The 13th annual Observer Challenge tennis tournament kicked off Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.
The men's and women's guilds of St Mary Star of the Sea Church held a joint Christmas party Wednesday, Dec. 5,
The Longboat Key Garden Club enjoyed a holiday potluck dinner Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Longboat Island Chapel.
The Longboat Key Republican Club had its holiday dinner Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Sarasota Yacht Club with members from the Sarasota and Sarasota County Republican clubs. The event featured a silent auction, with items provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Longboat Key, Manatee and Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerces enjoyed a holiday party Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the BeachHouse Restaurant on Bradenton Beach.
With more than one acre combined and more than 516 feet of waterfront access, the homes at 491 and 492 Meadow Lark Drive make up the largest lot on Bird Key.
The commission voted 4-2 on first reading to purchase the Longboat Key Clubâ€™s golf and tennis facilities. Two weeks later, commissioners reversed the decision.