Cortez Bridge presentation details fixed-span bridge

Cortez Bridge presentation details fixed-span bridge
CORTEZ – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting on the Cortez Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church’s Pfrangle Hall at 6101 Cortez Road in Bradenton. Documents to be presented are...
Mayor proposes negotiation, not war, with state legislators

Mayor proposes negotiation, not war, with state legislators

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy proposes communicating rather than waging war with state legislators over parking garages and the potential consolidation or elimination...
County commission to discuss reinstalling Confederate monument

County commission to discuss reinstalling Confederate monument

BRADENTON – On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Manatee County Commission will discuss reinstalling a Confederate memorial monument that was removed from its downtown Bradenton...

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Salem appointed to Anna Maria Commission

Salem appointed to Anna Maria Commission

ANNA MARIA – Charlie Salem now serves in the Anna Maria City Commission seat recently vacated by Carol Carter. Salem will serve the remaining months...
Confederate monument discussion cancelled

Confederate monument discussion cancelled

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Commission discussion on the potential restoration of a controversial Confederate monument has been removed from the commission’s Tuesday, Jan....
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Lock the car

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Events

Wednesday, Jan. 25 Mah-jongg for beginners, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 Seaside Quilters, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,...

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Outdoors

Reel Time: Scallopalooza - Welcome to the Clam Jam

Reel Time: Scallopalooza – Welcome to the Clam Jam

On Saturday night, Feb. 11, Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) will hold its 13th annual major fundraising event, “Scallopalooza: Welcome to The Clam Jam,” at...

Reel Time: Empowering the Next Generation

You don’t have to convince an angler of the importance of a healthy grass flat or a robust stand of mangroves or persuade them...

Business

Castles in the Sand

An island in the sun

I clearly remember traveling to the Caribbean islands when I was still living in the cold northeast and wondering what it would be like...

Tourist tax collections 2022

2022 tourist tax collections compared to 2021 January Anna Maria ↓ 6% Bradenton Beach ↑ 37% Holmes Beach ↑ 40% Manatee County ↑ 34% February Anna Maria ↓ 18% Bradenton Beach ↑...

Sports

The Center kicks off another flag season

The Center kicks off another flag season

ANNA MARIA – The Center gridirons were buzzing last week with the start of another fun-filled flag football season. With a record number of...
Captain Ron’s crew wins championship

Captain Ron’s Crew wins championship

ANNA MARIA – Bringing weeks of adult fun on The Center’s kickball diamond to a close, the championship game came down to a single...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Try ‘park and ride’

My family and I have visited Anna Maria Island for more than 30 years and we have witnessed firsthand how the place is strangling...

Letter to the Editor: Dissolution of AMI cities

The state of Florida appears to have a strong legal argument for the authorization of the founding and dissolution of cities. However, if you...

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