Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Community News

Fire damages Shore restaurant

LONGBOAT KEY - The Shore restaurant under construction at 800 Broadway sustained damage in a fire the night of Wednesday, Oct. 24. No injuries...

Firefighters active in city commission campaign

BRADENTON BEACH – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) Fire Chief Tom Sousa wants Bradenton Beach voters to know the fire district does not endorse...
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Boil order takes effect Wednesday

A precautionary boil order has been issued for residents living on Gulf Drive from 24th Street in Bradenton Beach going north to East Bay...
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Avenue C projects approved

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners have authorized a $302,626 contract with Westra Construction to expedite drainage improvements and rights of way and driveway restorations...

Local first responders help with hurricane recovery

BRADENTON – Manatee County first responders don’t only answer the call of duty locally, they also answer when other people need their help, including...

Property taxes become campaign talking points

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commission candidates have distributed campaign materials that prompted The Sun to fact check claims being made regarding property taxes. Candidate Tjet...

Skullywag now a diesel beast

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve been around the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ ship, Skullywag, lately, you might have heard a deeper sounding engine. The...
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County Commission candidates address campaign issues

Anna Maria Island and Cortez voters will help determine the winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent commissioner Carol Whitmore...
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New plans emerge for city field

HOLMES BEACH – Though commissioners didn’t approve City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s entire layout for the city field complex, they did combine her plan and...
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Retribution sought for sea grape destruction

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners are asking police officers and City Attorney Patricia Petruff to work together to find a way to prosecute local...
Holmes Beach Spring Lake update

Deciding the future of Spring Lake

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure about what to do for the future of Spring Lake, and they’re hoping the lake’s residents will step...
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Family fun at the fire house

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue personnel took a little time off from the serious business of keeping the community safe to throw a...
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Hurricane relief donations

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, through Anna Maria City Hall, is collecting items to send to the areas hit by Hurricane Michael last week....
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Avenue C restoration accelerated

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners want to make stormwater and drainage improvements along Avenue C sooner rather than later. As part of that process,...
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Anna Maria City Pier proposals still awaiting approval

ANNA MARIA – The city's plans to rebuild its famous city pier are still being kept confidential. Mayor Dan Murphy said Oct. 11 he sent...