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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Noise problems for 68th Street residents

Noise problems for 68th Street residents

HOLMES BEACH – Under advice from the city attorney, commissioners reluctantly agreed to add a provision to the noise ordinance allowing a waiver for...
WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s commissioners and staff had a lot to celebrate during the board’s Nov. 19 meeting with two new firefighters...
Construction moves forward at city field

Construction moves forward at city field

HOLMES BEACH – Projects at the city field complex are underway and showing signs of significant progress, however, some residents are concerned about what...
Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

Stormwater fees on the rise in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – At the urging of City Engineer Lynn Burnett, commissioners have opted to move forward with raising the city’s stormwater fee from...
Lawsuit filed against fire department

Lawsuit filed against fire department

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners had a couple of legal decisions to make when the board met Nov. 19, first to select...
Funding received for skate park bowl

Funding received for skate park bowl

HOLMES BEACH – A last-minute funding scare caused city leaders and staff to leap into action along with community members. Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth...
The results are in for Holmes Beach

The results are in for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – The results are in and the voters have spoken. Holmes Beach has three commissioners elect and all eight charter amendments passed. About...
WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

BRADENTON – It was a day of sadness and celebration Oct. 17 as West Manatee Fire Rescue’s staff said goodbye to retiring Chief Tom...
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Meet the candidate: Jim Kihm

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Jim Kihm is running for his second term in office and he’s hoping that the city’s voters stand behind him. Kihm...
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Meet the candidate: Terry Schaefer

HOLMES BEACH – Political newcomer Terry Schaefer is no stranger to the city’s government. Prior to running for what would be his first term on...
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Meet the candidate: Rick Hurst

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Rick Hurst has his eyes set on a second term after the November election and is hopeful that the city’s...
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Meet the candidate: Carol Soustek

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Carol Soustek is seeking a third full term in November when she runs for re-election to one of the city’s...
Mayor delivers state of the city address

Mayor delivers state of the city address

HOLMES BEACH – Mayor Judy Titsworth’s first of two years in office will come to a close in November. To recognize her first year...
Spring Lake recovery slow

Spring Lake recovery slow

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s leaders are hopeful for the recovery of Spring Lake’s waters but warn residents that a full recovery is going...
National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

HOLMES BEACH – Hundreds braved the warm weather and came out to city field for the biggest National Night Out the city has ever...