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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Heritage Day

History comes to life at Heritage Day

ANNA MARIA – Chilly Saturday morning temperatures didn’t keep anyone away from this year’s Heritage Day celebrations at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society...

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...
West Manatee Fire Rescue Administration Building

WMFR commissioners seek legislative change

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners didn’t get quite what they bargained for when Attorney Jim Dye appeared before them to discuss the...
Center Lessig board

Center says goodbye to Kristen Lessig

ANNA MARIA – Feb. 19 marked former Center Executive Director Kristen Lessig’s official last day on the job, but she didn’t leave the organization...
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...
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Murder and home tours come to Center

ANNA MARIA – Spring is on the way and so are two major events for The Center of Anna Maria Island. First up is the...
Turtle Watch notecards

Students paint environmental watercolors for cause

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School students are picking up their paint brushes to help support a nonprofit and protect the local environment. In...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Lessig resigns from Center leadership

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island’s board of directors is beginning the search for a new executive director after the resignation...
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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...
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Formula business ordinance advances to first reading

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners have worked out a draft formula business ordinance they want to bring up for a vote. Now they’re just hoping...
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...