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Repair work complete, Warner’s Bayou Boat Ramp set to open soon

Repair work complete, Warner’s Bayou Boat Ramp set to open soon

Manatee County, Florida -- After six months of extensive repair and construction, Warner’s Bayou boat ramp is set to open to the public on Wed., July 3.

The popular boat launch and picnic area at 5900 Riverview Blvd. was closed in January to extend the life of the aging boat launch. The boat ramp, floating dock and fixed docks have been replaced and upgraded. Additional renovations include:

Lithia Springs swimming area temporarily closed

Lithia Springs swimming area temporarily closed

Lithia, Florida -- The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department temporarily closed the Lithia Springs swimming area.

They say recent rainfall has left elevated levels of bacteria in the water. They will do another round of water testing on Monday, June 17, and if no elevated levels are found, the Lithia Springs swimming area will be reopened.  

Signs have been posted, and staff is on duty to monitor and alert the public of the health advisory. But even though you can't swim, you can still camp, picnic and use the playground.

Manatee County Government offices will be closed July 4

Manatee County Government offices will be closed July 4

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Government offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

Manatee County Government offices closed on Memorial Day

Manatee County Government offices closed on Memorial Day

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 27 to commemorate Memorial Day.

Final funding now in place to complete Wares Creek

Final funding now in place to complete Wares Creek

Manatee, Florida -- Only two months after local officials traveled to Washington D.C. to request additional federal funding for Wares Creek, the final piece of federal funding has been secured and the flood relief project will now be completed.

Commission will consider voter referendum on tax issues

Commission will consider voter referendum on tax issues

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Commission on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. is scheduled to discuss a referendum on community tax issues.

The Board is expected to make a final decision on whether to hold a public referendum on June 18, 2013 – as currently scheduled – or to move it to August 6, 2013.

Manatee genealogical society meeting

Manatee genealogical society meeting

Bradenton, Florida -- Join the Manatee Genealogical Society at their meeting on Tuesday, April 2. 

The meeting will feature Manatee Genealogical Society member Phyllis Douchette presenting "Migration from new England to the Midwest."

Computer special interest group director Currie Colket will review "Exploring Stephen P. Morse Webpages using One-Step to Facilitate Access to Genealogy Datebases."

The meeting will take place at the manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. 

It will last from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.