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County Commission candidates address campaign issues

Anna Maria Island and Cortez voters will help determine the winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Holmes Beach city field third base

New plans emerge for city field

HOLMES BEACH – Though commissioners didn’t approve City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s entire layout for the city field complex, they did combine her plan and...
Holmes Beach 47th lot clear

Retribution sought for sea grape destruction

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners are asking police officers and City Attorney Patricia Petruff to work together to find a way to prosecute local...
Holmes Beach Spring Lake update

Deciding the future of Spring Lake

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure about what to do for the future of Spring Lake, and they’re hoping the lake’s residents will step...
WMFR open house hot dogs

Family fun at the fire house

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue personnel took a little time off from the serious business of keeping the community safe to throw a...
hurricane michael relief supplies

Hurricane relief donations

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, through Anna Maria City Hall, is collecting items to send to the areas hit by Hurricane Michael last week....
Bradenton Beach Ave C restoration

Avenue C restoration accelerated

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners want to make stormwater and drainage improvements along Avenue C sooner rather than later. As part of that process,...
Anna Maria Pier RFP seagulls

Anna Maria City Pier proposals still awaiting approval

ANNA MARIA – The city's plans to rebuild its famous city pier are still being kept confidential. Mayor Dan Murphy said Oct. 11 he sent...
ami shore erosion

AMI northern shore lost, gained says AM mayor

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy said Oct. 11 he thinks the city's north shore lost 30-35 percent of its white sands, but, he...

Police taking donations for hurricane victims

HOLMES BEACH - The Holmes Beach Police Department is working with Manatee County Search and Rescue to gather supplies for first responders and residents...
Holmes Beach mayor Joshua Linney

Postcard causes issue for mayoral candidate

Holmes Beach mayoral candidate Josh Linney is again coming under fire, this time for offering an hour of free technical support on his election...

County considers grant for beach shuttle service

HOLMES BEACH – The Manatee County Board of Commissioners is bidding for a Florida Department of Transportation grant that would ease demand for parking...

Queen of the night

From a spindly, thorny cactus in Bradenton Beach, this single bloom burst forth last night, Wednesday Oct. 10, after Hurricane Michael sped past Anna...

Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to...

Hurricane Michael brushing Anna Maria Island

Updated Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. - ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Hurricane Michael developed Tuesday night into a category 4 storm with 140 mph winds,...