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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Heron nest halts construction

Heron nest halts construction

HOLMES BEACH – Construction workers received a surprise Jan. 13. As they were pulling the branches from an Australian pine at a residential construction...
Mayor hands out 2019 city awards

Mayor hands out 2019 city awards

HOLMES BEACH – Mayor Judy Titsworth stepped up Jan. 14 to hand out some very special city awards to members of the community. First up,...
City takes home three wins in court

City takes home three wins in court

BRADENTON – After a brief recess, Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas submitted a ruling Jan. 8 in three Bert Harris cases brought...
Treehouse owners start new year in court

Treehouse owners start new year in court

BRADENTON – The case of the city of Holmes Beach versus beachfront treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen is back in Manatee County...
Sculpture illustrates local trash problem

Sculpture illustrates local trash problem

BRADENTON – Locals know that trash gets left behind on local beaches and washes up onshore, but artist Wendell Graham has completed a new...
Reef project helps filter local waters

Reef project helps filter local waters

BRADENTON BEACH – A windy, cloudy afternoon didn’t stop the father-son team of David and David Wolff from coming out to the dock behind...
Noise problems for 68th Street residents

Noise problems for 68th Street residents

HOLMES BEACH – Under advice from the city attorney, commissioners reluctantly agreed to add a provision to the noise ordinance allowing a waiver for...
WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s commissioners and staff had a lot to celebrate during the board’s Nov. 19 meeting with two new firefighters...
Construction moves forward at city field

Construction moves forward at city field

HOLMES BEACH – Projects at the city field complex are underway and showing signs of significant progress, however, some residents are concerned about what...
Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – At the urging of City Engineer Lynn Burnett, commissioners have opted to move forward with raising the city’s stormwater fee from...
Lawsuit filed against fire department

Lawsuit filed against fire department

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners had a couple of legal decisions to make when the board met Nov. 19, first to select...
Funding received for skate park bowl

Funding received for skate park bowl

HOLMES BEACH – A last-minute funding scare caused city leaders and staff to leap into action along with community members. Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth...
The results are in for Holmes Beach

The results are in for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – The results are in and the voters have spoken. Holmes Beach has three commissioners elect and all eight charter amendments passed. About...
WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

BRADENTON – It was a day of sadness and celebration Oct. 17 as West Manatee Fire Rescue’s staff said goodbye to retiring Chief Tom...
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Meet the candidate: Jim Kihm

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Jim Kihm is running for his second term in office and he’s hoping that the city’s voters stand behind him. Kihm...