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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
AMI plaza site plan amendment

Commissioners uphold site plan expiration

HOLMES BEACH – If property owner and local businessman Mike Hynds wants to go through with his plan to place residential rental units on...
haunted manatee county book

New book sheds light on the local paranormal

You might find her a little creepy or kooky, maybe a bit mysterious or spooky, but one title it’s hard to deny Liz Reed...
Holmes Beach golf cart low speed vehicle map

Holmes Beach considers golf cart regulations

HOLMES BEACH – If you drive a golf cart in Holmes Beach, new regulations may be on the way that affect where you can...
Holmes Beach city field update map

City field improvements get the green light

HOLMES BEACH – A new plan is on the table for the city field complex and commissioners are ready to start seeing progress made...
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Longboat Pass Bridge work to begin in 2019

The days for the current Longboat Pass Bridge may be numbered, but the bridge’s number isn’t up quite yet. During the October Island Transportation Planning...
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Commissioners consider aircraft nuisance ordinance

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are considering enacting an aircraft nuisance ordinance that will carry hefty fines for violations. During the Oct. 23 commission work session,...

Local first responders help with hurricane recovery

BRADENTON – Manatee County first responders don’t only answer the call of duty locally, they also answer when other people need their help, including...
Holmes Beach city field third base

New plans emerge for city field

HOLMES BEACH – Though commissioners didn’t approve City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s entire layout for the city field complex, they did combine her plan and...
Holmes Beach 47th lot clear

Retribution sought for sea grape destruction

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners are asking police officers and City Attorney Patricia Petruff to work together to find a way to prosecute local...
Holmes Beach Spring Lake update

Deciding the future of Spring Lake

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure about what to do for the future of Spring Lake, and they’re hoping the lake’s residents will step...
WMFR open house hot dogs

Family fun at the fire house

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue personnel took a little time off from the serious business of keeping the community safe to throw a...

Police taking donations for hurricane victims

HOLMES BEACH - The Holmes Beach Police Department is working with Manatee County Search and Rescue to gather supplies for first responders and residents...
Holmes Beach mayor Joshua Linney

Postcard causes issue for mayoral candidate

Holmes Beach mayoral candidate Josh Linney is again coming under fire, this time for offering an hour of free technical support on his election...
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Homeowners opt for retro renovation

HOLMES BEACH – In a time when many homeowners are rebuilding or giving a modern renovation to their homes, one family is turning back...
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Twenty-nine new Bert Harris claims come to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – In the last week to file Bert Harris claims with Holmes Beach regarding the city’s vacation rental ordinance, 29 new claims...