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On Friday, the Obama administration announced the first major federal regulations on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of extracting oil and gas that has dramatically increased American energy output. While the term has become a political hot potato, many Americans remain unclear in terms of how the process works and the advantages/risks involved.

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Way back in the early 1900s, turpentine was big business on the west coast of Florida. Used primarily for thinning oil based paints and creating varnishes, turpentine was created by debarking pine trees and collecting a protective sap called oleoresin. The sap was then distilled in copper sills to create the popular solvent. 

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Daily News

Friday, March 27, 2015

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 71 and a 0 percent chance of rain. A new breed of termite has emerged in South Florida; Indiana has passed a bill that will allow businesses to not serve people if it goes against their religious beliefs; at least one major tech company is cancelling all business done in Indiana as a result; Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced he will be giving his entire fortune to charity; and several DEA agents have received suspensions of two to ten days for partying with prostitutes hired by drug cartels.

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

"Heart of the Song", an evening music event for the benefit of music scholarship, mentoring and educational programs, is coming to Palmetto on Friday, April 17. Organized by the Del Couch Music Foundation, the concert will be nestled in the 27-acre horse ranch Victoria Forest.

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

Re-enactors from a wide-ranging series of time periods in Florida will re-make history this weekend at De Soto National Memorial. 

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the team’s 2015 Spring Training schedule and ticket pricing for games at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida, the southern home of the Pirates since 1969. The 33-game Florida schedule consists of 15 home games and features the intrasquad “Black and Gold” benefit game on Monday, March 2.

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

Bob Gause, Chairman of the Manatee School Board, has recently been in the news, in connection with questionable bidding of a school district project, which should involve a thorough investigation. But are there other financial issues that need to be examined?

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

I live in a great home. I live close to downtown and all of the amenities that Bradenton has to offer. I own my home. It is in an at risk neighborhood. My neighbors that live there are great. I have nothing at all against renters, but if landlords and county officials cannot do a better job of maintaining acceptable standards for investment properties, my neighborhood, like so many in Manatee County, will remain at risk.

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

NextEra Energy, Inc. recently announced it has been named to Fortune’s 2015 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” and, for the first time, is among the top 10 companies in the world in both the categories of innovativeness and community responsibility.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will have an 80 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms and wind, and a high of 78. Three new lanes are set to open this weekend on southbound Interstate 275; a series of tornadoes caused widespread damage in Oklahoma last night; Kansas is set to become the next state to allow concealed guns without permits; enrollment and stock are tumbling for America's largest for-profit university; and investigators have reportedly found that a co-pilot intentionally brought down the German airliner that crashed this week.

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last November, Florida voters overwhelmingly supported a constitutional amendment to set aside a third of the net revenue from doc stamp fees for conservation purposes. They did so with the understanding that the primary purpose of the money would be to acquire conservation lands and preserve water sources, the budgetary funding for which had been continually slashed. However, neither the House nor the Senate seem inclined to do much conservation with the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been set aside.

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads. Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs.


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Business Headlines

Ask Guido: Your Investment Resource
Published Monday, March 23, 2015

The Bradenton Times Paperless Circular
Published Sunday, March 22, 2015

How can I try to Manage the Impact of an Interest Rate Hike?
Published Saturday, March 21, 2015

Government Headlines

Sarasota Bay Fisheries go to Tallahassee
Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Manatee County Commission Agenda Results: March 24, 2015
Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MPO Votes to Merge CCC With TBARTA
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fishing Headlines

Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: March 26, 2015
Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum: March 23, 2015
Published Monday, March 23, 2015

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


Name Date
Dana Miller March 27, 2015
Hazel Morrison March 24, 2015
Wanda Rollins March 24, 2015
Charles Tennesen March 23, 2015
Stanley Gralka March 6, 2015
Frances Thomas March 14, 2015
Alma Dauman March 4, 2015
Dorothy Weeks March 14, 2015
Robyn Peters‐Golabek March 14, 2015
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