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PHOTO GALLERY: Blessing and lighting of the fleet

PHOTO GALLERY: Blessing and lighting of the fleet

December 5, 2011

A cannon boomed and the lights flickered on. One boat was decked in classic white strands around its rails with red Christmas bows on every pole. It and the rest of the Bird Key Yacht club boats let their little lights shine after a ceremonial blessing from Rev. Red Robinson, of Church of the Redeemer Episcopal, on Saturday, Dec. 3. Attendees enjoyed cocktails before the lighting of the fleet, and followed the ceremony with a dinner.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parish Picnic

PHOTO GALLERY: Parish Picnic

December 5, 2011

There were appetizers, barbeque and dessert – oh, my! – at the St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Picnic on Saturday, Dec. 3. Parishoners brought their favorite side or sweet and delved into Port-A-Pit Bar-B-Que. The parking lot was stacked with tables and chairs. There was a penny auction with holiday items, too.

PHOTO GALLERY: Casa Del Mar Christmas Party

PHOTO GALLERY: Casa Del Mar Christmas Party

December 3, 2011

Residents and visitors of Casa Del Mar had their cups of cheer and said hello to the friends they know and everyone they meet on Friday, Dec. 2. There was dinner and dancing by the pool and poinsettias were given out from the staff.

PHOTO GALLERY: Toys For Tots Party

PHOTO GALLERY: Toys For Tots Party

December 3, 2011

Friday, Dec. 2 was the seventh year the Annual Christkindl and Toys for Tots Party has taken place. Attendees brought toys to be donated to Toys for Tots, and enjoyed each other’s company while they wined and dined. A Marine was present for the event, and Sepp Diepolder who played accordion and zither provided entertainment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday Night of Lights

PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday Night of Lights

December 3, 2011

It was a Ho-Ho-Holiday Night of Lights at St. Armands Circle on Friday, Dec. 2. Santa has made his list, and now he can cross an appearance at St. Armands Circle off of it.

Simpson resigns from P&Z director position

Simpson resigns from P&Z director position

December 3, 2011

Monica Simpson will receive three months' severance pay and will work for the town as an independent contractor.

PHOTO GALLERY: SKOB and Mote raffle night

PHOTO GALLERY: SKOB and Mote raffle night

December 2, 2011

Siesta Key Oyster Bar sold raffle tickets throughout the month of November to raise money for whale, dolphin and sea turtle hospitals at Mote. Friday evening volunteers, employees, interns and friends of Mote came out to celebrate as well as draw the raffle winners.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lighting of the Fleet at SYC

PHOTO GALLERY: Lighting of the Fleet at SYC

December 2, 2011

Members of the Sarasota Yacht Club, along with their friends and family, came out to celebrate the holiday tradition of the "Lighting of the Fleet".

Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

December 2, 2011

Enjoy a selection of our favorite photos from each Observer this week.

Top Cops of the Week

Top Cops of the Week

December 2, 2011

Enjoy the top Cops Corner cases featured in all Observers.



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