Santa gets sand in his boots at children’s event
Dec20

Santa gets sand in his boots at children’s event

Santa’s sleigh was elsewhere or in the shop, but that didn’t keep him from making an appearance in Bradenton Beach. On Dec. 17, Santa hitched a ride in a squad car with the Bradenton Beach Police Department, and was dropped off just in time to hear almost 100 wishes from the children attending the annual […]

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Santa cruises to breakfast party in Cortez
Dec20
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Rescued from AMI beach, cold-stunned sea turtle goes to rehab
Dec20

Rescued from AMI beach, cold-stunned sea turtle goes to rehab

When temperatures drop in the Gulf of Mexico, sea turtles can show signs of distress. On Dec. 12, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox received a call that a sea turtle had been spotted in the shallow water near the 28th Street beach in Holmes Beach. According to Fox, […]

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Maro aces Bradenton Beach Ward 2 commission seat
Dec20

Maro aces Bradenton Beach Ward 2 commission seat

After two deadlocks and a card draw, Bradenton Beach has a Ward 2 commissioner — 18-year resident Marilyn Maro. For the second time in as many years, a Bradenton Beach election was decided by an ace. At the Dec. 13 meeting, two nominees, Marilyn Maro and Anne Leister, came to draw from a deck of […]

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King campers await year-long smoothie prize
Dec20
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DUI arrestee sentenced to 12-month probation
Dec20

DUI arrestee sentenced to 12-month probation

A Bradenton man caught driving under the influence in Holmes Beach was sentenced Dec. 6 to 12 months probation. Dale Decola, 30, pleaded no contest to the charge of DUI with 0.15 or higher. Twelfth Circuit Judge Charles Sniffin found him guilty and ordered him to a DUI school and victim-impact panel.      He also suspended […]

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