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Joe Hendricks

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Sun staff writer/photographer Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Bill Shearon

Charter amendment e-mails revealed

In their efforts to form the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) group, several e-mails were exchanged that expressed an intent to empower Mayor...
Carlos Beruff

Support wanes for Aqua by the Bay

BRADENTON – Manatee County Planning Commissioners and county staff reversed their previous positions and now recommend denial of Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay...
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Sunshine lawsuit filed

BRADENTON BEACH – Six current and former city board and committee members are named as defendants in a Sunshine Law suit filed Friday. “This is...
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Petition drives start in Bradenton Beach

The Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) group is conducting a petition drive in hopes of getting three charter amendment questions placed on the...
Shark dragging

Shark dragging incident has Island ties

The first week of an ongoing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation into an online video of a shark being dragged behind...
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City proposes state vacation rental law

ANNA MARIA - The city is going on the offensive in fighting for the protection of Florida cities’ home rule rights when it comes...
Anna Maria City Pier

Second pier firm dismissed

ANNA MARIA - During an emergency meeting called by Mayor Dan Murphy, the City Commission decided Monday morning not to enter into negotiations with...
Bridge Tender Dockside Bar

Bridge Tender requests met with resistance

Bridge Tender Inn owner Fred Bartizal is trying to bring his Dockside Bar into full compliance, but some Planning and Zoning Board members may...
Ed Chiles

Chiles has high hopes for expanding business

The Chiles Restaurant Group, which owns and operates the BeachHouse restaurant in Bradenton Beach, the Sandbar in Anna Maria and Mar Vista in Longboat...
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Charter county concerns city officials

BRADENTON BEACH – Vice Mayor John Chappie is concerned about the push to make Manatee County a charter county, and he wants City Attorney...
Barbara Rodocker

Obituary: Barbara Rodocker

BRADENTON BEACH – On May 10, the city of Bradenton Beach lost a business pioneer who helped transform Bridge Street, while never straying from...
Rep. Jim Boyd

Florida House passes rental bill

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House has adopted HB 425 by a 63-56 vote. The vacation rental bill championed by Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) seeks...
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Rental-inspired LDC amendments proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has completed the second phase of its efforts to regulate vacation rentals. After previously crafting...
vacation rental

Committee rules favorably on vacation rental bill

TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental bill filed by Florida Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) cleared its first obstacle Tuesday afternoon when the Florida Senate’s Regulated...
Coast Guard bridge timing

What it takes to change a bridge timing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Michael Lieberum, Chief of Bridge Operations for the United States Coast Guard’s Seventh District, explained last week how the bridge...