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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Giving Tree

Giving Tree a holiday tradition

HOLMES BEACH – As she does every year, Paradise Bagels & Cafe owner Jackie Estes is asking the Island community to support her annual...
BridgeTender Dock

Bridge Tender Inn seeks dock extension

BRADENTON BEACH – Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar owner Fred Bartizal is seeking City Commission approval for a six-slip, 100-foot extension of his...
Bradenton Beach Boat Parade

Holiday boat parade sets sail

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Marina president Mike Bazzy invites boaters to participate in the inaugural Bradenton Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec....
George Kokolis Dock

Kokolis dock request approved

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach City Commission has approved Gulf Drive Café owners George and Wendy Kokolis' request to install a 120-foot-long residential dock and...
HB Fish Canal

Holmes Beach officials responding to fish floating in canals

HOLMES BEACH – Holmes Beach city officials are aware of the dead fish floating in some of Holmes Beach’s residential canals and they are...

Tree lighting Saturday

BRADENTON BEACH – The annual lighting of the Bridge Street Merchants’ Christmas tree is scheduled for approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. There had...
Bradenton beach swearing in Cole

Cole and Maro sworn in

BRADENTON BEACH – As a result of their successful re-election bids, incumbent City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro were sworn into their new...
Bradenton Beach commissioner deposed

Commissioner deposed regarding Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioner Randy White has been deposed as part of the discovery process for the city-initiated 2017 lawsuit that alleges six...
Mullet fishing tournament Winner

Jeffries wins mullet tournament

CORTEZ – Cortez resident Kenny Jeffries won the Fifth Annual Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar Mullet Fishing Tournament at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez on...
BB Officer Straight

Devon Straight joins Bradenton Beach Police Department

BRADENTON BEACH – Nineteen-year-old Devon Straight is Bradenton Beach’s newest police officer. He was sworn in on Thursday morning, Nov. 15, then introduced to the...
Bradenton Beach day dock located

Digital trail leads to undelivered day dock

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials have found the undelivered floating day dock and are now cautiously optimistic the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) dock project...

Holiday events taking shape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants are finalizing their plans for the annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration taking place this year...
Buddy Lee

Bridge Street loses its Buddy and beloved mascot

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street lost a good buddy last week when Buddy Lee, the 14-year-old purebred tick beagle, passed away. Buddy...
Elections Whitmore

Whitmore, Servia, Bellamy win county commission races

Updated Nov. 6, 10:33 p.m. MANATEE COUNTY - Manatee County voters, including those on Anna Maria Island, re-elected incumbent District 6 at-large County Commissioner...
BB Election Cole Maro

Cole, Maro retain Bradenton Beach commission seats

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach voters re-elected incumbent Bradenton Beach City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro, choosing them over challengers Tjet Martin and...