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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

BRADENTON BEACH – Police Chief Sam Speciale will no longer serve as the facilitator and city liaison for the Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) yet-to-be...
Last pier piling driven

Last pier piling driven

ANNA MARIA – The last concrete piling for the new Anna Maria City Pier has been driven and the request for proposals (RFP) to...
Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident

Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident

Updated April 28, 2019 - LONGBOAT KEY – A bicyclist died Monday, April 22 after being involved in a fatal accident on Gulf of...
Commission wants to floodproof city buildings

Commission wants to floodproof city buildings

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach City Hall, the Tingley Memorial Library, the police station and the public works buildings will remain in place for...
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Coquina Beach parking limited

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County officials remind beachgoers to avoid the south end of the Coquina Beach parking lot during the busy Memorial Day...
Pedal pub proposal falls flat

Pedal bus proposal falls flat

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners offered no support for a proposed eight-to-12 passenger pedal bus that would allow passengers to drink alcohol while...
City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

HOLMES BEACH – The quest to hire a city manager in Holmes Beach has suffered a significant setback, but the matter has not yet...
Pier pavilion closing temporarily

Pier pavilion closing temporarily

ANNA MARIA – The covered pavilion area near the Anna Maria City Pier construction site will be fenced off and closed to the public...
Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

BRADENTON BEACH – At the request of Sandpiper Resort Co-Op residents, city commissioners are committing up to $50,000 to install a lighted crosswalk at...
Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

BRADENTON – The foursome sponsored by LaPensee Plumbing Pools & Air won the Fifth Annual Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Charity Golf Tournament. More...
Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach’s long-delayed $119,980 floating dock project may now cost an additional $45,302 to $69,456 to complete. On Wednesday, April 3, Police...
Two city pier pilings fail

Two city pier pilings fail

ANNA MARIA – According to Mayor Dan Murphy, two concrete pier pilings recently fractured and the cause of one of the piling fractures remained...
Spring break is in full swing

Spring break in full swing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island beaches are busy and business owners are enjoying a banner Spring break season. A mid-week visit to Manatee...
Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Parking spaces at Coquina Beach will become a little more scarce when the south parking lot closes on Monday, April 1. The...
Avenue C projects winding down

Avenue C projects winding down

BRADENTON BEACH – Avenue C residents should see drainage projects completed before summer, according to city officials. City commissioners have approved Westra Construction’s request to...