Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Community News

Where have all the channels gone?

Where have all the channels gone?

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – More than 6 million customers of DirecTV nationwide are estimated to be without Nexstar Media Group stations and some CBS...
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...
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Holmes Beach budget questions answered

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders began budget talks for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning in July. With two budget hearings now set for September,...
City seeks reimbursement for Sunshine lawsuit expenses

City seeks reimbursement for Sunshine lawsuit expenses

BRADENTON BEACH – The city will try to recover some or all of the estimated $450,000 in attorney fees and legal costs city taxpayers...
Copeland will not seek reelection

Copeland will not seek re-election

ANNA MARIA – City Commissioner Doug Copeland will not next seek re-election in the upcoming city elections that will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Copeland...
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...
Vessels break free, threaten new dock

Vessels break free, threaten new dock

BRADENTON BEACH – Two boats in the unmanaged anchorage near the Bridge Street Pier broke loose Saturday afternoon, one making contact with the new...
Force main replacement comes to Bradenton Beach

Force main replacement comes to Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County’s force main sewer pipe replacement project is going to soon impact residents and business owners south of the Cortez...
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...
Judge rules CNOBB members violated Sunshine Law

Judge rules CNOBB members violated Sunshine Law

BRADENTON – Manatee County 12th Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas ruled Friday that former Planning and Zoning Board members Reed Mapes, John Metz, Patty Shay...
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,...
Holmes Beach budget talks begin

Holmes Beach budget talks begin

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s initial budget workshops are completed and city leaders have a budget that they’re prepared to present to residents in...
Skate park design nears completion

Skate park design nears completion

HOLMES BEACH – The preliminary designs are in for the city’s new cement skate park, but funds are still needed to construct the bowl...
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...