For the eighth year in a row, Longboat Key Public Works employees worked three additional hours Sept. 10 to line Gulf of Mexico Drive with American flags. Each year on Sept. 11, 2,974 flags line Gulf of Mexico Drive, one for each victim on the terrorist attacks in 2001.
Using four golf carts, each equipped with approximately 700 flags, eight Public Works employees line the road from the former Longbeach Chevron on the north end to the town's welcome sign on the south end near the New Pass Bridge. The flags are sponsored by the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce, which bought the flags for the first Sept. 11 Longboat Key tribute in 2002, and the town of Longboat Key.
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18 Crunch Kidz Homelessness Zumbathon
18 An Island Affaire
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.