The Longboat Observer can now add “matchmaker” to its list of accomplishments. Al Tripodi, a member of the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, called fellow tennis enthusiast Fran Harris after seeing her November “Player of the Week” article that ran in The Observer.
The two have been dating for about six months and were spotted together on the sidelines at the recent Public Tennis Center’s Fidelity Investments Senior Doubles Tournament in April.
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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.