Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Community News

Evacuations possible Friday

Manatee County officials did not order evacuations from flood-prone areas in their briefing on Hurricane Irma this afternoon, but with tropical force winds expected...
Island Time Never Forget

Island Time salutes first responders

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar and Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro host their seventh annual Never Forget 9/11 fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 9...
Hurricane supplies

Restaurants, charter captains provide hurricane relief

CORTEZ – Last week the Swordfish Grill parking lot became the Cortez staging area for relief efforts to assist Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The...
New library cardholder

New library cardholder

Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore poses with 7-year-old Maia Forman, who got her first library card on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Island Branch...
Deputies honored

Anna Maria deputies honored

ANNA MARIA – It was a bittersweet honor for the two Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were first to respond to a drowning...
Cortez bridge public input

Crowd tells FDOT what kind of Cortez Bridge it wants

BRADENTON – The meeting hall at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church was packed with approximately 170 people Thursday night as the public got its final say...
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County Commissioners to declare state of emergency Wednesday

MANATEE COUNTY – County Commissioners are expected to declare a local state of emergency tomorrow during an 8 a.m. meeting to discuss the latest...
Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Holmes Beach election qualifying

Five qualify for Holmes Beach election

HOLMES BEACH — It's almost election time again, and for the first time in three years, Holmes Beach voters will get to voice their opinions...

Five qualify in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – When qualifying ended at noon on Friday, Sept. 1, five candidates qualified to run in the city election that will conclude...
Rob Velardi

Velardi succumbs to cancer

Holmes Beach Police Chief William Tokajer has announced in an e-mail that retired patrolman Robert Velardi died Tuesday, Aug. 29. Velardi retired Jan. 2, 2017...
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Sunshine lawsuit prompts more resignations

BRADENTON BEACH – Three more defendants named in a Sunshine Law lawsuit have resigned from their city board or committee positions. On Wednesday, Aug. 23,...
Dune destruction 77th Street

Building official maintains position on dune destruction

HOLMES BEACH - Building Official Jim McGuinness is holding firm on his decision to keep a red tag stop work order in place, halting...
AME students miss school for solar eclipse

Solar eclipse entices students from school

HOLMES BEACH – The classrooms at Anna Maria Elementary were all but deserted on Monday, Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse. "Sixty-six percent...
Cortez bridge

Cortezians prepare for bridge hearing

CORTEZ – Approximately 30 citizens braved the thunderstorms Saturday afternoon at Fisherman’s Hall to discuss strategy for the final public hearing on a replacement...