Monday, September 24, 2018

Holmes Beach

Deb Wing

Wing facing child abuse charge

HOLMES BEACH – Former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Deborah Kay Wing is facing a charge of third degree felony child abuse...
Holmes Beach beach access

Beach access not a problem in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders don’t think a new Florida law regarding ownership of the beach will be an issue in Holmes Beach. That’s because...
Holmes Beach Right of Way

Alternate 57 stone used for right of way restoration

HOLMES BEACH – The 57 stone that Westra Construction is placing in Holmes Beach rights of way is not the same white, jagged lime...
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...

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...
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...
Elvis' nurse

Elvis described as polite, generous, loyal

HOLMES BEACH ­– The lady who was a close personal friend and nurse to rock and roll legend Elvis Presley has shed some light...
holmes beach gloria dei street view

Commissioners hold on church land purchase

HOLMES BEACH – Before any deals are struck, Commissioner Judy Titsworth wants to know just how far parishioners at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church are...
holmes beach concession funds

Use of county concession funds up for debate

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners have more discussion to do before they come to an agreement on how they would like to apply beach concession...
pedestrian death 5600 Gulf Drive

Pedestrian death prompts call for crosswalk

HOLMES BEACH – Police Chief Bill Tokajer is calling for a crosswalk near where an 80-year-old Canadian tourist and her husband were hit by...