+ Jazz jams provide beautiful music
On Nov. 4, the Al Hixon Jazz Jam began its 19th year at 15 South Ristorante Enoteca, on St. Armands Circle. The trio includes Key resident Hixon on drums, Charles Pawdzik on keyboard and Mark Neuenschwander on bass. In addition, the Al Hixon Jazz All-Stars performed Nov. 15, at the Longboat Island Chapel.
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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.
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.