Bradenton Times News Articles
When I first moved to West Bradenton, shortly after taking a job with this paper back in 2010, I was introduced to a man named Dutch Powers. “If you want to learn the ins and outs of Manatee County politics,” I was told, “there's no better tutor.” I had no idea at the time how often that bold statement would be proven true. Dutch passed away yesterday morning, and I can't imagine Manatee County politics ever being the same without him.more»
Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands! Stone crab season has finally arrived! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Due tropical depression will cause possibly hazardous marine conditions throughout the weekend. NOAA has issued small craft advisories in some areas due to significant wave height.
21st Century Oncology, the nation’s largest radiation therapy provider is proud to announce the re-opening of the 21st Century Oncology office in Bradenton, Florida. The newly remodeled office located at 401 Manatee Avenue East in Bradenton now offers TrueBeam, a new cancer treatment technology that provides a radically different approach to cancer care.
Who is responsible for the realization of Grassy Point Preserve? Check the dates of Holmes Beach administrations. It's pretty clear who is responsible and who is not. Shame on anyone who takes credit when credit is not due.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve the last plot of land for the WCI Communities Tidewater Preserve subdivision through the consent agenda. The council also approved the first of two public hearings of a City Planning Commission request to update the city's Form-Based Code at the request of Village of the Arts business owners, who want to increase visibility for the village via additional signage.more»
Every year the Manatee County Tax Collector’s office selects an employee who embodies the core value Community and Social Responsibility. Named for the late Lillie Robinson, an employee who contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service before her untimely death in 2012, the candidates are nominated by their peers and selected by the Tax Collector’s Senior Team. This year’s nominees were LaToya Benton, Wayne Hoefle, Patty Martin, Sharmaine Bridges, Kay Horell and Tanya Raney.more»
If Florida voters who remain undecided on this year's gubernatorial race hoped to come away from last night's CNN debate knowing more about either Charlie Crist or Rick Scott, they almost certainly wound up disappointed. The two opponents offered little substance and lots of mudslinging in the final debate, just four days before early voting opens this Saturday (debate transcript included).more»
Packing up the kids and walking to the corner to go to a Rays game, to see the Bucs or even to spend the day at the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs may be an idea that is not so far off into the future. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Authority, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) are nearing a regional transit program that could cover eight Tampa Bay area counties.more»
Among the games this Friday: The Bayshore Bruins will host Sarasota's Booker Tornadoes; Bradenton Christian will play Southwest Florida Christian at home; the Palmetto Tigers will visit the Sarasota Sailors, and the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs will visit the Riverview Rams. The Manatee Hurricanes are on their bye week.more»
Three attorneys from Nelson Hesse, LLP are joining forces with Kirk-Pinkerton, PA, significantly broadening the areas of expertise at one of Sarasota’s oldest law firms. The addition of attorneys F. Steven Herb, Gary W. Peal and Robert K. Robinson augments Kirk-Pinkerton’s roster and makes the firm an industry leader in real estate law, corporate law, tax law, estate planning, land-use decisions and business law, personal injury law, commercial litigation, and criminal law as well as government relations, public records law and labor and employment law.