Thursday, February 27, 2020

Community News

FDOT changes 119th Street plans

BRADENTON — Residents of the Village of Cortez can breathe a little easier now that the Florida Department of Transportation is changing its plan...
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Rental-inspired LDC amendments proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has completed the second phase of its efforts to regulate vacation rentals. After previously crafting...
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Fire commissioner begins state office run

West Manatee Fire Rescue District Commissioner Randy Cooper is stepping into a larger political arena - running for state office. Cooper seeks community support in...
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Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...
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Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...

Grassy Point reopens to the public

HOLMES BEACH — The gates of Grassy Point Preserve are officially open, at least for the hours between dawn and dusk. City leaders and more...
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Celebrating 90 years young with Mary Seine

ANNA MARIA — Mary Seine is officially 90 years young. It was standing room-only April 22 in the Roser Memorial Community Church fellowship hall as...
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Holmes Beach wins Bert Harris victory

HOLMES BEACH — Holmes Beach scores one point in the battle between the city and the Bert Harris Act. City leaders received notice March 22...
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Committee rules favorably on vacation rental bill

TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental bill filed by Florida Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) cleared its first obstacle Tuesday afternoon when the Florida Senate’s Regulated...
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What it takes to change a bridge timing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Michael Lieberum, Chief of Bridge Operations for the United States Coast Guard’s Seventh District, explained last week how the bridge...
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Saying goodbye to my first best friend forever

Who is your first best friend? I just submitted the obituary for Jerry Guthrie Cross. She was my first best friend.  She is a...
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Pier proposals lack cost estimates

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy opened the three proposals received from firms interested in rehabilitating the Anna Maria City Pier, only to discover...
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Teachers honor Dr. Seuss

Anna Maria Elementary School second-grade teachers Sandy Fisher and Maggie Payne celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday Thursday, March 2, by dressing as characters in...
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Start your child early with voluntary pre-kindergarten

Parents who have children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 and who would like their child to attend a free Voluntary...
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Holmes Beach selects Cari Roth as state lobbyist

HOLMES BEACH — Lobbyist Cari Roth will continue to represent Holmes Beach in the state Legislature to oppose two proposed bills. Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously...