On Feb. 23, Sonia Pressman Fuentes spoke to Temple Beth Israel about a trip she took last fall to Germany, and Belgium, and the truth she uncovered there. She discussed how on the trip, she learned information that exposed Robert de Foy for arresting, deporting and blocking the immigration of hundreds of Jews — including an attempt to block Fuentes’ family from immigrating. De Foy had been recognized by Yad Vashem in 1975 as a “righteous Gentile,” and Fuentes asked for him to be stripped of his designation. German consul general in Miami, Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy, was present to hear Fuentes’ talk.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club Blessing & Lighting of the Fleet
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Bird Key Yacht Club held their annual Blessing and Lighting of the Fleet ceremony. This year’s event was very special, as it fell on the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
PHOTO GALLERY: Men's Senior Clay Courts Tournament
On Monday, Dec. 2, the Men’s Senior Clay Courts Tournament began at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center and continued throughout the week.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary 40th Anniversary Picnic
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a picnic and special dedication to the man that made it the strong community it is today, the Rev. Edward Pick.