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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...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak

There has never been a more important time for residents of our Gulf coast region to understand the importance of the resource that brought...
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...
Cortez fleet at A.P. Bell Fish Co.

Tour the A.P. Bell Fish House

Take a trip behind the scenes of the A.P. Bell Fish House with fourth generation Cortezian Karen Bell. Learn how fish are caught and...

Memoir Writing

Have you ever wanted to write down a significant event in your life but didn't know where to start? Check out the Folk School...
Burton/Bratton store

Painting Cortez: The Burton Store

Celebrate the second anniversary of the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum with a beginning acrylic painting class. Students will paint the Burton Store,...

Shell flowers

Create a beautiful bouquet of flowers out of local seashells at the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum's shell flowers class. Preregistration at least...

Painting with a Fish

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku at The Florida Maritime Museum's Folk School. Preregistration at least one day in advance is required. The cost...
Mullet

Mullet off to slow start

CORTEZ - It’s after Thanksgiving and a cold front has passed through, but what should be mullet season hasn’t really started yet, thanks to...
Mullet fishing tournament Winner

Jeffries wins mullet tournament

CORTEZ – Cortez resident Kenny Jeffries won the Fifth Annual Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar Mullet Fishing Tournament at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez on...
celebrating a late friend Fisher Life Celebration

Celebrating a late friend’s love of Florida

CORTEZ – Vermont resident David Fisher dreamed of one day retiring and spending his winters with his wife Sue at their second home in...
Manatee County seal

County Commission candidates discuss campaign issues

MANATEE COUNTY – The winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent Carol Whitmore and challenger Candace Luther will help represent...
Cortez flea 1024 rope

Old salts enjoy the Cortez Nautical Flea Market

From rigging to radios, all things nautical were on sale at the 21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Florida Maritime Museum on...

Hurricane relief drive taking place in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill, the Cortez Bait & Seafood Company, The Blessing Bags Project and the Service Industry Relief Festivities (SIRF) organization are...

Reel Time: Reflections

While fishing might seem challenging to the average angler, there are definitely some bright spots in what has been a perplexing season. Seasoned guides...