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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
City to county: 'Not so fast' on tree removal

City to county: ‘Not so fast’ on tree removal

BRADENTON BEACH – City Building Official Steve Gilbert has the city commission’s support to issue a stop work order on a county drainage project...
Muscle up! Strong men hit the beach

Muscle up! Strong men hit the beach

MANATEE COUNTY – The 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man Competition began in downtown Bradenton on Thursday, June 13, shifted to Coquina Beach in...
Anna Maria provides ongoing Center support

Anna Maria provides ongoing Center support

ANNA MARIA – In response to its annual funding request, The Center of Anna Maria Island will receive $21,000 from the city of Anna...
Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

CORTEZ – Peter “The Dog Man” Osman has spent the past 30 years making his whimsical “Doggone” sculptures and the past two years selling...
Boogie-woogie legend resides in Holmes Beach

Boogie-woogie legend resides in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – At 90 years young, Holmes Beach resident Bob Seeley remains one of the world’s premier boogie-woogie pianists. In April, Seeley traveled to...
Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

ANNA MARIA – Frank Agnelli's Mason Martin Builders is the city’s top choice to construct the restaurant and bait shop at the T-end of...
County Commission authorizes removal of six Australian pines

County Commission authorizes removal of six Australian pines

BRADENTON – Six Australian pines will be removed from the Coquina Beach parking lot for now and a comprehensive project report will be presented...
Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach officials are concerned about the overcrowding and parking issues that occurred at and around Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach...
Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

BRADENTON BEACH – The six defendants in the Sunshine Law lawsuit have proposed compromise offers that seek financial reimbursement from the city of Bradenton...
AM Pier rendering

Pier building bids received but not revealed

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria received four bids from construction firms seeking the contract to build the new restaurant and the...
Proposed tree removals delayed

Proposed tree removals delayed

BRADENTON BEACH – More than 100 Australian pine trees designated for removal at the south end of the Coquina Beach parking lot will not...

Fire & Stone taking corrective actions

CORTEZ – Fire & Stone Pizza owners Radka Watson and Peter Ross are working to address the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation...
Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria hosted its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Salute this morning under the shade structure at City...
County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners are surprised and dismayed to learn that Manatee County plans to remove up to 120 Australian pine trees from...