Before Tropical Storm Debby, 1,367 turtle nests were marked in the area; after the storm, only 244 nests could be verified. On Longboat, 77 nests were verified.
As the Aug. 16 primary election draws closer, the East County Observer will be publishing profiles and Q&As from each of the candidates who will represent the East County area.
The Town Commission appointed Grand Bay resident Terry Gans to fill the seat vacated by Hal Lenobel.
The Longboat Key Town Commission will discuss appointing a representative for a vacant at-large seat.
Longboat Key resident Sam Lastinger shares a Honey Barenjager Latte recipe.
Randy Clair and Jack Daly are the latest residents to ask for consideration for the open at-large Town Commission seat.
Members of the Sarasota Opera Guild met Thursday, July 12, for a luncheon at the Bird Key Yacht Club. The event was co-chaired by Karen Iezzi and Betty York. Members socialized in the dining room before enjoying a meal.