Temple Beth Israel celebrated Purim, a holiday recognizing Esther for delivering her people from danger, Sunday, Feb. 24. Events included reading the Megilah and a play, titled "Princess," written by member Judy Goldstein.
Bird Key Yacht Club celebrated its Change of Watch Saturday, Feb. 23. David Powell succeeded Robert Hunter.
Roughly 1,000 visitors flooded St. Armands Circle Saturday, Feb. 23, to see Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and other luxury cars, boats and motorcycles on display.
About 100 people packed the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Friday, Feb. 22, to hear the Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Quintet.
One hundred and twenty parishioners gathered Friday, Jan. 22, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Longboat Island Chapel's physical building. The celebration included a dinner, catered by the Manatee Technical Institute, music and a skit.
Promenade residents enjoyed some camaraderie Friday, Feb. 22, during a cocktail party, which included board candidates' election pitches.
The new consortium will bring national and international groups together for conservation efforts.