Anna Maria resident Myra Holmes recently published her novel, “A Love Worth Waiting For,” which tells the story of Sister Mary Ann, who struggles to determine whether her passion for God’s work is stronger than the love she feels for Ward Pendleton, a photojournalist and winter Longboat Key resident.
The novel is fictional but was inspired by the true-life murder of two nuns and attack of a third nun and bishop in 1990 in Nicaragua.
The book refers to many Longboat Key locations, including Euphemia Haye’s Haye Loft and Beer Can Island. And St. Jude’s Church sounds a lot like St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Underground utilities ordinances surge ahead
The Longboat Key Town Commission voted on first reading to forward two ordinances related to undergrounding utilities.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary Women's Guild Welcome Luncheon
The Women’s Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea reigned in the fall season and celebrated the return of its seasonal residents Oct. 21, in the church’s activity center. The ladies who attended the Welcome Luncheon snacked on vegetable lasagna, rolls and salad, while talking with friends they haven’t seen since the spring.
Commission declines to endorse Mote vision
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly voted against endorsing Mote Marine Laboratory’s vision for expansion, which includes a new aquarium on city-owned bayfront land.