On Memorial Day weekend, Bill and Mary Lou Johnson’s daughter and son-in-law fell in love — with a dog. Andrew and Randi Mackintosh went to Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer, an event benefiting the Big Dog Ranch Rescue, in Wellington. They played with a purebred Weimaraner, named Charlie, and decided to adopt him. He is adapting well to his new life. The Johnsons’ other daughter, Erica, adopted a shar-pei mix the year before. Both grand-dogs visit Longboat Key regularly.
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WEEKEND BEST BET: Observer Challenge Finals
The 14th Annual Observer Challenge continues Saturday and Sunday at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.
Town watches for red drift algae
Officials are warning that a nuisance seaweed could return for the first time in six years to Gulf shores.
PHOTO GALLERY: All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party
On Thursday, Dec. 12, Christ Church was the host to many young children and their families at its annual All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party. One of the church’s mission projects takes members of the congregation to Bradenton as “Reading Buddies” and this event celebrated all involved with a party full of singing, presents and Santa.