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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
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival food

Seafood fans prepare to feast at Cortez festival

CORTEZ – It's almost time for February's most salty and delicious local event – the 35th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, set for the...
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Manatee deaths up in Manatee County, state

About 9 percent of the state's 6,250 manatees counted in the 2016 survey died last year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
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Eat more octopus

There is hope on the horizon for stone crabbers who are fed up with octopus eating the stone crabs right out of their traps. When...
Hammerhead shark

Legendary hammerhead immortalized

“My big fish must be somewhere.” - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea CORTEZ – “Go big,” Eric Grimes likes to say. So why not commission a...
Izzi Gomez

Izzi Gomez wins second world stand up paddleboarding title

Izzi Gomez, formerly of Anna Maria Island, won the women’s 2015 World Title in the Stand Up Paddling World Tour at Huntington Beach, Cal.,...
St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 4: Egmont cemetery mysteries put to rest

BRADENTON – Mark Green stands at a grave marker at the Fogartyville cemetery, refers to an old, hand-drawn map and walks a few paces,...
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Coast Lines: Holy maternity season, bat mom!

It’s shorebird nesting season on Anna Maria Island’s beaches, as everyone who doesn’t have their beak buried in the sand probably knows. But bet you...
Rob Whitehurst at St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 3: Found

ST. AUGUSTINE – When Rob Whitehurst began looking for the grave of his great-great-grandfather, the Internet was new, with scant information, and research was...
Egmont Key cemetery

Under Egmont 2: Unearthing Egmont Key’s mysteries

EGMONT KEY - Underneath Egmont Key, there’s even more history than its century-and-a-half-old lighthouse, the ruins of its Spanish-American War fort and its 1905...
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Under Egmont 1: History’s mysteries persist at Egmont Key

EGMONT KEY – Underwater and underground at Egmont Key, mystery and history have intertwined since the mid-1800s. Just off the northern tip of Anna Maria...
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U.S. Supreme Court considers fish case

WASHINGTON – Some U.S. Supreme Court justices question whether a law designed to prevent documentary evidence destruction passed in the wake of the Enron...
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Coast Lines: Respect the manatee’s river

There is a good reason for the Manatee River’s name - manatees live there. So do sea turtles – one laid a nest at DeSoto...
Fishing in Cortez

The future – a memory?

CORTEZ – There is less fishing and more preservation in Cortez these days, but the success of an expanding museum complex and environmental preserve...
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Climate change in Cortez

Last in a series of three CORTEZ – If the state would lift the 1995 ban on gill nets, hearts would leap and boats would...
Cortez mullet boat

The village that mullet built

Second in a series of three CORTEZ – The wind is screaming, the Gulf of Mexico is frosted with whitecaps, and it’s so cold the...