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FEMA representatives available to assist Irma victims

HOLMES BEACH - For anyone affected by Hurricane Irma, help is on the way. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand...
Wedding post-Irma

Forget it Irma – the wedding is on!

  ANNA MARIA – Hurricane Irma almost played spoiler for one Indiana couple who had been planning their Monday evening wedding at the Sandbar restaurant...
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Cortez helps Florida fishing communities hit by Irma

CORTEZ - Residents of the Cortez historic fishing village are reaching out to provide aid to fellow commercial fishermen in Chokoloskee and Everglades City...

Anna Maria Island peeks out after Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed Anna Maria Island without the feared storm surge, allowing islanders to take their first deep breath after a tense few...
Pines Trailer Park post-Irma

Hurricane Irma sweeps Anna Maria Island

Category 2 Hurricane Irma veered away from Anna Maria Island to the east overnight, continuing to head north as a tropical storm. A tropical storm...
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Mandatory evacuation order issued

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Anna Maria Island, all of level ‘A’ and all mobile homes in Manatee County, effective as...

Always look at the bright side of life

Some funny things are happening on the way to Hurricane Irma. Maybe we’re just looking for anything at all to lighten the mood because the...

Voluntary evacuation order issued

MANATEE COUNTY – As Category 5 Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida, a voluntary evacuation order is in effect beginning tomorrow, Friday Sept. 8,...
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Hurricane Harvey rescue trip a taxing ordeal

BRADENTON – Bradenton resident and full-time local charter captain Nate Weissman was among those who traveled from Cortez to Texas last week to assist...

Irma places Manatee County in state of emergency

Manatee County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency countywide due to the path of Hurricane Irma. The declaration triggers the ability of county officials...

Evacuations possible Friday

Manatee County officials did not order evacuations from flood-prone areas in their briefing on Hurricane Irma this afternoon, but with tropical force winds expected...
Island Time Never Forget

Island Time salutes first responders

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar and Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro host their seventh annual Never Forget 9/11 fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 9...
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Restaurants, charter captains provide hurricane relief

CORTEZ – Last week the Swordfish Grill parking lot became the Cortez staging area for relief efforts to assist Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The...
New library cardholder

New library cardholder

Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore poses with 7-year-old Maia Forman, who got her first library card on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Island Branch...