+ Pythons to rid Key of raccoons
Finally, I have a solution for the raccoon problem on Longboat Key —pythons! The Key should just import a few medium-sized pythons and the raccoons would be taken care of in short order. Rats probably would be eliminated, as well, as a bonus. The pythons presumably would cost nothing, or perhaps, be available for a small trucking charge, and when the raccoons are gone, there would be a huge recreational challenge for the residents and, perhaps, even a bounty paid for the largest python, or the one with the most raccoon bones in its tummy. Would this be fun or what?
Jane S. Oaks
+ Boats are an eyesore
Is there any law prohibiting old boats from anchoring on Jewfish Key?
These boats have been anchored there for years without moving and are becoming a real eyesore. I can’t believe the city is letting the north end of Longboat Key become a junkyard.
Let’s not let this beautiful piece of real estate turn into a graveyard for old abandoned or forgotten boats. When a boat sinks at its mooring, who will be responsible for its removal? Do the boats have a current license on them? Do they have working anchor lights? These are all factors that need to be considered. There must be a law to keep these boats from collecting in this beautiful neighborhood.
Frequent Longboat Key visitor
+ Who are the ‘rascals?’
Mr. Bob White and friends, whom I’m sure have the greatest of good intentions for our ENTIRE island community, have done more than ANYONE to ensure the further decline of Longboat Key as evidenced by the current redevelopment freeze. So just why should we to listen to them about who the “rascals” are? No thank you!
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- Recently visited my mother-in-law inLong Boat Key and have been there for many years and cannot believe that the overgrowth that is going on in the dunes between condos and the beach, You cannot even see the gulf from some of the decks of the homes that sit low on the land. Something should be done about this removal of the ordinance not mandating the cutting and maintenance of the overgrowth Mrs. Bogof is right!!!!
- Long Boat is constipated. It needs a suppository. Vote for a cleanse in March. Restore ordinances to the beach.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.