+ Dora Walters to explore Key history
Retired Longboat Observer Senior Editor Dora Walters has been braving the recent snow storms at her home in Morganton, Ga., but she has sunny days ahead.
Walters will return to the Key and speak to the Longboat Key Historical Society 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian. Mark the date on your calendar — and get Walters’ inside scoop on the biggest stories she covered during her career.
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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