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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

Bird Tips

During bird nesting season, March through August, please follow these tips: Never touch a shorebird chick, even if it’s wandering outside a staked nesting...
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Flippers and Feathers

Flippers and feathers is a collection of fun facts about sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and shorebirds, and how to co-exist with them on Anna...

LifeLines – be safe at the beach, on the water, on the Island

Have fun on Anna Maria Island, on its beach and in its waters! Here are some tips to keep you safe - and within the...

Explore the Gulf Coast Heritage Trail

Looking for something new to do on Anna Maria Island? The Gulf Coast Heritage Trail winds through the Island on its route from St. Petersburg’s...
Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Updated Feb. 14, 2019 - BRADENTON – Local officials are accelerating tourism promotion efforts to overcome the stigma left by red tide since it...
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FISH Preserve a dream come true

CORTEZ – A dream fueled by the true grit of Cortez commercial fishing families has grown to 100 acres of prime Sarasota bayfront land...
County officials limited in regulating hunting

County officials limited in regulating hunting

BRADENTON – Manatee County would have to petition the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to establish “no hunting” zones, according to a...

Red tide stays away

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 11, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
Cortez will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

Cortez will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

CORTEZ - The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will feature eight musical acts the weekend of Feb. 16-17, including homegrown Cortezians Eric Von...
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County plans to pursue Airbnb users for taxes

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners have unanimously voted to find another way to collect tourist taxes from vacation rental owners using Airbnb to rent...
County addresses duck hunting complaints

County addresses duck hunting complaints

PERICO ISLAND – Manatee County officials are considering establishing a “no motorboating” zone in Perico Bayou to address complaints from neighboring residents about duck...
Manatee waters free of red tide

Manatee waters free of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local waters remained free of red tide last week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). No trace of...
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State budget targets red tide

Gov. Ron DeSantis has released a $91.3 billion state budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019-20, including $26 million “to improve water quality and...
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Tourist tax collections 2018

The local 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their...
John Stevely

Sponge talk absorbing

CORTEZ – John Stevely holds up a two-toned, blue kitchen pot scrubber. “This is not a sponge,” he declares. The manmade commercial product is not as...