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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Privateers’ Christmas Processional taking northbound route

Privateers’ Christmas Processional heads north

The annual Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Christmas Processional will travel in the opposite direction this year due to a drainage project underway at Coquina...
Holiday of Treasures Open House returns

Holiday of Treasures Open House returns

ANNA MARIA – The annual Holiday of Treasures Open House will take place on and around Pine Avenue on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:30-8...
Holiday Boat Parade setting sail soon

Holiday Boat Parade setting sail soon

BRADENTON BEACH – A fleet of delightfully lit and decorated boats will pass along the Bradenton Beach shoreline during the second annual Bradenton Beach...
Noisy vacation rental guests evicted

Noisy vacation rental guests evicted

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s recently amended noise ordinance was put to the test last week and resulted in a group...
Deadline extended for final pier lease offer

Deadline extended for final pier lease offer

ANNA MARIA – Mario Schoenfelder now has until Dec. 31 to submit his final offer for the lease of the restaurant and bait shop...
Rod & Reel Pier closes but quickly reopens

Rod & Reel Pier closes but quickly reopens

ANNA MARIA – The Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria reopened Saturday morning, Nov. 23, after being closed for two days to make...
Freddy Gilliland severely injured in vehicular incident

Freddy Gilliland severely injured in vehicular incident

CORTEZ – West Bradenton resident David Nichols remains incarcerated at the Manatee County Jail today after being arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 19 on a...
Scott Moore inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame

Scott Moore inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame

PALMETTO – Holmes Beach resident and charter fishing guide Scott Moore is the newest member of the Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Family and...
After-hours now allowed at post office

After-hours parking now allowed at post office

BRADENTON BEACH – After-hours and weekend parking is now allowed at the Bradenton Beach Post Office. After-hours parking is allowed from 4:30 p.m. until 8...

Come celebrate Thanks-Living

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach residents of all ages are invited to the Thanks-Living community gathering on Wednesday, Nov....
Copeland exits public service on a high note

Copeland exits public service on a high note

ANNA MARIA – As one of his final acts as an Anna Maria commissioner, Doug Copeland requested the adoption of a city resolution that...
Fishing tournament raising funds for Matt Bauer

Fishing tournament raising funds for Matt Bauer

HOLMES BEACH – Twenty-six-year-old Holmes Beach resident Matt Bauer has been diagnosed with leukemia for a second time and the upcoming Fishing for a...
Parade honors veterans

Parade honors veterans

ANNA MARIA – Veterans, an honor guard, marching bands, local businesses and organizations – including a group of youngsters from The Center of Anna...
Sunshine lawsuit judge rules in favor of city recovering attorney fees

Sunshine lawsuit judge rules in favor of city recovering attorney fees

BRADENTON – Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has granted the city of Bradenton Beach’s motion to recover attorney fees incurred in the...
Kelli Whitehead’s recovery continues

Kelli Whitehead’s recovery continues

BRADENTON – Kelli Whitehead is making progress in her battle with necrotizing fasciitis, but she still faces a long road to recovery. As of Sunday,...