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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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New evidence in Morris case may point to murder

New evidence in Morris case may point to murder

BRADENTON BEACH - More than 10 years after Sheena Morris’ death was determined to be a suicide, her mother says she has new evidence...
Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Things were different on Anna Maria (then pronounced Mar-EYE-ah) Island in the old days. Within the lifetimes of our eldest residents, there was no...
Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too? In first place!

SOMEWHERE NEAR THE EVERGLADES - Bortie Too has caught her second wind, rocketing into first place from 10th place over the past week in...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 513 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 590 Nests hatched: 144 Hatchlings hatched: 8,739 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 28 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort working to improve...
It's gold for Gomez siblings at Pan Am Games

It’s gold for Gomez siblings at Pan Am Games

LIMA, PERU - Former Anna Maria Island residents and siblings Giorgio Gomez and Isabella Gomez both won gold medals Monday at the 2019 Pan...
Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

Turtle Watch, resort working to improve lighting

HOLMES BEACH – Outdoor lighting at the Anna Maria Beach Resort is expected to become more turtle-friendly and safer for people after discussions following...
Where have all the channels gone?

Where have all the channels gone?

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – More than 6 million customers of DirecTV nationwide are estimated to be without Nexstar Media Group stations and some CBS...
Pool, beach lifeguards train togethervideo

Pool, beach lifeguards train together

Lifeguards from the G.T. Bray Aquatic Center pool got salty today at Coquina Beach with beach lifeguards in a training exercise led by Manatee...
Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...
Dolphin

Dolphins still dying from recent red tide

Red tide is suspected of killing 177 dolphins over the past year in southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Elevated...
Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too?

HOLMES BEACH - Bortie Too has laid her second nest on Anna Maria Island at 66th Street,  Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – With red tide fresh in local memory and blue-green algae hanging around since May, everything that produces nutrients that feed...
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Seashells are fun to find, but should you take them home? It’s actually illegal to take some shells, and it may be bad for the...
First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

HOLMES BEACH – Sea turtle hatchlings whose dash to freedom on Independence Day was spoiled by lights got a police escort to the Gulf...