The Longbeach Village Association held its first meeting and social of the 2009-10 season Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Craig and Cathy Meldahl’s backyard.
Villagers were happy to be reunited — so much so that when it came time to settle down for the meeting, Michael Drake, president, had trouble getting the group to quiet down, causing one member to compare the gathering to a Manatee County Commission meeting.
As the group settled into their seats facing Sarasota Bay, one member noted: “They don’t have this kind of view.”
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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.
Groin project costs come in under $2.5 million
The groins will be built next summer near the North Shore Road beach access to help hold sand in place on the north end that is swept off the Key