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Joe Hendricks

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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Anna Maria Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalized

ANNA MARIA – The city pier restoration project banner was vandalized at some point over the weekend. Located near the foot of the pier...
AM Pier building gone

Pier demolition begins

ANNA MARIA – The demolition of the hurricane-damaged Anna Maria City Pier began Monday and the restaurant and bait shop at the pier’s T-end...
Holmes Beach Coyote

Coyotes sighted in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – There have been three reported coyote sightings in Holmes Beach in the past week and pet owners are advised not to...
Bradenton Beach charter review

Modified commission wards proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Charter Review Committee (CRC) reached consensus on several items during its Monday, July 9 meeting. Members Debra Cox, Anne Leister, Dan...
Bradenton Beach KORN lawsuit

KORN files lawsuit against city

BRADENTON BEACH – Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods (KORN) chairman Reed Mapes has filed a lawsuit challenging the City Commission’s decision to not place four...
Fire Stone lawsuit

Street ownership dispute prompts lawsuit

BRADENTON – Street ownership and property rights are the subjects of a lawsuit the owners of Fire & Stone Brick Oven Pizzeria have filed...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island cities ok Center funding

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners have agreed to make an $18,500 contribution to The Center of Anna Maria Island. To be taken from the city’s...
Fourth of July hot dog contest

How many hot dogs can you eat?

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill will host its Fifth Annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Given...
Grand Tree Speakers

Amended tree ordinance now in effect

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Commissioners recently adopted an amended tree ordinance, then promptly applied it when approving two grand tree removal requests previously...
Bill Vincent Withdraws

Vincent ends commission candidacy

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Bill Vincent says he’s withdrawing from the Bradenton Beach City Commission race. On Thursday, June 28,...

Journalism at its finest

Kudos to the staff of the Annapolis, Md.-based Capital Gazette for putting out a newspaper the morning after five of their friends and co-workers...
Bradenton Beach budget

Bradenton Beach gets good budget review

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners praised City Clerk Terri Sanclemente and City Treasurer Shayne Thompson for the clean audit of the 2016-17 fiscal year...
KORN Petitions Rejected

Commission rejects KORN initiatives

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Commissioners have rejected four charter amendment initiatives pursued by the Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods (KORN) political action committee. Barring a...

Bradenton Beach sewer line smoke tests start Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County will be smoke testing sewer lines in Bradenton Beach beginning on Monday, June 25 and ending on Wednesday, July 11. A...
Anna Maria Pier demo

Pier demolition clarified

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy doesn’t want people blaming the Ayres Associates design and engineering firm for the pending demolition and replacement of...