The Longboat Key Democratic Club held its monthly luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Longboat Key Club & Resortâ€™s Harbourside Dining Room. Speakers included former club president Marvin Morse and Dr. Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida and the stateâ€™s most quoted political analyst.
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.