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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
Anna Maria City Pier

Pier may get $1.5M in tourist tax funds

ANNA MARIA – The Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) voted unanimously on Monday, Dec. 4 to recommend that the county reimburse the city...
Guthrie net camp

Guthrie ordered to remove building in bay

CORTEZ – Raymond “Junior” Guthrie Jr. plans to contest the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s final order issued on Friday, Nov. 17 requiring...

Stone Crab Festival nets hundreds

Updated Nov. 13, 2017 CORTEZ - The Sixth Annual Cortez Stone Crab Festival netted hundreds of seafood fans on a beautiful fall weekend. Hosted by...
Cortez Cultural Center Veterans Day - Cindy Lane | Sun

Veterans Day in Cortez

The Cortez Cultural Center celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday with a flag-raising ceremony, a prayer for all veterans, living and dead, and an all-American...
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Vaught’s Vietnam

Each year, the Anna Maria Island Sun features a local veteran for Veteran’s Day. We have introduced many Island and Cortez veterans of World...

Eliza Ann finishes in first place

In a burst of paddling prowess, loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann has finished in first place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle...
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It’s Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month, a time to appreciate our large, lumbering state marine mammals and learn how to co-exist with them when we’re...

Sun website a finalist in international awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun website is a finalist in the 2017 EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, the journalism industry’s trade publication. The Sun’s...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season one for record books

Sea turtle nesting and hatching season is ending on Anna Maria Island with the turtles doubling and tripling records, both good and bad. Nesting News Turtle...

Mobile-friendly website to assist tourists

The local tourism website will relaunch in November with a version that is completely mobile-friendly, Elliott Falcione, director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors...

Clydesdales visit Bradenton Beach

The Budweiser Clydesdales visited Bradenton Beach this afternoon, clip-clopping down Gulf Drive and Bridge Street to the cheers of hundreds.
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Cortez fishermen ready crab traps for season

CORTEZ - The Florida stone crab harvest begins Oct. 15, and Cortez commercial fishermen are readying traps to drop them in Gulf of Mexico...
Dolphin calf

Record year for dolphin calves

More dolphin calves have been born in Sarasota Bay so far this year than in any of the past 47 years, according to the...
Robinson Preserve

Kayak, plant seedlings at Robinson Preserve

Love nature? You can kayak Robinson Preserve on Friday and plant native species on its newest acreage on Saturday. On Friday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.,...
Surf groms

Surf grom gallery

Who say you can't surf Anna Maria Island? Not the kids from the West Coast Surf Shop Surf Camp and the Eternal Summer Surf...