A Key couple was arrested in January 1989 as part of 'Operation Longboat,' which targeted a smuggling ring that used an Emerald Harbor home as a drop-off point.
Roger Pettingell was the top-ranked agent in 2012 on the Sarasota-Manatee Multiple Listing Service in total volume and the top-ranked Coldwell Banker agent in Florida.
Cathy Cartier submitted this sunset photo, taken overlooking Sarasota Bay.
Two hundred and thirty five people packed the Longboat Key Clubâ€™s Harbourside Dining Room Monday, Jan. 21, to watch President Barack Obamaâ€™s second-term inauguration live on a big-screen projector. The Longboat Key Democratic Club hosted the brunch, which included Ã©clairs and champagne to toast the commander in chief.
Sarasota Yacht Club members donned their finest cocktail wear and dress Blues & Whites for the annual Commodoresâ€™ Ball Saturday, Jan. 19. The Sarasota Military Academy Color Guard and drum line participated in the Sundowner Ceremony, which preceded a dinner and dance featuring the Big Z Band.
The spirit of the 1960s will return Wednesday, Jan. 23, as Long Island-based folk-rock harmony trio, Gathering Time, performs at Temple Beth Israel.
Flapper dresses, long pearls, feathered headbands, pinstriped suits and homburg hats filled the Longboat Harbour clubhouse Friday, Jan. 18, where residents cut a rug during a 1920s-themed dinner dance.