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Joe Hendricks
Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
AM Pier rendering

Pier tenant lease terms being considered

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is asking city commissioners to provide their feedback on the lease terms they want for the tenant of...
Delmar Apolonio Benefit

Benefit for Delmar Apolonio Tuesday

CORTEZ – The Cortez Kitchen will host a benefit for longtime employee Delmar Apolonio on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 4-9 p.m. Apolonio, 54, is hospitalized...
Bradenton Beach day dock settlement

CRA reaches settlement with Technomarine

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Technomarine have negotiated a settlement agreement that if fulfilled should result in the installation of...
Bradenton Beach Sunshine lawsuit Mapes

Trial date set for Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – The Sunshine Law lawsuit involving six former city board members is tentatively scheduled for trial on or around March 11. The trial...
Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures elf

Holiday of Treasures Open House is Friday

ANNA MARIA – As part of the Holiday of Treasures Open House, Anna Maria merchants invite folks to stroll through the city and enjoy...

Celebrate Christmas on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants will host their annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 4-6:30 p.m. The holiday...
AM Chiles Christmas

Chiles Group bringing holiday joy to underprivileged kids

ANNA MARIA – The 24th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids Party will take place at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria on Wednesday,...
Anna Maria Wash Settlement House

Wash Family Construction reaches settlement with city

ANNA MARIA – Wash Family Construction owner Darrin Wash and the city of Anna Maria have agreed to a settlement that exceeds $56,000 for...
Anna Maria swearing in Murphy

Mayor and commissioners take oath of office

ANNA MARIA – During the Thursday, Nov. 29, organizational meeting. City Clerk LeAnne Addy administered the oath of office to Anna Maria Mayor Dan...
Anna Maria pier contract

Anna Maria City Pier contract finalized

ANNA MARIA – The $3.33 million contract to build the decking and walkway for the new Anna Maria City Pier is a done deal. On...
Pat Glass Chambers

Pat Glass honored for her lasting legacy

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Commission chambers are now “The Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers” in honor of the county’s first female commissioner. Pat Glass,...
Anna Maria Pier

Pier contract to be discussed Thursday

An organizational meeting for the Anna Maria City Commission will take place Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. Mayor Dan Murphy and commissioners Carol...
Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving

ANNA MARIA – The holiday weekend got off to an early start Wednesday night with the Anna Maria General Store & Deli’s The Night...
Christmas on Bridge Street

Christmas on Bridge Street nears

BRADENTON BEACH – Sponsored by the Bridge Street Merchants and the Anna Maria Island Sun, the annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration will...
Holiday of Treasures

Businesses prepare for Holiday of Treasures

ANNA MARIA – Co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and the Anna Maria Island Sun, The Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open...