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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

Bill bans plastic straw bans

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee approved a bill today that would prevent local governments from banning plastic straws while the...
Egmont Key lighthouse - Cindy Lane | Sun

Egmont Key gallery

Egmont Key State Park and National Wildlife Refuge, an island at the mouth of Tampa Bay off the north end of Anna Maria Island,...
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Beaches free of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Today’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) red tide report shows no red tide in Manatee County waters over...
Surf groms

Surf grom gallery

Who say you can't surf Anna Maria Island? Not the kids from the West Coast Surf Shop Surf Camp and the Eternal Summer Surf...

Redfish released for red tide recovery

BRADENTON – More than 2,000 juvenile redfish and 31 hefty adults were released this morning in the waters of Robinson Preserve to restock the...

Robinson Preserve gallery

The 637-acre Robinson Preserve, bordered by the Manatee River, Tampa Bay, Palma Sola Bay and Perico Bayou, offers dog-friendly hiking, biking and kayak trails...
Mangrove

Natives in Bloom gallery

Neal Preserve gallery

  You can’t take it with you, but you can hold a piece of history thousands of years old at Neal Preserve by simply picking up...

Perico Preserve gallery

Perico Preserve is a former 176-acre farm that dated back to the 1930s. A vegetable stand operated into the 1970s at 11700 Manatee Ave....

Red tide forecast clear

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The red tide forecast for Anna Maria Island is clear through Sunday, Feb. 24, according to today’s NOAA report and...
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Eric Von Band releases new CD

CORTEZ - Local musician Eric Von has a new CD, released the first day of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival on Saturday and coming...

De Soto National Memorial

BRADENTON - De Soto National Memorial marks the spot where Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army made landfall in Florida on May...

Cortez FISH Preserve gallery

The FISH Preserve is nearly 100 acres east of 119th St. W. in the historic fishing village of Cortez, whose residents began raising money...

Cortez fishing village gallery

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Beaches to get new sand

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island beaches are scheduled to get new sand, beginning with a minor repair to Coquina Beach this year, followed by...