+ Annual Observer event remains a hit
The 10th annual Observer Challenge will take place from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, 590 Bay Isles Road. Tournament matches will consist of singles, doubles and mixed-doubles. Cost is $25 per player. Awards will be given for winners and runners up. The event kicks off Thursday, Dec. 10, with a cocktail party at Sarasota Yacht Club. Sign up at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. Call 316-8367.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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