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Monday, February 24, 2014


Published Monday, February 24, 2014
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are accepting registrants for the fifth annual Baseball Basics for Women clinic presented in partnership with Manatee Memorial Hospital. The clinic is intended for young adult and adult women interested in learning or refining their baseball fundamentals. It will be held Thursday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McKechnie Field.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014


Published Sunday, February 23, 2014

At a regular meeting following a workshop on Monday, the Palmetto City Commission will hold its first public hearing on an ordinance that would modify various flood regulations, including adopting new procedures and criteria for development in floodplain areas. On Tuesday, the BOCC will vote on whether to approve the Preliminary Site Plan for Long Bar Pointe during a regular meeting (a Manatee Port Authority meeting will take place during a recess at the BOCC meeting). The Manatee School Board will have a workshop (with presentations on the district's School Emergency Plan and on the process of placing students at Horizons Academy Elementary, Middle and High School) and regular meeting (with a progress report on the internal audit) that same day. The Bradenton City Council will convene on Wednesday evening for a regular meeting.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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On March 17, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Insurance Rate Maps will go into effect. Many of the flood insurance rate maps currently being used date back 30 years. Not only have the risks of protecting property changed over the past decade or two, but so has the technology accessing that risk.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Published Sunday, February 16, 2014
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All local government offices will be closed for President's Day. The BOCC will hold a work session on Tuesday, when it will discuss FEMA flood insurance rate maps and proposed service improvements and fare modifications to public transit. The Bradenton City Council will meet for a workshop on Wednesday morning, and the City of Bradenton Planning Commission will have a workshop and regular meeting that afternoon. The Manatee Port Authority meeting that had been scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled; its next meeting will now be at the BOCC's Feb. 25 regular meeting.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014


Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
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All City of Bradenton offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Changes will be made to next week’s garbage pick up.

 

 

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Friday, February 14, 2014


Published Friday, February 14, 2014
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Among a rash of special approvals and more that a dozen resident objections, the Manatee County Planning Commission requested approval for Woodbrook II, a Neal Community south of the Tuttle Avenue/Whitfield Avenue intersection in Manatee County.

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Published Friday, February 14, 2014
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Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 to commemorate Presidents Day. All trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee. Manatee County Area Transit, the Anna Maria Island Trolley and the Longboat Key Trolley will operate normal daily routes.

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Published Friday, February 14, 2014
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At Thursday's Manatee Planning Commission meeting, commissioners recommended the verbiage defining the two current CRA be voted out of the county's Comp Plan, to allow replacement for the new Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The new TIF is a much larger district that will encumber southwest Manatee County. In other business, members recommended approval for a 74 residential-unit development against the protest of surrounding residents.  

 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014


Published Thursday, February 13, 2014
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At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, members discovered again just how passionate Manatee County residents are about animal rights. Citizens demanded the county get to the bottom of the story behind the impoundment of over 300 animals at a putrid east county "sanctuary," in which no arrests have been made.

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Published Thursday, February 13, 2014

At Wednesday's regular meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve a first reading of an ordinance that would amend the pension system of BPD officers. In other business, a landlord consent agreement between the city and the Pittsburgh Pirates over McKechnie Field was passed, as well as the closure of 19th Avenue West for maintenance during the week of February 17. Vice Mayor and Councilman Gene Gallo was absent from the meeting. 

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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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