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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Center of Anna Maria Island

Center starts new year on solid financial footing

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island greeted the new year with good news and the nonprofit’s board members hope it will...

WMFR celebrates excellence and career milestones

BRADENTON – Firefighters and staff with West Manatee Fire Rescue had a lot to celebrate Jan. 15 during the district’s annual awards ceremony held...
Holmes Beach tree house file photo

Tree house case continues in court

BRADENTON – It was a win and a loss for both sides during a Jan. 8 hearing in Judge Edward Nicholas’ courtroom on the...
Mobility program dropped in favor of ban

Bicycle share on hold in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners will discuss whether alternate mobility share services should be allowed in the city and how they would be regulated at...
Holmes Beach crosswalk

Crosswalks planned for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City Engineer Lynn Burnett has a plan to help keep pedestrians and motorists safer during pedestrian street crossings. The first phase...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Around the Island year in review

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – This past year brought a lot of changes to the three Island cities as well as to some other organizations....
Holmes Beach swearing in judy

Holmes Beach year in review

HOLMES BEACH – The year 2018 was filled with court cases, city renovations and a highly-contested election for city commissioner and mayoral seats. Here...

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...
Mobility program dropped in favor of ban

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...