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Kristin Swain

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

Excitement abounds at school year’s start

HOLMES BEACH - A lot of excitement and a few tears mark the first day of the new school year at Anna Maria Elementary. The...
Dune vegetation destruction

Dune destruction sparks concerns

HOLMES BEACH - Work has temporarily stopped at 102 77th St. after the city was alerted to dune destruction on the Gulf-front site. Building Official...
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Holmes Beach officials issue occupancy violations

HOLMES BEACH - Police and code enforcement officers are cracking down on vacation rental occupancy violators. As of July 5, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill...
Fourth of July beach cleanup

Cleaning up holiday trash in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Revelers may have left a lot of trash on Island beaches following the July 4 holiday, but it’s disappearing thanks to...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Big changes come to Center board

ANNA MARIA — The Center of Anna Maria Island is weathering more than a little upheaval of its board of directors. Board Chair Bill Shuman...
HB post office staff

Holmes Beach Post Office changes hands

HOLMES BEACH — The Holmes Beach Post Office is open regular hours and the new proprietor is seeking new ways to help meet the...
David Zaccagnino

Revamped Center board focuses on finances

ANNA MARIA — The Center of Anna Maria Island’s 2017-18 budget process is underway and board Chair David Zaccagnino hopes the numbers will reflect...
Minto Michael Belmont

Construction moves forward at Margaritaville

BRADENTON — On a sunny Thursday morning, Minto Communities President Michael Belmont arrives at the Harbour Isles sales center to survey the work being...
Margaritaville

Margaritaville coming to this particular harbour

BRADENTON — For everyone who’s ever thought of visiting Margaritaville, the dream’s about to come true at Harbour Isle on Perico Island. Minto Communities and...
Anna Maria bike trail

Where to bike on the Island

Anna Maria In Anna Maria, the city’s bicycle paths are a mix of multi-use paths, shared with pedestrians, and unmarked sharrow roads. The path journeys north...
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Commission split over city manager

HOLMES BEACH — Commissioners are on both sides of the fence over whether or not to hire a city manager. During a May 23 work...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Erosion lands Egmont Key on preservation list

A local historical landmark has landed Egmont Key on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2017 “Florida’s 11 to Save” list. The small island located...
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UPS Store likely a no-go in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Despite the rumors swirling across the Island, a UPS Store is unlikely to open in Holmes Beach any time soon. The issue...
JD White

JD White walking, pedaling to goals

HOLMES BEACH — One of Anna Maria Island’s most recognizable personalities needs your help to keep walking toward his goals. JD White, a Holmes Beach...
Holmes Beach dog park

Dog park improvements sought for Fido

HOLMES BEACH — This park may already have gone to the dogs, but that doesn’t mean improvements aren’t needed. Seven pet owners appeared before members...