Monday, November 19, 2018

Community News

Queen of the night

From a spindly, thorny cactus in Bradenton Beach, this single bloom burst forth last night, Wednesday Oct. 10, after Hurricane Michael sped past Anna...

Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to...

Hurricane Michael brushing Anna Maria Island

Updated Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. - ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Hurricane Michael developed Tuesday night into a category 4 storm with 140 mph winds,...
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Homeowners opt for retro renovation

HOLMES BEACH – In a time when many homeowners are rebuilding or giving a modern renovation to their homes, one family is turning back...
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Twenty-nine new Bert Harris claims come to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – In the last week to file Bert Harris claims with Holmes Beach regarding the city’s vacation rental ordinance, 29 new claims...

More thoughts shared by commission candidates

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commission candidates Ralph Cole, Marilyn Maro, Tjet Martin and John Metz recently shared their thoughts on their campaigns and the...
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Bike share service proposed in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – Mobile Muttley’s owners Thomas Pechous and Tracy Thrall presented their proposed bike share service to city commissioners last week. While no commission...
Anna Maria City Pier RFP

Five names entered into Anna Maria City Pier bidding hat

ANNA MARIA –The latest round request for proposals (RFP) to rebuild the city pier closed Oct. 3. Five Florida-based construction companies entered their names...

Island cities prepare for Hurricane Michael

Updated Oct. 9 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida’s west coast, local officials are making storm preparations. Lt. John Cosby serves...
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Students to take over city hall on Local Government Day

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor John Chappie, City Attorney Ricinda Perry and the city of Bradenton Beach have invited 75 Bradenton Christian School third-graders to...
Martin Campaign Violation

Commission candidate omits required disclaimer

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach City Commission candidate Tjet Martin recently mailed a campaign letter to 246 city voters that does not include a...
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Spring Lake pollution continues to be a problem

HOLMES BEACH – After residents voiced their concerns to city hall, Mayor Bob Johnson said the city plans to address the issues at Spring...
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Dog park users concerned with city field improvements

HOLMES BEACH – New plans are emerging from city engineer Lynn Burnett for a master plan to remodel the existing city field complex and...

A swordfishing pioneer remembered

CORTEZ – Legendary swordfish and tuna boat captain Warren Cannon passed away recently after a body surfing accident in St. Augustine. On Saturday, Sept. 29,...
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Commission candidates discuss city issues

BRADENTON BEACH – Incumbent commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro, former Scenic WAVES Committee chair Tjet Martin and former Planning and Zoning Board member...