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Kristin Swain

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

Margaritaville coming to this particular harbour

BRADENTON — For everyone who’s ever thought of visiting Margaritaville, the dream’s about to come true at Harbour Isle on Perico Island. Minto Communities and...
Anna Maria bike trail

Where to bike on the Island

Anna Maria In Anna Maria, the city’s bicycle paths are a mix of multi-use paths, shared with pedestrians, and unmarked sharrow roads. The path journeys north...
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Commission split over city manager

HOLMES BEACH — Commissioners are on both sides of the fence over whether or not to hire a city manager. During a May 23 work...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Erosion lands Egmont Key on preservation list

A local historical landmark has landed Egmont Key on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2017 “Florida’s 11 to Save” list. The small island located...
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UPS Store likely a no-go in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Despite the rumors swirling across the Island, a UPS Store is unlikely to open in Holmes Beach any time soon. The issue...
JD White

JD White walking, pedaling to goals

HOLMES BEACH — One of Anna Maria Island’s most recognizable personalities needs your help to keep walking toward his goals. JD White, a Holmes Beach...
Holmes Beach dog park

Dog park improvements sought for Fido

HOLMES BEACH — This park may already have gone to the dogs, but that doesn’t mean improvements aren’t needed. Seven pet owners appeared before members...

Holmes Beach disappoints Center leadership

HOLMES BEACH — Commissioners agreed to help financially support The Center of Anna Maria Island, but the amount wasn’t quite what the nonprofit and...

FDOT changes 119th Street plans

BRADENTON — Residents of the Village of Cortez can breathe a little easier now that the Florida Department of Transportation is changing its plan...
Randy Cooper WMFR

Fire commissioner begins state office run

West Manatee Fire Rescue District Commissioner Randy Cooper is stepping into a larger political arena - running for state office. Cooper seeks community support in...
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Grassy Point reopens to the public

HOLMES BEACH — The gates of Grassy Point Preserve are officially open, at least for the hours between dawn and dusk. City leaders and more...
Mary Seine

Celebrating 90 years young with Mary Seine

ANNA MARIA — Mary Seine is officially 90 years young. It was standing room-only April 22 in the Roser Memorial Community Church fellowship hall as...
center baseball

Center honors past with improvements for future

ANNA MARIA — Come out to the old ballgame at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Just in time for baseball season, the rededicated field...
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Holmes Beach wins Bert Harris victory

HOLMES BEACH — Holmes Beach scores one point in the battle between the city and the Bert Harris Act. City leaders received notice March 22...
Cari Roth

Holmes Beach selects Cari Roth as state lobbyist

HOLMES BEACH — Lobbyist Cari Roth will continue to represent Holmes Beach in the state Legislature to oppose two proposed bills. Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously...