This year’s Wimbledon was the first one Bud Collins had missed in 44 consecutive years. The longtime Longboat Key vacationer and tennis writer, announcer and fan fell at his hotel room last fall during the U.S. Open and ruptured his left quad tendon. Collins has undergone nine surgeries. He has seen many of the great and memorable matches but had to miss the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon. Collins is hoping to attend the U.S. Open at the end of the summer and maybe even pick up playing the sport again.
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31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
As ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club walked into a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night Oct. 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar, a Sean Connery-version of James Bond, dressed in a white tuxedo, took them by the arms, and posed for a picture.
Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.