Publication: Bradenton Herald

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Hard lessons cited on Deepwater Horizon oil disaster anniversary

MANATEE -- If tar balls had washed ashore here during the 2010 oil disaster, Manatee County officials planned to provide beach-walking volunteers with little orange flags to plant atop each mound of goop.That way, it would be easier for cleanup crews ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
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Lovebugs are back in Florida, but how long will they last?

MANATEE -- Like the sun rising and setting, lovebugs are a part of nature that are not going away, at least not in Florida and in the Gulf Coast states where they settled in years ago by accident, coming on ships from Mexico and South America.That's what ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 6 hours ago]
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Cortez Bridge to undergo multi-million dollar repairs

CORTEZ -- The Cortez Bridge is at the center of a multi-million dollar repair project set to begin April 28 and expected to be completed by early 2015.According to an informational leaflet by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Cortez ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 6 hours ago]
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If you go: Katherine Harris speaking event in Lakewood Ranch

If you goWhat: Katherine Harris, executive chair of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon, will speak about the upcoming 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals.Where: Manatee Chamber of Commerce Lakewood Ranch office, 4215 Concept Court.When: 7:45-9 a.m., Tuesday, ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
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Sarasota expert helping with dolphin study following BP oil disaster

MANATEE -- A local researcher is helping to determine whether the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster has damaged the health of dolphins off the Louisiana coast, near where the massive spill originated.Randall S. Wells, 60, of Siesta Key, is helping with ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
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Katherine Harris key in wooing Modern Pentathlon to Manatee-Sarasota

SARASOTA -- Former congresswoman and Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris calls the 2014 Modern Pentathlon "magical ... the most elegant of the Olympic sports."For the Sarasota-Manatee area, the 2014 Modern Penthalon World Cup Final, coming June ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
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Florida lawmakers lagging in pledge to prevent more child deaths

TALLAHASSEE -- In the wake of a bloody year for Florida youngsters, lawmakers have pledged to repair the state's frayed safety net for abused and neglected children.But as the state's annual legislative session winds toward the final gavel, many children's ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
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History comes to life at 75th annual re-enactment of DeSoto Landing in Bradenton

MANATEE -- History came alive on Saturday in Bradenton during an annual community event.Dozens of local residents gathered for the 75th annual re-enactment of Hernando De Soto's landing on the west coast of Florida at the De Soto National Memorial in ... [Published Bradenton Herald - 7 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Canadian real estate firm Cannabis-Rx buys Manatee industrial buildings for possible marijuana grow operation

TALLEVAST -- A Canadian-based real estate investment company has closed on a land deal in southern Manatee County that could light up the pot industry in Florida.Cannabis-Rx announced Thursday that it acquired three buildings on 9.26 acres formerly owned ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Manatee County now boasts another sterling nature park, Neal Preserve

Manatee County boasts yet another prime ecological jewel with the grand opening of the Neal Preserve last week.Nature lovers will get a double bonus since the Perico Island preserve is just a short distance from the wildly popular Robinson Preserve.On ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

Save the date, April 18

SAVE THE DATEEmail information about fundraising events to calendar@bradenton.com. Deadline is 10 days in advance of publication.Recovery Design Fashion Show: Recovery Design, a fashion show by Nazanin Varasteh, will be 8-10 p.m. April 18 at the Ringling ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Twiggs sworn in as Lakewood Ranch CDD 2 treasurer

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- No sooner than he was sworn in followed by a brief round of congratulations, Jerry Twiggs, former president of the Watercrest Condo Association in Lakewood Ranch, began work immediately Thursday as treasurer for Community Development ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 18 2014]

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A high span bridge "wouldn't be good for Cortez," he said. "And if they wanted to do that, they'd have 500 Cortezians on their necks too."
...the decaying grass along the roadways, so it's a great combination," said Gary Steck, an entomologist with the Florida Department of Agriculture. "If climate change continues and things keep warming up, they could travel further north. It's hard to predict where and how heavy they will invade a region from season to season."
"We should have been protected from this on the front end" said state Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg

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