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Joe Hendricks

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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Buddy Lee

Bridge Street loses its Buddy and beloved mascot

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street lost a good buddy last week when Buddy Lee, the 14-year-old purebred tick beagle, passed away. Buddy...
Elections Whitmore

Whitmore, Servia, Bellamy win county commission races

Updated Nov. 6, 10:33 p.m. MANATEE COUNTY - Manatee County voters, including those on Anna Maria Island, re-elected incumbent District 6 at-large County Commissioner...
BB Election Cole Maro

Cole, Maro retain Bradenton Beach commission seats

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach voters re-elected incumbent Bradenton Beach City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro, choosing them over challengers Tjet Martin and...
Bradenton Beach website screenshot

Bradenton Beach shuts down city website

BRADENTON BEACH – The city has shut down its website until it can be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city...
celebrating a late friend Fisher Life Celebration

Celebrating a late friend’s love of Florida

CORTEZ – Vermont resident David Fisher dreamed of one day retiring and spending his winters with his wife Sue at their second home in...
Day Dock Tampa

CRA declaring Technomarine in default of dock contract

BRADENTON BEACH – Technomarine’s failure to install a floating public dock alongside the Bridge Street Pier has resulted in the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)...
Newfoundlanders Explore Anna Maria

Newfoundlanders explore Anna Maria Island

CORTEZ – Newfoundland residents Pat Mooney and Cathy Tucker visit Florida every year and their first stay in the Cortez and Anna Maria Island...

County Commission candidates discuss campaign issues

MANATEE COUNTY – The winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger Candace Luther will help represent...
Bradenton Beach Christmas decorations

CRA purchasing holiday decorations

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) authorized member Jake Spooner’s proposal to spend $12,000 to $32,000 to decorate Bridge Street for the...

Fire damages Shore restaurant

LONGBOAT KEY - The Shore restaurant under construction at 800 Broadway sustained damage in a fire the night of Wednesday, Oct. 24. No injuries...

Firefighters active in city commission campaign

BRADENTON BEACH – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) Fire Chief Tom Sousa wants Bradenton Beach voters to know the fire district does not endorse...
Bradenton Beach Avenue C contract

Avenue C projects approved

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners have authorized a $302,626 contract with Westra Construction to expedite drainage improvements and rights of way and driveway restorations...

Property taxes become campaign talking points

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commission candidates have distributed campaign materials that prompted The Sun to fact check claims being made regarding property taxes. Candidate Tjet...
Manatee County logo

County Commission candidates address campaign issues

Anna Maria Island and Cortez voters will help determine the winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Bradenton Beach Ave C restoration

Avenue C restoration accelerated

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners want to make stormwater and drainage improvements along Avenue C sooner rather than later. As part of that process,...