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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Palma Sola Bay water advisory posted

Sewage spill
BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health’s Manatee County office has issued a “No Skin Contact” advisory for Palma Sola Bay due to a sewage spill on Monday, Dec. 11 at 66th Street West and Cortez Road. The advisory indicates that water contact, including swimming,...
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Shark dragging charges detailed

Updated Dec. 15, 2017 MANATEE COUNTY – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office have charged Manatee...
Ricinda Perry

Bar complaint against Perry dismissed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Florida Bar has dismissed a complaint that Bradenton Beach resident and former Planning and Zoning Board member John Metz filed...

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Day dock delivery

Day dock to open in early 2018

BRADENTON BEACH – The $119,980 floating public day dock is now scheduled to arrive in late January and be installed in February. Prefabricated off-site in...
Building official

Anna Maria hires new building official

ANNA MARIA - Less than a week after terminating Building Official Jimmy Strickland, Mayor Dan Murphy and the City Commission had his replacement on...



Wienermobile drivers relish the attention

HOLMES BEACH – In these days of conspicuous consumption, a standout vehicle is a must, and one of the most outstanding sets of wheels...

Beach Nutz

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Brenda Canning

Island Fitness begins a new chapter

ANNA MARIA – A new partnership is turning into a beautiful thing for both Island Fitness and The Center of Anna Maria Island. Brenda Canning...
Island Real Estate sale

Island Real Estate sells vacation rental operation

HOLMES BEACH – Island Real Estate owner Larry Chatt has sold the vacation rental portion of his Island Real Estate business operation to Vacasa,...

Waterline Marina Resort opens

Updated Dec. 5, 2017  HOLMES BEACH – The Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is open and the first guests have arrived. “We’re thrilled. It’s been...
Paddle Wheel boat

Paddle wheeler to set sail soon

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach Marina now has a bona fide 65-foot paddle wheeler in its fleet. “It’s a real paddle wheel boat. It’s...


Reel Time

Catch and release: Pass it on

Talk of catch and release was once common among anglers. These days I’m seeing and hearing less about it and some of the postings...

Postcards from The Sun

Winter brings new species

Lefty Kreh and Rusty Chinnis

All the best

Reel time Left Hand Casting

Left(y) is right


adult soccer

Jiffy Lube takes the Hayward Cup

ANNA MARIA - The pitch at the Island’s community center was warmed up and ready for the big championship game after three fun-filled pick-up...
Center of AMI

Slim’s Place and Jiffy Lube play for the cup

At the end of regular season play, the final two slots in the championship bracket could have been filled by any of the eight...
Center soccer

Adult soccer finishes the regular season

After a team’s first loss of the season, the phrase “everyone makes the playoffs” starts to become the catch phrase at the community center...

Run for the turtles

Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer Gail Garneau celebrated the end of sea turtle nesting season by running in the 2017 Great Turtle Trail Run...


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