Rare-manuscript collector and expert and Longboat Key resident Larry Schoenberg just turned 80. He celebrated with three parties, organized by his wife, Barbara Brizdle. The first was at Aquavit in New York City, the second was on his actual birthday, July 4, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, and the third was a luncheon July 5. There were about 30 guests at the SYC party including Will Noel, director of the special collections center at the University of Pennsylvania Library and the founding director of the newly created Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and his wife, Lynn Ransom.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Night on St. Armands
On Friday, Dec. 6, St. Armands Circle transformed into a perfect winter wonderland with bright lights, classic holiday decorations and innumerable red Santa hats for their 35th annual Night on St. Armands. The entertaining evening was filled with music, dancing and of course, Christmas cheer.
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Mote Marine Laboratory staff removed the body of a juvenile male manatee from Bird Key waterways before noon Friday, Dec. 6.
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St. Armands Circle will light up tonight in celebration of the holiday season.