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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
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FISH Preserve a dream come true

CORTEZ – A dream fueled by the true grit of Cortez commercial fishing families has grown to 100 acres of prime Sarasota bayfront land...
County officials limited in regulating hunting

County officials limited in regulating hunting

BRADENTON – Manatee County would have to petition the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to establish “no hunting” zones, according to a...

Red tide stays away

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 11, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

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 will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

Cortez will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

CORTEZ - The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will feature eight musical acts the weekend of Feb. 16-17, including homegrown Cortezians Eric Von...
Manatee County seal

County plans to pursue Airbnb users for taxes

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners have unanimously voted to find another way to collect tourist taxes from vacation rental owners using Airbnb to rent...
County addresses duck hunting complaints

County addresses duck hunting complaints

PERICO ISLAND – Manatee County officials are considering establishing a “no motorboating” zone in Perico Bayou to address complaints from neighboring residents about duck...
Manatee waters free of red tide

Manatee waters free of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local waters remained free of red tide last week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). No trace of...
Red tide cells

State budget targets red tide

Gov. Ron DeSantis has released a $91.3 billion state budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019-20, including $26 million “to improve water quality and...
Beach umbrella

Tourist tax collections 2018

The local 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their...
John Stevely

Sponge talk absorbing

CORTEZ – John Stevely holds up a two-toned, blue kitchen pot scrubber. “This is not a sponge,” he declares. The manmade commercial product is not as...

Manatee waters clear of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted in Anna Maria Island waters through Monday, Jan. 28, and area waters remained clear of...

Government shutdown paused

CORTEZ – The 35 active duty men and women of the United States Coast Guard Station Cortez will get their next paycheck on Feb....