The former Bay Isles Shell gas station, 505 Bay Isles Road, was reduced to rubble Monday, June 1. When former owner Louy Freija chose not to renew his lease in April, Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc., which bought Town Plaza I in September 2008, decided to knock down the gas-station building, remove the fuel tanks and replace them with landscaping and additional parking spaces.
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20 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
Pete Cumming: Bell-ringer in chief
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming took on a shift that didn’t involve police work Tuesday, serving as Salvation Army bell-ringer at Longboat Key Publix.
Turtle T-shirts: Always in season
Need a gift for the turtle-lover in your life?