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Kristin Swain

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Sun staff writer/photographer Kristin Swain covers Holmes Beach. Email
Commissioners approve election changes

Commissioners approve election changes

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners had a full agenda when they met June 11. The first thing commissioners tackled was the second and final reading...
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Biz tax changes take shape

HOLMES BEACH – Good news may be coming for owners of residential rental properties in the Island’s largest city. Commissioners voted four to one on...
Planning commissioners talk future flooding

Planning commissioners talk future flooding

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s planning commissioners voted unanimously June 5 to find an ordinance amending the existing flood plain ordinance as consistent with...
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Commissioners consider exemption for rental homes

HOLMES BEACH – Vacation rental owners may soon have one less piece of paperwork to worry about filing in one Island city. During a May...
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WMFR 2019-20 assessment rates set

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners held a public hearing May 21 to discuss the 2019-20 residential and commercial assessment rates. No members...
WMFR board considers building construction

WMFR board considers building construction

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are considering building a new administration building, and they’ve narrowed down potential lots to purchase to two...
Southeastern Guide Dogs Issac

Five guide dog teams graduate from training

It was a happy day May 24 as five newly-trained guide dog teams received their diplomas and graduated from Southeastern Guide Dogs. The ceremony took...
Dog park supporters get answers

Dog park supporters get answers

HOLMES BEACH – Dog park users are feeling a bit better about the future of their pooches’ beloved outdoor space after hearing plans for...
Tree house case back in court

Tree house case back in court

BRADENTON – The beachfront tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge is back in the city of Holmes Beach’s crosshairs as the case goes back...
McDaniel joins Center team

McDaniel joins Center team

After months of searching, the team at The Center of Anna Maria Island has a new director of development. In a May 3 press release,...
Dog park users disappointed with lack of progress

Dog park users disappointed with lack of progress

HOLMES BEACH – Little visible movement has been made on the city’s plans to relocated and improve the dog park, and it’s leaving users...
Commissioner proposes unique solution to noise

Commissioner proposes unique solution to noise

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Kim Rash wants city leaders to follow the letter of the law, particularly where it involves the enforcement of the...
Aeration plans take shape for Spring Lake

Aeration plans take shape for Spring Lake

HOLMES BEACH – Relief is coming to the residents located around Spring Lake in the form of an aeration system for the ailing body...
Spring Lake cleanup options presented

Spring Lake cleanup options presented

HOLMES BEACH – The situation at Spring Lake isn’t likely to resolve itself and commissioners want to explore all of their options before deciding...