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CNOBB dissolving

CNOBB coming to an end

BRADENTON BEACH – Despite voter approval of its three citizens initiatives on the November ballot, the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) is dissolving...
CNOBB amendments

Elections alter Bradenton Beach’s political landscape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Nov. 7 elections reshaped the Bradenton Beach City Commission and changed how future commission races will be run. City voters elected...
Katie O'Connor

Some Island students lose bus rides

HOLMES BEACH – Nine Anna Maria Elementary School (AME) students who live on the mainland and ride a school bus were recently given letters...
Anna Maria Pier Planks

Pier plank plan pending

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is working on a plan to reuse the engraved wooden planks on the Anna Maria City Pier. The planks...
Latvala cancels parade appearance

Latvala cancels parade appearance

ANNA MARIA – Amidst accusations of sexual harassment, Florida Sen. Jack Latvala has bowed out of the city of Anna Maria’s “Old Soldiers &...
Tom Vaught at Veterans Park, Bradentonvideo

Vaught’s Vietnam

Each year, the Anna Maria Island Sun features a local veteran for Veteran’s Day. We have introduced many Island and Cortez veterans of World...
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Gloria Dei tenting

Termite tenting a harrowing task

HOLMES BEACH - The tent over the sweeping roofline of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has been removed and so have the termites, hopefully. Earlier...
skate park closed

Skate park improvements underway

HOLMES BEACH - After being closed for several months, work is getting underway to reopen the gates of the Holmes Beach Skate Park. While commissioners...
Aqua lawsuit

Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...
Holmes Beach dog park discussion

Planning for dog park improvements begins

HOLMES BEACH - Work is underway to bring fresh ideas and upgraded facilities to the city's dog park. Users from both the small and large...
Anna Maria shade sails

Shade sails hoisted

The $84,975 shade sail structure is now in place at City Pier Park in Anna Maria. "I think it adds a dramatic look to the...
Veterans Park, Bradenton

Letter affirms Confederate monument opposition

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners face opposition by the Manatee County Veteran’s Council to placing a historic Confederate monument in Veterans Park. Veterans Council chairman...
Bradenton Beach CNOBB filings insufficient

 CNOBB filings deemed insufficient

BRADENTON BEACH – The statement of organization and campaign treasurer’s report recently filed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) both contain insufficiencies,...
Bill Shearon calls

Mayor in frequent contact with Sunshine defendants

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor Bill Shearon has had several private phone calls over the past two months with defendants named in a Sunshine Law...