+ Speaker gives All Angels a healthy outlook
Dr. Henry E. Simmons, president of the National Coalition on Health Care, was the guest speaker at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Sandpipers of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church. The agency is the oldest nonprofit, non-partisan alliance working for comprehensive health-care reform. Prior to addressing the group, he met informally with members. Simmons resides on Longboat Key and in Washington, D.C.
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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