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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The concerns regarding Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, the non-profit organization responsible for operating the ambitious rowing facility venture near the border of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, raise a big red flag for a project that includes a huge public investment and benefits politically connected developers. While SANCA has rectified the missing financial reports needed to regain the ability to solicit private donations, taxpayers now need to be concerned with whether or not they will.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This Saturday, local Cortezians hit the streets again to protest what they call a highjacking of their roads by Manatee County Commissioners. Organizers say they are "mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore."

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014

FWC officials met in Tallahassee from April 15 to today to discuss red snapper season modifications in the Gulf of Mexico, reef fish, and sea cucumber management. Beachgoers should watch out for shorebird nests built from sand and shell with chicks that can barely be seen, and to avoid stepping on them. Winds will begin to subside Thursday and throughout the weekend.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Bradenton Marauders face the High-A affiliates of Florida’s Major League Baseball teams during a five-game home stand starting on tonight. Bradenton faces the Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then plays Monday and Tuesday against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Tampa Bay Rays) at McKechnie Field. All five games start at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Friday's game will include an "It All Begins in Bradenton" t-shirt giveaway presented by DOS Imaging for the first 500 fans.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Marauders (8-5) remained in a tie for first in the South Division by shutting out the Palm Beach Cardinals (6-7) for a second consecutive night at Roger Dean Stadium. The 4-0 win completes a series sweep of the Cardinals and a 4-2 road trip for the Marauders. Palm Beach didn’t advance a runner past second base in the final 19 innings of the series.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida’s first treetop obstacle course, has announced the expansion of its staff with a recent hire. Jason Pitsas will join the team in April 2014 to serve as operations manager and address the park’s growing popularity with local residents and visitors from around the world.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014

SouthTech, an IT services firm that has delivered and supported infrastructure and integrated voice solutions throughout Florida since 1994, is proud to announce the addition of John Briggs as Voice Engineer to the SouthTech Team.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Manatee High School's starting QB Josh Meyer was arrested on Monday night on a second degree felony charge of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a 15 year-old. Meyer, a 17 year-old junior, led the Hurricanes to a 10-0 regular season in 2013. The accusations revolve around an incident that was alleged to have taken place between the two at a party on Saturday evening. 

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Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A perennial effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags being produced and thrown into landfills stalled last week, and supporters will have to wait and try again next year. A bill that would have allowed local governments to ban plastic bags, while assessing a small charge to buyers who used paper ones provided by the store was pulled and will not see the floor in 2014.

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Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Two downtown Bradenton favorites return to Old Main Street this week. On Thursday night, it's time for another downtown street party with the return of Main Street Live. On Saturday, the downtown farmer's market will host the return of its monthly Mainly Art event, with expanded arts and craft sales along 3rd Avenue West.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
James Hibbs April 4, 2014
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