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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Holmes Beach election waving

Holmes Beach election results in

HOLMES BEACH - The voters have spoken and Jim Kihm, Carol Soustek, Rick Hurst and Pat Morton will fill the commission's roster for the...
Holmes Beach dog park discussion

Planning for dog park improvements begins

HOLMES BEACH - Work is underway to bring fresh ideas and upgraded facilities to the city's dog park. Users from both the small and large...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island Fitness moves into the Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island is opening its door to welcome an established Holmes Beach business – Island Fitness is...
Peelen commission goodbye

Holmes Beach commission says ‘goodbye’ to Peelen

HOLMES BEACH - Commissioners are saying "goodbye" to one of their own - Jean Peelen is leaving the commission after six years of service. During...
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...
Holmes Beach logo

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...