Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Crowds come out for Bayfest

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ANNA MARIA – Despite a serious problem with red tide this summer, the Island’s first festival of the season was a success as residents and visitors braved the warm weather to enjoy themselves at Bayfest on Pine Avenue sponsored by the Anna Maria Island...

Local first responders help with hurricane recovery

BRADENTON – Manatee County first responders don’t only answer the call of duty locally, they also answer when other people need their help, including...

Property taxes become campaign talking points

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commission candidates have distributed campaign materials that prompted The Sun to fact check claims being made regarding property taxes. Candidate Tjet...

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Firefighters active in city commission campaign

BRADENTON BEACH – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) Fire Chief Tom Sousa wants Bradenton Beach voters to know the fire district does not endorse...
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Boil order takes effect Wednesday

A precautionary boil order has been issued for residents living on Gulf Drive from 24th Street in Bradenton Beach going north to East Bay...
Bradenton Beach Avenue C contract

Avenue C projects approved

Skullywag now a diesel beast


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Old salts enjoy the Cortez Nautical Flea Market

From rigging to radios, all things nautical were on sale at the 21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Florida Maritime Museum on...

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Castles in the Sand

Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...

Red tide loan center relocates

The U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center moves today to the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N. in Bradenton Beach to help...


Reel Time: Yaz Crossing

The Gulf and flats that surround Anna Maria Island were just a day’s drive to the south, but they felt a world away as...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling off, then back on ballot

Even though it addresses two entirely unrelated subjects – prohibiting oil drilling and indoor vaping - Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 will be included on...


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Jiffy Lube slips by Ross Built for the win

The Center opened another co-ed adult soccer season hot off the heels of the summer season where Sato Real Estate earned the championship. Week...
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Youth soccer takes to the pitch for another season

The 8-10-year-old age group is a tight three-team league with Planet Stone currently on top with a record of 2-1-1 Ugly Grouper is right behind...


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Police officers doing their job

By William L. Tokajer Holmes Beach Chief of Police As I watch this election season come upon us, I do so with disbelief as to the...

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