It’s only a bit more than three quarters of a mile, but it may well have seemed longer to Nate Atkins, 10, one of the flag bearers for Boy Scout Troop 14 in the Sarasota Memorial Day parade. To boot, his little brother, Julian, 4, walked the walk with him as did dad, Sid Atkins. The men are Observer kin — the son and grandsons of writer Molly Schechter.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Yacht Club Summer Camp
Children of the Sarasota Yacht Club learned to sail during a morning summer camp session July 11. The two-week sessions also include activities like trips to the beach, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.
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.