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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Holmes Beach new commission

Holmes Beach commissioners sworn in

HOLMES BEACH – Two newly-elected and two re-elected Holmes Beach commissioners, along with Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mayor Bob Johnson, are ready to tackle...

Tree house case climbs toward Supreme Court

HOLMES BEACH - The tree house case may be heard by the highest court in the land. Owners Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran have...
Dog and skate park

Funds come through for park improvements

HOLMES BEACH – The money is ready and waiting to be spent on improvements to the dog and skate parks. Commissioners unanimously approved a budget...
Holmes Beach building department

Building department responds to community

HOLMES BEACH - The city's building department staff is reaching out, hoping to improve communication between the department and the community. About a dozen people showed...

Waterline hotel readies for opening day

HOLMES BEACH - The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club is moving closer to opening day. With temporary occupancy permits in place for much of...
skate park closed

Skate park improvements underway

HOLMES BEACH - After being closed for several months, work is getting underway to reopen the gates of the Holmes Beach Skate Park. While commissioners...
Holmes Beach election waving

Holmes Beach election results in

HOLMES BEACH - The voters have spoken and Jim Kihm, Carol Soustek, Rick Hurst and Pat Morton will fill the commission's roster for the...
Holmes Beach dog park discussion

Planning for dog park improvements begins

HOLMES BEACH - Work is underway to bring fresh ideas and upgraded facilities to the city's dog park. Users from both the small and large...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island Fitness moves into the Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island is opening its door to welcome an established Holmes Beach business – Island Fitness is...
Peelen commission goodbye

Holmes Beach commission says ‘goodbye’ to Peelen

HOLMES BEACH - Commissioners are saying "goodbye" to one of their own - Jean Peelen is leaving the commission after six years of service. During...
Jean Peelen

BIEO members begin fight for home rule

ANNA MARIA – The Island’s elected officials are beginning preparations for a Legislative fight. During the Barrier Island Elected Officials October meeting, members discussed priorities...
Holmes Beach logo

Holmes Beach commission candidates speak out

HOLMES BEACH – The five commission candidates in Holmes Beach are prepared to tackle the issues facing the Island city. Candidates came together Oct. 17...
WMFR marine truck

WMFR discusses new goals, vision

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue leadership is ready to tackle the next five years with new goals and an updated vision for the...
ITPO island traffic study

Mayors disappointed with traffic study results

ANNA MARIA - The Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Island Traffic Study has a long way to go before results impress the three Island mayors. After a recent...
Holmes Beach mangroves

Mangroves divide Holmes Beach commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - Now that the boat canopies are down, a new agreement with Westbay Point and Moorings concerning mangroves is being considered. During public...