New ‘tiny home’ development proposal pops up in Cortez

Hunters Point Resort & Marina may be the next new development in line for Cortez. Cortez Road Investments and Finance Inc. proposed a site plan in early May and, after a few engineering calculations, it’s destined for the Manatee County review process. Sarasota developer Marshall Gobuty said he’s been tweaking the plan for years. Combining […]

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Bradenton Beach commissioners accused of tuning out music

A passing motorcycle and a guitar riff. Both produce sound, but is music “noise?” Some people in Bradenton Beach say music is not noise and should not be covered by the city noise ordinance. “Music is not noise. What you are talking about is a ban on music,” said Gary Drouin, a musician and sound […]

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Bridge St. biz: going, going… gone!

The building at 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, is demolished May 8 to make room for new retail space and a restaurant. Developer Mike Hynds plans to add residential units in a second phase. Construction is planned for later this year, with a prospective February 2018 opening date. The site is the former location of […]

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1st of 2017 Anna Maria Island sea turtle nests spotted, staked

The loggerheads know what time it is. So begins the time of year when sea turtles, once facing extinction, emerge from the Gulf of Mexico to nest on Anna Maria Island beaches at night, as they’ve done for millennia. The first five nests of the 2017 sea turtle nesting season, May-October, were documented May 12 […]

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