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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For many years the idea of a hotel next to what is now the Bradenton Area Convention Center, was just that, only an idea. But at Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting members approved a Map Amendment, and a Text Amendment that brings that idea closer to a reality.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014
 

John W Geeslin is running against Eric Gilbert and incumbent Brian Williams for the Ward 3 Palmetto City Commission seat.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Governor Scott has enjoyed a strong base of support in Sarasota in terms of both fundraising and voter enthusiasm. After visiting his campaign office there on Sunday afternoon, he knocked on doors throughout Sarasota to campaign for re-election. The Sarasota-Manatee area will be an important territory for the governor as he seeks to fend off former Republican Governor Charlie Crist in November's election. Scott outperformed his statewide average in both counties when he defeated Democrat Alex Sink in 2010.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manatee County Utilities Department has issued a Precautionary Boil Water notice for our customers on 44 Ave. E. from 15 St. E. going west to 301 Blvd. and on 9 St. E. from 44 Ave. E. going north to the 3900 Block of 9 St. E.  A water main tie-in is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  The water will be shut off from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Customers are advised that once service is restored, all water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled as a precaution. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Florida Native Plant Society and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program will hold their annual Native Plant Fall Festival and Sale on Saturday, October 4 at Sweet Bay Nursery located at 10824 Erie Road in Parrish. Plants to be included in the sale include a large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses, blooming wildflowers and butterfly plants for use in any garden. 

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Here is an example of why New Orleans is so susceptible to the destruction from Hurricanes. Man has destroyed the wetlands and estuaries that protect the land. Here also is a reason to stop the development of "Long Bar Pointe". In the 1700's New Orleans used to be 165 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and the devastation that hurricanes create. Now, New Orleans is only 25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Don't allow this to happen to Sarasota Bay.

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Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At Monday's city commission meeting members approved an agreement with FDOT for a multi-modal trail design to run from Riverside Park along Riverside Drive to 10th Avenue West. Commissioners also approved a Map Amendment, and a Text Amendment to prepare for the construction of a hotel on property adjacent to the Bradenton Area Convention Center. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014


Published Monday, September 29, 2014

The popular averages declined more than 1.0% last week. Stocks were impacted by escalating geopolitical tensions and weak economic conditions globally. In addition, there is concern that the average stock within the popular averages has not achieved the same level of success as the gains in the underlying indices suggest. The NASDAQ Composite is up more than 9% for the year but the average stock within the composite is actually down for the year. Similar trading patterns are also true for the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials. The divergences are more glaring when viewing the performance of large-cap and small-cap stocks. The Russell 2000 Index, which represents small-cap issues, is actually down for the year. In a healthy bull market most areas are in harmony with the primary trend.

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Published Monday, September 29, 2014

Eric Gilbert is currently Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Palmetto. He is one of three candidates running for the Ward 3 seat on the Palmetto City Council, currently held by Brian Williams, who will seek re-election to the non-partisan board on November 4.

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Published Monday, September 29, 2014

Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker has been awarded a prestigious statewide award for his efforts to uphold Manatee County Commission’s commitment to healthy beaches. The Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association has named Hunsicker its Local Government Award recipient and will recognize him at the Association’s annual conference in Bonita Springs this week. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Patricia Ritchlin September 25, 2014
Glennava Inman September 25, 2014
Jo-Ann Cherry September 22, 2014
Emma Engelmann September 20, 2014
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
Emma LaSota September 6, 2014
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
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