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Bradenton Beach paving delays

Force main delays impacting Gulf Drive traffic

BRADENTON BEACH – The paving and reopening of the northbound Gulf Drive travel lane near the intersection with Cortez Road has been delayed due...
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‘American Pickers’ to film in Florida

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Florida in January to film episodes of their popular TV series "American Pickers." “American Pickers"...
Castles in the Sand

No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at...
reel time Kids for Clean Water

Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...
NEST

NEST nature days

Come and explore the new expansion at Robinson Preserve and take a tour of the Mosaic NEST. Park officials are on-hand to answer any questions...
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Bradenton Beach shuts down city website

BRADENTON BEACH – The city has shut down its website until it can be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city...
Anna Maria North Pole Donation

Anna Maria residents, businesses give $18k to MCSO charity

ANNA MARIA – The season of giving started early in the city of Anna Maria. Residents and business raised more than $18,000 for the...
Castles in the Sand

Before you sell, become a home historian

Last week was Halloween, and we talked about disclosing everything, even if not required by law, that might be negative about your home to...
haunted manatee county book

New book sheds light on the local paranormal

You might find her a little creepy or kooky, maybe a bit mysterious or spooky, but one title it’s hard to deny Liz Reed...
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County Commission candidates discuss campaign issues

MANATEE COUNTY – The winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger Candace Luther will help represent...
Castles in the Sand

Real estate sales can require scary disclosures

What do people do when they have everything they can possibly need? A safe and secure place to live, plenty of good quality food...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling off, then back on ballot

Even though it addresses two entirely unrelated subjects – prohibiting oil drilling and indoor vaping - Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 will be included on...
Castles in the Sand

Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...

Firefighters active in city commission campaign

BRADENTON BEACH – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) Fire Chief Tom Sousa wants Bradenton Beach voters to know the fire district does not endorse...