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Thousands serenade beloved Bradenton manatee, Snooty, with ‘Happy Birthday’

Snooty celebrated his 68th birthday Saturday

Birthday cake was made of Brussels sprouts, carrots, pineapple, strawberries

Manatees, Ice Cube and Sarasolo, shared his pool for big day

Health News

Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.

Videos

30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy

Saturday morning on Anna Maria Island is a great way to start the weekend. Video by Marc R. Masferrer
mmasferrer@bradenton.com
30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy 0:40

30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy

Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion 2:22

Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion

Snooty getting ready for his birthday party 3:17

Snooty getting ready for his birthday party

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies' 6:06

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies'

Videos

30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy

Saturday morning on Anna Maria Island is a great way to start the weekend. Video by Marc R. Masferrer
mmasferrer@bradenton.com
30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy 0:40

30 seconds of Anna Maria Island beach therapy

Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion 2:22

Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion

Snooty getting ready for his birthday party 3:17

Snooty getting ready for his birthday party

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies' 6:06

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies'