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Sun showered with journalism, Sunshine awards

2018: Sun showered with journalism, Sunshine awards The Anna Maria Island Sun earned seven statewide awards for reporting and photography in print and online at the Florida...

Sun earns 17 awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun has earned 17 awards in the Florida Press Club’s 66th Excellence in Journalism Competition, including five first place trophies...

Sun wins 14 awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun has earned 14 awards in the Florida Press Club’s 66th Excellence in Journalism Competition; specific awards will be announced...
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Eat more octopus

There is hope on the horizon for stone crabbers who are fed up with octopus eating the stone crabs right out of their traps. When...
Hammerhead shark

Legendary hammerhead immortalized

“My big fish must be somewhere.” - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea CORTEZ – “Go big,” Eric Grimes likes to say. So why not commission a...
St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 4: Egmont cemetery mysteries put to rest

BRADENTON – Mark Green stands at a grave marker at the Fogartyville cemetery, refers to an old, hand-drawn map and walks a few paces,...
Port Dolphin

Goodbye and good riddance

Call it a win for the environment. Or maybe just market forces playing out, with capitalism being the final arbiter of a deeply flawed...
Twister at Sunshine Skyway

Twister hits skyway bridge

TAMPA BAY – Sunday morning, Jeannie Bystrom, Ally Titsworth, Matt Dwyer and Ben Stasurak left Holmes Beach by boat, planning on spending the day...
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Coast Lines: Holy maternity season, bat mom!

It’s shorebird nesting season on Anna Maria Island’s beaches, as everyone who doesn’t have their beak buried in the sand probably knows. But bet you...
Rob Whitehurst at St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 3: Found

ST. AUGUSTINE – When Rob Whitehurst began looking for the grave of his great-great-grandfather, the Internet was new, with scant information, and research was...
Egmont Key cemetery

Under Egmont 2: Unearthing Egmont Key’s mysteries

EGMONT KEY - Underneath Egmont Key, there’s even more history than its century-and-a-half-old lighthouse, the ruins of its Spanish-American War fort and its 1905...
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Under Egmont 1: History’s mysteries persist at Egmont Key

EGMONT KEY – Underwater and underground at Egmont Key, mystery and history have intertwined since the mid-1800s. Just off the northern tip of Anna Maria...
John Yates

U.S. Supreme Court considers fish case

WASHINGTON – Some U.S. Supreme Court justices question whether a law designed to prevent documentary evidence destruction passed in the wake of the Enron...
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Coast Lines: Respect the manatee’s river

There is a good reason for the Manatee River’s name - manatees live there. So do sea turtles – one laid a nest at DeSoto...
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Coast Lines: Octopi and golf balls – a perfect match

It doesn’t surprise John Labash to pull yet another stone crab trap out of the Gulf of Mexico and find an octopus has gobbled...