Jo Ann Mixon and Sandy Henley celebrated after winning $20,000 in a raffle during the Nov. 17 Gourmet Lawn Party at the Longboat Key Club and Resort.
Paul and Anthony Metivier, dressed as Super Mario characters, were among the thousands who participated in the third annual Fright Night Oct. 31 at St. Armand's Circle.
Wendell Vaught gave Emma Griffith a lesson about state parks during the Nov. 17 Sarasota Bay Water Festival at Ken Thompson Park.
Tory Newman made a symmetrical floral arrangement during a Nov. 19 Longboat Key Garden Club arranging session at the home of Sherry Linhart.
Sea lion Stella posed for a photo-op in preparation for her debut Dec. 1 at Mote's "Sea Lions: On the Water's Edge" exhibit.
Vern Buchanan addressed the crowd at the Republican Party of Sarasota Election Night party Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota. The Longboat Key Congressman won his fourth term with 53.6 percent of votes.
Longboat Key Club and Resort General Manager Michael Welly left for the West Coast with his new bride, Lynn Weddington, following his termination in late October, when Delray-Beach based Ocean Properties Ltd. purchased the property. Welly, who led the Key Club for eight-and-a-half years, called his tenure there, "the right place at the right time."
Anne Wright completed the third annual Longboat Key International Triathalon and Duathalon Oct. 28 with a time of 2:00:17.