Donna Heffner helped excavate a sea turtle nest Sept. 2 on Longboat Keyâ€™s public beach.
Ryan Jacobs, 15, was one of more than 300 sailors who participated in the 66th annual Sarasota Sailing Squadron Labor Day Regatta on Sept. 1.
Sally and Jack Jaret channeled the Brazilian festival Carnival with their attire for a Sept. 8 party at Bird Key Yacht Club.
Public Works Department employee Don Barth placed American flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive Sept. 10. Overall, four teams of two workers spent five hours lining the entire Key with 2, 974 flags, one for each victim of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Lee Fox and Bev Meadows, of Save our Seabirds, released Sparky Sept. 5, just a year after the hawk was severely burned she flew into a methane burner at a local landfill.
Juan and Renee Gutierrez manned the Hukilau Hut, serving shaved-ice treats to Bird Key Yacht Club members Sept. 22 during a luau party at the club.
With a score of 61, Patrick Tryon, David Velez, John Hennemann and Luke Little took first place in the Longboat Key Club and Resort First Responders Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at the Key Clubâ€™s Harbourside golf course.
The Longbeach Preservation Task Force developed a historic walking tour of the Longbeach Village this spring, which Longboat Observer editors traversed this September.