Manatee tax collector wants to expand to former liquor store
Anticipating thousands of people needing new and renewed drivers' licenses, Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. told county commissioners he hopes to buy a vacant building to accommodate the crowds.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
You Asked For It: Peanut Butter Pie from Iris's Family Restaurant
Can you please get the recipe for the peanut butter pie from Iris's Family Restaurant that was in Dunedin? It was delicious.
Manatee moms must decide to 'pack or purchase' school lunch
Friendly battle lines are already drawn with Erika Afkhami, a Virgil Mills Elementary School mom from Ellenton, holding the opinion that parents should take time to educate their kids on nutrition and pack healthy, appealing lunches for them daily.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Manatee County School Board District 5 seat pits 4 candidates with 4 distinct styles
The incumbent. The former head of Manatee Technical Institute. A pastor and long-time country resident.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Primary election will bring changes for Manatee voters
As the primary election approaches, local voters will find a number of innovations and changes, from fewer polling places to more early voting sites, and even a new "drop box" at the supervisor of elections office.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Crashes blocking I-75, U.S. 41 in Manatee County
The first crash, reported at 7:25 a.m., happened on southbound Interstate 75 in Ellenton, near the U.S. 301 interchange.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Manatee, Sarasota restaurants participate in cancer fight
Fifteen restaurant operations, including six in Manatee County, will participate in the second annual "Stick a Fork in Cancer" fundraising campaign Tuesday to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Shoppers take advantage of back-to-school savings
Looking up and down the shoes inside Rack Room Shoes, 6-year-old Emma Luff settled on a pair of $49.99 black Sketchers, with pink and white detailing at the bottom.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Chili's, Dunkin' Donuts adding Ellenton restaurants
Dirt is being moved at 6010 U.S. 301 N. after a building permit was applied for July 15 to build a 6,126-square-foot restaurant.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Former apartment property to be high-end river enclave
A developer known for building a 900-home community in Lakewood Ranch is setting his sights on something considerably smaller at a former, low-rent apartment community on riverbank land near Snead Island.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Business briefs: Publix demolition marks start of LA Fitness construction
A Fort Lauderdale general contractor has demolished a former Publix store in the middle of the Cortez Plaza strip mall to make room for a new LA Fitness club.