Local News for Bradenton, Florida


Reel Time: Trouble in paradise

Have you ever driven down the Gulf beach and seen flags flying on the lifeguard stands? We’ve worked out a system to alert people who use the local beaches of potential hazards. A green flag signifies that all is well, whereas a double red or purple flag alerts people that the water is not safe READ MORE.


The Island Branch Library is open at 40% capacity. Please wear a face mask/covering. Tingley Memorial Library is closed. All classes at area parks and recreation areas are canceled. The Center of Anna Maria Island is closed due to COVID-19 precautions after one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The facility remains closed until READ MORE.

Meet the Candidate: Jayne Christenson

HOLMES BEACH – After years of volunteering with the city and local organizations, long-time resident Jayne Christenson is ready to take the plunge and is running for a city commission seat in November. Christenson and her husband, Joe, have been making Holmes Beach their full-time home for more than a decade, though the couple’s roots READ MORE.

Add one more problem to the list

I was at lunch recently with friends and we talked about new vocabulary words that may come out of the pandemic, like covid brain, covid dining and covid social distancing. Real estate has always had its own set of buzz words, so it’s likely that covid will add several more. How about covid-renovated homes, covid-sized, READ MORE.