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Manatee County hurricane shelter list

Manatee County hurricane shelter list

The following hurricane shelters in Manatee County may be open depending on the direction and size of the storm. There are no assigned shelters,...
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Help is available during hurricanes

Help is available for those dependent on medical equipment or those who need assistance or transportation to a shelter by registering in advance. Register...
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Tourist tax collections 2019

Here's a look at tourist tax collections in Anna Maria Island's three cities. Numbers reflect the approximate change from the same month in the...
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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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Floods, saltwater and freshwater

The poet W. H. Auden said, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Surely, he meant both freshwater and the ocean water...
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Coquina Beach parking limited

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County officials remind beachgoers to avoid the south end of the Coquina Beach parking lot during the busy Memorial Day...
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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...
Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach’s long-delayed $119,980 floating dock project may now cost an additional $45,302 to $69,456 to complete. On Wednesday, April 3, Police...
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Should you digitally – or actually – renovate?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they are faced with the dreaded renovation question. Frequently this question comes about when you’re...
Reel time red tide

Reel Time: Clear water hides looming problem

The red tide is gone! I don’t know anybody that isn’t elated that the most recent harmful algae bloom is absent from local waters....
Local gym Fit Crew to partner with Reveal Vitality

Local gym Fit Crew to partner with Reveal Vitality

BRADENTON – Fit Crew Bradenton and Reveal Vitality are forming a partnership which will allow the businesses to offer the next level of health...
AME Super achievers

AME super achievers

A team of five Anna Maria Elementary (AME) fifth-graders earned first place in the Manatee County School District’s countywide “Battle of the Books” competition...
County commissioners tour pier construction site

County commissioners tour pier construction site

ANNA MARIA – Manatee County Commissioners Betsy Benac, Steve Jonsson and Carol Whitmore took a boat tour of the Anna Maria City Pier construction...
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Are you smarter than a hedge fund manager?

The most expensive home in U.S. history was just sold. It’s a four-story condo on Central Park South in New York City dubbed “billionaire's...