Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holmes Beach

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...
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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...
holmes beach dog park meeting

Plans form for dog park improvements

HOLMES BEACH – Planning is underway for improvements at the Holmes Beach Dog Park. Members of the city’s parks and beautification committee met Jan. 10...
water taxi presentation

Water taxi plans on hold in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Lack of parking is proving to be a large hurdle to jump for the operators of a proposed water taxi service...
Cayman Cay damage

Hurricane recovery begins for condo owners

HOLMES BEACH – Four months since Hurricane Irma passed by, the owners at Cayman Cay are finally able to start repairs on 10 damaged...
Tree house

Supreme Court denies tree house owners’ plea

HOLMES BEACH – It may be the end of the road for Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen’s beachfront tree house. After local and state court...
Holmes Beach dog park aerial

Help remodel the Holmes Beach dog park

HOLMES BEACH – For anyone with a stake in the remodeling of the Holmes Beach dog park, the time to voice an opinion is...
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Looking back at 2017 in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been a busy year for the central city on Anna Maria Island. The 2017 calendar year saw some changes, some...
Holmes Beach legislative session

Commissioners prepare for state legislative session

HOLMES BEACH - Lobbyist Cari Roth is heading back to Tallahassee to fight for the right of municipalities to govern vacation rentals during the...
Holmes Beach new commission

Holmes Beach commissioners sworn in

HOLMES BEACH – Two newly-elected and two re-elected Holmes Beach commissioners, along with Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mayor Bob Johnson, are ready to tackle...
Treehouse

Tree house case climbs toward Supreme Court

HOLMES BEACH - The tree house case may be heard by the highest court in the land. Owners Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran have...
Dog and skate park

Funds come through for park improvements

HOLMES BEACH – The money is ready and waiting to be spent on improvements to the dog and skate parks. Commissioners unanimously approved a budget...
Holmes Beach building department

Building department responds to community

HOLMES BEACH - The city's building department staff is reaching out, hoping to improve communication between the department and the community. About a dozen people showed...
Gloria Dei tenting

Termite tenting a harrowing task

HOLMES BEACH - The tent over the sweeping roofline of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has been removed and so have the termites, hopefully. Earlier...