May 16, 2013
More than 40 people attended the monthly Longboat Key Chamber networking lunch Thursday, May 16, at the Sand Dollar Rooftop Restaurant in the Holiday Inn on Lido Key.
May 15, 2013
The St. Armand's Circle Association held its annual meeting Tuesday, May 14, in the "Sunset Room" at The Lido Beach Resort.
May 13, 2013
Longboat Island Chapel gave out 18 scholarships during its worship service Sunday, May 12.
May 13, 2013
Families gathered at the Centre Shops Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day, to celebrate the mothers in their lives.
May 11, 2013
The Sarasota Bay Watch held their Sister Keys Clean Up Saturday, May 11, out on Longboat Key. There were 75 volunteers who took part in the clean up that was followed up with a free lunch at Mar Vista.
May 8, 2013
The Longboat Key Chamber held their first business after hours at their new location Tuesday, May 7.
May 6, 2013
Hundreds of people took part in the second annual Longboat Key Sprint Triathlon Sunday, May 5, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort.
May 4, 2013
Hundreds of people came out to see a wide variety of Corvettes at the Classic Corvettes On The Circle event Saturday, May 4 on St. Armands Circle. The event was presented by the Skyway Corvette Club.
April 28, 2013
Mote Marine Laboratory hosted Party on the Pass Saturday, April 27. The fundraiser, catered by 12 Sarasota-Manatee Originals Restaurants, benefited medical treatment for sick and injured dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
April 26, 2013
The ladies of SPARCC, the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, hosted a designer donation party Thursday, April 25, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort's Harbourside Dining Room. Saks Fifth Avenue stylists gave makeup demonstrations for the women who donated items for SPARCC's fall sale to benefit outreach programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.