Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Community News

Red tide cells

Red tide bloom can affect your health

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Scratchy throats, itchy eyes and coughs persist with the continuing red tide that showed up on Friday, Aug. 3 in...
AM Pier Permit

Pier construction permits issued

ANNA MARIA – The city now has the federal permits needed to build a new city pier. On Friday, Aug. 3, Mayor Dan Murphy sent...
Dr. Norman staff

Dr. Norman reflects on the past, plans for the future

Dr. John Norman and his staff are preparing to say goodbye as they ready to close the dental practice that has been at its...
Bradenton Beach stormwater outflow

Stormwater projects reevaluated

BRADENTON BEACH – When discussing pending stormwater projects for Avenue C and Avenue B, city commissioners decided they want Avenue C repaved as soon...
Bradenton Beach logo

Planning and Zoning chair resigns

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board chairman Jim Lynch has resigned. Lynch submitted his written resignation by email to Mayor John Chappie,...
Holmes Beach logo

Holmes Beach passes maximum millage rate

HOLMES BEACH – Property owners won’t receive a shock when they receive trim notices the third week in August, but they will see a...
Holmes Beach bike path 10 feet

Residential bike path on commission agenda

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are ready to discuss some bike and pedestrian path improvements at their Aug. 16 meeting, however, the discussion on where...
Anna Maria pier bids

Pier construction bids rejected

ANNA MARIA – The city pier has been demolished, and the search continues for a construction firm to build the new pier. Last week, city...
WMFR merger district map

WMFR merger just talk for now

BRADENTON – There’s been a lot of talk about a proposed merger between West Manatee, Southern Manatee, and Cedar Hammock fire districts, but, until...
Island loses residents

Island loses two more residents

ANNA MARIA – David Youngs and Nate Solomon are the latest permanent residents to leave Anna Maria Island. Last week, the married couple closed on...
Merman Storm returns

Merman makes return visit

BRADENTON BEACH – The mythical merman has returned to Bradenton Beach. Last year, the mysterious male mermaid was photographed near the BeachHouse restaurant, and his...
Bradenton Beach day dock shipment

Proof of pending dock shipment received

BRADENTON BEACH – On Monday, July 23, Technomarine Chief Operating Officer Ryan Miller emailed city officials a draft version of a "bill of lading"...
Anna Maria pier demo pile

Pier demolition ahead of schedule

ANNA MARIA – A visit to the Anna Maria City Pier late Friday afternoon indicated the demolition process is proceeding at a rapid pace...
AM Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalism suspect arrested

ANNA MARIA – Holmes Beach resident Michael Lee Brown was arrested on Thursday, July 19, on a third-degree felony charge of criminal mischief ($1,000...
Anna Maria Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalized

ANNA MARIA – The city pier restoration project banner was vandalized at some point over the weekend. Located near the foot of the pier...