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Kristin Swain

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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
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...
center events quilt

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...
holmes beach gloria dei street view

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...
Holmes Beach logo

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...
american pickers

American Pickers is coming to Florida

American Pickers Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe could be coming soon to a neighborhood near you. The popular History Channel show is looking for unique...
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...