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Griffin’s latest read ‘Found’ on Longboat

Griffin’s latest read ‘Found’ on Longboat

Local author, Terry Griffin, (also known as H. Terrell Griffin) says he is often asked how he comes up with the plots for his mysteries.

December 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee Commission compromises on Long Bar Pointe

Manatee Commission compromises on Long Bar Pointe

In a 4-3 vote, Manatee County commissioners fashioned a compromise that would allow the Long Bar Pointe developers, Carlos Beruff and Larry Lieberman, to build homes, a hotel and convention center on a vacant 500-acre West Bradenton site, but only if plans for a marina were dropped and mangroves were preserved. Following the meeting, questions […]

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Now you get the Pointe

Now you get the Pointe

Although the Commission yearns for a fiscal cash cow and five star attraction, the members should first focus on protecting what is already delivering those results – the natural beauty and bounty of Sarasota Bay.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Cortez cracks into some crabby fun

Cortez cracks into some crabby fun

It was a Saturday and Sunday of stone crab claws, fun, music and libations at the first annual Stone Crab Festival in the Cortez Fishing Village. The Stone Crab Festival was sponsored by Swordfish Grill, Cortez Kitchen, N.E. Taylor Boatworks, Killer Bait and Cortez Bait & Seafood. John Banyas, owner of Swordfish Grill in Cortez […]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Key Dining, Key Life, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

First phase of FISH Preserve complete

First phase of FISH Preserve complete

The first phase of a large-scale restoration project at FISH Preserve in Manatee County has been completed. The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH) Preserve is a 95-acre parcel adjacent to Sarasota Bay within the Village of Cortez. FISH is a non-profit organization that purchased the property in 1999 to help restore, conserve and protect […]

September 11, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »