Dogs dressed for Mardi Gras walked in the Krewe of Barkloxi's Bow Wow Paw-rade on Feb. 4 at the Biloxi Town Green. It was led by the 2018 Krewe of Barkloxi King and Queen. Dogs were judged in categories of most creative costume, cuteness, happiest dog and who wears it best.
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This Mardi Gras party is for the dogs
Balding penguin finds warmth in wetsuit
Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services
Manatee Pride Festival visitors show love for local drag queen Beneva Fruitville
Youngsters participate in MLB's Play Ball event at Pirate City
Palmetto students "Dive into Reading" at Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Just another slugfest at Bradenton's LECOM Park
Remembering Chad Day, an avid fisherman
Bridge collapse from view of driver who witnessed it
Ski-lift in Georgia malfunctions, launches skiers into the air
Toys R Us is closing all of its U.S. stores
Bucs Vlog: Hear from Pirates players Nova, Dickerson, Musgrove
SeaWorld has created a way to protect penguins with bald spots: wetsuits. This solution protects the penguin's skin and keeps them warm. Maria Barreto is a wardrobe craftsperson who made wetsuits for penguins, and says this is one of the best projects she's gotten to do.
Local youngsters ages 5 to 12 participated on Saturday, March 17, in the Play Ball baseball clinic at Pirate City in Bradenton, spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates partnered with Major League Baseball for the Grapefruit League event to provide instruction from Pirates minor league players, coaches and staff.
Guests at the fifth annual Manatee Pride Festival on Saturday, March 17, 2018, interrupted Beneva Fruitville’s performance about halfway through to give her tips and praise during a performance at Bradenton’s Riverwalk.
Elias Diaz crushes one of the five home runs belted by Pittsburgh Pirates players on Friday, March 16, 2018, at LECOM Park in Bradenton as the Bucs beat the Atlanta Braves 12-9. Spring training continues through March 31. and the final home game in Bradenton is March 26 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar owners John and Amanda Horne have won a national award from the National Restaurant Association for a reading program. Last summer, Horne organized a “Dive Into Reading” program that aimed to increase literacy in students from local Title I schools. Each week, AMOB hosted about 25 students who worked with mentors to practice reading techniques.
Friends and family gather to mark the birthday of Chad Day. Day, an avid fisherman who plied the waters of Manatee County, died at the age of 24 in 2015. The second annual Chad Day Memorial Fishing tournament honors his memory and will be held March 23-24, 2018. Proceeds benefit the American Brain Cancer Association.
Florida International University president Mark Rosenberg expressed condolences on March 16, after a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed at the university the previous day. Six people were confirmed dead and nine people were injured.
In this episode of the Bucs Vlog posted on March 15, 2018, pitcher Ivan Nova talks about Opening Day, Corey Dickerson dishes about facing his old team, and Joe Musgrove discusses his first spring outing for the Bradenton-based Pittsburgh Pirates.
A pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed Thursday, just days after crews had dropped an elevated 950-ton span in place on a signature project that was intended to give Florida International University students a safe route across the busy roadway.