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Monday, April 14, 2014


Published Monday, April 14, 2014
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Spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closed April 1. FWC is asking beachgoers to watch for nesting seabirds during the spring. Weather Underground is predicting a front will move through the area early this week elevating wind and seas to and a possible Small Craft Advisory. Our contributing captain, Rick Grassett, recommends looking for reds, snook and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars in Sarasota Bay.

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Published Monday, April 14, 2014

The Tampa Bay Rowdies and FC Edmonton shared the points after a 1-1 draw on a dramatic opening night of the 2014 North American Soccer League Spring Season on Saturday night.

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Published Monday, April 14, 2014

The Marauders (5-5) were shutout 6-0 on Sunday afternoon by the Jupiter Hammerheads (4-6) at Roger Dean Stadium. Jupiter starter Austin Brice (W, 2-0) held the Marauders to two hits over seven innings while striking out five and walking one.

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Published Monday, April 14, 2014

Manatee County Animal Services is full and adopters are needed. There are many dogs in the shelter that have heartworms and available for adoption. The treatment is sponsored by a local animal organization, but the animal must be in a home environment for treatment to begin. All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check, and microchip. 

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Published Monday, April 14, 2014
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Manatee County's Braden River Branch Library is pleased to welcome children pre-K through age 12 to their annual Easter Egg Hunt. On Thursday, April 17, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m, the fun will begin in the library’s meeting room with a musical kick-off, followed by the (in-library) hunt for Easter Eggs and a craft. The program is open to everyone, with seating available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014


Published Sunday, April 13, 2014
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If you want to be a serious student of conservation, you'd better have a strong stomach. Every subject you take on is likely to keep you up at night – declining fossil fuels, precious metals and water reserves, climate change, food insecurity, etc. That's why it's so incredibly refreshing to visit the Historic Green Village on Anna Maria Island, where one ambitious couple have created a living, breathing model of the infrastructure required to operate our society in a way that will be sustainable for generations to come, while demonstrating to skeptics the immense potential of existing technology.

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014
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About three years ago, I wrote a column about an unusual hobby: fossil and artifact hunting. In Search of the Missing Link followed a local Manatee man to several excavation sites around the county while he looked for artifacts. While the article received a fair amount of criticism because it is illegal to dig for artifacts on state-owned and controlled lands, including all waterways, it caught the attention of several educators who wanted to work with Jake, an amateur archeologist, because he had more experience in the field than professionals who spent much of their time in classroom.

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014
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The Bradenton Times consolidates its daily obituaries each week for our Sunday Edition. 

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Marauders (5-4) seized a 1-0 win at the expense of the Jupiter Hammerheads (3-6) on Saturday night at Roger Dean Stadium. Orlando Castro (W, 2-0) earned the win with six scoreless innings, teaming with Robby Rowland and Jhondaniel Medina to retire the final 14 Hammerheads batters. The win is Bradenton’s first shutout victory of the season.

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014

The BOCC will hold a mobile work session on Tuesday with visits to various agri businesses regarding the state of Manatee County Agriculture. The Bradenton City Council will hold a workshop the following morning, and the City of Bradenton Planning Commission will convene that afternoon. The Manatee Port Authority will vote on a lease extension and modification agreement with Verizon for Port Manatee's fourth port when it meets for a regular meeting on Thursday.

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014

E. Ralph Tirabassi, a shareholder in the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has been recognized by The Florida Bar for having retained his board certification in real estate law for 25 continuous years. He holds the distinction of being among the first group of Florida real estate attorneys to be board certified in 1987.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014


Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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For the last three years, the Florida legislature has advanced efforts to prevent local governments from enacting wage theft laws to protect citizens who are stiffed by employers for money that is legally owed to them. Each year, the proposed bills have fallen short, but enemies of the working man are at it again this session.

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's springtime -- time for you to take stock of your surroundings and get rid of the dirt and clutter that you've accumulated during this past year. In particular, now may be as good a time as ever to evaluate your debt situation and try to reduce and/or eliminate any debt obligations you may have.

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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For the final production of its 2013/14 season, the FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training takes on Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of the Sophocles classic Antigone. An ambitious production to say the least, the play nonetheless gives the student actors ample opportunity to show off their thematic chops.

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Marauders (4-4) dropped the first game of a three game series 9-2 at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday night against the Jupiter Hammerheads. The loss is the third straight for Bradenton.

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear EarthTalk: What’s going on with Earth Day this year and how can I get involved? -- Christine B., Boston, MA

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Feeding Empty Little Tummies (FELT), the Manatee County-based nonprofit that provides meals to the county’s homeless school children, was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from the Manatee Community Foundation to continue its work. The funds will be used to purchase food to provide nutritious meals to fill backpacks that FELT donates to more than 225 elementary children each weekend during the school year when the kids don’t have access to school lunch programs.

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

Healthy is a hit! On Saturday, April 5, 2014 families and groups of local students visited Hazeltine Nurseries in Venice for a special Cooking Matters event presented by All Faiths Food Bank. Stopping at stations for some hands-on, nutritious food preparation, kids and adults alike enjoyed making their own trail mix, fresh berry yogurt parfait, and flavored water. Volunteers helped man each station including a “get moving” area and a coloring contest.

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Friday, April 11, 2014


Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker seeks to change the way property taxes are spent. His plan has been presented and placed into motion by a majority of the county commissioners. The focus is said to be jobs and revitalization; however, the plan may actually create havoc for public safety.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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Last Friday, the Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department, in concert with the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition, hosted a CADCA VetCorps presentation that addressed veterans' needs. Substance abuse, mental health, unemployment, education and homelessness were some of the subjects discussed at the Renaissance on 9th event facility in mid-town Bradenton.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014

The Marauders (4-3) fell 6-0 to the Palm Beach Cardinals (5-2) on Thursday night at McKechnie Field. Palm Beach took two of three in the series. Mike Mayers (W, 1-1) fired six inning of three-hit, shutout ball to earn the win. Robert Stock was credited with a save for pitching three scoreless innings to close the game.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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Bradenton native Marcile Powers will be featured at an art show in Rome, Italy at Galleria L’Agostiana in the Piazza Del Popolo from April 16 – 29. Marcile will be showcasing a piece from her meditation mandala series titled Solar Cleanse. For this event, Powers’ art was also featured in Effetto Arte magazine.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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For his work in locating all three suspects in the battery of a disabled person (leading to three arrests), Detective John Morningstar of the Bradenton Police Department has been named the 2013-14 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Bradenton Elks Lodge #1511.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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For the third year, students from Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida, will have their artwork displayed at The Saint Stephen's Episcopal School Visual Arts Conservatory showcase on Friday April 11, 2014. The showcase will be unveiled at the Anna Maria Art League Gallery, located at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

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Published Friday, April 11, 2014
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At Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, commissioners recommended approval for a map amendment on a 32-acre site at 30th Avenue East and 27th Street East, a 64-acre development at 615 Upper Manatee River Road, and a development on a 41-acre site off Bayshore Drive on Center Road. In other business, members recommended approval for a revised preliminary site plan for a Race Trac gas station on U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue. 

 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


Published Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Earlier this month, the State of Florida Clemency Board heard testimony aimed to compel members to reduce a 10-year sentence given to a local football coach who accidentally killed his best friend in a drunk driving accident. In following the case, I've found that it raises a valid moral question that we don't seem completely comfortable addressing. Should a willing (and equally inebriated) passenger in a DUI crash be viewed the same as other victims under the law?

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Published Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Jeff Locke’s (L, 0-1) dominant performance wasn’t enough to extend the Marauders’ (4-2) winning streak to five games as the Palm Beach Cardinals (4-2) snagged a 3-1 win on Wednesday night at McKechnie Field. Locke pitched six innings and struck out 10. The 2013 National League All Star surrendered two runs on five hits and walked one. He threw 82 pitches, 59 for strikes. Two of the hits against Locke were bunt singles.

 

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Published Thursday, April 10, 2014

FWC officials will meet in Tallahassee April 15-17 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 10, 2014
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Able Challengers, a non-profit, resource group for the mobility challenged and their caregivers will host their spring symposium this Saturday, April 12, in Sarasota. The event will include a lineup of vendors, speakers and demomstrations on resources for the limited mobility community. It is free to the public no registration required.

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Published Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Paul Mello, owner of Tint Shark in Bradenton, recently traveled to Dallas Texas to attend the IWFA (International Window Film Association) Regional Conference & Competitions. While at the Conference Mr. Mello completed and passed the exam for his Professional Accreditation as an “Automotive Film Specialist.” 

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Obituaries

Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
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
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