Village resident Graham Cox was making minor repairs to the wall of his home when he made a newsworthy discovery: issues of The Longboat Observer dating back to the late 1970s and 1980s. Cox said a previous restaurant had probably put the papers in the wall for insulation. Some were too moldy to read, but he brought three papers that were still in good condition to share with his friends at Tiny’s of Longboat Key.
One issue, published Nov. 10, 1983, celebrated Longboat Key’s 28th birthday with prominent Key pioneers.
One thing Cox noticed: Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant’s advertisement looked almost the same then as it looks today.
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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.
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