It was a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time at the Longboat Island Chapel’s 19th annual jazz worship service Sunday, Feb. 12. Once again, a band organized by Al Hixon presented several well-known jazz classics. Tony Swain, clarinetist, added remarks on the history of jazz. And vocalist Debbie Keeton sang an emotional, “Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair?” and dedicated it to her late husband, Gary Deary, a member of the band who died recently. The program closed with the usual spirited rendition of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In,” accompanied by audience members strutting in the aisles.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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