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Kyle Shell remembered…

Kyle Shell remembered…

BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island lost a larger than life personality when Kyle Shell passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Kyle was 42 when...
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...
Noise problems for 68th Street residents

Noise problems for 68th Street residents

HOLMES BEACH – Under advice from the city attorney, commissioners reluctantly agreed to add a provision to the noise ordinance allowing a waiver for...
WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s commissioners and staff had a lot to celebrate during the board’s Nov. 19 meeting with two new firefighters...
Construction moves forward at city field

Construction moves forward at city field

HOLMES BEACH – Projects at the city field complex are underway and showing signs of significant progress, however, some residents are concerned about what...
Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – At the urging of City Engineer Lynn Burnett, commissioners have opted to move forward with raising the city’s stormwater fee from...
Lawsuit filed against fire department

Lawsuit filed against fire department

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners had a couple of legal decisions to make when the board met Nov. 19, first to select...
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...

Bell named Agriculturist of the Year

CORTEZ - Karen Bell, manager of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is Manatee County’s Agriculturist of the Year. The Manatee County native was surprised with the...
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...
Funding received for skate park bowl

Funding received for skate park bowl

HOLMES BEACH – A last-minute funding scare caused city leaders and staff to leap into action along with community members. Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth...
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...