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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
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...
holmes beach manatee concession

Commissioners consider concession fund projects

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners made a few changes to the list of projects approved by commissioners in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach requesting use...
holmes beach manatee pier man

Commissioners say ‘no’ to new beach pier

HOLMES BEACH – It didn’t take commissioners long to decide that a 15-foot tall pier isn’t something they want to see on the beach. Commissioner...
West Manatee Fire Rescue Administration Building

WMFR commissioners seek legislative change

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners didn’t get quite what they bargained for when Attorney Jim Dye appeared before them to discuss the...
Center Lessig board

Center says goodbye to Kristen Lessig

ANNA MARIA – Feb. 19 marked former Center Executive Director Kristen Lessig’s official last day on the job, but she didn’t leave the organization...
Holmes Beach dog park

Changes proposed for dog park

HOLMES BEACH – Dog park users and members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee are finally making some progress in determining changes...
Tree house

City to pursue tree house demolition in court

HOLMES BEACH – The beachfront tree house in front of Angelinos Sea Lodge won’t stand much longer if city leaders have anything to say...
Holmes Beach formula business

Formula business ordinance gets contested first approval

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners somewhat reluctantly voted unanimously to pass the first reading of the city’s formula business ordinance, moving forward regulations that would...