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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26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
29 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 Food and Wine on Pine
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Capt. Benjamin Grodi honored with military medal
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Grodi, son-in-law of Longboat Key residents Nelson and Laurin Goldner, was recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal.
Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
A Cinderella story
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.