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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

Eliza Ann finishes in first place

In a burst of paddling prowess, loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann has finished in first place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle...
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It’s Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month, a time to appreciate our large, lumbering state marine mammals and learn how to co-exist with them when we’re...

Sun website a finalist in international awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun website is a finalist in the 2017 EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, the journalism industry’s trade publication. The Sun’s...
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Turtle season one for record books

Sea turtle nesting and hatching season is ending on Anna Maria Island with the turtles doubling and tripling records, both good and bad. Nesting News Turtle...
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Mobile-friendly website to assist tourists

The local tourism website will relaunch in November with a version that is completely mobile-friendly, Elliott Falcione, director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors...

Clydesdales visit Bradenton Beach

The Budweiser Clydesdales visited Bradenton Beach this afternoon, clip-clopping down Gulf Drive and Bridge Street to the cheers of hundreds.
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Cortez fishermen ready crab traps for season

CORTEZ - The Florida stone crab harvest begins Oct. 15, and Cortez commercial fishermen are readying traps to drop them in Gulf of Mexico...
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Record year for dolphin calves

More dolphin calves have been born in Sarasota Bay so far this year than in any of the past 47 years, according to the...
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Kayak, plant seedlings at Robinson Preserve

Love nature? You can kayak Robinson Preserve on Friday and plant native species on its newest acreage on Saturday. On Friday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.,...
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Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...
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Officials study Irma’s effects on AMI’s beaches

A team studied Anna Maria Island from stem to stern today, agreeing that Hurricane Irma took a bite out of the beach. The storm, which...
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Anna Maria Island peeks out after Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed Anna Maria Island without the feared storm surge, allowing islanders to take their first deep breath after a tense few...
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Hurricane Irma sweeps Anna Maria Island

Category 2 Hurricane Irma veered away from Anna Maria Island to the east overnight, continuing to head north as a tropical storm. A tropical storm...
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Mandatory evacuation order issued

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Anna Maria Island, all of level ‘A’ and all mobile homes in Manatee County, effective as...

Always look at the bright side of life

Some funny things are happening on the way to Hurricane Irma. Maybe we’re just looking for anything at all to lighten the mood because the...