Longboat Key snowbird and author Ora Mendels has published a new novel, "Family Wars: A Novel of Modern Israel," as an ebook available on Amazon.
Bobby Lange, grandson of Longboat Key resident Bobbie Banan, recently received some jumbo kudos for his athletic and academic accomplishments: His picture appeared on the jumbo-tron Oct. 13 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Duathlon and Triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
Southeastern Guide Dog (SEGD) board member Roger Pettingell, a Bird Key resident and Longboat Key Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate broker associate, recently attended SEGD's 213th class graduation at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.
"Auguri per il vostro matrimony!" That's Italian for: "Congratulations on your wedding!"
John Wild and his canine companion, Ripley, stopped by the Longboat Observer/Longboat Key Chamber office Friday, Sept. 28, to drop off tickets for the Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
Steff's Stuff and Terry's Framing Gallery re-opened Oct. 1 after a summer hiatus.