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Cindy Lane

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Sun staff writer and photographer Cindy Lane covers the environment, tourism and Cortez, and is the Sun's digital and social media editor. Email

Bye bye, Baby Snoots

BRADENTON - Manatee County's official mascot, Snooty the manatee, drowned on Sunday, July 23, the day after his 69th birthday party at the Parker...
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Trigger fish

Nothing to see here

A trigger fish hides pretty effectively in the rocks off Anna Maria Island.
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DeSoto National Memorial kayak tour

Take a peek at the bay side of DeSoto National Memorial - by kayak.
Beach aliens

Beach aliens of Anna Maria Island gallery

Some strange things have been washing up on the beach...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

$11.6M tourism budget proposed

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposes spending $11,675,206 to market Manatee County to tourists during 2018/2019. The county’s Tourist Development Council unanimously...
Mangrove flower

Natives in Bloom – Mangroves

Mangroves, protected by state law, are a haven for juvenile fish, shorebirds and butterflies. This time of year, they produce flowers and seedlings.  
AME alumni at MHS reunion

AME alum at MHS reunion

The Manatee High School Class of 1977 enjoyed a breezy 40th reunion at the Gulf Drive Café in Bradenton Beach and the Seafood Shack...
Hunters Point

Hunters Point development launched

CORTEZ – The developer of Mirabella in northwest Bradenton has launched the second major development in the past year and a half in Cortez,...
Long Bar Point mangroves

Aqua by the Bay protesters voice concerns

About 75 people opposed to the Aqua by the Bay development gathered near its entrance on the traffic circle at 75th Street and 53rd...
Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
Turtle nest

Longboat Key goes darker for turtles

LONGBOAT KEY – Turtles will not see as much light on Longboat Key when the town begins enforcing its new turtle lighting ordinance beginning May...
Aqua by the Bay map

Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...

Uncle George the fashion plate

My uncle George generally looked like he had fallen off the back of a lobster boat and then rolled around in a barn. He wore...
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Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...