July 13, 2011
Lady is a sandhill crane and a permanent resident at Save Our Seabirds. Watch this video to hear the guttural call that she makes every morning at Save Our Seabirds.
July 13, 2011
Lady survived a brutal beating nearly two years ago and now has a permanent home at Save Our Seabirds. She was always known for her gentle disposition, so last season, she took on a new, motherly role.
July 8, 2011
Sixteen campers learned how to windsurf and paddleboard during a four-day camp led by Island Style Water Sports and US Sailing certified instructor Laurel Kaiser from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. out at Ken Thompson Park as well as at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
July 4, 2011
Longboaters decked out in red, white and blue and children riding bicycles decorated with cheery "I LOVE AMERICA" posters, flags, streamers and even dogs proudly marched in the Freedom Fest parade July 4. Following the parade, everyone lined up for a fest and games.
July 4, 2011
The members of Bird Key Yacht Club enjoyed an evening of fun games, prizes and potato races Monday, July 4 at Bird Key Yacht Club. The club also had dinner and watched the fireworks over the Sarasota Bay.
July 3, 2011
The Longboat Key Club held a Lobster BBQ Sunday, July 3 by the pool at the Longboat Key Club Resort. Besides serving up lobster, the buffet included many other dishes followed by a variety of desserts. The guests also enjoyed live music by Max McCann.
July 2, 2011
The annual "Boom Boom on the Bay" fireworks show got a little soggy Saturday, July 2 when a thunderstorm rolled in during the fireworks display that took place over the Sarasota Bay and was put on by Mar Vista and Moore's Stone Crab.
July 1, 2011
This weekend, Longboat Key will be full of patriotic parties.
June 30, 2011
Estella Lilly, 85, was a longtime resident of Longboat Key.
June 29, 2011
Lois Rosenthal, 81, was a Longboat Key resident.
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.