Local News for Bradenton, Florida

07/14/2020

Events

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 open. The Holmes Beach dog park (Scentral Park), skate park, basketball courts and tennis courts are open. Local preserves READ MORE.
07/14/2020

COVID-19 hitting the credit market

Just when you need credit the most it’s becoming more elusive. Americans have always depended on the equity in their homes as a slush fund for an emergency or big-ticket items like tuitions and home repairs. But now, with millions of us out of work, tapping a home’s equity may not be an option. A READ MORE.
07/13/2020

Governor says bar restrictions will remain in place

BRADENTON – Gov. Ron DeSantis says he does not anticipate reopening bars without food licenses anytime soon. During Saturday’s press conference at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, The Sun asked DeSantis about the bar prohibitions recently imposed and later amended by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears. “We set out a READ MORE.
07/13/2020

Reel Time: Courtesy

Some things bear repeating. I’m guessing that you, like me, have a passion for fishing and besides the excitement of catching, a lot of the experience centers around just “being there.” It’s an opportunity to decompress and get away from the everyday challenges we face. Or it should be. These days, if you’re not careful, READ MORE.
07/13/2020

Center reopens

The Center of Anna Maria Island reopened on Monday, July 13 after two closures due to COVID-19. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The post Center reopens appeared first on AMI Sun. Read the rest of the article on amisun.com READ MORE.
07/13/2020

Meet the candidate: Kim Rash

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Kim Rash is no stranger to city politics. After volunteering in and around his neighborhood and building fences for the city, he took the plunge and was elected for his first term as city commissioner in 2018. Now he’s hoping to earn a second term on the dais in the 2020 READ MORE.
07/13/2020

Beach renourishment begins

The 5.5-mile, $17.3 million Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project is underway as of last week, beginning at 78th Street North in Holmes Beach and traveling south to the end of the Island at Longboat Pass at the rate of about 300 feet per day. Portions of the beach will be closed during construction, preventing READ MORE.