Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Feature

Paid parking may be coming to county boat ramps

Paid parking may be coming to county boat ramps

MANATEE COUNTY – A user fee is being proposed for boaters using any of the Manatee County managed boat ramps. There are 10 county-managed boat...
Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

HOLMES BEACH – The new school year got off to a relatively calm start Monday morning with a break in the rainy weather and...
Bradenton Beach's new floating dock now in use

Bradenton Beach’s new floating dock now in use

BRADENTON BEACH – The new floating public dock next to the historic Bridge Street Pier is now open and being used by boaters. The Hecker...
George Wilson Jr. celebrated

George Wilson Jr. celebrated

ANNA MARIA – Hundreds of friends and family members showed up at the Anna Maria General Store on Monday, July 22 to celebrate the...
Grassy Point expansion plans stall

Grassy Point expansion plans stall

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are concerned about what a potential donation of 26 acres to Grassy Point Preserve in exchange for road access along...
Pier lease talks gain momentum

Pier lease talks gain momentum

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy and current city pier tenant Mario Schoenfelder recently reviewed a draft document that includes several potential...
George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

George Wilson Jr. – a legendary life

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island lost a beloved friend and local character when 67-year-old George Cameron Wilson Jr. passed away on Monday,...
Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Former Planning and Zoning Board member and Sunshine Law lawsuit defendant John Metz has been deposed, but his computer may be subjected...
County submits Coquina Beach tree replacement plan

County submits Coquina Beach tree replacement plan

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County has provided the city with a landscape plan that shows where 103 new trees will be planted at Coquina...
Bradenton Beach to receive $2 million in state funds

Bradenton Beach to receive $3 million in state funds

Updated June 26, 2019 - BRADENTON BEACH – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed off on more than $3 million in state funds for...
Proposed changes for VRC program

Proposed changes for VRC program

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are considering implementing some changes to the vacation rental certificate program that may cost vacation rental owners a little...
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...
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...

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...