The Longboat Key Flotilla 82 held a Change of Watch ceremony Dec. 17, at the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort. Ronald Krum will continue as commander.
The flotilla is part of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and has seven boats with crews. Flotilla members patrol the waters off Longboat Key and are ready to serve as needed. The last Saturday of each month, it conducts a boating-safety course at Mote Marine.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.