Monday, May 20, 2019

Community News

Driveway restoration concerns

Commission concerned about driveway damage, restoration

BRADENTON BEACH – A Feb. 8 commission discussion on bike and pedestrian improvements produced a parallel conversation about who might pay to restore driveways...
Elvis' nurse

Elvis described as polite, generous, loyal

HOLMES BEACH ­– The lady who was a close personal friend and nurse to rock and roll legend Elvis Presley has shed some light...

Quinn helping raise funds for pier

ANNA MARIA – Resident Sissy Quinn is trying to raise $100,000 or more to help build a new city pier. Quinn has set up a...
Darcie Duncan

Duncan named Manatee Chamber chair

MANATEE COUNTY – Duncan Real Estate owner Darcie Duncan is the new chair of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. The honor was bestowed on the...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Lessig resigns from Center leadership

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island’s board of directors is beginning the search for a new executive director after the resignation...
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Commissioners hold on church land purchase

HOLMES BEACH – Before any deals are struck, Commissioner Judy Titsworth wants to know just how far parishioners at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church are...
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Use of county concession funds up for debate

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners have more discussion to do before they come to an agreement on how they would like to apply beach concession...
Happiest city

City sitting out ‘happiest town’ vote

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria will not be assisting in any "get out the vote" efforts regarding Anna Maria being named...
AM Pier Firing

Plank removal leads to firings

ANNA MARIA – A family’s concerns about an engraved pier plank and a friend’s efforts to help cost two Anna Maria Public Works Department...
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Pedestrian death prompts call for crosswalk

HOLMES BEACH – Police Chief Bill Tokajer is calling for a crosswalk near where an 80-year-old Canadian tourist and her husband were hit by...
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Crash leaves pedestrian dead

  HOLMES BEACH – A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 2 p.m. while crossing the street at 5600 Gulf Drive. Marion and William...
BB Cottage Elevation

Cottage elevated in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – Chris Miller recently had his 1952 ground-level cottage elevated. Miller’s 452-square-foot cottage is located on a half lot at 1201 B Gulf Drive S....
Anna Maria Top 10

Anna Maria makes Coastal Living’s Top 10

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria has been named one of Coastal Living Magazine’s Top 10 America’s Happiest Seaside Towns for 2018,...
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Firefighters recognized for outstanding service

BRADENTON – Jeff Philips is the West Manatee Fire Rescue's Firefighter of the Year, Richard Losek is Officer of the Year and William “Buddy”...
Anna Maria Pier urgency

Pier urgency questioned

ANNA MARIA – City resident Richard Bristow suggests that city officials are showing a lack of urgency in reopening the pier. He makes his case...