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Kaleta federal settlement

City settling Kaleta lawsuit out of court

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria have brokered a settlement that, when finalized, will alleviate the need for...

Mobile-friendly website to assist tourists

The local tourism website will relaunch in November with a version that is completely mobile-friendly, Elliott Falcione, director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors...
Island Time sold

Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro sold

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar & Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro have new owners. On Friday, Oct. 13, co-owners Bill Herlihy and John...
Rodney Rich cocktail

Waterfront cocktail deemed people’s choice

ANNA MARIA – Rodney Rich, from The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar in Anna Maria, has earned the people’s choice award for his whiskey-inspired...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

AMI site plan amendment revisions scrapped

HOLMES BEACH — A few minor changes to the approved AMI Plaza site plan amendment had commissioners worried they would need a new ordinance...
Dips Ice Cream

Dips Ice Cream on the move

After 25 years, Dips Ice Cream in Island Sun Plaza is relocating to the Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue at...
Bill Herlihy

Business owner protests anthem protests

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro co-owner Bill Herlihy is taking a stand against athletes who refuse to stand for the...
Anna Maria City Pier post-Irma

Landmark City Pier shredded

ANNA MARIA – The historic Anna Maria City Pier and its restaurant will remain closed until further notice due to significant damage inflicted by...
Castles in the Sand

Commissions not always what they seem

I had a mother who would negotiate anything from a batch of tomatoes to a living room sofa. It was the culture she grew...
Waterline trolley

Waterline Resort making way to opening day

HOLMES BEACH — It’s been a long, bumpy road for the city of Holmes Beach and Mainsail Property Management, owner of the new Waterline...
Aqua model

Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Aqua Bay - View from Bay

Aqua by the Bay review continues

BRADENTON – Some county residents feel the Aqua by the Bay developers’ ever-changing plans are creating an elusive and moving target for county commissioners...

Jumbo loans, jumbo prices

In the market for a high-end property, say over $1 million? You’ll have no shortage of choices on Anna Maria Island based on my...
Carlos Beruff

Support wanes for Aqua by the Bay

BRADENTON – Manatee County Planning Commissioners and county staff reversed their previous positions and now recommend denial of Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay...
HB post office staff

Holmes Beach Post Office changes hands

HOLMES BEACH — The Holmes Beach Post Office is open regular hours and the new proprietor is seeking new ways to help meet the...