Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1, Longboat Library will be open full-time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sea-turtle season on Longboat Key ends Oct. 31. This year, there have been 267 loggerhead nests and 249 loggerhead false crawls recorded on the Keyâ€™s beaches.
Chef Jose Martinez, proprietor of Maison Blanche on Longboat Key, will be the only chef representing the West Coast of Florida in two appearances this week at Disneyâ€™s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Tickets are now on sale for the Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party (formerly called the St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon), which takes place Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Longboat Key Club and Resortâ€™s Islandside golf course driving range.
The Aging in Paradise center at the Longboat Island Chapel now has a new website: aginginparadise.org.
Allison Kukanza opted out of birthday presents for her ninth birthday earlier this month; instead, she asked that donations be made to Moteâ€™s Sea Turtle Hatchling Hospital, which her family donated to Mote.
Mote Marine Aquarium hosted the Southeastern Guide Dogs pups and their trainers for an early-morning tour Saturday as part of the dogsâ€™ training.