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Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Tourism continues to rise

PALMETTO – For the seventh straight year, tourism is up on Anna Maria Island and the rest of Manatee County, according to the Bradenton...
Castles in the Sand

A real estate plateau

There is a word that no one who follows an active real estate market wants to hear, and that word is "plateauing." What does...
Castles in the Sand

More people and we’re still growing

We’re at the end of our winter season, and as much as I hate to say it, the traffic was worse than ever. I...
West Coast Surf Shop fire

Repairs underway at West Coast Surf Shop

HOLMES BEACH – Jim and Ronee Brady are already speeding down the road to recovery after an April 15 electrical fire devastated their business...
Margaritaville hotel

New hotel coming to One Particular Harbour

PERICO ISLAND – A new addition is on its way to the One Particular Harbour development – construction is slated to begin on a...
Tourism safety

Resident calls on tourism officials to address safety

HOLMES BEACH – Resident Nancy Deal challenged tourism officials on Monday to address pedestrian deaths and other safety issues created by thriving tourism on...
Castles in the Sand

Home interest rates rising

Easter just passed, and, hopefully, you didn’t put all your eggs in one basket. But what if the United States puts maybe not all of...
Side yard trash pickup

New rental regulations in effect

BRADENTON BEACH – City staff is now implementing, enforcing and working out the kinks in the city’s new vacation rental regulations and registration program...
Farmer's market

Farmer’s market on today

Week two of the new Anna Maria Farmer's Market is underway today until 5 p.m. This week's market features a second produce vendor and a...
Farmer's market

Farmer’s market debuts ‘in the round’

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s new farmer’s market got off to an excellent, albeit abbreviated start Tuesday morning. Positioned in a semi-circle around the edge...
Anna Maria Farmer's Market

Anna Maria farmer’s market to debut Tuesday

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s new farmer’s market is scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, March 20. Taking place in City...
Sen. Greg Steube

Vacation rental bills fail again

TALLAHASSEE – For the second year in a row, Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) and Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) failed in their efforts...
Chip Case

Vacation rental bills in peril

TALLAHASSEE – Behind the scenes maneuvering by lobbyist Chip Case, Anna Maria City Attorney Becky Vose and her son, attorney Wade Vose, may have...
Senate Vacation Rental Bill

Vacation rental bill favored by second Senate committee

Watch the meeting here at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental legislation now known as CS/SB 1400 has been further amended...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Tourism board meets Vacasa

Updated Feb. 13, 2018 BRADENTON – A local vacation rental agent told the Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) today that his company has gone...