On Thursday, Dec. 12, Christ Church was the host to many young children and their families at its annual All Church Carol Sing & Childrenâ€™s Christmas Party. One of the churchâ€™s mission projects takes members of the congregation to Bradenton as â€œReading Buddiesâ€ and this event celebrated all involved with a party full of singing, presents and Santa.
Longboat Key native Mark Wickersham died Dec. 4. He was 58.
Stanley Adelman, 88, of Longboat Key, died Dec. 3.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a picnic and special dedication to the man that made it the strong community it is today, the Rev. Edward Pick.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Temple Beth Israel came together to celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah with a traditional dinner and the lighting of the candles.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church celebrated the start of Advent and the Christmas season Wednesday, Dec. 4, with a concert and party.
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the 33rd annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service was held at the Christ Church of Longboat Key.