Outdoor seating allowances remain in effect

Expanded outdoor seating remains in effect
BRADENTON BEACH – The city’s expanded outdoor seating allowances for restaurants and bars will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. On May 19, the city commission reached the unanimous consensus that it was not ready to set an expiration date for the temporary outdoor...
FDEP releases Aqua mangrove trimming report

FDEP releases Aqua mangrove trimming report

MANATEE COUNTY – The mangroves on the Aqua property along Sarasota Bay were recently trimmed in compliance with state-issued permits, but the trimming notification...
Trees get the ax in Kingfish renovation plans

Trees get the ax in Kingfish renovation plans

MANATEE COUNTY – Plans are underway to make significant changes at the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, but those improvements are coming at...

Community News

Noisy vacation rental home declared public nuisance

Noisy vacation rental home declared public nuisance

ANNA MARIA – Special Magistrate Jerry Buhr has declared a vacation rental home at 313 Magnolia Ave. to be a public nuisance due to...
Memorial Day weekend parking won’t be without peril

Memorial Day weekend parking won’t be without peril

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - With Memorial Day weekend just days away, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are preparing for what could be...

Entertainment

Featured artist impressive with pencil

Featured artist impressive with pencil

HOLMES BEACH - Island Gallery West's featured artist for May, Janet Flickinger, captures common life through her pencil works, currently on display in the...

Events calendar

Wednesday, May 25 Beach market, Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tortoise Talk, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W.,...

Outdoors

Reel Time: Worth

Reel Time: Worth

Worth - "The value of something measured by its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held." How would you define the quality...
Reel Time: Clean Water Act case benefits anglers

Reel Time: Clean Water Act case benefits anglers

Suncoast Waterkeeper and partner environmental groups Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Manasota-88 and Our Children’s Earth Foundation have once again given local anglers cause for some...

Business

Castles in the Sand

Are you noticing the mortgage interest rates?

My April 20 column was titled “The end of an era,” the era being one of ultra-low mortgage interest rates. In that column I...

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

Team Salty Printing wins

Team Salty Printing wins

ANNA MARIA - After their first win of the season last week, Salty Printing walked onto The Center field Thursday night with an air...
Beach Bums, Salty Printing win on Island pitch

Beach Bums, Salty Printing win on Island pitch

Working hard all season paid off for the 8- to 10-year-old league team Beach Bums last Tuesday night. With the talents of Camden Rudacille...

Opinion

Battery victim’s family grateful to AMI

Referring to the incident that happened on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 with Evan Purcell: As horrific and traumatic as it was for everyone, including...

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