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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
Public input sought on museum changes

Public input sought on museum changes

CORTEZ – The Florida Maritime Museum is planning a redesign and is inviting public comment on its conceptual plan daily from 9 a.m. to...

Seafood, music festival hits Coquina Beach

BRADENTON BEACH - The inaugural Coquina Beach Seafood and Music Festival will bring live music, food, and arts and crafts to Coquina Beach Dec....

Bell named Agriculturist of the Year

CORTEZ - Karen Bell, manager of A.P. Bell Fish Co., is Manatee County’s Agriculturist of the Year. The Manatee County native was surprised with the...
Hunters sound off on duck season

Hunters sound off on duck season

BRADENTON – As duck hunters prepare for the opening of season on Nov. 23, they say they want to assure residents surrounding Perico, Neal...
Pinellas County bans water horses

County moves to regulate horses in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – Taking a cue from Pinellas County, Manatee County commissioners have voted 7-0 to have the county attorney’s office investigate regulating...
Watch out for manatees on the move

Watch out for manatees on the move

When the first cold front hits this month, manatees will be on the move, heading towards warmer waters in Florida’s springs and near power...

Stone crabs here; festival coming

CORTEZ – They’ve been bringing in stone crab claws to the Cortez docks since the season began on Oct. 15, and now, the historic...
Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

CORTEZ – Red tide, blue-green algae, global warming, sea rise, sewage spills and oil spills combined don’t antagonize commercial fishermen as much as one...

Another turtle generation paddles into the sunset

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – At least 27,298 sea turtle hatchlings scurried safely to the Gulf of Mexico this year from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach...
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Discover Egmont Key Nov. 9-10

EGMONT KEY – Come to historic Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 and “Discover the Island.” The event is...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 544 (beating the 2018 record of 534!) False crawls: 568 Nests hatched: 413 Hatchlings hatched: 27,298 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 55 Related coverage Good, bad records...
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Pinellas County bans water horses

Updated Oct. 25, 2019 | PALMA SOLA CAUSEWAY – Pinellas County commissioners have banned horses from aquatic preserves in the county, impacting a popular...

Storm moves Bayfest inside to The Center

ANNA MARIA - Tropical Storm Nestor is pushing Saturday’s Bayfest indoors from its traditional Pine Avenue location to The Center of Anna Maria Island,...
Beach renourishment set for spring

Beach renourishment set for spring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Storms like 2017’s Hurricane Irma have taken their toll on Island beaches, leaving beachgoers less sand for their chairs and...

Local gulls sick, dying

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island resident Jeannie Bystrom, who frequently rescues pelicans tangled in fishing line, found 23 dead laughing gulls on a recent...