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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

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Turkey vultures

Red tide continues to fluctuate

Medium levels of red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Dec. 10 on Anna Maria Island, according to the University of South Florida/Florida...
Beach umbrella

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...
Mullet

Mullet off to slow start

CORTEZ - It’s after Thanksgiving and a cold front has passed through, but what should be mullet season hasn’t really started yet, thanks to...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...
Red tide canal

Red tide forecast at high levels

The red tide forecast for Anna Maria Island is high through Monday, Dec. 3, according to the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Perico Preserve gallery

Perico Preserve is a former 176-acre farm that dated back to the 1930s. A vegetable stand operated into the 1970s at 11700 Manatee Ave....

Laurie’s legacy – love for dogs

BRADENTON – Friends of Laurie Crawford, both human and canine, gathered at Palma Sola Park on Friday afternoon to give thanks for her life,...
Red tide canal

Patchy red tide forecast at high levels

High levels of patchy red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Nov. 26 around Anna Maria Island, with medium levels to the north...

Leffis Key Preserve gallery

Explore Leffis Key on the Intracoastal Waterway in Bradenton Beach for a pleasant walk in a variety of coastal landscapes, some delightfully hilly and...
Matthew Kurutz

Scout to build bridges at FISH Preserve

CORTEZ – Boy Scout Matthew Kurutz wants to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest accomplishment in the organization, and he plans to...
Turtle kids

Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...

Neal Preserve gallery

  You can’t take it with you, but you can hold a piece of history thousands of years old at Neal Preserve by simply picking up...

November is Manatee Awareness Month

It’s been a tough couple of years for Florida manatees. So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont Key renourishment starting soon

EGMONT KEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supplying the weapons in the only battle Fort Dade has ever seen – the...