Sunday, August 25, 2019

Community News

Center of Anna Maria Island

Island cities ok Center funding

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners have agreed to make an $18,500 contribution to The Center of Anna Maria Island. To be taken from the city’s...
Holmes Beach ad hoc David

Commissioners consider city manager recommendation

HOLMES BEACH – Ad Hoc Committee members recommending a city manager form of government wasn’t a surprise to nearly three dozen community members and...
Holmes Beach City Hall

Meet your mayoral candidates

HOLMES BEACH – With current Mayor Bob Johnson not running for a third term on the Holmes Beach City Commission, voters will choose either...
Brady family and friends Center

Island rallies for celebrated family

ANNA MARIA – Old-timers and new residents turned out Saturday to raise money for Jim and Ronee Brady, owners of the fire-damaged West Coast...
Grand Tree Speakers

Amended tree ordinance now in effect

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Commissioners recently adopted an amended tree ordinance, then promptly applied it when approving two grand tree removal requests previously...
Bill Vincent Withdraws

Vincent ends commission candidacy

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Bill Vincent says he’s withdrawing from the Bradenton Beach City Commission race. On Thursday, June 28,...
Holmes Beach logo

Burglary in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH - The suspect in a Thursday afternoon burglary is still at large, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer. Police are searching...
canine Anna Maria Elementary School entrance

School safety at AME

HOLMES BEACH – It may be summer, but a new school year approaches and Police Chief Bill Tokajer has a plan to keep Anna...
Bradenton Beach budget

Bradenton Beach gets good budget review

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners praised City Clerk Terri Sanclemente and City Treasurer Shayne Thompson for the clean audit of the 2016-17 fiscal year...
WMFR merger district map

WMFR commissioners address merger concerns

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are giving Commissioner George Harris the green light to reach out to leaders at two other Manatee...
West Coast Surf Shop luau

Luau to benefit West Coast Surf Shop

Hula on over to The Center of Anna Maria Island Saturday, June 30 for a community luau to benefit the Brady family, owners of...
KORN Petitions Rejected

Commission rejects KORN initiatives

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Commissioners have rejected four charter amendment initiatives pursued by the Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods (KORN) political action committee. Barring a...

Bradenton Beach sewer line smoke tests start Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County will be smoke testing sewer lines in Bradenton Beach beginning on Monday, June 25 and ending on Wednesday, July 11. A...
Anna Maria Pier demo

Pier demolition clarified

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy doesn’t want people blaming the Ayres Associates design and engineering firm for the pending demolition and replacement of...
Anna Maria Pier criticism

Commissioners respond to pier criticism

ANNA MARIA – Some Anna Maria Commissioners are becoming frustrated with the social media criticism levied at them regarding the pending demolition and replacement...