Monday, July 22, 2019

Community News

Anna Maria Memorial Day Ceremony

Anna Maria honoring veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The City of Anna Maria will host a Memorial Day ceremony under the shade sail structure at City Pier Park on...
Cortez Florida Maritime Museum

Museum to host Coastal Community Celebration

CORTEZ – The Florida Maritime Museum will host its Coastal Community Celebration on Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The after-hours event will...
Bradenton Beach Charter Review Committee

Charter Review Committee appointed

BRADENTON BEACH – The City Commission has appointed a five-member Charter Review Committee that is expected to begin reviewing the city charter in early...
West Manatee Fire Rescue meeting promotion

Fire commission opts for incremental increase

BRADENTON – Fire assessment rates are going up in West Manatee Fire Rescue’s District for the coming fiscal year. The 2 percent increase, which...
Bradenton Beach roundabout

LBK mayor wants Bradenton Beach roundabout gone

HOLMES BEACH – The Coalition of Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting is a time for the mayors of the four neighboring Island cities to...
Sunshine reaction

Sunshine press conference reactions differ

Updated May 26, 2018 BRADENTON BEACH – City residents Jim Hassett and Jack Clarke hold differing views on statements made during the Thursday, May 17...
Sunshine Press Conference

Press conference sheds light on Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – Paralegal Michael Barfield says Sunshine Law violations that former city board members are accused of committing were not innocent mistakes made...
AMI Candidate Qualifying

Candidate qualifying takes place in June

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Are you considering running for a city commission seat? If so, the qualifying periods for city commission and mayoral candidates on...
Bradenton Beach boats tagged

Abandoned boats tagged for removal

BRADENTON BEACH – Police have tagged four abandoned boats as part of the increased enforcement efforts taking place in the unmanaged anchorage near the...
Holmes Beach dog park staging area

Plans expand for dog park renovations

HOLMES BEACH – Renovations at the city’s dog park now hinge on City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s master plan for the city park complex. Members of...
FDOT Cortez Bridge

FDOT: Only one building affected by bridge

CORTEZ – If the current plans for the 65-foot clearance replacement for the Cortez Bridge hold true, the only structural casualty of the project...
Confederate monument debated

Confederate monument debate resumes

BRADENTON – By 4-3 vote, Manatee County Commissioners have rejected Vanessa Baugh’s motion to ask county voters if they want a Confederate monument returned...
Cortez Guthrie

Bell claims ownership of disputed Guthrie property

CORTEZ – A third party has joined the legal battle over the net camp that Raymond Guthrie Jr. built in 2017, and the disputed...
Holmes Beach Center funding

Commissioners vote to financially support Center

HOLMES BEACH – After more than a year of tension between the city and The Center of Anna Maria Island, commissioners have agreed to...
Sunshine defendants

Judge denies witness sequestration in Sunshine suit

BRADENTON – 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Lon Arend has rejected defendant John Metz’s request to sequester non-party witnesses in a Sunshine Law lawsuit. “I don’t...