Bradenton Beach mayor: Moving forward

“We continue to take control of our destiny,” Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said in his State of the City report during the July 7 city commission meeting. “The city is moving forward in a positive progressive manner with an … Continue reading →

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Derelict vessels continue to haunt BB pier, anchorage

Five half-submerged vessels lie abandoned across the waters in the Bradenton Beach anchorage. They were deserted after high winds and rough waters from a June 6 tropical storm passing 300 miles west in the Gulf of Mexico sent them either … Continue reading →

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Key Royale Bridge needs minor repairs

The Key Royale Bridge may have cracks, but only a few fixes are needed to get it back up to par. A June 9 report submitted to Holmes Beach by the Florida Department of Transportation said the bridge is in … Continue reading →

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Interview process begins for Anna Maria’s next city clerk

After narrowing down the pool of applicants to five candidates, officials have begun the interview process for the position of city clerk, with the first in-person interview scheduled for 11 a.m. July 14. Rebecca Haynes, Jamie Anderson, Kathleen Sotero, LeAnne … Continue reading →

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1st sea turtle nest hatches in Holmes Beach

The first hatchlings of sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island emerged early morning July 8 on the beach at 70th Street behind the Nautilus condominiums, 7100 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Upon emergence from the nest, the majority of the … Continue reading →

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Bradenton Beach day dock future uncertain

Bradenton Beach officials continue to float the idea of turning a public day dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier into a standing dock with boat slips. City officials are waiting for the OK from the Florida Department of Environmental … Continue reading →

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