It’s official: Casa del Mar is home to the tallest cotton plant in the world, according to the “Guinness Book of World Records.” The Longboat Key Fire Department measured the plant at 30 feet, 4 inches this morning. The last time the plant was measured, in 2007, it stood at 29 feet, 8 inches. The plant has been growing for five years and has made the “Guinness Book of World Records” on three prior occasions.
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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.