Sherry Linhart organized the Longboat Key Garden Clubâ€™s 2nd annual barbecue to welcome back members Tuesday Nov. 7, at Bay Isles Beach Club. Members grilled hamburgers, chicken and hotdogs. About 25 members attended the barbecue.
Michael Jernigan's dog, Brittani, has accompanied him on 47 roundtrip flights. They've been everywhere together, from routine grocery trips to Yankee Stadium, in New York.
This week the Observer went in the kitchen with chef Raymond Arpke of Euphemia Haye, a Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant. Read more about the trip in our candid "In the Kitchen" special.
The Observer has logged thousands of miles this year, traveling to and from unique places all around the world.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church and Longboat Island Chapel will hold their annual bazaars on the same day as the Gourmet Lawn Party.
Melanie Barber submitted this sunrise photo, taken on Bradenton Beach overlooking Jewfish Key.
More than 125 members attended the welcome back dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, at Christ Church of Longboat Key.