Port Manatee misson feeds mariners' bodies, souls
A Chilean cook who makes his living aboard a freighter sits speaking at a computer screen at the Anchor House at Port Manatee.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
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Driver loses control of car on I-75, causing chain-reaction crash
The multi-vehicle crash occurred at 9:22 p.m. on I-75 near the Slater Road overpass in North Fort Myers, Florida Highway Patrol reports show.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
15,000 share in celebration for 35th Rubonia Mardi Gras
The 35th Annual Rubonia Mardi Gras drew 15,000 people Sunday to enjoy ethnic food, diverse music and a parade of 30 often wacky floats.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Linda and Phil Courtright selected as Parrish parade marshals
So much so that Linda and Phil Courtright have been selected to serve as grand marshals of the Parrish Heritage Day Parade on Saturday.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Crash blocks U.S. 301 in Ellenton
The crash, which was reported at 7:40 a.m., happened near 60th Avenue East. One southbound lane was blocked, according to the FHP website.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Parrish Brownies will be busy at booths over the next four weekends
Parrish Girl Scout Brownie Troop 452 wants to fill the 5-ton truck at Perkins Firearms Training in Parrish with Girl Scout Cookies to send to U.S. troops overseas.PHOTO PROVIDED There's a care package awaiting them in their billet, they open it and inside are -- surprise! -- Girl Scout cookies.
19-month-old girl drowns in bathtub in her Ellenton home
A 19-month-old girl drowned in a bathtub in her family's house in Ellenton on Thursday when her mother briefly left her with her 3-year-old brother in the water, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Manatee sheriff's office victim of hit-and-run driver
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office transport van was damaged by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday morning, according to a news release.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Olympics | Ellenton skaters Zhang, Bartholomay finish up with another clean skate
American skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay opened up the free skate portion of the pairs competition Wednesday night with another clean skate at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Free tax prep service available to Manatee County seniors
Free AARP tax preparation sites are up and running for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and over.