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Joe Hendricks

Joe Hendricks
Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Aqua lawsuit

Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...
Chappie wins

Chappie and White win Bradenton Beach elections

BRADENTON BEACH – City voters have spoken: Former Mayor John Chappie will take over the mayor's seat held by Bill Shearon. Randy White will take over...
Anna Maria Elections Carter Wins

Incumbents sweep Anna Maria elections

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria voters want incumbent City Commissioners Carol Carter, Doug Copeland and Dale Woodland to serve additional two-year terms in office,...
Anna Maria shade sails

Shade sails hoisted

The $84,975 shade sail structure is now in place at City Pier Park in Anna Maria. "I think it adds a dramatic look to the...
Veterans Park, Bradenton

Letter affirms Confederate monument opposition

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners face opposition by the Manatee County Veteran’s Council to placing a historic Confederate monument in Veterans Park. Veterans Council chairman...
Bradenton Beach CNOBB filings insufficient

 CNOBB filings deemed insufficient

BRADENTON BEACH – The statement of organization and campaign treasurer’s report recently filed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) both contain insufficiencies,...
Bill Shearon calls

Mayor in frequent contact with Sunshine defendants

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor Bill Shearon has had several private phone calls over the past two months with defendants named in a Sunshine Law...

Call issued for ‘Seahorses’ artists

The Bridge Street Merchants in Bradenton Beach are issuing a call to artists for the Third Annual Bridge Street Public Art Project, and this...
Bradenton Beach logo

Mayor’s race enters final week

BRADENTON BEACH – Voters will soon decide whether Mayor Bill Shearon serves a third term as mayor or Vice Mayor John Chappie returns to...
Vets reject Confederate monument

Veterans Council rejects monument relocation

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Veterans Council opposes a Confederate monument being relocated to Veterans Park, near the Bradenton Riverwalk. The 16-1 opposition vote took...
Anna Maria Pier design firm

Preliminary plans call for modern pier

ANNA MARIA – The new Anna Maria City Pier will feature concrete pilings and beams, plastic composite decking, and come with an estimated $3.4...
Kaleta federal settlement

City settling Kaleta lawsuit out of court

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria have brokered a settlement that, when finalized, will alleviate the need for...
Island Time sold

Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro sold

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar & Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro have new owners. On Friday, Oct. 13, co-owners Bill Herlihy and John...
CNOBB amendments

Amendments remain source of debate

BRADENTON BEACH –  City commissioners and commission candidates have weighed in on three charter amendments proposed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB). CNOBB...