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3 hrs ago | The Bradenton Times

Community Spotlight: AMI Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarship

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is again offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a Manatee County graduating senior interested in a business degree.

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7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Veterinarian used by East Manatee shelter also arrested

Edward Dunham, a licensed veterinarian, was arrested at about 11 a.m. Saturday at his home in Palmetto and charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Related Topix: Palmetto, FL

14 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Barefoot Sunday returns April 27 to Bradenton

Bradenton will have its third-annual Barefoot Sunday the week after Easter at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W. Leave your shoes for a needy soul at any one of three services: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. April 27. Any shoes, sandals, work boots, childrens shoes -- new or gently worn -- will be accepted, said Father Joel Morsch.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

18 hrs ago | Food Management

Silver Plate Awards 2014: Meet the Winners

It's never easy identifying the very best in onsite dining, but this year's class of honorees from IFMA leaves little doubt.

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Related Topix: United States Military Academy

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bradenton.com

Manatee County now boasts another sterling nature park, Neal Preserve

Nature lovers will get a double bonus since the Perico Island preserve is just a short distance from the wildly popular Robinson Preserve.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Canadian real estate firm Cannabis-Rx buys Manatee industrial...

A Canadian-based real estate investment company has closed on a land deal in southern Manatee County that could light up the pot industry in Florida.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government, Sarasota, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

More arrests pending in Napiers' animal cruelty caseMore arrests...

Alan & Sheree Napier's animal cruelty case. Family vet Ed Dunham faces animal cruelty charge.

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Bradenton.com

Palmetto Historical Park & Manatee County Agricultural Museum to close temporarily

The Palmetto Historical Park and the Manatee County Agricultural Museum are set to close temporarily next month for renovation and exhibit updating, according to a news release from the museum's supervisor, Diane Ingram.

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Related Topix: Palmetto, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Save the date, April 18

Recovery Design Fashion Show: Recovery Design, a fashion show by Nazanin Varasteh, will be 8-10 p.m. April 18 at the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Health Club, Elite Fitness, Family, Kids, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL

American Reporter

Port Manatee News

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011, 11:46am -- The Manatee County Port Authority - meeting abruptly amid a county commission debate over the legality of doing so - decided Tuesday morning to ask the port's attorney whether they can add a last-minute applicant to the "B" list of three finalists for the post of Port Manatee executive director to replace ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Port, Army Corps to contract together for dredging

To save money, Port Manatee and the Army Corps of Engineers will share the same dredging service this fall when they start clearing sediment away from ship berths and out of a 3-mile federal shipping channel.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bradenton.com

Manatee County exploring a satellite emergency center in Lakewood Ranch

With another six-month hurricane season beginning June 1, discussions have begun between the Manatee County Public Safety Department and Lakewood Ranch Operations to locate a satellite emergency center at the new maintenance facility.

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Related Topix: Lakewood Ranch, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee docs and nurses are like rock stars at Champions of Healthcare Awards

He wasn't at a concert or a sports event. Instead, he was part of a crowd of 323 at an awards ceremony for Manatee County health care professionals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Vanderbilt University, Oncology, Palmetto, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee County School District leaders address internal challenges

Leaders from the Manatee County School District addressed a litany of difficult challenges at "A Community Conversation" public forum Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Owners of Napier's Animal Sanctuary are arrested

After their animal sanctuary was shut down after a raid resulted in the rescue of over 300 animals, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office has arrested Alan and Sheree Napier on animal cruelty and fraud charges.

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Bradenton.com

Mall at University Town Center offers sneak peek for charity

Shoppers will be get a sneak peek at the new Mall at University Town Center the night before it opens -- and help 10 local charities in the process.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee sheriff: Autopsy confirms robbery/shooting suspect killed himself

An autopsy has confirmed that the suspect in a bank robbery and shootout with deputies earlier this week died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

10,000 pounds of food distributed to Bradenton's needy

A man walked up to a table filled with hot dogs under a tent manned by Church Without Limits volunteers.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Bradenton.com

City defends opposition to Bradenton One Stop homeless center expansion

Bradenton City Council members Wednesday defended their opposition to any expansion of the Bill Galvano One Stop Center in Bradenton.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bradenton.com

Attorneys propose settlement for HRK, DEP, port, county

Attorneys representing Port Manatee have proposed a deal that could clean up toxin-laced water at the former Piney Point Phosphates facility, satisfy a $12 million damages claim the port has filed against the facility's owner, and give Manatee County the land it needs to build a well to dispose of the area's liquid waste.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Economics News, Bankruptcy

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