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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
West Coast Surf Shop fire

Community events planned to help local business

Updated June 13, 2018 When the iconic West Coast Surf Shop suffered damage from an electrical fire April 15, community members began searching for ways...
Anna Maria bridge mudline

New details emerge for high-span bridge

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – There’s been a lot of talk from the Florida Department of Transportation about high-level bridges coming to the Island. The...
One Particular Harbour marina aerial

One Particular Harbour’s marina is on the market

PERICO ISLAND – A six-acre slice of One Particular Harbour is up for grabs if investors offer owner and developer Minto Communities the right...
Hurricane Lessons Irma

Get tax-free hurricane supplies June 1-7

For one week only Floridians will be able to get some of their hurricane supplies tax-free. June 1-7 is the first week of the...
Manatee County concession fund

County commissioners approve concession fund request

MANATEE COUNTY – An influx of monies from the excess concession fund is making its way to the three Island cities and The Center...
Palma Sola Causeway missing bollards

Missing bollards mystery stumps scenic highway management

MANATEE COUNTY – The mystery of the missing bollards on the Manatee Avenue causeway continues to haunt county law enforcement and members of the...
Center board update awning

Center board makes plans for the future

ANNA MARIA – Changes are coming to The Center of Anna Maria with the hopes of drawing more community members back to the nonprofit’s...
Holmes Beach surf shop fire award Mayor

West Coast Surf Shop employees honored for bravery

HOLMES BEACH – A fire at the West Coast Surf Shop on April 15 turned staff members Kaitlin Kee, Anna Rehorn and Benjamin Webb from...
West Manatee Fire Rescue meeting promotion

Fire commission opts for incremental increase

BRADENTON – Fire assessment rates are going up in West Manatee Fire Rescue’s District for the coming fiscal year. The 2 percent increase, which...
Bradenton Beach roundabout

LBK mayor wants Bradenton Beach roundabout gone

HOLMES BEACH – The Coalition of Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting is a time for the mayors of the four neighboring Island cities to...
Holmes Beach dog park staging area

Plans expand for dog park renovations

HOLMES BEACH – Renovations at the city’s dog park now hinge on City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s master plan for the city park complex. Members of...
Holmes Beach Center funding

Commissioners vote to financially support Center

HOLMES BEACH – After more than a year of tension between the city and The Center of Anna Maria Island, commissioners have agreed to...
center culhane wrestling team

Center hires new executive director

ANNA MARIA – At the end of a two-month search for a new executive director, The Center of Anna Maria Island’s board of directors...
dog park funding

Dog park plans ready for commission presentation

HOLMES BEACH – The plans have been several months in the making but now members of the parks and beautification committee have a date...
Flooded street in Holmes Bea

Protecting Holmes Beach from rising tides

HOLMES BEACH – Stories of climate change and sea level rise may soon be more than just cautionary tales for Island property owners, but...