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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
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...
Turtle nest excavation

Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...
Coquina Beach

Officials study Irma’s effects on AMI’s beaches

A team studied Anna Maria Island from stem to stern today, agreeing that Hurricane Irma took a bite out of the beach. The storm, which...
Waterline post-Irma

Anna Maria Island peeks out after Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed Anna Maria Island without the feared storm surge, allowing islanders to take their first deep breath after a tense few...
Pines Trailer Park post-Irma

Hurricane Irma sweeps Anna Maria Island

Category 2 Hurricane Irma veered away from Anna Maria Island to the east overnight, continuing to head north as a tropical storm. A tropical storm...
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Mandatory evacuation order issued

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Anna Maria Island, all of level ‘A’ and all mobile homes in Manatee County, effective as...

Always look at the bright side of life

Some funny things are happening on the way to Hurricane Irma. Maybe we’re just looking for anything at all to lighten the mood because the...

Voluntary evacuation order issued

MANATEE COUNTY – As Category 5 Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida, a voluntary evacuation order is in effect beginning tomorrow, Friday Sept. 8,...

Irma places Manatee County in state of emergency

Manatee County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency countywide due to the path of Hurricane Irma. The declaration triggers the ability of county officials...

Evacuations possible Friday

Manatee County officials did not order evacuations from flood-prone areas in their briefing on Hurricane Irma this afternoon, but with tropical force winds expected...
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County Commissioners to declare state of emergency Wednesday

MANATEE COUNTY – County Commissioners are expected to declare a local state of emergency tomorrow during an 8 a.m. meeting to discuss the latest...
Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Waterspout

Waterspout off AMI

A waterspout formed in the Gulf of Mexico around 5 p.m. off Anna Maria Island. A waterspout formed in the Gulf of Mexico around 5...
Snooty panel

Snooty cause may be headed for courts

Justice for Snooty organizer Denise Anderson said Monday she is planning to sue the South Florida Museum for what she calls negligence in the...