In September, Longboat Key Fire-Rescue Lt. Pete Collandra crawled out from underneath playground equipment, while Deputy Chief Paul Dezzi watched during a search-and-rescue drill at Bayfront Park
Gene Jaleski celebrated with his supporters in March after winning a seat on the Longboat Key Town Commission
Longboat Key Patrol Officer Willie Jackson, Claudia Fuller and Longboat Key Fire-Rescue Lt. Michael Murphy sang a song Fuller wrote called, â€śWeâ€™ve Been Honored by Kiwanis,â€ť at the February Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Citizen of the Year award reception
Saowalux â€śMayâ€ť Karpthip celebrated taking the oath of American citizenship with her daughter, Irada, 5, in The Observerâ€™s â€śSpirit of Americaâ€ť special section
Sylvia Elshahawy and her granddaughter, Alex Hilton, got playful in the kitchen at Bird Key Yacht Clubâ€™s Mommy and Me cooking class in July
Longboat Key Club and Resort General Manager Michael Welly, Loeb Partners Realty President Michael Brody, Longboat Key Mayor Hal Lenobel and Longboat Key Club Tennis Director John Woods performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Key Clubâ€™s new Tennis Gardens facility in March.