Sunday, January 20, 2019

Community News

AM Pier rendering

Anna Maria year in review

ANNA MARIA – The replacement of the Anna Maria City Pier, the red tide cleanup, increased drainage and paving expenditures, beach access rights and...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Around the Island year in review

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – This past year brought a lot of changes to the three Island cities as well as to some other organizations....
Holmes Beach swearing in judy

Holmes Beach year in review

HOLMES BEACH – The year 2018 was filled with court cases, city renovations and a highly-contested election for city commissioner and mayoral seats. Here...
Becky Walter

Runner mom inspires kids to dash

HOLMES BEACH – When the runners take their places for the 13th Annual Dolphin Dash 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30 a.m,...
Treehouse

Treehouse case goes back to court

HOLMES BEACH – Treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen will be kicking off the new year in Manatee County Circuit Court as they...

Trolleys roll through holidays

Manatee County Area Transit plans to shut down bus service at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but the trolleys will keep running until 7...
Kingfish boat ramp

County fast-tracks Kingfish improvements

HOLMES BEACH – Manatee County commissioners have moved Kingfish boat ramp’s rebuilding and expansion project to the top of the list for RESTORE Act...
Holmes Beach tree lighting group

Holmes Beach Christmas tree glows

HOLMES BEACH – It was a festive evening Dec. 18 as the lights on the new city Christmas tree lit up the evening sky...
bike share service

Bike share regulations on hold

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are moving forward with a moratorium blocking bike and scooter share companies from setting up shop in the city but...

Churches celebrate the reason for the season

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, and Christians usually want to give thanks, as well as unwrap presents and feast with family....
Delmar Apolonio Benefit

Delmar Apolonio remembered and celebrated

CORTEZ – The Cortez Kitchen and the friends of longtime employee Delmar Apolonio held a fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The money raised will...
AM Pier rendering

Pier tenant lease terms being considered

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is asking city commissioners to provide their feedback on the lease terms they want for the tenant of...
Holmes Beach skate park concept new

Skate park plans move forward

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s current skate park may be going away but a new one is in the works, one that includes a...
Bradenton Beach day dock settlement

CRA reaches settlement with Technomarine

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Technomarine have negotiated a settlement agreement that if fulfilled should result in the installation of...
Holmes Beach Christmas tree

Holmes Beach gets a Christmas tree

HOLMES BEACH – After the idea of having a live Christmas tree came up in the October parks and beautification committee meeting, it didn’t...