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Veterans share their stories

Veterans share their stories

November 12, 2010

Veterans of four U.S. wars were honored guests at the Republican Club of Longboat Key's Nov. 12 meeting, held at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Each speaker held the rapt attention of the audience as they vividly described their experiences in the service.

WEEKEND BEST BET: Save Our Seabirds Birthday Party

WEEKEND BEST BET: Save Our Seabirds Birthday Party

November 12, 2010

The bird rescue facility will celebrate its second anniversary tomorrow.

Butterfly Garden grows brick by brick (VIDEO)

Butterfly Garden grows brick by brick (VIDEO)

November 11, 2010

The Longboat Key Garden Club installed seven newly engraved bricks.

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 235th year

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 235th year

November 10, 2010

Eight years ago, Walter Bladstrom, Elliott Metcalfe and Tom Smith organized a small luncheon at the Marina Jacks restaurant, with only 14 people in attendance. The celebration has since grown to more than 100 people, who range from age 26 to 96.

MAN ON THE STREET: Veterans Day

MAN ON THE STREET: Veterans Day

November 10, 2010

We asked Longboaters to share their connections with Veterans Day.

Summer sizzler

Summer sizzler

November 10, 2010

This week, The Longboat Observer welcomes back the Keys' seasonal residents with a recap of the summer's most significant news. On the following pages are excerpts of news stories, presented in chronological order, from May through October.

Democrats gather for first luncheon on the season

Democrats gather for first luncheon on the season

November 9, 2010

The mid-term election results failed to dampen the spirits of the Longboat Key Club Democrat Club as 76 members gathered for the first luncheon meeting of the season Nov. 9, at The Chart House. Guest speaker Dr. Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida, urged the Democrats not to despair. 'Two years is a lifetime in politics,' MacManus said. 'The Republicans have two years to show what they can do, and if they don't, look out.'

Volunteers step it up for beach walk

Volunteers step it up for beach walk

November 9, 2010

Walkers headed to Florida beaches to take pictures in preparation for tourist season.

Harbor Circle starts off the season

Harbor Circle starts off the season

November 8, 2010

Unusually cool temperatures led to a change in location for the annual start-of-the-season gathering Nov. 8 for Harbor Circle residents. Traditionally held poolside, this year the group moved indoors to the home of hosts Barbara and Gary Huston.

OBITUARY: Melvin 'Mel' Shapiro

OBITUARY: Melvin 'Mel' Shapiro

November 8, 2010

Melvin Shapiro, 85, was a 25-year Longboat Key resident.



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