Three Longboat residents clearly live life in the fast lane, taking home first place awards in the Anna Maria Elementary Dolphin Dash 5K race Saturday, Jan. 12.
Zac Smith, 11, won his age group and finished the race in 22.2 minutes, while Gianna Sparks, 10, won her age group with a time of 26.01 minutes.
Sparks’ mother, Dominique Kohlenberger, won overall first place for women with a time of 22.4 minutes.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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Beach project wraps up
Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand was placed on the north end of the Key from North Shore Road to Broadway.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Flippered Friends
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.
Groin project costs come in under $2.5 million
The groins will be built next summer near the North Shore Road beach access to help hold sand in place on the north end that is swept off the Key