April 17, 2014
Check out these reader-submitted photos of the sun halo, which formed a rainbow-colored ring around the sun Wednesday, April 16. Clouds containing ice crystals cause the sun's light to refract, resulting in this phenomenon.
April 9, 2014
Brian Wamback submitted this photo of a full moon over Longbeach Village.
March 25, 2014
Send us your announcements of births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. We want to share your celebrations.
March 22, 2014
On the morning of March 22, the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key held its annual pancake breakfast at St. Mary, Star of the Sea. Attendees were treated to a hot breakfast including pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee as well as a 50/50 raffle and prizes.
March 19, 2014
Here’s a roundup of reader-submitted photos from events around the Key. To submit photos for this new weekly feature, email Kelsey Grau at email@example.com.
March 18, 2014
Twin Shores and Gulfshore mobile-home parks held a joint parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 18. For over 25 years, the parade has been a much-loved tradition for the communities.
March 15, 2014
On March 15, the residents of Longbeach Village celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a colorful parade through their streets.
March 10, 2014
The Longboat Key Club and Resort held a round robin tennis tournament and dinner to benefit the Child Protection Center on March 10. In its 9th year, the popular fundraiser has donated over $17,000 to the Center with each event.
February 26, 2014
Retired Longboat Observer Senior Editor Dora Walters spoke about the memorable people and events she covered during her career.
February 26, 2014
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
17 Taste of St. Armands
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goliath grouper lives up to name
Talk about a real big fish.
Mazel tov to Klauber and Mancini
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, with its Civic Achievement Award in November.
Bob Havel celebrates 90 years with family members
Bob Havel recently celebrated his 90th birthday on Longboat Key with 24 members of his family.