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Cindy Lane

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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
Beach aliens

Beach aliens of Anna Maria Island gallery

Some strange things have been washing up on the beach...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

$11.6M tourism budget proposed

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposes spending $11,675,206 to market Manatee County to tourists during 2018/2019. The county’s Tourist Development Council unanimously...
Mangrove flower

Natives in Bloom – Mangroves

Mangroves, protected by state law, are a haven for juvenile fish, shorebirds and butterflies. This time of year, they produce flowers and seedlings.  
AME alumni at MHS reunion

AME alum at MHS reunion

The Manatee High School Class of 1977 enjoyed a breezy 40th reunion at the Gulf Drive Café in Bradenton Beach and the Seafood Shack...
Hunters Point

Hunters Point development launched

CORTEZ – The developer of Mirabella in northwest Bradenton has launched the second major development in the past year and a half in Cortez,...
Long Bar Point mangroves

Aqua by the Bay protesters voice concerns

About 75 people opposed to the Aqua by the Bay development gathered near its entrance on the traffic circle at 75th Street and 53rd...
Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
Turtle nest

Longboat Key goes darker for turtles

LONGBOAT KEY – Turtles will not see as much light on Longboat Key when the town begins enforcing its new turtle lighting ordinance beginning May...
Aqua by the Bay map

Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...

Uncle George the fashion plate

My uncle George generally looked like he had fallen off the back of a lobster boat and then rolled around in a barn. He wore...
Manatee County logo

Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...
Coast Lines logo - border

Earth Day cloudy, with silver lining

A few storm clouds are gathering over Earth Day this year, but there's a silver lining. Manatees The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downlisted manatees under...
sea turtle release

Sea turtle release sets Mike free

Mike the sea turtle is on her way to the wild blue after her Monday release from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. The female loggerhead...
Flooded street in Holmes Bea

Elevation certificate could drop insurance costs

To slow rising flood insurance premiums, owners of residential, rental and business properties should consider getting elevation certificates, FEMA advises. Letters are on their way...
snowy plover

Snowy plovers start bird nesting season

HOLMES BEACH - It's officially bird nesting season - the first snowy plovers, a threatened species in Florida, have made a nest on Anna...