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Castles in the Sand

A home’s equity is sometimes subjective

Are you familiar with the expression, “The happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat and the day...
County officials limited in regulating hunting

County officials limited in regulating hunting

BRADENTON – Manatee County would have to petition the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to establish “no hunting” zones, according to a...
One Particular Harbour marina opens to the public

One Particular Harbour marina opens

The new marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville will have a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The opening of the...
Fire district merger talks off the table – for now

Fire district merger talks off the table – for now

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the crowd assembled for the Council of Governments meeting was the largest she’s ever seen. The...

Reel Time: Clams restored to Manatee County waters

Sarasota Bay Watch capped a two-year clam restoration effort in January. Despite windy conditions and a choppy bay, board members and volunteers placed 7,000...
Sato and Duncan county’s top Realtors

Sato and Duncan county’s top Realtors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Jason Sato was Manatee County’s top Realtor for the fourth consecutive year and Darcie Duncan was the county’s number two...
Castles in the Sand

Sunshine State population growth

There’s a reason that Florida is called the Sunshine State and it has nothing to do with sunshine. What it does have to do with...
Bradenton Beach paving delays

Force main delays impacting Gulf Drive traffic

BRADENTON BEACH – The paving and reopening of the northbound Gulf Drive travel lane near the intersection with Cortez Road has been delayed due...
American pickers Mike and Frank

‘American Pickers’ to film in Florida

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Florida in January to film episodes of their popular TV series "American Pickers." “American Pickers"...
Castles in the Sand

No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at...
reel time Kids for Clean Water

Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...
NEST

NEST nature days

Come and explore the new expansion at Robinson Preserve and take a tour of the Mosaic NEST. Park officials are on-hand to answer any questions...
Bradenton Beach website screenshot

Bradenton Beach shuts down city website

BRADENTON BEACH – The city has shut down its website until it can be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city...
Anna Maria North Pole Donation

Anna Maria residents, businesses give $18k to MCSO charity

ANNA MARIA – The season of giving started early in the city of Anna Maria. Residents and business raised more than $18,000 for the...