Thursday, January 23, 2020

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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,...
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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...
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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...

Hurricane relief drive taking place in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill, the Cortez Bait & Seafood Company, The Blessing Bags Project and the Service Industry Relief Festivities (SIRF) organization are...
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,...
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Homeowners opt for retro renovation

HOLMES BEACH – In a time when many homeowners are rebuilding or giving a modern renovation to their homes, one family is turning back...
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Twenty-nine new Bert Harris claims come to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – In the last week to file Bert Harris claims with Holmes Beach regarding the city’s vacation rental ordinance, 29 new claims...

More thoughts shared by commission candidates

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commission candidates Ralph Cole, Marilyn Maro, Tjet Martin and John Metz recently shared their thoughts on their campaigns and the...
Bradenton Beach bike share

Bike share service proposed in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – Mobile Muttley’s owners Thomas Pechous and Tracy Thrall presented their proposed bike share service to city commissioners last week. While no commission...
Anna Maria City Pier RFP

Five names entered into Anna Maria City Pier bidding hat

ANNA MARIA –The latest round request for proposals (RFP) to rebuild the city pier closed Oct. 3. Five Florida-based construction companies entered their names...