+ JFCS honors Longboaters
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Inc. honored three Longboat Key residents Monday during the Ninth Annual Grace Rosen Magill Memorial Lecture Program for their volunteerism and contributions to help the region’s needy families and children.
Charlotte Graver, a resident of Grand Bay, received the Rabbi Sanford E. & Leah Saperstein Hope & Healing Award, while Rich and Clare Segall, residents of the Sanctuary, received the Sidney J. Berkowitz Building Community Award.
Graver told the audience that her grandfather taught her family: “Those who are privileged have a responsibility to give back.”
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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