Friday, September 21, 2018

Community News

David Zaccagnino

Revamped Center board focuses on finances

ANNA MARIA — The Center of Anna Maria Island’s 2017-18 budget process is underway and board Chair David Zaccagnino hopes the numbers will reflect...
Anna Maria bike trail

Where to bike on the Island

Anna Maria In Anna Maria, the city’s bicycle paths are a mix of multi-use paths, shared with pedestrians, and unmarked sharrow roads. The path journeys north...
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Commission split over city manager

HOLMES BEACH — Commissioners are on both sides of the fence over whether or not to hire a city manager. During a May 23 work...
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Charter county concerns city officials

BRADENTON BEACH – Vice Mayor John Chappie is concerned about the push to make Manatee County a charter county, and he wants City Attorney...
Barbara Rodocker

Obituary: Barbara Rodocker

BRADENTON BEACH – On May 10, the city of Bradenton Beach lost a business pioneer who helped transform Bridge Street, while never straying from...
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UPS Store likely a no-go in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Despite the rumors swirling across the Island, a UPS Store is unlikely to open in Holmes Beach any time soon. The issue...
AME alumni at MHS reunion

AME alum at MHS reunion

The Manatee High School Class of 1977 enjoyed a breezy 40th reunion at the Gulf Drive Café in Bradenton Beach and the Seafood Shack...
JD White

JD White walking, pedaling to goals

HOLMES BEACH — One of Anna Maria Island’s most recognizable personalities needs your help to keep walking toward his goals. JD White, a Holmes Beach...
Holmes Beach dog park

Dog park improvements sought for Fido

HOLMES BEACH — This park may already have gone to the dogs, but that doesn’t mean improvements aren’t needed. Seven pet owners appeared before members...
Center of AMI

Holmes Beach disappoints Center leadership

HOLMES BEACH — Commissioners agreed to help financially support The Center of Anna Maria Island, but the amount wasn’t quite what the nonprofit and...

FDOT changes 119th Street plans

BRADENTON — Residents of the Village of Cortez can breathe a little easier now that the Florida Department of Transportation is changing its plan...
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Rental-inspired LDC amendments proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has completed the second phase of its efforts to regulate vacation rentals. After previously crafting...
Randy Cooper WMFR

Fire commissioner begins state office run

West Manatee Fire Rescue District Commissioner Randy Cooper is stepping into a larger political arena - running for state office. Cooper seeks community support in...
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Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...
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Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...