Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch


Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Do you think the PSC should let utility companies gut their 5-year conservation goals?

 Yes  No More polls »



Home

Bradenton Times News Articles

Category:

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Published Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spiny lobster season will begin with a two day recreational event July 30-31, followed by the commercial/recreation season which runs Aug. 6 through March 31. A recreational fishing workshop on Gulf red snapper will be held in St. Petersburg on August 11. Find out how you can chime in! A cold front, (well, that's what they're calling it), will approach the area later this weekend. 

 

more»
Published Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Marauders (55-45, 20-11) blanked the Dunedin Blue Jays (61-41, 15-18) for the second straight day, posting a 4-0 win at McKechnie Field on Wednesday morning. Jason Creasy (W, 6-5) fired a career best 7 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and one walk while striking out three. The walk was the first free pass issued by Creasy since June 11.

more»
Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Icons/Movers_n_shakers.jpg

Local full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency Grapevine Communications is thrilled to announce its recent industry accolades. The firm was recognized as the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, one of the “Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by readers of SRQ magazine.

more»
Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Icons/Movers_n_shakers.jpg

In response to the growing business, and to capitalize on key employees within the company, Fawley Bryant has embarked on a company-wide re-structuring of their operations, including strategic planning, marketing, project development and business development.

more»

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Washington/Obama_Chesh.org_SM.jpg

In a ruling that could ultimately prove lethal to the Affordable Care Act (President Obama’s health care law), a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government could not subsidize premiums for citizens in 34 states (including Florida) that use the federal insurance exchange. Hours later, another federal appeals court in a neighboring district issued a contradictory ruling in a similar case. The issue may find itself before the Supreme Court in the near future.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/SchoolBoard/SchoolBoardBuildingSM_2.jpg

At Tuesday's meeting, Deputy Superintendent Don Hall and Interim Chief Financial Officer Conley Weiss gave the Manatee School Board information on what Hall called the district's "next step in our budget development process," as well as predicted numbers for this year's as well as next school year's fund balance.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Music/PeteSeegerSM.jpg

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is the featured film this Friday at the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton. The compelling history of the pioneering folk singer and political activist is portrayed through archival footage, performances and candid interviews with artists such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Palmetto_Community/SoftballPalmSM%20copy%201.jpg

At Monday night's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the room was crowded with red shirts. It was a show of support for the Palmetto Little League's 10-11 year old softball team, who were being recognized for their undefeated state championship season. Next stop: Hedgesville, WV, where the sluggers will vie for the national crown.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Marauders (54-45, 19-11) defeated the Dunedin Blue Jays (61-40, 15-17) 1-0 on Tuesday night at McKechnie Field, limiting the Blue Jays to six hits. Tyler Glasnow (W, 7-4) struck out 11, one shy of his season high, over six dominant innings.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Icons/School_Board_Logo_SM.jpg

At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted in approval of giving former Assistant Superintendent Robert Gagnon $116,000 in back pay. In other business, the board also passed approval of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its School Climate Transformation Grant (funding for student mental health services) in the Amount of $2,751,877.99, and passed a renewal contract for internal auditing services by Shinn & Co. not to exceed  $314,125. Also at the meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Operations Don Hall advised the board that a fund balance of $12-12.5 million is projected for next school year.

more»
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Icons/Movers_n_shakers.jpg

Conley Buick GMC Subaru is pleased to announce that Stacy Morgan and Chris Conley have joined its Fleet and Commercial sales and service operations.

more»

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Icons/School_Board_Logo_SM.jpg

The Florida Department of Education has increased the Manatee County School District's ranking on student performance from the last school year. The district moved up one spot to number 3 among eight other similar-sized districts, and up three spots to number 37 in rankings for all 67 school districts in the state.

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/guido/ColdWarSM.jpg

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five Sunday talk shows this weekend to address MH17 and the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. Millennial reporter Mike Tokars gave him the time of day five times, and then again all day on Monday, and you won't believe what happened next!

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Food/CastileFishSm.jpg

The west coast of Florida is dotted with so many high-end fine-dining options that there's usually little reason to drive very far in order to enjoy one. Within 30-minutes of anywhere in Bradenton, one can sample the fair at least a couple dozen $20-40 an entrée eateries. However, a new entrant on St. Pete Beach not only warrants the 35-minute drive, but will likely inspire return trips over the Skyway Bridge.

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Marauders (53-45, 18-11) were beaten 3-0 by the Dunedin Blue Jays (61-39, 15-16) on Monday morning at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Dunedin starter Taylor Cole (W, 7-5), who entered the day leading the Florida State League in strikeouts, recorded a season high 12 whiffs.

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 


clientuploads/square grind.png

To us at The Local ARTery, the weekend is very important. It's something that we take seriously, and you should too—because you only live once, and there are no second chances. So join us on a trip around the weekend, and follow our credo: Turn on ... Tune in ... Go out!

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Music/BiscuitSm.jpg

Ace's Lounge will be hosting Biscuit Miller & The Mix, a funky, bluesy soul band this Saturday at 9 p.m. David "Biscuit" Miller is the talented bass player of the group and winner of the 2012 Blues Music Award for Bassist of the Year

more»
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/news_images/Palmetto_cityseal.gif

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to approve the first of three meetings that would keep the Aggregate Millage Rate at $5.7171, the same as the year prior. Members were also joined by the entire group of Boy Scouts from Troop 10 who are working on their Eagle Scout badges and are required to attend a government meeting. The commission was also graced with the company of the Palmetto 10-11 year old girls softball team. They are undefeated state champions, and their next stop will be in Hedgesville, West Virginia where they are one of 18 teams competing for a national title.

more»

Monday, July 21, 2014


Published Monday, July 21, 2014

The equity markets pushed higher last week despite the growing geopolitical tensions. The rally in the stock market was supported by rising expectations for second quarter earnings and a further drop in long-term interest rates.

more»
Published Monday, July 21, 2014

Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters. Weather Underground is predicting a weak high pressure will remain over the waters through the forecast period keeping winds light and seas on the low side outside of any thunderstormsCaptain Rick Grassett says you should find trout, blues and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Look for reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars early in the day. Catch and release snook fishing should also be good in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes.

more»
Published Monday, July 21, 2014

The Marauders (53-44, 18-10) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and never looked back while roaring to an 11-5 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays (60-39, 14-16) on Sunday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Every Bradenton starter scored at least one run and seven of the nine had at least one hit.

more»
Published Monday, July 21, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Racing/Cummings_DesotoSpeedwaySM.jpg

Saturday night's 25-lap LKQ Pick Your Parts Autoparts Pure Stock feature looked like it would end up as an all-Best family podium at the end of the night. But when the checkers finally flew after a crash filled event, it was Palmetto's Chad Cummings spoiling the Best's party in collecting his first feature win of the season.

more»
Published Monday, July 21, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/news_images/201112/DesotoParkSM.jpg

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 279,924 visitors to De Soto National Memorial in 2013 spent $15.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area.

more»

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Published Sunday, July 20, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Dennis/Dennis_Maley.jpg

TBT Editor and Featured Columnist Dennis Maley is on vacation this week. He and his 10-year-old son embarked on their 8th annual summer road trip, but instead of the usual cross-country jaunt, they decided to do an all-Florida edition. The duo sent back some pictures of the iconic, rare, beautiful and sometimes downright weird things they've come across.

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014

Palmetto and Bradenton are relatively small cities now, but imagine how small they were in the late 1800's, when people were just beginning to settle the area. These settlers provided for their families with what they had. Some people planned ahead and brought their business with them from the north, shipping machinery parts to the area or arriving on steamboats, which they later used to transport citizens. Others grew their business from their fertile Florida soil. Whatever the circumstances, there were many successful businesses that began right here in Manatee County and some that continue to thrive today. 

 

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014
clientuploads/Icons/ObitsSM.jpg

The Bradenton Times consolidates its daily obituaries each week for our Sunday Edition. 

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014
https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/County_Commission/clientuploads/County_Commission/DiSab_NorSM.jpeg

The first County Commission seat to be decided this election year will be for the District 4 seat in the primary election on Aug. 26, when Commissioner Robin DiSabatino will defend her seat against challenger Tim Norwood. With no democrat candidate, the Aug. 26 ballot box will decide which will be the next District 4 Commissioner.  

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Marauders (52-44, 17-9) scored in the first inning and never trailed in a 4-2 win over the Clearwater Threshers (28-68, 11-17) on Saturday night at McKechnie Field. Justin Maffei finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with his first home run of the season.

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Palmetto City Commission will vote on approval of an aggregate millage rate of $5. 7171 mills at the meeting following its Monday workshop. On Tuesday, the Manatee School Board will have a workshop and meeting, which will include a vote on approval for Shinn & Co. to perform internal audit services for 2014-15. The board will also have a special meeting on Thursday to vote on approval of advertising the 2014/15 tentative annual budget. The Bradenton City Council's Wednesday workshop has been cancelled.

more»
Published Sunday, July 20, 2014

Manatee Glens has added three distinguished individuals to its board of directors: Jennifer Bencie, M.D., MSA; Timothy Knowles and Colleen Thayer, APR, CPRC. The Board is responsible for setting and reviewing the mission of Manatee Glens as well as guiding its annual budget, capital plans and investment strategy.

more»
Manatee Rural Health Certificate
 


Obituaries

Name Date
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
Jean Burroughs July 18, 2014
All Obituaries






Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates