The Longboat Key Turtle Watch, thanks to support from volunteer efforts, the community and a Harry's Continental Kitchens wine tasting fundraiser, announced its 2011 donations to Mote Marine Laboratory.
Arlene McKitrick was in bed for five weeks due to a flu strain she picked up while competing in an international golf tournament in France.
Johnny Vasco de Gama, the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle, underwent rehabilitation after being stranded in the Netherlands â€” thousands of miles away from home.
Bill Bowe and his wife, Debbie, were golfing recently at Longboat Key Club Harbourside Golf Course, and on the last hole, Red No. 9, Bill hit his stride.
Ralph and Bea Einstein will celebrate their 61st anniversary Dec. 30.
First Bank of Longboat Key is banking on donations for Toys for Tots.
The Cortez Yacht Clubâ€™s Holiday Boat Parade is taking off Saturday, Dec. 17 from Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub and floating its way to the Seafood Shack.