+ Leatherback turtle released after two days of rehab
Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Hospital treated one of its largest patients ever recently. Lizzy, a 787-pound leatherback sea turtle rescued from Lee County, came to Mote for rehabilitation after stranding Tuesday, Jan. 5. She was released more than 20 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg two days later.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club Blessing & Lighting of the Fleet
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Bird Key Yacht Club held their annual Blessing and Lighting of the Fleet ceremony. This year’s event was very special, as it fell on the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
PHOTO GALLERY: Men's Senior Clay Courts Tournament
On Monday, Dec. 2, the Men’s Senior Clay Courts Tournament began at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center and continued throughout the week.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary 40th Anniversary Picnic
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a picnic and special dedication to the man that made it the strong community it is today, the Rev. Edward Pick.