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Kristin Swain

Kristin Swain
Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Jean Peelen

BIEO members begin fight for home rule

ANNA MARIA – The Island’s elected officials are beginning preparations for a Legislative fight. During the Barrier Island Elected Officials October meeting, members discussed priorities...
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Holmes Beach commission candidates speak out

HOLMES BEACH – The five commission candidates in Holmes Beach are prepared to tackle the issues facing the Island city. Candidates came together Oct. 17...
WMFR marine truck

WMFR discusses new goals, vision

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue leadership is ready to tackle the next five years with new goals and an updated vision for the...
ITPO island traffic study

Mayors disappointed with traffic study results

ANNA MARIA - The Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Island Traffic Study has a long way to go before results impress the three Island mayors. After a recent...
Holmes Beach mangroves

Mangroves divide Holmes Beach commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - Now that the boat canopies are down, a new agreement with Westbay Point and Moorings concerning mangroves is being considered. During public...
dog park funding

Finding funds for Fido’s park

HOLMES BEACH -  Fido and friends will enjoy an updated dog park thanks to public funds being allocated for improvements. They instructed City Treasurer Lori...
national night out bikes

Celebrating community at National Night Out

HOLMES BEACH - The rain didn't stop the fun at National Night Out. The annual event drew more than 1,000 people to Holmes Beach City...
KMB annual awards

Keep Manatee Beautiful announces winners

BRADENTON — Keep Manatee Beautiful is once again recognizing outstanding volunteers and organizations committed to keeping Manatee County looking good.K During the awards ceremony, held...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

AMI site plan amendment revisions scrapped

HOLMES BEACH — A few minor changes to the approved AMI Plaza site plan amendment had commissioners worried they would need a new ordinance...
Boat canopies

Boat canopies scheduled for vote

HOLMES BEACH - The showdown between city leaders and residents of Westbay Point and Moorings over boat canopies is finally coming to an end. During...
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Land purchase concerns commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - A potential land purchase by the city is moving forward faster than some commissioners would like. During their Sept. 26 meeting, Holmes...

Community fun at National Night Out

The Holmes Beach Police Department is hosting a community night at City Field and everyone is invited. This year's National Night Out festivities include a...
Tree house at Angelinos

Tree house still stands tall in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — The double-decker tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge remains in its beachfront perch, for now. Despite worries that a hurricane would bring...
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Holmes Beach storm debris pickup today and tomorrow

HOLMES BEACH - Waste Pro is making a few final storm debris pickup passes through Holmes Beach this week. Residents with remaining storm debris, including...
Irma supplies

Helping hands for neighbors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - For residents who need help recovering from Hurricane Irma, there are islanders here to help. Volunteers and donors also are...