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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
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...
AMI reef

Artificial reef to be built off Anna Maria Island

Manatee County commissioners will spend $60,000 to construct an artificial reef, Borden Reef, about 7 nautical miles southwest of Longboat Pass in the Gulf...

January tourist tax collections down

Tourist tax collections were down in all three Anna Maria Island cities in January compared to January 2016. Municipality            ...

Try local honey for allergies

  Are you dreading pollen season because of your allergies? Eating honey produced by bees that visit local plants may help, according to local beekeeper Alex...

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival celebrates 35

CORTEZ – At the edge of the main parking lot at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is a fringe of green, the edge of...
Loggerhead hatchling

Balloon release harmful to marine wildlife

Balloon release concerns Turtle Watch BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was notified through an anonymous tip that on Friday,...
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...
Manatee

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...