Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holmes Beach

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...
Deborah Wing

Wing child abuse charge dropped

HOLMES BEACH – The child abuse charge levied against former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Deb Wing has been dropped. The charge stemmed...
Holmes Beach noise

Commissioners to revisit noise ordinance

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure how they’re going to amend the city’s noise ordinance to help residents with ongoing issues, but they all...
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Suspect arrested in Island assault case

HOLMES BEACH – Officers have a suspect in custody for the March 22 assault of a clerk at Jessie’s Island Store. Holmes Beach police officers...
Kaleta noise lawsuit

Property owners file lawsuit, injunction against neighbors

HOLMES BEACH – Neighbors of vacation rental homes in this Island city are seeing one of their worst fears coming to pass. Owners of two...

Fire hits West Coast Surf Shop

Updated April 16, 2018 HOLMES BEACH – A fire caused an estimated quarter million dollars in damage to the iconic West Coast Surf Shop, 3902...
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...
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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...