July 18, 2014
St. Armands Circle’s Touch of Africa Gallery hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Hamba Lounge July 18. The celebration kicked off its bi-monthly Hamba Happy Hour, which will be held every other Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.
July 17, 2014
Sarasota Bay Watch will host an evening of food and fun to raise awareness and support for local scallop restoration at its the 4th Annual Scallopalooza Saturday, August 9, at the Sarasota Yacht Club.
July 16, 2014
Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers practice a unique morning routine.
July 16, 2014
Robert Bernhard submitted this sunset photo of light emanating from the Sarasota skyline. The photo was taken from Grand Bay on Longboat Key.
July 15, 2014
Lido Beach is alive with activity just before sunset July 14, despite the loud cracks of thunder from an approaching storm.
July 13, 2014
Children of the Sarasota Yacht Club learned to sail during a morning summer camp session July 11. The two-week sessions also include activities like trips to the beach, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.
July 12, 2014
The Romanach and Casella families compete in a cornhole tournament July 12, at Sun ‘n Sea Cottages. The families have been vacationing on Longboat Key for over 14 years and six years ago, decided to organize and play in a cornhole tournament during their stay.
July 11, 2014
Mote Marine Laboratory’s Holly West washes a baby sea turtle that was brought in after a coyote attacked its nest July 10. Sea turtles face a variety of predators while they’re nesting, but Mote strives to help them by caring for any wounds, administering antibiotics and releasing them off shore when they’re strong enough.
July 10, 2014
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking luncheon July 10, at Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
July 9, 2014
Unhatched sea turtle eggs lay on the beach after Cyndi Seamon, a longtime Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteer, excavated a nest Wednesday, July 9. Fellow volunteer Lindsey Conrad then separates the eggs to see how many hatched and possibly made it to the water. The Longboat Key Turtle Watch patrols the beaches at sunrise each morning.
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Happy birthday, Edith!
On Monday, long-time Sarasota resident Edith Barr Dunn blew out the candles for her 94th birthday.
Donte's Den names top dog
We’re sure the Walters family of Longboat Key thinks of its dog, Buck, as quite the golden boy.