On Thursday, Feb. 28, Vicki Workman “Miss Vicki”) awaited an exciting phone call as she offered Publix customers samples of sheet cake. Her granddaughter was due any minute. Workman’s phone finally rang Tuesday, March 5, announcing the birth of Chelsea Renee Allen. Workman and her husband, George, traveled April 6, to Orlando, to visit with the little bundle of joy and her big brother, Logan, 2. “This photo was taken on my birthday,” Workman said. “What a blessed event it was!”
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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.