Longboat Key closed the books on election season last month, but campaign contributions recently added up for the Longboat Library.
Candidates can return unused funds to donors or give them as charitable donations.
Mayor Jim Brown and commission candidate Irwin Pastor donated their unused campaign contributions to the all-volunteer, not-for-profit library. The library is choosing to keep the amount of the donations confidential. Last year, Vice Mayor Dave Brenner and challenger Ray Rajewski also donated their unused contributions to the library.
In other news, the library will switch to summer hours next week.
Check out the library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May 1 through Nov. 1.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Villa am Meer Open House
Jay Tallman and the Ascentia Development Group held an open house at the restored Villa am Meer on Thursday, April 24. The event marks the beginning of the group’s plans to construct a 16-unit Aria condominium project on the property.
PHOTO GALLERY: All Angels by the Sea Farewell Party
The congregation of All Angels By the Sea enjoyed a farewell party with a southern hospitality theme on Wednesday, April 23, at the Bay Isles Beach Club. The evening included views of the water and a menu of southern fried chicken, cornbread and more.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote's Wine Tasting for Marine Life
Mote Marine Laboratory held a wine tasting for marine life on Wednesday, April 23, at Harry’s Continental Kitchen. A portion of the tasting proceeds benefited Mote’s informal science education programs.