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Faith, a 14-year-old from Bradenton, struggles with cystic fibrosis but is in her happy place while she’s making music. Thanks to a custom "she-shed" from Make-A-Wish Southern …

This Sunday, May 19, Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse will host “the party of the decade” for a good cause...

Troop 22 Induct Five to Eagle Scouts

On Sunday, five local young men earned Eagle Scout status during a ceremony at the Palma Sola Botanical Park.

Six Southeast High School IB Students Earn Scholarships

Six Southeast High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students received scholarships from the Manatee River Rotary Club Wednesday night …

Over the weekend, Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) hosted the 10th annual Congressional Education Awards ceremony to give special recognition to 26 dedicated professionals …

Temple Beth El Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Why is the 50th year of Temple Beth El’s existence an important milestone? Jubilee (Yovel, in Hebrew), as stated in the bible, took place every fifty years. It was intended as a year of rest, …

Walkathon 2024 to Benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc. is gearing up for Walkathon 2024 , taking place in five locations. Walkathon is, paws down, the best day ever for dog lovers and their tail-wagging …

The Rowlett Middle School TSA team's journey to the annual state conference in Orlando, Florida, is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Led by their teacher, Robert …

Four BPD Officers Promoted

The Bradenton Police Department recently promoted four officers to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Kristie Affolter joined the Bradenton Police Department in 2017 and has served her …

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Returns Feb. 17-18

For the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages each February to celebrate the region's cultural history and honor the men and …

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's office recently announced the 4th Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding. This heartwarming event joins together …

Allen and Kaye Butler hare Manatee County’s 2024 Citizens of the Year. The couple's tireless work resulted in them being named the 2024 Distinguished Citizens of the Year by …

YVote Contest Winners’ Works on View at Local Libraries

The Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library is currently displaying the work of Sarasota’s public high school students who won the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County’s YVote …

Bradenton ninth grader Jackson Frey recently received an Academic All-American Award from USA Gymnastics. This prestigious award recognizes academic achievement in junior gymnasts …

Built in 1926, the Villa Serena Inn is the Sarasota area's oldest surviving inn and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The adjacent Carriage House Studio provides an intimate …

Community Garden Plots in Palma Sola?

The Palma Sola Botanical Park Foundation is conducting a survey to gauge community support for the use of a parcel of county-owned property for community garden plots and other agricultural education …

BRADENTON The Hat Theater Collective, a new immersive theater company in Bradenton, recently announced that it succeeded in raising $4,400 toward the cost of needed repairs and maintenance of the …

MANATEE Manatee County s Tom Bennett Park will soon feature an all-inclusive ADA playground and the project is largely thanks to The Bradenton Kiwanis Club. In celebration of its …

Do You Know an At-Risk Vet in Need of Housing?

ELLENTON  Our Next Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides housing to at-risk veterans who need safe and accessible housing, currently has a two-bedroom mobile home, fully furnished, …

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