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Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce ‘Nooner’ Luncheon — takes place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2001 Siesta Drive, Suite 101, Sarasota. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Call 383-2466.
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Business @ Breakfast — takes place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the chamber office, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Call 383-2466.
Freedom Fest — takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Bicentennial Park on Bay Isles Road. The event features a parade, kid games, food and butterfly release. Contact the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce at 383-2466.
Mote Island Quest — takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Mote Marine, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. This week’s topic is “Treasure Hunters.” Explore and collect critters from Sarasota Bay using the techniques of Mote scientists. Pre-registration is required. Contact Amy Fleischer at 388-4441, Ext. 514.
The Colony’s Fourth of July Beach Party, Barbecue and Fireworks Show — begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The celebration features a buffet of summer favorites, games, dancing and a dazzling fireworks show. Limited reservations for non-guests are available. Cost is $45 for adults; $24 for children. Call 383-5558.
Eighth Annual St. Armands Boat Show — takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, at St. Armands Circle Park. The show is sponsored by Marine Max. Call 388-1554.
Longbeach Village Fireworks Show — begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on Sarasota Bay. Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway, and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway, will have special seating and packages available for the show. Contact Mar Vista at 383-2391 or Moore’s at 383-7796.
LLSA Chamber of Commerce Reception for President Tom Aposporos
What: The “acting” is over. Tom Aposporos is now the official president of the chamber. Join him and other chamber members for a casual, personal reception. The event is free and open to the public. Call 383-2466.
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24
Where: Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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Capt. Benjamin Grodi honored with military medal
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Grodi, son-in-law of Longboat Key residents Nelson and Laurin Goldner, was recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal.
Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.