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Joe Hendricks

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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Pedal pub proposal falls flat

Pedal pub proposal falls flat

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners offered no support for a proposed eight-to-12 passenger pedal bus that would allow passengers to drink alcohol while...
City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

HOLMES BEACH – The quest to hire a city manager in Holmes Beach has suffered a significant setback, but the matter has not yet...
Pier pavilion closing temporarily

Pier pavilion closing temporarily

ANNA MARIA – The covered pavilion area near the Anna Maria City Pier construction site will be fenced off and closed to the public...
Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

BRADENTON BEACH – At the request of Sandpiper Resort Co-Op residents, city commissioners are committing up to $50,000 to install a lighted crosswalk at...
Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

BRADENTON – The foursome sponsored by LaPensee Plumbing Pools & Air won the Fifth Annual Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Charity Golf Tournament. More...
Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach’s long-delayed $119,980 floating dock project may now cost an additional $45,302 to $69,456 to complete. On Wednesday, April 3, Police...
Two city pier pilings fail

Two city pier pilings fail

ANNA MARIA – According to Mayor Dan Murphy, two concrete pier pilings recently fractured and the cause of one of the piling fractures remained...
Spring break is in full swing

Spring break in full swing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island beaches are busy and business owners are enjoying a banner Spring break season. A mid-week visit to Manatee...
Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Parking spaces at Coquina Beach will become a little more scarce when the south parking lot closes on Monday, April 1. The...
Avenue C projects winding down

Avenue C projects winding down

BRADENTON BEACH – Avenue C residents should see drainage projects completed before summer, according to city officials. City commissioners have approved Westra Construction’s request to...
Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

ANNA MARIA – An emergency sign moratorium is now in effect in the city of Anna Maria. Enacted by the city commission during an emergency...
Pier change orders requested

Pier change orders requested

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners denied i+iconSoutheast’s request to extend by nine days the completion date for the construction of the new Anna...

Sunshine filings continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Several court filings have been made recently regarding the Sunshine Law lawsuit filed against six former city advisory board members. On Friday,...
City attorney deposed for Sunshine lawsuit

City attorney deposed for Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Attorney Thomas Shults spent six hours deposing City Attorney Ricinda Perry under oath. Perry’s videotaped deposition took place Wednesday, March 20 at the...
Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach commissioners have rejected the settlement counteroffer proposed by the six defendants in the 2017 Sunshine Law lawsuit. The defendants had...