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Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

Peter Osman a ‘Doggone’ good artist

CORTEZ – Peter “The Dog Man” Osman has spent the past 30 years making his whimsical “Doggone” sculptures and the past two years selling...
Planning commissioners talk future flooding

Planning commissioners talk future flooding

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s planning commissioners voted unanimously June 5 to find an ordinance amending the existing flood plain ordinance as consistent with...
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Commissioners consider exemption for rental homes

HOLMES BEACH – Vacation rental owners may soon have one less piece of paperwork to worry about filing in one Island city. During a May...
Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

Mason Martin Builders selected to build pier restaurant and bait shop

ANNA MARIA – Frank Agnelli's Mason Martin Builders is the city’s top choice to construct the restaurant and bait shop at the T-end of...
Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach officials are concerned about the overcrowding and parking issues that occurred at and around Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach...
Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

BRADENTON BEACH – The six defendants in the Sunshine Law lawsuit have proposed compromise offers that seek financial reimbursement from the city of Bradenton...
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Pier building bids received but not revealed

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria received four bids from construction firms seeking the contract to build the new restaurant and the...
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WMFR 2019-20 assessment rates set

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners held a public hearing May 21 to discuss the 2019-20 residential and commercial assessment rates. No members...
WMFR board considers building construction

WMFR board considers building construction

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are considering building a new administration building, and they’ve narrowed down potential lots to purchase to two...
Vickers sentencing set

Vickers gets life in death of toddler

David Vickers has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole in the death of 16-month-old Luca Scholey on Aug. 21,...
Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

Anna Maria salutes veterans on Memorial Day

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria hosted its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Salute this morning under the shade structure at City...
County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners are surprised and dismayed to learn that Manatee County plans to remove up to 120 Australian pine trees from...
Albert Few, the last of 67

Albert Few, the last of 67

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s 67 World War II veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that...

Two Holmes Beach police officers honored

HOLMES BEACH - Holmes Beach Police Detective Sergeant Brian Hall and Officer Michael Walker were honored at the 2019 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards on...

Pine Avenue restaurant proposed

ANNA MARIA – On Thursday, May 23, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the proposed construction of a 45-seat restaurant and residential structure at...