The former Bay Isles Shell gas station, 505 Bay Isles Road, was reduced to rubble Monday, June 1. When former owner Louy Freija chose not to renew his lease in April, Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc., which bought Town Plaza I in September 2008, decided to knock down the gas-station building, remove the fuel tanks and replace them with landscaping and additional parking spaces.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.