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- I think this is getting rather absurd - could the problem not be a result of beach erosion and there being very little beach for anyone, including, humans to enjoy. As for the building lights, as I recall, don't turtles head towards the direction of the moon? And do I not recall the moon being in an easterly direction during the late spring? Also, the "turtle patrol" walks or rides along the beach straining to see light from the interiors of the oceanfront buildings; they seem to forget that the turtles are crawling on the sand and their necks are probably not more than a inch or two high - it would be impossible for them to peer over the dunes and see the lights from the buildings that far away. I think we are taking this turtle issue to the extreme. Pretty soon, our beaches will be closed to everyone during turtle season.
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.