Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sunshine press conference reactions differ

Sunshine reaction
BRADENTON BEACH – City residents Jim Hassett and Jack Clarke hold differing views on statements made during the Thursday, May 17 Sunshine Law lawsuit press conference. After paralegal Michael Barfield concluded his remarks inside city hall, Hassett said, “Anybody wanna hear what some of the...
Sunshine Press Conference

Press conference sheds light on Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – Paralegal Michael Barfield says Sunshine Law violations that former city board members are accused of committing were not innocent mistakes made...
Confederate monument debated

Confederate monument debate resumes

BRADENTON – By 4-3 vote, Manatee County Commissioners have rejected Vanessa Baugh’s motion to ask county voters if they want a Confederate monument returned...

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AMI Candidate Qualifying

Candidate qualifying takes place in June

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Are you considering running for a city commission seat? If so, the qualifying periods for city commission and mayoral candidates on...
Bradenton Beach boats tagged

Abandoned boats tagged for removal

BRADENTON BEACH – Police have tagged four abandoned boats as part of the increased enforcement efforts taking place in the unmanaged anchorage near the...


Sean Murphy

My restaurant start – part 3

My first day as a caterer at the Canada Summer Games was not an auspicious day. I had organized a crew of 60 fellow teens...
Surf Camp

Keep calm and surf on

HOLMES BEACH – The West Coast Surf Shop may be down, but it has not lost its stoke. Brandi Brady, the daughter of owners Jim...


Castles in the Sand

A bridge too far?

What now? After more than two decades of discussions about the pros and cons of a tall, fixed-span bridge connecting the mainland with Anna...

Tourism continues to rise

PALMETTO – For the seventh straight year, tourism is up on Anna Maria Island and the rest of Manatee County, according to the Bradenton...


reel time Casting For Recovery

Casting for recovery

The cool air along the Chattahoochee River mingled with the mid-morning sun created a magical backdrop for the female fly fishers as they worked...
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Nesting News

Sea turtle nesting season is on! Turtle nests laid (2017 record - 488): 1 False crawls: 8 Nests hatched: 0 Not hatched: 0 Nests remaining: 1 Hatchlings to Gulf: 0 Nest...


Center soccer clinic Beach Bums

A community of soccer on the Island

For years, the Island’s community center has met the many needs of the community. This community reaches far beyond the outline of the barrier...
center team Planet Stone soccer

Team Planet Stone gains solid victory

In their third match-up of the season, Team Salty Printing and Team Planet Stone took the field Tuesday night May 1 with plenty of...


Get in the game

By Jack Clarke Can you name your city commissioners? Have you made the effort to speak in person to any of them? Many of your elected...

Sun Survey


Meeting the Challenge

The kindness of strangers was on full view last week in the 2018 Giving Challenge. The philanthropic fundraiser generated a little more than $11.7 million...

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