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Kristin Swain

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

Treehouse case goes back to court

HOLMES BEACH – Treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen will be kicking off the new year in Manatee County Circuit Court as they...
Holmes Beach tree lighting group

Holmes Beach Christmas tree glows

HOLMES BEACH – It was a festive evening Dec. 18 as the lights on the new city Christmas tree lit up the evening sky...
bike share service

Bike share regulations on hold

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are moving forward with a moratorium blocking bike and scooter share companies from setting up shop in the city but...
Holmes Beach skate park concept new

Skate park plans move forward

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s current skate park may be going away but a new one is in the works, one that includes a...
Holmes Beach Christmas tree

Holmes Beach gets a Christmas tree

HOLMES BEACH – After the idea of having a live Christmas tree came up in the October parks and beautification committee meeting, it didn’t...
roser relief group

Roser group helps with hurricane response

ANNA MARIA – When Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach as a Category 4 storm, it left...
lester day santa dance

Holiday fun abounds at the Center’s Lester Day

ANNA MARIA – Despite the Florida heat, The Center of Anna Maria Island was transformed Dec. 1 into a winter wonderland for the 17th...
center tree donations

Buy a Christmas tree, support The Center

Merry Christmas Trees of Bradenton is teaming up with The Center of Anna Maria Island to help make the season brighter for the nonprofit. Michigan...
Holmes Beach swearing in commission

New Holmes Beach elected officials sworn in

HOLMES BEACH – Nov. 29 was a day of celebration in the city commission chambers at city hall as the city’s new mayor, commissioners...
Bob Johnson, Stacey Johnston

Holmes Beach says goodbye to Mayor Johnson

HOLMES BEACH – With Mayor-elect Judy Titsworth ready to take the reins at city hall, commissioners and city hall staff joined together to say...
Holmes Beach mayor Joshua Linney

Former mayoral candidate faces inquiry

HOLMES BEACH – Defeated 2018 mayoral candidate Joshua Linney is no stranger to scrutiny when it comes to his past, but now the U.S. Department...

License plate readers coming to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It’s official, a five-camera license plate recognition system is coming to the city, costing $105,240 for 5 years, not including $40...
Holmes Beach vrc presentation chief

Vacation rental changes on hold for now

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been a long, sometimes rough road for the city’s vacation rental certificate program and the code enforcement officers who oversee...
Holmes Beach mike norman rezone

Real estate office rezone approved

HOLMES BEACH – Despite some concerns from the public, city commissioners voted unanimously to allow an increase in intensity of use at the 3101...
holmes beach planning thank you

Planning commissioners consider commercial rezone

HOLMES BEACH – What started out as a potentially simple commercial rezoning request for an office building currently owned and occupied by Mike Norman...