Salvation Army feeding hundreds on Thanksgiving

BRADENTON- The Salvation Army in Bradenton is expecting record numbers of residents to come out to their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Hundreds of people waited for a taste of thanksgiving at the Bradenton Salvation Army. “We hope to feed 500 for today,” said Thomas Giglio,Food Service Manager. This year, the thanksgiving feast was moved to an earlier time , hoping to attract more  of the community. “The salvation army provides a meal...

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Keeping pets healthy this Thanksgiving

BRADENTON- Scott Claar is thankful for his healthy dogs this thanksgiving, and brought them out to see the doctor to make sure they stay that way. “It’s very important so they can maintain the health of their pets,” Clarr said. “And just take care of them, they’re our kids, that’s the whole importance is because they’re our kids.” “That’s what thanksgiving is all about, being thankful for what you have and being able to give to other...

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Suncoast Girl Scouts react to hugging post

SUNCOAST-A post from the Girls Scouts organization is causing a lot of mixed reviews ‘to hug or not to hug.’ The recent post addressing that topic has been shared more than 7 thousand times. It reads in part: “telling your child that she owes someone a hug because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift, can set the stage for her questioning whether she owes another person any type of physical affection...

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Bradenton Blues Festival is sold out

BRADENTON- The Bradenton Blues Festival has officially sold out. Realize Bradenton announced Friday that the Bradenton Blues Festival, with a capacity of about 3,000, had officially sold out. The Herald Tribune says during its past five years, the festival had always sold out the day of the event. The festival weekend is Dec. 1-3 in Downtown Bradenton featuring nationally-acclaimed blues artists, local artisan and food vendors, as...

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Palmetto house is engulfed in flames

MANATEE COUNTY – A fire sets a house ablaze in a Palmetto neighborhood. North River Fire District reports they received a call just before 6 P.M. Tuesday for a house fire. Firefighters were on the scene at the 9200 block of 71st Avenue East and were able to extinguish the flames. Residents living in the house escaped and were not injured. Battalion Chief for the North River Fire District Donald Bathje says flames were intense upon...

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MCSO cracking down on retail theft

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on retail theft this holiday season. The MCSO will be conducting operation elf on the shelf, an undercover operation which will have deputies in retail stores throughout the holiday season. According to a Sheriff’s Office release, shoplifting costs retailers around the country billions of dollars each year. The Sheriff’s Office has had 582 reported incidents of...

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