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Manatee County seeks public input on past year’s CDBG projects

Manatee County seeks public input on past year’s CDBG projects

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Community Development is asking for public input on how some federal funding was spent in local neighborhoods over the past year.

Manatee County Government announces Thanksgiving closures

Manatee County Government  announces Thanksgiving closures

Manatee County, Florida -- Below is a listing of Thanksgiving holiday closures across Manatee County Government.

Bradenton Marauders release 2014 schedule

Bradenton Marauders release 2014 schedule

Bradenton, Florida -- Itching for baseball season already?

Well, you may have a few more months until the first pitch, but the Bradenton Marauders are just as excited as you and have released the 2014 Florida State League schedule. The first home game of the season at McKechnie Field is on Saturday, April 5 against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The season begins Thursday, April 3 in Charlotte.

Guinness World Records attempt at 15th Annual Canine Christmas Festival

Guinness World Records attempt at 15th Annual Canine Christmas Festival

Bradenton, Florida -- A Guinness World Records attempt will be made this weekend at the 15th annual Canine Christmas Festival. The goal is to have 100 dogs doing a sit/stay at one time.

It will take place at the Bishop Animal Shelter on 59th Street in Bradenton. Bring your well-behaved dogs on a leash on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sign up will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the sit/stay attempt will take place at 12:00 p.m. Dogs must have a current inoculation tag. 

Dogs and Cats A Plenty at Manatee County Animal Services

Dogs and Cats A Plenty at Manatee County Animal Services

Manatee County, Florida -- Be sure to stop by November 14th through 16th and adopt a dog or cat at the Manatee County Animal Services.

All adoptions will be $20. The fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check, and microchip.  Manatee County residents must purchase a county license certificate.

NAACP to host workshop in Bradenton to help explain Affordable Care Act

NAACP to host workshop in Bradenton to help explain Affordable Care Act

Bradenton, Florida - If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act, there is a workshop to try to get you some answers.

The Manatee County NAACP will host a workshop on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:45 p.m. at the 13th Avenue Community Center at 922 24th Street East in Bradenton. 

An insurace expert will talk about the Affordable Care Act. Mildred Golden will talk about the law's impact and benefits. Golden is the owner of Molten-Golden Insurance Company and has been trained on the law and will walk you through it. 

Winter Dreams, A Holiday Ice Spectacular set to open in December

Winter Dreams, A Holiday Ice Spectacular set to open in December

Ellenton, Florida -- Get into the holiday spirit with the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club and it's 2013 Holiday Ice Show! Ellenton Ice and the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club present: Winter Dreams, A Holiday Ice Spectacular! 

The shows are December 7th at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and December 8th at 1:30 p.m. They feature beginning, adult and competitive skaters, the National and International Pair competitors.