On June 8, 2011, BJ Webb was at a bookstore looking for a book a grief counselor told her to read. A man, Dave Bishop, who was in the psychology aisle, asked if he could help. She told him she lost her husband in November 2009, and he replied that his wife died in August 2009. They had coffee, and 11 months and two-and-a-half weeks later he asked her to marry him. They spent time at their respective spouses’ memorial spots, Bob Twigg’s memorial tree and Joy Bishop’s memorial garden, this Memorial Day to honor their late spouses as they start their new journey together.
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26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
29 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 Food and Wine on Pine
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.