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Fee-fi-fo-fum, do I smell a recovery?

Recovery, what recovery? That’s a word we left in our rearview mirror a long time ago. It’s true in Florida generally, and Anna Maria...
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Order out of chaos

Writing has been compared to bringing order out of chaos, something I try to do weekly on this page, and one of the most...
TDC members consider Mote funding request

TDC members consider Mote funding request

MANATEE COUNTY – Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s leadership is hoping for some funds from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council but TDC members...
WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

BRADENTON – Aug. 20 was a celebration of life at West Manatee Fire Rescue’s board meeting as district leaders handed out three sets of...
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The suburbs and the millennials

For several years, I wrote about how the millennials were moving into the cities. They didn’t want anything to do with the suburbs and...
Shark dragging trial moved to September

Shark dragging trial moved to September

Updated July 23, 2019 - TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac is now scheduled to stand trial on Monday, Sept. 16 for his alleged role...
Board accepts new fire chief contract

Board accepts new fire chief contract

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s soon-to-be Chief Ben Rigney’s employment contract is approved and ready to go into effect when current Chief Tom...
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Real estate selling for the smartphone generation

If your smartphone has become an extension of one hand and the TV remote an extension of the other, then iBuying may be the...
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WMFR 2019-20 assessment rates set

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners held a public hearing May 21 to discuss the 2019-20 residential and commercial assessment rates. No members...
Confederate memorial - Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis

County voters to decide Confederate monument’s location

BRADENTON – Next year, Anna Maria Island’s registered voters will help determine the new location for the Confederate memorial erected in front of the...
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One of our favorite topics

It doesn’t take long for a get together with friends and neighbors to morph into a conversation about real estate. One of the preferred...
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Traffic, real estate sales up

If you want to know why you’re starting to analyze traffic patterns so you can plan your trips to the supermarket, doctor’s office and...
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NEST Nature Days

View Robinson Preserve from a new perspective during NEST Nature Days at the new Mosiac NEST in the preserve's expansion area. The NEST is...

Visit the Valentine House

Come out to Robinson Preserve and visit the historic Valentine House. The house is the preserve's visitor's center and it's open to the public...

Robinson Preserve Twilight Run

Come out to Robinson Preserve for the 11th Annual Robinson Preserve 5K and 10K runs. The runs kick off with the age-bracketed Kids Dashes...