Jan Rulli took this photo of Tropical Storm Debby over the Gulf of Mexico.
It's Sunday, July 15, and the surf's up on Anna Maria Island. Unlike the previous weekend, when the Gulf of Mexico refused to give the campers at Eternal Summer Surf Camp anything more than flat water, the waves are barreling in.
The twice re-scheduled Longboat Key Invitational Golf Tournament was a successful event hosted by The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce. Fifty-or-so players took their odds on Friday the 13, and David Kovalsky with Sothebyâ€™s even got lucky enough to â€œbeat the proâ€ on a hole. There were various putting competitions throughout the tournament. West Florida Golf Tour and Nickel Putter teamed up with The LLSA Chamber for the event held at Longboat Key Club and Resort.
Social media professional Lee Silverstein led the second-ever Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn series July 12 at Holiday Inn Lido Beach.
Attendees took a break from their workdays to learn how to achieve social media success, in particular achieve the most with their LinkedIn accounts.
Members of the Sarasota Opera Guild met Thursday, July 12, for a luncheon at the Bird Key Yacht Club. The event was co-chaired by Karen Iezzi and Betty York. Members socialized in the dining room before enjoying a meal.
Publix Supermarkets Inc. held a topping-off party to celebrate construction of its new Longboat Key store scheduled to open in December.
Therese Sutton submitted this sunset photo, taken on Longboat Key.