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Real estate market disruption

Is there an algorithm in your future? If you’re planning on buying or selling a house, get ready for the future of real estate. In...
Officials hope for Spring Lake recovery

Officials hope for Spring Lake recovery

HOLMES BEACH – Spring Lake may still have some brown water for now, but newly appointed Director of Development Services Eran Wasserman is hopeful...
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Fee-fi-fo-fum, do I smell a recovery?

Recovery, what recovery? That’s a word we left in our rearview mirror a long time ago. It’s true in Florida generally, and Anna Maria...
Problems plague Spring Lake residents

Problems plague Spring Lake residents

HOLMES BEACH – Residents turned out in force during a Sept. 24 commission meeting to protest the city’s plans to clean up the waters...
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Order out of chaos

Writing has been compared to bringing order out of chaos, something I try to do weekly on this page, and one of the most...

WMFR approves budget, assessment rate

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) has an approved budget and an approved assessment rate increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioners met at...
2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

2019-20 budget jumps first hurdle

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders are one step closer to having an approved budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Commissioners voted unanimously...
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Holmes Beach adds monthly rentals to VRC

HOLMES BEACH – City commissioners may have dropped the business tax receipt requirement for residential rental homes and units, but they’re considering reclaiming some...
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Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...
Bert Harris cases go back to court

Bert Harris cases go back to court

BRADENTON – Six Bert Harris cases against the city of Holmes Beach are awaiting a ruling on the city’s motion for judgment on the...
Commissioners reject salary increase

Commissioners reject salary increase

HOLMES BEACH – With Commissioner Pat Morton absent, a motion to give city commissioners a $250 per month stipend raise failed on a tie. At...
City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

City leaders consider stormwater fee increases

HOLMES BEACH – With costs for stormwater improvements throughout the city ongoing and increasing, City Engineer Lynn Burnett proposed to commissioners that they consider...
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The fun and not-so-fun of selling a home

Last week we talked about the fun and not-so-much fun of buying a home. This week we’ll talk a little about selling your home,...
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Four qualify in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Qualifying week is officially over, and four candidates are posed to fight it out in the polls Nov. 5 to see...
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Holmes Beach holds off on emergency declaration

HOLMES BEACH – With Hurricane Dorian’s path uncertain, Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth is holding off on declaring an emergency in her city. Titsworth said...