Longboat Key's long-awaited Publix opened at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with a ribbon-cutting, give-aways and prizes.
H. Terrell "Terry" Griffinâ€™s latest novel, "Fatal Decree" officially go on sale Jan. 15, although copies are available at local bookstores. Here, read five things you didnâ€™t know about Longboat Keyâ€™s most mysterious writer.
Barbara Blumfield, a Sarasota Bay Club resident, has donated to Season of Sharing for the past 10 years.
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.