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9/11 Looking Back: George Ceshker

9/11 Looking Back: George Ceshker

September 7, 2011

Longboat Key resident George Ceshker was in the cockpit of an American Airlines Boeing 767 on Sept. 11. The plane took off from Manhattan, N.Y., seven minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Ceshker retired four years after Sept. 11 and later opened a Secur-All Insurance branch. But the events of that tragic day stay with him.

9/11 Looking Back: John Kintz

9/11 Looking Back: John Kintz

September 7, 2011

Former Longboat Key Police Chief John Kintz was prepared for business as usual as he planned for President George W. Bush’s stay on Longboat Key. But Bush’s overnight stay on Sept. 10, 2001, turned out to be anything but routine.

9/11 Looking Back: Robert Dinan

9/11 Looking Back: Robert Dinan

September 7, 2011

Robert Dinan, co-owner of Kitchens by Kerrie on Longboat Key, served on the New York Police Department from 1996 to 2010. He was at his Long Island, N.Y., home Sept. 11, 2001, when he learned that a plane had hit the first tower.

9/11 Looking Back: Claire Hunter

9/11 Looking Back: Claire Hunter

September 7, 2011

Claire Hunter and her husband, Ralph, who founded the Longboat Observer, were among volunteers on-hand Sept. 10, 2001, at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort to greet President George W. Bush.

9/11: Timeline

9/11: Timeline

September 7, 2011

The Observer recounts the events before and after Sept. 11, 2001, as they unfolded locally.

9/11: Reflections on a day that changed the world

9/11: Reflections on a day that changed the world

September 7, 2011

Up until last week, I had not watched any 9/11 footage in 10 years. The day — that day — was so tragic, so terrifying, so life-altering that I simply could not bring myself to relive it.

LLSA Chamber hosts after-hours event

LLSA Chamber hosts after-hours event

September 7, 2011

The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce held its "Business After Hours" event Wednesday, Aug. 24, in conjunction with J Wood Realty's "Meet the Neighbors" event, which included Envy and Bridge Street Bistro. Those who attended the combined events enjoyed a variety of cocktails, from martinis to margaritas, as well as finger foods and desserts.

9/11: Your memories

9/11: Your memories

September 7, 2011

We asked you to submit your memory of where you were for 9/11. Here is what you sent.

COMMUNITY SPORTS TIPS: Preparing for tournament play

COMMUNITY SPORTS TIPS: Preparing for tournament play

September 6, 2011

This week, Tara Golf & Country Club PGA Golf Professional Melissa Williams shares tips for preparing for tournament play.

PHOTO GALLERY: 65th Labor Day Regatta BBQ

PHOTO GALLERY: 65th Labor Day Regatta BBQ

September 3, 2011

The Sarasota Sailing Squadron held a BBQ for the competitors and the spectators on Saturday with many members helping to cook, clean and sell at the BBQ.



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