Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Home Community News Manatee County

Manatee County

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...
Palma Sola Boat Ramp remains closed

Palma Sola Boat Ramp remains closed

PALMETTO – The Palma Sola Boat Ramp remains closed as Manatee County officials seek funding to make necessary repairs. The issue of the closed boat...
Shark dragging trial moved to September

Shark dragging trial moved to September

Updated July 23, 2019 - TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac is now scheduled to stand trial on Monday, Sept. 16 for his alleged role...
County commission approves Coquina Beach tree removals

County commission approves Coquina Beach tree removals

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners have approved removing 97 more Australian pines from the south Coquina Beach parking lot, bringing the total so far...
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...
Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

BRADENTON – The dog park at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton is now the Laurie Crawford Dog Park. Opened in 2000 as the Happy Tails...
Crawford dog park dedication Friday

Crawford dog park dedication Friday

BRADENTON - People and pups are invited to the Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m....
Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Parking spaces at Coquina Beach will become a little more scarce when the south parking lot closes on Monday, April 1. The...
County commissioners tour pier construction site

County commissioners tour pier construction site

ANNA MARIA – Manatee County Commissioners Betsy Benac, Steve Jonsson and Carol Whitmore took a boat tour of the Anna Maria City Pier construction...
Wenzel to serve jail time and lose fishing privileges

Wenzel to serve jail time, lose fishing privileges

TAMPA – Michael Wenzel, 22, will serve 10 days in a Hillsborough County jail for his role in the much-publicized shark dragging incident that...
One Particular Harbour marina opens to the public

One Particular Harbour marina opens

The new marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville will have a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The opening of the...
Beach Smoking ban

Gruters proposes statewide beach smoking ban

SARASOTA – If Florida Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) has his way, Anna Maria Island’s beaches and those throughout Florida would become no-smoking zones. Filed on...
Pat Glass Chambers

Pat Glass honored for her lasting legacy

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Commission chambers are now “The Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers” in honor of the county’s first female commissioner. Pat Glass,...
Elections Whitmore

Whitmore, Servia, Bellamy win county commission races

Updated Nov. 6, 10:33 p.m. MANATEE COUNTY - Manatee County voters, including those on Anna Maria Island, re-elected incumbent District 6 at-large County Commissioner...
Manatee County seal

County Commission candidates discuss campaign issues

MANATEE COUNTY – The winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger Candace Luther will help represent...