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Joe Hendricks
Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
AM Pine Ave Parking

Pine Avenue parking to be reviewed

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy wants city commissioners to give some thought as to how parking and public safety issues can be better...
Bradenton Beach sunshine lawsuit Sanclemente

Sunshine lawsuit depositions continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Former mayor Jack Clarke and current City Clerk Terri Sanclemente have been deposed in the city’s ongoing Sunshine Law lawsuit. On Monday,...
Beach Smoking ban

Gruters proposes statewide beach smoking ban

SARASOTA – If Florida Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) has his way, Anna Maria Island’s beaches and those throughout Florida would become no-smoking zones. Filed on...
Bradenton Beach Bridge Street remodel

Does Bridge Street need a redesign?

BRADENTON BEACH – Should Bridge Street be turned into a one-way street, be closed completely to vehicular traffic or remain as it is? That’s a...
DeSantis Mote Marine

Governor launches environmental reforms

SARASOTA – New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is wasting no time addressing water quality issues, including harmful algae blooms. On Thursday, Jan. 10, DeSantis signed...
Bradenton Beach paving delays

Force main delays impacting Gulf Drive traffic

BRADENTON BEACH – The paving and reopening of the northbound Gulf Drive travel lane near the intersection with Cortez Road has been delayed due...
Bradenton Beach commission goals 2019

Commission discusses its 2019 goals

BRADENTON BEACH – During the Bradenton Beach City Commission’s first meeting of the year, Mayor John Chappie mentioned several items he and the commission...
Bradenton Beach Gulf Drive bike path

Gulf Drive bike paths require more cleaning

BRADENTON BEACH – In response to complaints received, Public Works Director Tom Woodard is exploring ways to provide cleaner bike paths along Gulf Drive. On...
Anna Maria officials share hopes

Anna Maria officials share hopes

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy and Anna Maria Commissioners Brian Seymour and Amy Tripp recently shared their hopes for the city in 2019. Completing...
Sun Person Murphy

Dan Murphy is Sun’s Person of the Year

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy is The Sun’s 2018 Person of the Year. Working with the city commission, city staff and outside...
Red tide

Bradenton Beach year in review

BRADENTON BEACH – Red tide, the delayed dock project, disruptions for Avenue C residents, city elections and a Sunshine Law lawsuit were among the...
AM Pier rendering

Anna Maria year in review

ANNA MARIA – The replacement of the Anna Maria City Pier, the red tide cleanup, increased drainage and paving expenditures, beach access rights and...
Delmar Apolonio Benefit

Delmar Apolonio remembered and celebrated

CORTEZ – The Cortez Kitchen and the friends of longtime employee Delmar Apolonio held a fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The money raised will...
Holiday of Treasures Two Scoops

Holiday of Treasures beats the rain

ANNA MARIA – The rain and windy weather held off just long enough for the Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open House to take...
Anna Maria holiday carol singers

Community gathers for holiday carols in the park

ANNA MARIA – The city hosted a weather-modified Holiday Carols in the Park event on Friday, Dec. 14. Despite the threat of rain, nearly 100...