Barbi Nutting submitted this sunset photo, taken at one of the public beach accesses on Longboat Key.
Local artisans, performers and bakers, among others, set up booths Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Centre Shops plaza for a holiday festival.
The 13th annual Observer Challenge took place Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 9. The team competition had four divisions and consisted of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Members of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church enjoyed a picnic Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the churchâ€™s dedication 39 years ago.
Members of the Longboat Village Association enjoyed dinner and dancing Thursday, Dec. 6, during their holiday party at Bayou Tavern.
The Longboat Harbour Yacht Club celebrated its annual lighting of the docks Thursday, Dec. 6. The event featured 23 decorated docks, followed by refreshments in the clubhouse.
Thousands of people made their way out to take part in the 34th annual Holiday Night of Lights Friday, Dec. 7, on St. Armands Circle.