On the Fourth of July, Country Club Shores residents David and Sharron Schar and the Reynolds family went to the beach between the Privateer and Beachplace to watch Siesta Key’s fireworks from a distance. Suddenly, they saw a shadowy figure creeping up on them from the water. Upon investigation, they realized the shadow was a sea turtle who was about the lay her nest. The families gave her space and kept the area clear of pedestrians as the turtle, nicknamed “Sparkey,” dug her nest, laid her eggs and exited the beach. The fireworks weren’t the only sight to which visitors were treated to that night.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Commission declines to endorse Mote vision
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly voted against endorsing Mote Marine Laboratory’s vision for expansion, which includes a new aquarium on city-owned bayfront land.
PHOTO GALLERY: BKYC Lido Beach BBQ
Members of the Bird Key Yacht Club made the trip to Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Beach for a beach barbecue on Saturday night.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote Night of Fish, Fun and Fright
The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium welcomed trick-or-treaters for a Night of Fish, Fun and Fright on Friday night.