new location at 317 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria. Now you can get your Island Coffee Haus fix up on the North end our beautiful island. We’re right next to Emerson’s studio, and there is parking in front of our location. Of course, in season Pine Ave. is crowded, so you can jump on the trolley, or ride your bike to see us.
Seating is limited to our beautiful porch where you can sit and watch island life go by. We are carrying all of the same great baked goods, lattes, coffee, tea etc. that we do in our original Holmes Beach Coffee Haus, and we have free WI-FI as well.
We are honored to feature author Linda Gibson Ress Friday April 10th as we participate in Anna Maria Island’s Art Walk. Linda will be signing copies of her latest novel, Crying Days.
“Virginia has lost one husband to the Great War, and can’t find it within herself to properly love the second one. She has been stripped of privilege and place and been denied her simplest wishes. To protect herself, she retreats behind a mask of frigid solitude which is sufficiently adequate to protect herself from the risk of loving and being loved.
Eddie is a poor boy from an abusive home. At every turn, his drunkard Pa drives the family deeper and deeper into debt, fear, and despair. But Eddie doesn’t lose hope – not for his ma or his two younger siblings. He clings to the ideals of family love and reward for hard work.
Virginia and Eddie couldn’t be less alike, and yet their lives become intertwined by the harsh rules of reality and the vagaries of fate.”
Crying Days is the story of men and women living in a time when America struggled through two world wars, devastating economic hardships, and a world-wide flu epidemic. It is the story of faith and human nature, and ultimately, it is the story of the triumph of desire to live in defiance of the hardships of this world.
Linda will be at the Coffee Haus most of the day Friday, and Art Walk runs from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be showing the work of Will Corr, local artist, musician and all around Renaissance Man at Island Coffee Haus from March 11th – April 15th.
Will is well known on AMI for his art, his awesome Blue Grass Band Blue Echo, and his hysterical weekly column in The Islander, Corr Belief.
Will’s art explores the complex relationship between representation and abstraction; the soft hues of the work currently on display at the coffee haus is reminiscent of the colors and light of our beloved island.
Come on in, have a great cup of coffee, and check out his fabulous work. The work is available for purchase; some pieces are already sold.
Exciting news, we just received our box to accept non-perishable food items. Bring in items such as pasta, healthy cereal, peanut butter, tuna or other canned fish, macaroni & cheese, canned vegetables. Each time you bring in an item you will receive any of our flavored syrups FREE in the beverage of your choice.