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The annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo hosted by Manatee County Government will not take place this year…

Florida produces a lot of wild animal stories. I mean stories about animals that are WI-I-I-I-LD. Pythons battle alligators for supremacy in the Everglades! Giant snails proliferate after …

The Manatee County School District is considering developing its own affordable housing stock to offset the negative impact soaring prices are having on recruiting and retaining …

The DeSantis Veto Pen Hits Home

$5 Million in state funding requested by Sen. Jim Boyd for the City of Bradenton to construct roundabouts at three intersections where dozens of crashes have taken place was among …

Perico Island Median Landscaping – Existing and Proposed?

The two medians on Perico Island of SR 64 West were originally landscaped with sod and shrubs by the developer of Perico Bay Club.  The developer turned them over to the Homeowners Association, …

Let the Voters Decide!

The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy where citizens have the right and ability to determine who represents them on governing bodies. On May 7, the League sent a letter to Supervisor of …

Ernest Jackson "Jack" Pollock

Jack passed away in Bradenton, FL, May 29, 2024, at the age of 93. He was born in Lakeland, Florida, on April 7, 1930. He is preceded in death by his father, Estein Lee Pollock and his mother Ruby …

Wow! A year of answering your questions, sharing information, and building a community of those who want to be engaged in what's happening in Manatee County has brought us to now celebrate one year …

CLEARWATER —  Allegiant announced new service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Evansville, Indiana, and McAllen, Texas this week. “We are excited to …

Combat Vet Finds Solace Through Art

Zeke Crozier lives in Bradenton, but not too many years ago, he was in a helicopter in Afghanistan on his second combat tour. It crashed, and his life changed forever. Zeke suffered a traumatic …

Interview: Carlos Santana

Humility and spirituality are the twin engines that drive Carlos Santana and the common thread that’s run through his creative and personal life dating back to when he started the Santana Blues …

Register Republican and Take Our County Back

To all of the non-Republican registered voters, I get it - maybe you don't want to be identified as a Republican, so the idea of switching parties to vote in our primary doesn't sit well with you.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a much-anticipated decision Thursday that mifepristone, one of two pharmaceuticals used in medication abortion, can remain available under existing …

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation , a nonprofit dedicated to supporting America’s first responders, Gold Star families, and military veterans, will break ground on its “Bradenton Veterans …

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is showing his support for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed near-total ban on employers requiring workers to sign so-called “noncompete” …

LWV Manatee County Commission Notes: 6/11/24

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Government Committee observes Manatee County Commission meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, or lack of …

Weekend Sounds: June 14-16

It's another weekend, and you know what that means. If you guessed another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties, you would be …

Gregory Johnson

Gregory Charles Johnson, 67, of Bradenton, FL passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024 from natural causes. Gregory was born on April 12, 1957 in Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by his …

Jim Meisenheimer

Jim Meisenheimer of Lakewood Ranch passed away on June 6, 2024, at the age of 78. Jim was born October 24, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from West Babylon …

Dennis Farrell

Dennis Paul Farrell, 76, passed away after a long illness on June 7, 2024, at home. He was born May 19, 1948, in Dorchester, MA, the son of the late James and Julia Farrell (Donnelly). Dennis …

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