Holiday merriment takes over Bridge Street

Holiday merriment takes over Bridge Street
BRADENTON BEACH – Merchants and city officials launched the Season of Lights and Spirit light display that will continue to shine through the New Year and that’s not the only holiday event happening on Bridge Street. The holiday festivities began on Nov. 19 with the...
Holiday season arrives on Bridge Street

Holiday season arrives on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The holidays are lighting up Bridge Street and getting revelers in the holiday spirit. The fun started with the annual holiday lights...

Red tide affects Manatee County waters

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has issued an alert for the presence of red tide in local...

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Reel Time on the Road: Wakulla Springs and Florida’s Big Bend

Reel Time on the Road: Wakulla Springs and Florida’s Big Bend

Standing on the banks of the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park where the Wakulla and St. Marks rivers converge on Florida’s Big...
AME student’s art on patrol with HBPD officer

AME student’s art on patrol with HBPD officer

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School fifth grader Charlee Maize has her artwork displayed in an unconventional place – in the window of...

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Thursday, Nov. 24 Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, Nov. 25 Black Friday Saturday, Nov. 26 Small Business Saturday Robinson Runners, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 7 a.m. Music on the Porch,...

Outdoors

Reel Time on the Road: Wakulla Springs and Florida’s Big Bend

Reel Time on the Road: Wakulla Springs and Florida’s Big Bend

Standing on the banks of the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park where the Wakulla and St. Marks rivers converge on Florida’s Big...
Reel Time: Becoming a blue economy

Reel Time: Becoming a blue economy

The title of the program, “Becoming a Blue Economy” at The Center of Anna Maria Island would have been enough to attract my attention....

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Let’s talk turkey

So, after the turkey is consumed, the pies are half gone and the dishwasher is running its first load, it’s time to talk turkey....
Wicked Cantina expansion requires code interpretation

Wicked Cantina expansion requires code interpretation

BRADENTON BEACH – The Planning and Zoning Board supports Wicked Cantina owner Michael Dolan’s request to permanently expand his existing outdoor seating area, but...

Sports

Champs at The Center: LaPensee Plumbing, Progressive Cabinetry win

Champs at The Center: LaPensee Plumbing, Progressive Cabinetry win

ANNA MARIA – After weeks of amazing Island youth soccer, The Center lights lit up the fields as family and friends gathered to witness...
Youth soccer championship matchups set

Youth soccer championship matchups set

ANNA MARIA – Leading up to youth soccer semifinal playoff action, four teams in the U10 league took to the pitch at The Center...

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Letter to the Editor: Goodbye for now

I am most proud of my "resident" platform. I ran on that and always held true to it. As I reached out as I...

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