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Hunter Parrish

Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
Skiers Island

Sarasota Bay Watch leads island clean up

This past Saturday morning dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for fishing or any number of other outdoor activities. On this particular morning,...
Twin Piers

Beach issues bridge AMI, LBK

BRADENTON – Longboat Key and Manatee County officials plan to talk more frequently about issues affecting the islands on both sides of Longboat Pass...
NEST

NEST open for learning, enjoyment

BRADENTON – Birds twittered right on cue as Charlie Hunsicker welcomed hundreds of people to the grand opening of the NEST at Robinson Preserve...
Turtle Watch notecards

Students paint environmental watercolors for cause

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School students are picking up their paint brushes to help support a nonprofit and protect the local environment. In...
Red knot

Christmas bird count results in

There were no French hens, geese a-laying, swans a-swimming or partridges in pear trees, but local Audubon volunteers found plenty of birds in the...
Manatee

Manatee deaths on rise

Florida manatee deaths rose to 527 in 2017, seven more than last year and 24 more than the 10-year average of 503, according to...

Reel time: Planning for the new year

New Year’s resolutions are a part of the story of the holidays. In my experience, this tradition has spawned more jokes than resolutions that...
Sewage spill

Palma Sola Bay water advisory posted

Updated Dec. 22, 2017 - This advisory has been lifted except for Palma Sola Creek as of Dec. 22; the bay is safe for water...
Reel Time

Catch and release: Pass it on

Talk of catch and release was once common among anglers. These days I’m seeing and hearing less about it and some of the postings...

Winter brings new species

Things are definitely turning toward a wintertime trend in the waters around Anna Maria Island. With the past couple of fronts, the water temperatures...
Lefty Kreh and Rusty Chinnis

All the best

In my life there have been a few people that have made a lasting impression. Some rise to the top, rich experiences, like cream...
Reel time Left Hand Casting

Left(y) is right

Close your eyes for a moment and visualize the first time you tried to ride a bike. If you were like me, it was...

Eliza Ann finishes in first place

In a burst of paddling prowess, loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann has finished in first place in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtle...
Coast Lines logo - border

It’s Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month, a time to appreciate our large, lumbering state marine mammals and learn how to co-exist with them when we’re...