+ Island Chapel donates to Habitat for Humanity
On Jan. 30, several Longboat Island Chapel members took part in the groundbreaking for Hope Landing, a new Habitat for Humanity community, in Ellenton. It will be the first project built entirely with energy-efficient construction, and the chapel is sponsoring the first home in the 18-house community.
The chapel has been involved with Habitat for Humanity since 2004.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sun 'n Sea Cottages Cornhole Tournament
The Romanach and Casella families compete in a cornhole tournament July 12, at Sun ‘n Sea Cottages. The families have been vacationing on Longboat Key for over 14 years and six years ago, decided to organize and play in a cornhole tournament during their stay.
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.