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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
Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
Turtle nest

Longboat Key goes darker for turtles

LONGBOAT KEY – Turtles will not see as much light on Longboat Key when the town begins enforcing its new turtle lighting ordinance beginning May...
Aqua by the Bay map

Cortez rises again against Beruff

CORTEZ – The last time Cortezians took on Carlos Beruff, they lined up a 90-year-old woman, several seniors in wheelchairs, grandchildren, babes in their...

Uncle George the fashion plate

My uncle George generally looked like he had fallen off the back of a lobster boat and then rolled around in a barn. He wore...
Manatee County logo

Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...
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Earth Day cloudy, with silver lining

A few storm clouds are gathering over Earth Day this year, but there's a silver lining. Manatees The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downlisted manatees under...
sea turtle release

Sea turtle release sets Mike free

Mike the sea turtle is on her way to the wild blue after her Monday release from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. The female loggerhead...
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...