Before there was a Manatee Mineral Springs Park, there were the Angolans, who were African slaves looking for freedom. They lived in the area back in the 1700s. Archaeologist Dr. Uzi Baram explains what happens when they find a piece of history.
There are 32 elementary students in Manatee County and 49% of third graders are not reading on grade level. School officials want to make sure that all students are reading on grade-level by the end of third-grade.
Their building on 17th Avenue needs a new roof. The current roof has water damage from multiple leaks and it will cost the organization about $40,000 to replace it. Without a new roof, Turning Points won’t be able to continue to serve the community.
A local Bradenton woman is taking trash and creating masterpieces. Wendell Graham created a new turtle species, a ‘plastic back’ loggerhead turtle named “Trash” made from all the garbage found along the beaches of Longboat Key.