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Joe Hendricks

Joe Hendricks
Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Christmas tree lighting

Christmas tree lighting and outdoor movie too

BRADENTON BEACH – On Saturday, Nov. 25, the Bridge Street Merchants will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The holiday celebration will take place...
CNOBB amendments

Elections alter Bradenton Beach’s political landscape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Nov. 7 elections reshaped the Bradenton Beach City Commission and changed how future commission races will be run. City voters elected...
Anna Maria Veterans Day parade

Old Soldiers and Sailors parade honors vets

ANNA MARIA - The inaugural Old Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Day parade delighted cheering crowds lining Pine Avenue on Friday, Nov. 10. A bagpiper and...
Anna Maria Pier Planks

Pier plank plan pending

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is working on a plan to reuse the engraved wooden planks on the Anna Maria City Pier. The planks...
Latvala cancels parade appearance

Latvala cancels parade appearance

ANNA MARIA – Amidst accusations of sexual harassment, Florida Sen. Jack Latvala has bowed out of the city of Anna Maria’s “Old Soldiers &...
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Aqua lawsuit

Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...
Chappie wins

Chappie and White win Bradenton Beach elections

BRADENTON BEACH – City voters have spoken: Former Mayor John Chappie will take over the mayor's seat held by Bill Shearon. Randy White will take over...
Anna Maria Elections Carter Wins

Incumbents sweep Anna Maria elections

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria voters want incumbent City Commissioners Carol Carter, Doug Copeland and Dale Woodland to serve additional two-year terms in office,...
Anna Maria shade sails

Shade sails hoisted

The $84,975 shade sail structure is now in place at City Pier Park in Anna Maria. "I think it adds a dramatic look to the...
Veterans Park, Bradenton

Letter affirms Confederate monument opposition

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners face opposition by the Manatee County Veteran’s Council to placing a historic Confederate monument in Veterans Park. Veterans Council chairman...
Bradenton Beach CNOBB filings insufficient

 CNOBB filings deemed insufficient

BRADENTON BEACH – The statement of organization and campaign treasurer’s report recently filed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) both contain insufficiencies,...
Bill Shearon calls

Mayor in frequent contact with Sunshine defendants

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor Bill Shearon has had several private phone calls over the past two months with defendants named in a Sunshine Law...

Call issued for ‘Seahorses’ artists

The Bridge Street Merchants in Bradenton Beach are issuing a call to artists for the Third Annual Bridge Street Public Art Project, and this...
Bradenton Beach logo

Mayor’s race enters final week

BRADENTON BEACH – Voters will soon decide whether Mayor Bill Shearon serves a third term as mayor or Vice Mayor John Chappie returns to...