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Bradenton’s newest hotel opened Friday. The views it offers will never get old  Bradenton Herald

After a 16-month construction period, the $23 million, eight-story SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel, offering a panoramic view of the Manatee River and a rooftop ...



Book tells of Terra Ceia Island settlers  Observer News

By CARL MARIO NUDI. Native residents of Manatee County are proud of their local heritage, with some tracing their family roots back five or more generations.



New to Manatee restaurant scene, this family-owned cafe offers traditional Italian cuisine  Bradenton Herald

A new restaurant, Villa Italia Cafe, recently opened at 2808 10th Street West in Palmetto, FL. The cafe is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday-Sunday and ...



Father-Son Duo Wrestle for Manatee's Gugliemini  Bay News 9

Dan and sophomore Tylynn Lukens are first father-son duo to wrestle for Gugliemini.



Former Manatee High principal Chad Choate dies  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Chad Choate Sr., an influential principal at Manatee High School and loyal fan of the football program who went decades without missing a game, died in his ...



"Voice of the Hurricanes" remembered at Manatee High's homecoming game  WTSP.com

BRADENTON, Fla. -- High school sports fans in Manatee County are getting ready to memorialize a member of their community. Dave Bristow, 59, the public ...



18-year-old Manatee High student dies after driver runs a red light while leaving previous crash  ABC Action News

BRADENTON, Fla. — A teenager in Manatee County was killed and several other people were injured Saturday night when a man running from an earlier crash ...



December Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. Eskildsen from Manatee High  WWSB

We head to Bradenton for December's Manatee County Chalkboard Champion. ABC7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Manatee High School to meet orchestra ...



‘So long everyone.’ Manatee football radio show pays tribute to Dave Bristow  Bradenton Herald

Hurricane Hotline,” the Manatee High School football show broadcast on AM 930, paid tribute to the late Dave Bristow.



Manatee announces principals for new schools  Bradenton Herald

Two current principals in Manatee County will transfer to newly-constructed schools next year, and a district administrator is slated to become the principal of an ...



Rising teen blues star Christone "Kingfish" Ingram visits Manatee High School in Bradenton  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The guitarist spoke and jammed with students as part of Blues in the Schools, before he plays the sold-out Bradenton Blues Festival on Saturday.



Photos: Manatee High School Class of 2018 Graduation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/43] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. The pouring rain slowed to allow Manatee High School seniors celebrate their Class of 2018 Commencement ...



The history behind the names of every Sarasota-Manatee high school sports venue  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Have you ever seen a name outside a field, gymnasium or sports complex and wondered who that person was? The 2018-19 high school sports year kicks off ...



Manatee High School alumna graduates from Air Force basic training  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

U.S. Air Force Airman Eden Martin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee one-two punch KOs Palmetto  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. The Manatee High football team unleashed plenty of weapons, starting with speedy Napoleon Harris and ending with Kyree Jones, a 5-foot-9, ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee offense has plenty of options  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

'Canes' attack starts with Fordham, but can come from 8 different athletes playing almost any position. BRADENTON. The Manatee High football offense is as ...



Manatee High School alumnus graduates from Air Force basic training  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

U.S. Air Force Airman Kameron J. Dudczak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Manatee silences Alonso - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Having two starting-caliber quarterbacks on the roster isn't a problem at all for second-year Manatee head coach Yusuf Shakir. In fact, it's the ...



Ex-Manatee High standout, now a youth coach, arrested after cops say they found drugs, gun in car  Bradenton Herald

A youth football coach in Manatee County was arrested last week after sheriff's detectives said they found marijuana packaged for individual sale and a gun in ...



Anderson: Football player suspended for trying to live a better life  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sportscaster Dick Vitale says Braden River's Knowledge McDaniel was punished for doing nothing wrong. Knowledge McDaniel, as a high school junior, carved ...



Former Manatee School Board member dies at age 83  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MANATEE COUNTY — Walter Miller, a former member of the Manatee County School Board and a longtime district administrator who oversaw the construction ...



Teen murder suspect charged earlier this year with Snapchat threat against Manatee High  Bradenton Herald

Joe Clerjuste, 17, the Bradenton teenager wanted for murder in connection to the shooting deaths of two of his friends was arrested in Denver, CO, Thursday, ...



Police charge teen with writing note threatening a shooting at Manatee High  Bradenton Herald

A Manatee High School freshman has been arrested and charged in connection to a threat of a shooting at the school, according to the Bradenton Police ...



Bayshore High student charged with bringing loaded gun to school  Miami Herald

A Bayshore High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with bringing a loaded handgun to the school, according to the Manatee County ...



Police Investigate Possible Threat At Manatee High School  Bradenton, FL Patch

Police Investigate Possible Threat At Manatee High - Bradenton, FL - A Manatee High student found a note Thursday containing information about the threat, ...



Sarasota, Manatee closer to dual enrollment deal with USFSM  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Both Sarasota and Manatee County School Districts are considering agreements with USFSM that could allow students to take dual enrollment courses on their ...



Construction costs soar for Manatee schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Projects during last three years are 84 percent over budget.



Bradenton High Schooler Killed in Deadly Crash; Others Injured  Bay News 9

BRADENTON, Fla. — Flowers, balloons, and tears have been accumulating at a crash site in Bradenton after an 18-year-old was killed. Victoria Mobley, 18 ...



Ann McDonald Named Manatee County Principal of the Year  The Bradenton Times

The School District of Manatee County announced this week that Ann McDonald of Sugg Middle School in West Bradenton will be recognized as the District ...



Manatee Sheriff’s Office ‘devastated’ by passing of long-time spokesman  Bradenton Herald

Long-time Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow died of natural causes Sunday night, according to an announcement Monday from the ...



WRESTLING: Manatee captures district crown - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hurricanes win all five of their matches at 3A-8 Dual Championships.



Confederate flag confiscated during Spirit Week at Manatee High School  Bradenton Herald

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a Manatee High School student Wednesday during “Spirit Week” after other students complained. Images on social ...



Confederate flag sparks Black Lives Matter protest at high school; superintendent sends message to parents  Bradenton Herald

A day after a student's Confederate flag was confiscated, black students held a protest at Manatee High School on Thursday.



Video: FSU football coach Willie Taggart praises Manatee High School  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Before he became head football coach for Florida State University, Willie Taggart said he was “blessed to go to one of the best schools in the country, Manatee ...



Ron Allen: A worthy choice for Manatee Chamber of Commerce honor  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ron Allen and Bob Bartz both rank among the transcendent business and community leaders in Manatee County. When Allen arrived in Bradenton from ...



Former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan sues school board, former officials  Bradenton Herald

Former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan has filed a lawsuit against the Manatee County School Board and former officials claiming libel and slander.



Photos: 2017 Manatee High School Graduation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/39] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Ashley Cabrera and some 500 Manatee High School seniors graduated Saturday evening on the Hurricane's football ...



Kennedy faces challenger in school board election  Bradenton Herald

Alice Kaddatz is facing off with incumbent Charlie Kennedy for his District 2 spot on the School District of Manatee County.



22 best events in Sarasota-Bradenton now through April  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Festivals, fairs and more fun January through April in Sarasota and Manatee counties.



These people want your vote for a seat on Manatee's school board  Bradenton Herald

Eight people are vying for three seats on the School Board of Manatee County, including the three incumbents. The qualifying period, a time when candidates ...



Manatee School Board candidates represent dueling visions of reality  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Charlie Kennedy and Alice Kaddatz are vying for the district two seat on the Manatee School Board. A look at where they stand on some of the key issues.



Manatee High School Lockdown Prompted By Suicide Attempt: Police  Patch.com

Manatee High School Lockdown Prompted By... - Bradenton, FL - Bradenton police say a person was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after a suicide ...



Commentary: A shifty game of Three-card Monte at Manatee County Schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dave Miner, current Manatee County School Board member, once showed up at a meeting with a chainsaw. He said he wanted to cut through all of the, well, ...



Bradenton Kiwanis award scholarships for service - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Bradenton Kiwanis Club recognized eight students from local high schools with scholarships for their outstanding *service* as Key Club members, on June 19.



Two months before slayings, suspect broke into home. He was with one of the victims, cops say  Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton teenager charged in the shooting that killed two of his friends was with one of the victims in May when he was arrested for breaking into another ...



Anderson: New Manatee high schools mascot needs to be Snooty  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

I've got it. I've got the perfect name: The Epic High School Fighting Snooties.I'm not kidding either. Manatee County's newest high school must be named in ...



Results: 2 Commission, 3 School Board Seats Up For Grabs  Bradenton, FL Patch

Results: Manatee County Heads To The Polls - Bradenton, FL - Manatee County voters will head to the polls today to cast ballots for national, state and local ...



Manatee High School students hold mock presidential debate before Florida primary  Bradenton Herald

Government students at Manatee High School got a first-hand look at democracy on Monday, as they took on presidential candidate personas and held a mock ...



Teen double murder suspect back in Manatee County, cops say  Bradenton Herald

A Bradenton teenager implicated in the shooting deaths of two friends late last month has been transported back to Manatee County from Colorado, the sheriff's ...



Obit: Dr. William Bashaw  The Bradenton Times

Dr. William Howard Bashaw, 91, passed away on February 9, 2019.



Former Manatee High coach and teacher acquitted - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Colby West, a former teacher and boys soccer coach, was found not guilty of a 2014 driving-while-impaired charge.



FOOTBALL: IMG Academy to play home games at local schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ascenders move games to Manatee High and Saint Stephen's.



Tennis courts at King Middle School to be named after longtime Manatee High coach  Bradenton Herald

On Tuesday, the Manatee County School Board may decide to name the tennis courts at King Middle School, used by Manatee High School's tennis teams, after ...



Bradenton Christian to construct state-of-the-art athletic complex  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Bradenton Christian School received approval Wednesday to begin constructing a new sports complex at the school. “We're kind of excited now,” ...



These 15 people will review spending in Manatee's school district  Bradenton Herald

Citizens Financial Advisory Committee will review spending by Manatee County School District.



Manatee High School football head coaching applicants  Bradenton Herald

One-hundred-and-twenty-seven individuals applied for the head football coaching job.



Yusuf Shakir named Manatee High football coach - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. Yusuf Shakir has swapped one tradition-rich football program for another. On Thursday, Shakir was officially named the new head coach at ...



His two friends confronted him over a drug deal, cops say. Two of them ended up dead  Bradenton Herald

A argument between three Bradenton teenagers over a prior drug deal ended in gunfire last month, leaving two dead and the third charged with murder.



Manatee High mourns loss of tennis coach Brian McAllister  Bradenton Herald

Brian McAllister spent nearly half of his life with Manatee High School and its tennis program, first as a student in the 1980s and then for two decades as the ...



Pastor challenges incumbent for county commission seat  Bradenton Herald

Incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger James Satcher will face each other in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for Manatee's District 6 county commission ...



Buchanan Honors Local Educators  Sarasota

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements ...



High school footballers accused of sex assault  ABC Action News

Bradenton Police arrested two Manatee High School football players, and accused them of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. According to detectives ...



After Parkland, one Florida countys solution: Armed guards  Gainesville Sun

BRADENTON -- It has been nearly a year since a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.



State House District 71: Will Robinson  YourObserver.com

Age: 42. Education: Graduate of Manatee High School. Graduate of The University Notre Dame with a degree in finance and graduate of the Stetson College of ...



Robinson prevails over Pratt  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Bradenton attorney Will Robinson will be the next legislator to represent Florida House District 71, which encompasses west Manatee from Terra Ceia south, ...



It’s a Florida thing: Locals start 2019 by dressing up, running into Gulf of Mexico for charity  Bradenton Herald

A crowd of locals dressed up in gathered on Bradenton Beach on New Year's Day to take a plunge in the Gulf of Mexico for charity. This year, even organizers ...



Manatee County School Board OKs $400,000 for Bob Gagnon  Bradenton Herald

The Manatee County School Board approved a $400000 settlement for Bob and Melissa Gagnon on Tuesday, closing a contentious lawsuit against the Manatee ...



Manatee High School's marching band keeps 'superior' streak going  Bradenton Herald

MANATEE -- Manatee High School's 135-student marching band kept a remarkable streak alive Saturday. For the 29th year in a row, the Hurricanes received ...



Manatee High assistant football coach investigated - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Rod Frazier, Manatee High assistant football coach, is accused of improperly touching a student and sending her text messages.



From Parkland to Bradenton, a ‘revolution’ is coming to Manatee with March for Our Lives  Bradenton Herald

Julia Dortch, right, 15, is organizing a March For Our Lives event for Saturday at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton. Julia Dortch is the organizer, but is ...



Dangerous intersection causing concern for residents of one Bradenton neighborhood  WWSB

Residents in one Bradenton neighborhood concerned with a dangerous intersection.



Seeking fine dining in a comfortable setting? This new restaurant hungers to please  Bradenton Herald

Château 13 Restaurant & Wine Bar opens at 535 13th St. W., Bradenton. It brings some of the best western European cuisine to the heart of Bradenton.



Bradenton Blues Festival announces 2019 lineup  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON — The Friendly City has been hosting its annual blues festival along the Manatee River since 2012 and each year the waterfront grounds reach ...



'It's just tradition,' as thousands line Bradenton streets for the DeSoto Grand Parade  Bradenton Herald

The DeSoto Grand Parade returned to the streets of Bradenton Saturday. Tens of thousands sat along Manatee Avenue to catch beads and watch as parade ...



In their words: Florida House candidates talk about the issues important to them  Bradenton Herald

Two vacancies in the Florida House have piqued the interest of five candidates in the Manatee-Sarasota area. An incumbent seeking a second term finds ...



Meet some of Manatee High’s most famous alumni  Bradenton Herald

It's inevitable that some of Manatee's countless alumni are successful, and recognized nationally, or, in some cases, internationally. The most notable span from ...



In their words: Candidates for Manatee County Commission talk about the issues  Bradenton Herald

In the interest of informing readers, the Bradenton Herald sent a questionnaire to the 10 candidates for Manatee County Board of County Commissioners.



These Golden Herald winners are looking forward to a bright future in Manatee  Bradenton Herald

Nearly 150 high school students were honored during the 41st annual Golden Herald Awards ceremony Thursday night. Each of the nominees was honored for ...



Manatee Schools Superintendent Says Threats Wont Be Tolerated  Bradenton, FL Patch

5 Manatee County Students Arrested For Threats - Bradenton, FL - Manatee County Schools Superintendent Diana Green issued a videotaped message to ...



Smooth sailing at Manatee, Palmetto after protests  Bradenton Herald

Despite another day of social media rumors swirling at two Manatee County high schools, football games and homecoming activities are continuing as planned.



Basketball coach challenging incumbent for county commission seat  Bradenton Herald

Ahead of the Aug. 28 primary election, here is a look at the Democratic race between incumbent Charles Smith and challenger Reggie Bellamy for Manatee's ...



Bristow, a voice for the sheriff, MHS Hurricanes  The Anna Maria Islander

Dave Bristow was the voice on the other end of the line when I called. Beloved to the community, he was the voice of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and ...



So long, sweet summer. School is back in session on Thursday  Bradenton Herald

The 2017-18 school year begins in Manatee County on Thursday. Here is a look at what to expect as 50000 students make their return to school.



Manatee High quarterback Josh Meyer arrested, charged with lewd and lascivious battery  Bradenton Herald

MANATEE — Manatee High School quarterback Joshua Meyer was arrested Monday night and is facing charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a 15-year-old ...



A Manatee schools leader's fall from grace - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When the district was in deep crisis, Bob Gagnon became its face. A year later, he is no longer its face -- or in it at all.



Five things to know about Saturday's DeSoto Grand Parade in Bradenton  Bradenton Herald

Everything you need to know for this year's DeSoto Grand Parade in Bradenton.



Ex-Manatee High baseball coach's camps said to break rules  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Former Manatee High baseball coach Dwayne Strong violated at least four state rules while conducting summer camps, placing the program in jeopardy of ...



2 longtime islanders excel in sports  The Anna Maria Islander

Longtime Anna Maria resident and former Islander newspaper editorial cartoonist Jack Egan was inducted into the Manatee High School Athletics Hall of Fame ...



Manatee Deputies: Pee-wee coach had pot for sale  WFLA

The head coach of a pee-wee football team in Manatee County is no longer running his players through drills.



Integration a tough path for Lincoln Memorial High School  Bradenton Herald

Remembering school intergration in Manatee County and Lincoln Memorial High School.



Michael Saunders lauded as Hero of History  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Wednesday's ceremony to honor Michael Saunders with the Historical Society of Sarasota County's Hero of History Award began with some humor. Well-known ...



De Soto Heritage Grand Parade: Here's map of the parade route  Bradenton Herald

How big a deal is the DeSoto Heritage Grand Parade? The population of Bradenton is a bit over 50,000. Every year, the parade attracts somewhere between ...



Manatee High School: A band apart - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Marching 'Canes hope to keep up their own winning tradition at Saturday's festival in Bradenton.



Special education program to face scrutiny  Bradenton Herald

The School Board of Manatee County will get a look at the shortcomings and goals of the school district's exceptional student education program at the board ...



The next time a big hurricane comes our way, there won’t be enough shelter space  Bradenton Herald

It's official: Much of Southwest Florida has a hurricane shelter deficit, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.



School district announces administration changes  Bradenton Herald

The School District of Manatee County announced Wednesday changes to school administrations, most notably the new Bayshore High School principal.



Students to protest Manatee school policy on standing for anthem  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Demonstrators plan to gather Tuesday to protest the provision in the district's student code of conduct. High school football games in Manatee County have not ...



WRESTLING: State tournament information  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

39 wrestlers will represent the area at the state meet Friday and Saturday in Kissimmee.



Area debs shine at the elegant Debutante Ball  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Debutante BallTwenty-two young women entering their senior year of high school were honored at the annual Debutante Ball, held at the beautifully decorated ...



Manatee High teachers unveil protest mural - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Two teachers unveil 'Scream'-themed mural, a collaborative reaction to budget cuts that crimped other art projects.



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