The 1,000-pound pirate statue that welcomed guests to The Buccaneer Inn from 1957 to 2000 was located at the entrance of Dream Island Road. It was a landmark for residents.
The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key was rich with Salvation Army bell ringers this year.
On Saturday, Dec. 31, Ralph Garafola opened his one-man art show at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church gallery, 563 Bay Isles Road.
Joy Waugh, employee at the Sarasota Yacht Club for the past 14 years, is retiring and moving home to Branson, Mo., to begin a new chapter of her life.
Henry, Sam, Ivy-Reese and Amaya Kriser, grandchildren of Dan and Vicki Kriser, had a successful day of fishing recently near Longboat Key.
The Physics Club on Longboat Key started with Pat Anderson and Leonard Biberman, pictured. They meet once a month for lunch and have a speaker, which is usually a member of the club.
Many local little boys and girls will benefit from the elves at the Longboat Key Michael Saunders real-estate offices.