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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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.