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Pup & Cat Crawl helps lost pets

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Benefitting the Lost Pet Services Inc. organization that helps reunite lost pets with their owners, the inaugural Pup & Cat...
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Calming waters

It’s the end of July, and most of the country is hot, really hot. But if you live near the water as we do,...
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The condo dance

Every dance has specific dance steps. Even though some dancers may look like they’re just winging it, they’re at least the ones that you...
Breanne crowned karaoke champ

Breanne crowned karaoke champ

BRADENTON – Cortez Kitchen employee and Bradenton resident Shannon Breanne recently won the Suncoast Entertainment Karaoke Contest. The seven-week contest took place at the Joyland...
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Real independence

July 4 is Independence Day, representing this country’s desire to be independent of not only the British but also to be self-sufficient, able to...
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What’s in a color

Did you know there is an entire segment of psychology devoted to color? Color can dramatically affect moods according to experts in color psychology, so...
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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...

Fire & Stone taking corrective actions

CORTEZ – Fire & Stone Pizza owners Radka Watson and Peter Ross are working to address the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation...
Albert Few, the last of 67

Albert Few, the last of 67

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s 67 World War II veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that...
Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

CORTEZ – Ryan Young and Mike Divietro won the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open golf tournament that raised more than $16,000 for The...
Flippin’ Mullet hosting golf tournament in Franklin’s honor

Flippin’ Mullet hosting golf tournament in Franklin’s honor

CORTEZ – The Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez is hosting the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open Charity Golf...
Museum spotlights Coast Guard

Museum spotlights Coast Guard

CORTEZ – Members of the crew of Coast Guard Station Cortez gave Florida Maritime Museum visitors an overview last week of the history and...

Cortez celebrates Heritage Day

CORTEZ – Cortez may be the last fishing village in the state, and was certainly one of the first, settled in the 1880s by...