+ Key Club’s Tennis Gardens wins USTA facility award
The Tennis Gardens at the Longboat Key Club and Resort was named one of 12 winners of the 28th annual United States Tennis Association Outstanding Facility Awards Program, the USTA announced last week in a press release.
The awards recognize excellence and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The Tennis Gardens is the only private facility in the state that will be honored in the 2009 USTA Outstanding Facility Awards Program.
The Key Club unveiled the $4.5 million Tennis Gardens facility in March. The complex has 20 Har-Tru courts with a state-of-the-art HydroGrid irrigation system, five lighted courts for night play, a tennis concierge to arrange matches and organize group events, Court 21 Café and Lounge, a pro shop and more. The Tennis Gardens stadium seats 500 people, but seats can be added to an adjacent court to seat up to 2,500 people.
+ The Colony restaurants celebrate 40 years
Every Tuesday through Oct. 13, the Colony restaurants will offer 40% off its private-label wines to celebrate the restaurants’ 40th anniversary. The Colony recently received its 26th consecutive Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. For information, call 383-5558.
+ Pattigeorge’s is going green for specials
Pattigeorge’s Restaurant will reimburse any patron who rides to the restaurant on the trolley from the surrounding barrier islands this summer. Just give your fare receipt to the hostess or server, and you will be reimbursed the $1 fare each way. And don’t forget arrive by boat Mondays — guests who arrive by boat receive a complimentary bottle of house champagne.
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A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.