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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.

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. 

Volunteers make children's playground dream a reality

Volunteers make children's playground dream a reality

Bradenton, Florida -- Thousands of children in Bradenton literally are having their dreams turn into reality thanks to a day of hard work by Foresters, Visible Men Academy and non-profit KaBoom!

More than 200 volunteers built a brand new, 2,520 square-foot play space in less than seven hours from the children's drawings. It includes a Slither Slide, a Solar Climber and swings. The new playground will serve 22,500 children and their families in the community for years to come.

Manatee County Government offices closed November 11

Manatee County Government offices closed November 11

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  

De Soto National Memorial reopens to visitors

De Soto National Memorial reopens to visitors

Bradenton, Florida -- Now that the government shutdown is over, De Soto National Memorial is re-open to visitors.

You can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. All areas of parks trails, its Visitor Center and Museum are all open to the public. Daily and weekly tours and operations are up and running for public enjoyment.

Central Library closed October 14 for in-service day

Central Library closed October 14  for in-service day

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Central Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 for an in-service training for library staff. The library will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15.