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Holmes Beach Coyote

Coyotes sighted in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – There have been three reported coyote sightings in Holmes Beach in the past week and pet owners are advised not to...
Haitian mission

Family reunited with son after Haiti mission

HOLMES BEACH – After finding out that their son, Ben, was able to get out of Haiti amid political unrest, his parents, Beth and...
Bradenton Beach charter review

Modified commission wards proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Charter Review Committee (CRC) reached consensus on several items during its Monday, July 9 meeting. Members Debra Cox, Anne Leister, Dan...
Bradenton Beach KORN lawsuit

KORN files lawsuit against city

BRADENTON BEACH – Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods (KORN) chairman Reed Mapes has filed a lawsuit challenging the City Commission’s decision to not place four...
Fire Stone lawsuit

Street ownership dispute prompts lawsuit

BRADENTON – Street ownership and property rights are the subjects of a lawsuit the owners of Fire & Stone Brick Oven Pizzeria have filed...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island cities ok Center funding

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners have agreed to make an $18,500 contribution to The Center of Anna Maria Island. To be taken from the city’s...
Holmes Beach ad hoc David

Commissioners consider city manager recommendation

HOLMES BEACH – Ad Hoc Committee members recommending a city manager form of government wasn’t a surprise to nearly three dozen community members and...
Holmes Beach City Hall

Meet your mayoral candidates

HOLMES BEACH – With current Mayor Bob Johnson not running for a third term on the Holmes Beach City Commission, voters will choose either...
Brady family and friends Center

Island rallies for celebrated family

ANNA MARIA – Old-timers and new residents turned out Saturday to raise money for Jim and Ronee Brady, owners of the fire-damaged West Coast...
Grand Tree Speakers

Amended tree ordinance now in effect

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Commissioners recently adopted an amended tree ordinance, then promptly applied it when approving two grand tree removal requests previously...
Bill Vincent Withdraws

Vincent ends commission candidacy

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Bill Vincent says he’s withdrawing from the Bradenton Beach City Commission race. On Thursday, June 28,...
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Burglary in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH - The suspect in a Thursday afternoon burglary is still at large, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer. Police are searching...
canine Anna Maria Elementary School entrance

School safety at AME

HOLMES BEACH – It may be summer, but a new school year approaches and Police Chief Bill Tokajer has a plan to keep Anna...
Bradenton Beach budget

Bradenton Beach gets good budget review

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners praised City Clerk Terri Sanclemente and City Treasurer Shayne Thompson for the clean audit of the 2016-17 fiscal year...
WMFR merger district map

WMFR commissioners address merger concerns

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are giving Commissioner George Harris the green light to reach out to leaders at two other Manatee...