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Planning commissioners consider commercial rezone

HOLMES BEACH – What started out as a potentially simple commercial rezoning request for an office building currently owned and occupied by Mike Norman...
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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...
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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...
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Oil drilling prohibited in Florida waters

Floridians voted to prohibit oil drilling in state waters today, passing Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 by 69 percent. Manatee County voters followed suit, approving the...
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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...
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Holmes Beach has a new mayor

HOLMES BEACH – Election Day is coming to a close and a new mayor and new commissioners will take the dais at the city’s...
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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...
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It’s a Bert Harris win for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders have reason to celebrate as a win comes in for Holmes Beach in a Bert Harris case filed by...
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Bradenton Beach shuts down city website

BRADENTON BEACH – The city has shut down its website until it can be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city...
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Celebrating a late friend’s love of Florida

CORTEZ – Vermont resident David Fisher dreamed of one day retiring and spending his winters with his wife Sue at their second home in...
Anna Maria North Pole Donation

Anna Maria residents, businesses give $18k to MCSO charity

ANNA MARIA – The season of giving started early in the city of Anna Maria. Residents and business raised more than $18,000 for the...
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CRA declaring Technomarine in default of dock contract

BRADENTON BEACH – Technomarine’s failure to install a floating public dock alongside the Bridge Street Pier has resulted in the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)...
Trail of Treats

Trail of Treats

The Trail of Treats drew dinosaurs, ballerinas, monsters and pirates for a Holmes Beach Halloween celebration.
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Time runs out for extended Daylight Saving Time law

Updated Oct. 31 - Florida’s second Sunshine law won't see the light of day before the time changes this Sunday, Nov. 4. The Florida Legislature...
Newfoundlanders Explore Anna Maria

Newfoundlanders explore Anna Maria Island

CORTEZ – Newfoundland residents Pat Mooney and Cathy Tucker visit Florida every year and their first stay in the Cortez and Anna Maria Island...