City of Bradenton Announces Winter Wonderland and New Year’s Eve Celebrations
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City of Bradenton Announces Winter Wonderland and New Year’s Eve Celebrations

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is here, and that means that the City of Bradenton is gearing up to kick off the holiday season with the return of a yearly favorite – Winter Wonderland, a Realize Bradenton production, followed by a New Year’s Eve Celebration hosted by Bradenton Alive – the…

Press Release From The Office Of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Bryant
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Press Release From The Office Of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Bryant

This office received notification Tuesday November 28, 2023regarding the dismissal of litigation filed by Lincoln MemorialAcademy, Eddie Hundley, et al against the City of Palmetto, theSchool District of Manatee County and the Commissioner ofEducation. According to the dismissal notification, the case wasdismissed with prejudice as to the City of Palmetto and theSchool District of Manatee…

Manatee County Has Much To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
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Manatee County Has Much To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

Manatee County has much to be thankful for this holiday season. We have survived the COVID nightmare that paralyzed much of our country.  Over the past few years our county has welcomed  many refugees from the northeast who were able to escape the tyrannical Democrat politicians who moved further to the left with each passing…

New Water Taxi Service Connects Downtown Bradenton to Anna Maria Island
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New Water Taxi Service Connects Downtown Bradenton to Anna Maria Island

Manatee County announces the launch of a water taxi service, linking downtown Bradenton with Anna Maria Island, starting December 8, 2023. This new mode of transportation offers a direct, traffic-free travel option for residents and visitors. With the goal to ease the often congested roads, especially during the busy tourist season, this service marks a…

Student athletes celebrate future plans on National Signing Day
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Student athletes celebrate future plans on National Signing Day

Source: Manatee County School District Student athletes and their families celebrated Signing Day on November 8, 2023, ceremoniously signing their name and declaring where they plan to pursue their post-secondary education and participate in athletics. Congratulations! Braden River High School Brynna Sands – Lee University (volleyball) Jada Phillips – Louisiana State University (softball) Lakewood Ranch…

Rescued Cats Get New Lease on Life with Manatee County’s Working Cats Program

Rescued Cats Get New Lease on Life with Manatee County’s Working Cats Program

Animal Hoarding is a complex issue that encompasses mental health, animal welfare and public safety.   In most areas of Manatee County there is no limit to the number of animals that someone can own, but when an owner is not able to provide minimal standard of care, such as proper nutrition, sanitation, shelter and vet…

Lewis Park Reopens with New ADA-Compliant Playgrounds for All Ages in Bradenton

Lewis Park Reopens with New ADA-Compliant Playgrounds for All Ages in Bradenton

Lewis Park, an ADA-compliant playground at 3120 1st Ave West in Bradenton, opened for play again in mid-June after a nearly year-long closure, marking a big milestone for children with disabilities. The park had been closed for 10 months while two ADA-compliant playground areas, one for ages 2-5 and another for 5-12-year-olds, were built. The…

Manatee County School District and New College Unveil Joint Program to Train Aspiring Teachers
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Manatee County School District and New College Unveil Joint Program to Train Aspiring Teachers

The School District of Manatee County and New College of Florida announced a partnership on Monday to provide NCF students a “Pathway to Become Teachers.” The partnership allows NCF students who are interested in the field of education to apply for an internship inside a Manatee District classroom, gaining mentorship and access to first-person experience to…

Manatee County Developers to Feel Pinch of Increased Impact Fees
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Manatee County Developers to Feel Pinch of Increased Impact Fees

During Tuesday’s Manatee County Commission meeting, a significant decision was made to pave the way for increasing impact fees to the highest allowable amount, marking the first time in over a dozen years that such a measure has been passed. The discussion, which was the final agenda item, turned out to be the day’s highlight….