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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
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...
Center fishing camp

Center ends 2017 on a high note

ANNA MARIA – It was a year of ups and downs for The Center of Anna Maria Island with the nonprofit ultimately coming out...
holmes beach irma

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...
Eliza Ann chef James Baselici

Eliza Ann’s opens at Waterline

HOLMES BEACH – Just in time for the holidays, the doors have officially opened at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen in Holmes Beach. The new restaurant...
center audit presentation

Audit results in good news for the Center

ANNA MARIA - Just in time for the holidays, auditors delivered good news to board members at The Center of Anna Maria Island –...
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...
Brenda Canning

Island Fitness begins a new chapter

ANNA MARIA – A new partnership is turning into a beautiful thing for both Island Fitness and The Center of Anna Maria Island. Brenda Canning...
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...

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...