Events

Wednesday, May 15 Kickstart your creative writing, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. One-on-one tech help, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,...

County pushes for fire district mergers

MANATEE COUNTY – County commissioners asked the county’s seven fire chiefs to consider merging their districts at an April 23 meeting. Commissioners said they would...

Hundreds rally against consolidation, garage

HOLMES BEACH – The Florida heat didn’t stop a crowd from gathering at City Field on Saturday to express their opposition to the Manatee...

Residents consider initiating consolidation referendum

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island residents are working to find ways to fight back against a loss of home rule and the potential...

City leaders talk mangrove regulations

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are considering taking on the responsibility for local mangrove regulation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Development Services...

Kristin Swain

Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach, events listings and the West Manatee Fire Rescue district and is The Sun's Digital Editor. Email