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Kristin Swain

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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
TDC members consider Mote funding request

TDC members consider Mote funding request

MANATEE COUNTY – Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s leadership is hoping for some funds from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council but TDC members...

WMFR approves budget, assessment rate

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) has an approved budget and an approved assessment rate increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioners met at...
2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are one step closer to having an approved budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Commissioners voted unanimously...
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Holmes Beach adds monthly rentals to VRC

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners may have dropped the business tax receipt requirement for residential rental homes and units, but they’re considering reclaiming some...
Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

Local first responders offer Hurricane Dorian assistance

ORLANDO – Anna Maria Island didn’t feel the effects of Hurricane Dorian, but Manatee County’s first responders didn’t take it easy as the storm...
Bert Harris cases go back to court

Bert Harris cases go back to court

BRADENTON – Six Bert Harris cases against the city of Holmes Beach are awaiting a ruling on the city’s motion for judgment on the...
Commissioners reject salary increase

Commissioners reject salary increase

HOLMES BEACH – With Commissioner Pat Morton absent, a motion to give city commissioners a $250 per month stipend raise failed on a tie. At...
City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

HOLMES BEACH – With costs for stormwater improvements throughout the city ongoing and increasing, City Engineer Lynn Burnett proposed to commissioners that they consider...
HBPD celebrates its own

HBPD celebrates its own

HOLMES BEACH – Police officers celebrated an addition to their ranks, the promotion of one of their own and gave a standing ovation to...
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Four qualify in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Qualifying week is officially over, and four candidates are posed to fight it out in the polls Nov. 5 to see...
Be The Center’s next bowling champion

Be The Center’s next bowling champion

BRADENTON - It's not too late to join the fun at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament benefiting The Center of Anna Maria Island. Player slots and...
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Holmes Beach holds off on emergency declaration

HOLMES BEACH – With Hurricane Dorian’s path uncertain, Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth is holding off on declaring an emergency in her city. Titsworth said...
WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

BRADENTON – Aug. 20 was a celebration of life at West Manatee Fire Rescue’s board meeting as district leaders handed out three sets of...
Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

The LaPensee Bowling Tournament, supporting The Center of Anna Maria Island, returns to Bowlero Bradenton for a night of fun competition on Saturday, Sept....
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Help spot severe storms with SKYWARN

HOLMES BEACH – The National Weather Service’s Tampa Bay office is looking for some volunteers to help make their forecasts and severe weather warnings...