University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft, Mote Board of Trustees Chairman Arthur Armitage and USF Vice President for Research Karen Holbrook celebrated a new partnership between Mote and USF in June.
Members of the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce celebrated the completion of the new deck at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub with a ribbon cutting in May.
Jackson Day and Keegan Cardman drenched themselves in water to cool off after practicing tennis at the Longboat Key Club and Resortâ€™s Summer Sports and Tennis Camp in June.
Keith Bickel posed for a creative â€śItâ€™s Read Everywhereâ€ť photo in San Francisco while reading the new YourObserver.com Web site, which launched in May.
The Longboat Key Fire-Rescue Department said good-bye to Chief Julius Halas in May, before he headed to Tallahassee to become the stateâ€™s fire-marshal division director.
Harbour Links swans Vickie and Henry swam closely to their five cygnets, which were three weeks old when photographed in May.
Whitney Beach Plaza owner Andrew Hlywa tried to attract customers to the shopping plaza in May by advertising free beach-access parking and restrooms. Since then, he agreed to change the wording of the sign.
Dee Tornillo crowned the statue of the Blessed Mother on Motherâ€™s Day, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.