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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

TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac is now scheduled to stand trial on Monday, Sept. 16, for his alleged role in a much-publicized shark dragging...
Castles in the Sand

Are you as smart as a private equity firm?

The phrase, “follow the money,” goes back to the Watergate era as a method to shed light on corrupt activities by looking at money...
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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...
County submits Coquina Beach tree replacement plan

County submits Coquina Beach tree replacement plan

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County has provided the city with a landscape plan that shows where 103 new trees will be planted at Coquina...
Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

Algae causes fish kill in Manatee River

BRADENTON - Blue-green algae persists in Robinson and Perico Preserves, and has caused its first fish kill. “Blue-green algae and brown algae have become pervasive...
Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

Anna Maria appreciates county, state pier support

ANNA MARIA – City officials are grateful for the continued support the city’s receiving from the county and the state for the construction of...
City to county: 'Not so fast' on tree removal

City to county: ‘Not so fast’ on tree removal

BRADENTON BEACH – City Building Official Steve Gilbert has the city commission’s support to issue a stop work order on a county drainage project...
Muscle up! Strong men hit the beach

Muscle up! Strong men hit the beach

MANATEE COUNTY – The 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man Competition began in downtown Bradenton on Thursday, June 13, shifted to Coquina Beach in...
Castles in the Sand

We may be getting older, but we’re not stupid

Did you know that every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65? Just to refresh your aging memories, baby boomers are defined as those born...
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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...
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...
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...