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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

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...
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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...
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Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

Updated Feb. 23, 2019 - CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival drew 15,000 lovers of all things nautical last weekend thanks...

De Soto Memorial a haven for history, nature

BRADENTON – De Soto National Memorial is open, now that another federal government shutdown has been averted. The park had closed its exhibits and programs...
Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

CORTEZ – Junior Guthrie’s net camp is safe – for now. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won a summary judgment against Raymond Guthrie...

Red tide in air; water clear

Updated Feb. 15, 2019 | ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 18, according to today’s report...