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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Holmes Beach Skate Park plans

Skate park plans scrapped by users

HOLMES BEACH – Members of the local skateboarding community aren’t happy with designs for the rehabilitation of the city’s skate park, but they’re willing...
West Coast Surf Shop fire

Repairs underway at West Coast Surf Shop

HOLMES BEACH – Jim and Ronee Brady are already speeding down the road to recovery after an April 15 electrical fire devastated their business...
Margaritaville hotel

New hotel coming to One Particular Harbour

PERICO ISLAND – A new addition is on its way to the One Particular Harbour development – construction is slated to begin on a...
assault jessies store Holmes Beach

Suspect arrested in Island assault case

HOLMES BEACH – Officers have a suspect in custody for the March 22 assault of a clerk at Jessie’s Island Store. Holmes Beach police officers...

Traffic snarls at Gulf Drive construction zones

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Along the Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach border, residents and visitors alike are finding themselves stuck in something reminiscent of winter season...
Kaleta noise lawsuit

Property owners file lawsuit, injunction against neighbors

HOLMES BEACH – Neighbors of vacation rental homes in this Island city are seeing one of their worst fears coming to pass. Owners of two...
Holmes Beach beach access

Beach access not a problem in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders don’t think a new Florida law regarding ownership of the beach will be an issue in Holmes Beach. That’s because...
Pipeline project

Pipeline work slowing Gulf Drive traffic

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Construction work that is slowing traffic on Gulf Drive is due to the first phase of the Anna Maria Island...
Southeast High band

Going green for St. Patrick’s Day

Thanks to Sean Murphy, the 20th Annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade was arguably the best one yet. The luck of the Irish descended...
Anna Maria Island traffic

Traffic woes plague Island drivers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Everyone who’s driven on the Island during winter season months knows that a little extra time and a lot of...
Holmes Beach dog park entrance

Progress slows on dog park renovation

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been months in the making, but users still aren’t much closer to seeing improvements at the city’s dog park. Members of...
Holmes Beach Tampa Bay ferry boat

Ferry to Holmes Beach doesn’t float with commissioners

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners have a lot of misgivings about a proposal from Corey Hubbard with Tampa Bay Ferry to offer service to the...
Tour of Homes

Tour of Homes success for Center

ANNA MARIA – A perfectly sunny day dawned on Saturday, March 17, helping to make The Center of Anna Maria Island’s 25th annual Tour...
Heritage Day

History comes to life at Heritage Day

ANNA MARIA – Chilly Saturday morning temperatures didn’t keep anyone away from this year’s Heritage Day celebrations at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society...

Recycling woes plague Island city

HOLMES BEACH – Recycling is one way people can feel like they’re doing their part to help save the Earth. Unfortunately, some of the...