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Marine Rescue

Marine Rescue #1 in state

The Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association has awarded its most prestigious award, Beach Patrol of the Year, to the Manatee County Marine Rescue Division. The...
Bob Slicker

Bob Slicker: The Sun’s 2017 Person of the Year

CORTEZ – Webster’s Dictionary defines a philanthropist as “one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare.” Swordfish Grill General Manager Bob Slicker’s dedication...
Aqua by the Bay

Manatee County: The year in review

MANATEE COUNTY – Aqua by the Bay, the loss of Manatee County's beloved mascot, Snooty, the removal of a Confederate monument, the proposed Hunters...
Copeland Citizen of Year

Copeland named Citizen of the Year

ANNA MARIA – Longtime city resident and retired Anna Maria Island reporter Pat Copeland is the city of Anna Maria’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. Copeland...
Building official

Anna Maria hires new building official

ANNA MARIA - Less than a week after terminating Building Official Jimmy Strickland, Mayor Dan Murphy and the City Commission had his replacement on...
Pier reunion

Pier closing leaves lasting impact

ANNA MARIA – The former employees of the restaurant and adjoining bait shop on the Anna Maria City Pier gathered Thanksgiving morning at the...
Treehouse

Tree house case climbs toward Supreme Court

HOLMES BEACH - The tree house case may be heard by the highest court in the land. Owners Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran have...
Bradenton Beach logo

Mayor’s race enters final week

BRADENTON BEACH – Voters will soon decide whether Mayor Bill Shearon serves a third term as mayor or Vice Mayor John Chappie returns to...
Holmes Beach logo

Holmes Beach commission candidates speak out

HOLMES BEACH – The five commission candidates in Holmes Beach are prepared to tackle the issues facing the Island city. Candidates came together Oct. 17...
Holmes Beach mangroves

Mangroves divide Holmes Beach commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - Now that the boat canopies are down, a new agreement with Westbay Point and Moorings concerning mangroves is being considered. During public...
King tide floater

King tide a royal pain

BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island experienced unexpected flooding Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to the natural phenomenon known as the king tide. King tides...
CNOBB Charter Amendment Mailed

Residents review charter amendments

BRADENTON BEACH – City property owners are getting their first look at detailed information about three charter amendments proposed by the Concerned Neighbors of...
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Land purchase concerns commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - A potential land purchase by the city is moving forward faster than some commissioners would like. During their Sept. 26 meeting, Holmes...

Local couple survives Irma’s worst

BRADENTON BEACH – Chase Purtill and Shawn Wall returned to work last week at the Drift In after a harrowing vacation experience in St....
Aqua model

Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...