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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

Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival was as packed as a can of sardines today thanks to good weather, good food,...

De Soto Memorial a haven for history, nature

BRADENTON – De Soto National Memorial is open, now that another federal government shutdown has been averted. The park had closed its exhibits and programs...

Beaches to get new sand

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island beaches are scheduled to get new sand, beginning with a minor repair to Coquina Beach this year, followed by...
Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

CORTEZ – Junior Guthrie’s net camp is safe – for now. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won a summary judgment against Raymond Guthrie...
Red Tide Report

Red tide in air; water clear

Updated Feb. 15, 2019 | ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 18, according to today’s report...

Wish You Were Here

Things were different on Anna Maria Island in the old days. Within the lifetimes of our eldest residents, there was no bridge leading to...

Then and Now

 

Insider’s Island – The insider’s guide to outdoors AMI

There’s more to outdoors life on Anna Maria Island than you think. From kayaking mangrove tunnels to diving a historic wreck to finding your perfect...

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...
Dolphins fins

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...

Robinson Preserve gallery

The 637-acre Robinson Preserve, bordered by the Manatee River, Tampa Bay, Palma Sola Bay and Perico Bayou, offers dog-friendly hiking, biking and kayak trails...

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...

Postcards from The Sun

 
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...