Local News for Bradenton, Florida

09/22/2020

Skyway rescue

Law enforcement approaches a man Sept. 13 on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said the 23-year-old Palmetto man led officers on a pursuit following a DUI traffic stop in Bradenton and nearly ran over a deputy before driving to the top of the bridge and climbing on the edge of the READ MORE.
09/22/2020

Church mask exemption formalized, lawsuit dropped

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County’s COVID-19 face-covering mandate has been formally amended to no longer apply to churches and other houses of worship, and a lawsuit challenging the mandate has been dropped. On Aug. 25, the county commission unanimously supported exempting houses of worship from the original face-covering mandate enacted when commissioners adopted emergency resolution READ MORE.
09/22/2020

Fred and the fish-eating squirrel

Most of Bradenton was asleep and dreaming when I pulled up to the locked gate that barred access to Jiggs Landing on the shore of Ward Lake (a/k/a Bill Evers Reservoir). Beeping my horn and flashing my lights, I knew I was signaling my presence to a small white Boston Whaler somewhere in the inky READ MORE.
09/22/2020

Beach Bums crowned Hayward champions

The weather finally cooperated last Thursday night at the Island’s community center. Top seed Beach Bums took the field against the second-best Sato Real Estate team to see who would be crowned the Hayward Cup champions. At the end of the night, the Sato family would celebrate the winning of the final game of the READ MORE.
09/21/2020

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 349 (Record: 544 in 2019) False crawls: 450 Nests hatched: 267 Hatchlings hatched: 18,205 (Record: 35,788 in 2018) Nest disorientations: 1 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Related coverage   Turtle nesting down on AMI The post Nesting News appeared first on AMI Sun. Read the rest of the READ MORE.
09/21/2020

Events

The Island Branch Library is open at 40% capacity. Please wear a face mask/covering. Tingley Memorial Library is open. The Center of Anna Maria Island is open with social distancing and face masks required. The Holmes Beach dog park (Scentral Park), skate park, basketball courts and tennis courts are open. Local preserves are open, including READ MORE.