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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

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...
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...

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...
Red tide cells

Red tide forecast medium through Monday

Medium levels of patchy red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Nov. 19 around Anna Maria Island, with high levels to the north...

Grassy Point Preserve gallery

Grassy Point Preserve in Holmes Beach offers mangrove tunnels on the bay side of Anna Maria Island on the Intracoastal Waterway and nearly 35...

Festival provides hurricane, red tide assistance

CORTEZ – This year’s 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival is about more than good food, good music and good times -...

Red tide forecast remains high

High levels of red tide are forecast through at least Monday, Nov. 12 in waters around Anna Maria Island, according to the University of...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling prohibited in Florida waters

Floridians voted to prohibit oil drilling in state waters today, passing Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 by 69 percent. Manatee County voters followed suit, approving the...
Winter the Dolphin

Coast Lines: AMI and Ocean Allies

The Anna Maria Island business community, tourism promoters, environmental groups and local governments could take a tip from the new Ocean Allies project in...

Stone Crab Festival coming Nov. 10-11

CORTEZ – Get ready to snap up some crabs at the 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival in the historic fishing village...

Meet the young artists

Families and friends are invited to celebrate young environmental artists from Anna Maria Elementary at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4-5 p.m....

Where’s Bortie?

Loggerhead sea turtle Bortie is the winner of the People's Choice Award in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 11th Annual Tour de Turtles race. She placed...

Red tide high through Monday

Patchy red tide is forecast to remain high in the air and water around Anna Maria Island through at least Monday, Nov. 5, according...