Bradenton City Hall on the Move

Situated on Old Main Street in Bradenton, the City Hall is an unassuming yet charming Spanish-style structure on sprawling four-plus acres of prime, not to mention valuable city, and riverfront real estate. Sharing the building with the Bradenton Police department, City Hall services the public in the epicenter of what is Bradenton.

That is all set to change. After much deliberation, the city council has decided to put the City Hall and the property it sits on up for sale. This includes the bui

Sounds like a Plan – Riviera Dunes Marina

You finally have your boat ready to cast off for an epic adventure at sea.

The systems have been triple-checked, and you’ve stocked up on anticipated spare parts, just in case. Life vests are accounted for, sump pumps are all functioning, the drains are clear of blockages, batteries are charged, and the vessel has been provisioned with food and sundries. Lastly, the oil has been changed, and fuel topped off at your favorite fuel dock, like Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto, Florida.

In the earl

Documented vs Undocumented – Riviera Dunes Marina

The Benefits of US Coast Guard Documentation

While registration with the state you reside in is required, documenting your vessel with the USCG is not, but it is highly recommended. Should you document your yacht with the federal government, or is simply registering the vessel with the state good for your needs? Read on to learn more about the benefits of US Coast Guard documentation.

Documenting your boat provides proof of nationality as well as ownership. The vessel paperwork from the US Coa

Caladesi Island, A Local Weekend Getaway – Riviera Dunes Marina

Caladesi Island, A Local Weekend Getaway

The sun is out, but someone turned down the heat. Never fear; taking local short trips are worth firing up the engines and setting a course for a quick getaway. Exploring and having an adventure doesn’t have to stop when the temperature dips. Throw on a cozy sweatshirt and set the course for a little adventure.

One such easy weekend trip is to Caladesi Island State Park, a barrier island located in the Dunedin and Clearwater area on the Gulf Coast of Fl

Beyond the Bay,Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Tampa Bay resident Kevin Newsome knows a thing or two about tenacity and dedication, especially after hiking the Appalachian Trail, which encompassed 2193.10 miles, and took Newsome through 14 states on foot. Taking 171 days to complete, his hike started at Amicalola Falls in Georgia, which is eight miles south of the official trail start at Springer Mountain. But the journey really began in Tampa three years before his adventure.

In 2018, Newsome walked into a bookstore where hiker and author

Manatee Season – Riviera Dunes Marina

It’s that time of year when the manatee population in the area increases. Between December and February is the peak season when manatees move further inland seeking warmer waters.

When the air and water temperature drop, the manatees move to Southwest Florida for refuge in warmer temperatures. Thus, this is also the time of year when accidental boat contact with manatees is common. The manatees are docile yet curious to a fault. They are easily lured by running water and the promise of a food s

New Years Resolution to Boating Safety – Riviera Dunes Marina

Ring in the New Year and Update Your Gear

Make a resolution to check your safety essentials.

The new year isn’t just a time for resolutions; it is also a good time to get organized. Making goals for the year should include taking inventory of your boat contents and checking the safety essentials. It’s time to either purchase missing items, check to see if they are in working order, or replenish them.

According to, there are five essential safety items for your boat. There

A Season of Lights – Riviera Dunes Marina

An illuminating guide to the lights of the holiday season.

No holiday season would be complete without the magic of twinkling lights and the boisterous laughter of Santa on the scene. The Bradenton area boasts an impressive selection of activities to participate in. Below is our list of top picks to kick off the holiday season.

Main Street Live

November 23, 2022 – Pre-Thanksgiving

Though this event isn’t about the lighting, for a little pre-holiday cheer and holiday shopping, check out thi
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