Saturday, March 23, 2019

Community News

Ricinda Perry

Bar complaint against Perry dismissed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Florida Bar has dismissed a complaint that Bradenton Beach resident and former Planning and Zoning Board member John Metz filed...
Day dock delivery

Day dock to open in early 2018

BRADENTON BEACH – The $119,980 floating public day dock is now scheduled to arrive in late January and be installed in February. Prefabricated off-site in...
Building official

Anna Maria hires new building official

ANNA MARIA - Less than a week after terminating Building Official Jimmy Strickland, Mayor Dan Murphy and the City Commission had his replacement on...
Cole Appointed

Cole appointed to commission

BRADENTON BEACH – Ralph Cole is back on the City Commission. Cole, who lost his Ward 3 reelection bid to Randy White in November, was...
Anna Maria City Pier

Pier may get $1.5M in tourist tax funds

ANNA MARIA – The Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) voted unanimously on Monday, Dec. 4 to recommend that the county reimburse the city...

Body identified not missing fisherman

Updated Dec. 5, 2017 CORTEZ – The Manatee County Coroner’ Office has identified a body found near Egmont Key last weekend, but it is not...
Strickland fired

Flood insurance discounts jeopardized

ANNA MARIA – Building Official Jimmy Strickland has been terminated for inactions that could result in higher flood insurance premiums for property owners in...
Holmes Beach new commission

Holmes Beach commissioners sworn in

HOLMES BEACH – Two newly-elected and two re-elected Holmes Beach commissioners, along with Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mayor Bob Johnson, are ready to tackle...
Pier reunion

Pier closing leaves lasting impact

ANNA MARIA – The former employees of the restaurant and adjoining bait shop on the Anna Maria City Pier gathered Thanksgiving morning at the...
Treehouse

Tree house case climbs toward Supreme Court

HOLMES BEACH - The tree house case may be heard by the highest court in the land. Owners Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran have...
Chuck Webb suspension

Webb facing Florida Bar suspension

HOLMES BEACH – Attorney Charles "Chuck" Webb is facing a 60-day suspension from his ability to practice law in Florida. On Oct. 10, Webb entered...
Dog and skate park

Funds come through for park improvements

HOLMES BEACH – The money is ready and waiting to be spent on improvements to the dog and skate parks. Commissioners unanimously approved a budget...
Cortez Bridge

Bridges to open less frequently

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The Cortez and Manatee Avenue bridges are now to be opened twice an hour instead of three times an hour...
Holmes Beach building department

Building department responds to community

HOLMES BEACH - The city's building department staff is reaching out, hoping to improve communication between the department and the community. About a dozen people showed...
Kaleta Settlement

Kaleta to receive $1 million settlement

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and his Beach to Bay construction company will receive a $1 million payment according to settlement terms negotiated...