- Saturday May 4, 2013 - Sunday May 5, 2013
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto
- Ed Massey and Phil Atkinson
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- Regatta Pointe Marina
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- Manatee Children's Services
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At the West Marine Nautcial Expo (Spring 2013)the USCG Auxiliary will conduct a demonstration of Coast Guard on-the-water assistance utilizing one boat acting as distressed and the other responding to help. The boat assistance drill will take place on the water at 11:30 and 1:30 on May 4th and 5th and a speaker will provide a description of the interaction between the distressed boat and the USCG responder boat. This demonstration will show what are the proper steps that a boater in distress should take when the Coast Guard responds. Two types of tow for the distressed boat will be demonstrated. The correct way to tow from either the stern or onside will be shown and described. The USCG Auxiliary will also demonstrate the proper use of flares and other visual distress signals and the proper selection and wearing of PFD’s (life vests). Free annual vessel examinations will be conducted at a location in the marina or you can arrange for the inspection at another time and at your boat’s location. Boaters can sign up to attend the ABS (About Boating Safety) course conducted monthly by the USCG Auxiliary. If you are new to boating or if family or friends need a basic boating course this is the one to take.
Commission to hear from community at workshop
The Longboat Key Town Commission’s annual goals and objectives workshop takes place at 10 a.m. Monday.
WEEKEND BEST BET: Longboat Key Easter Egg Hunts
Get your baskets ready because Longboat Key welcomes the Easter Bunny and his special eggs to the island this weekend. The fun begins at Mar Vista’s 26th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, and continues at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant from 1:30 to 3 p.m on Sunday, April 20.
WEEKEND BEST BET: Color Vibe 5K
Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch will host the Color Vibe 5K Saturday, April 19.
Photo of the Day: John Sanders carries cross
Drivers on Tamiami Trail can't miss John Sanders and his 120 pound cross. Sanders has been walking along Tamiami Trail since early this morning and plans to walk as far as Bradenton. The Siesta Key resident has carried the cross every Good Friday for more than a decade. "We have a country in dire need of a prayer," says Sanders.