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Joe Hendricks

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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Anna Maria Pier post-Irma

Island escapes Irma-geddon

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma passed over the Island Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning and left in its wake varied degrees of...
Hurricane Harvey Nate Weissman

Hurricane Harvey rescue trip a taxing ordeal

BRADENTON – Bradenton resident and full-time local charter captain Nate Weissman was among those who traveled from Cortez to Texas last week to assist...
Island Time Never Forget

Island Time salutes first responders

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar and Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro host their seventh annual Never Forget 9/11 fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 9...
Hurricane supplies

Restaurants, charter captains provide hurricane relief

CORTEZ – Last week the Swordfish Grill parking lot became the Cortez staging area for relief efforts to assist Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The...

Five qualify in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – When qualifying ended at noon on Friday, Sept. 1, five candidates qualified to run in the city election that will conclude...
Bradenton Beach logo

Sunshine lawsuit prompts more resignations

BRADENTON BEACH – Three more defendants named in a Sunshine Law lawsuit have resigned from their city board or committee positions. On Wednesday, Aug. 23,...
Anna Maria seal

Four qualify in Anna Maria election

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s two-week period to qualify for the city election ended at noon Friday and four candidates will run in the city...
Confederate memorial toppling

Confederate monument damaged in move

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial monument in front of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse was damaged when it was removed Thursday morning. Before county commissioners...
Aqua model

Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Aqua Bay - View from Bay

Aqua by the Bay review continues

BRADENTON – Some county residents feel the Aqua by the Bay developers’ ever-changing plans are creating an elusive and moving target for county commissioners...
Confederate Memorial protest

Monument will be moved

The Manatee County Commission voted 4-3 in favor of removing and relocating the Confederate monument at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Bradenton Tuesday. Potential new...
John Chappie

Chappie seeks mayor’s seat

BRADENTON BEACH – Vice Mayor John Chappie has filed his resign to run paperwork and intends to run for the mayor’s seat currently held...
Confederate Memorial at Manatee County Courthouse H1 082317 JH

Confederate memorial prompts protests, debate

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial downtown stands covered in plywood today in anticipation of a scheduled Unity March and counter protests. Manatee County Commissioners voted...
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...