Out of 77 applicants, the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key, through its tax-exempt scholarship foundation, has granted scholarships to 19 youth from Sarasota and Manatee counties. The group awarded $2,000 scholarships to 14 scholars and $1,250 to five students of Manatee Technical Institute.
Scholarship Chairman Weldon Frost and his committee of Dr. Larry Kassouf, Glenn Peterson, Dr. Jim Whitman and Matt Walsh, reviewed every application to arrive choose the recipients.
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Town watches for red drift algae
Officials are warning that a nuisance seaweed could return for the first time in six years to Gulf shores.
PHOTO GALLERY: All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party
On Thursday, Dec. 12, Christ Church was the host to many young children and their families at its annual All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party. One of the church’s mission projects takes members of the congregation to Bradenton as “Reading Buddies” and this event celebrated all involved with a party full of singing, presents and Santa.
PHOTO GALLERY: Observer Challenge Cocktail Party
On Thursday, Dec. 12, the 14th Annual Observer Challenge kicked off with a pre-party at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. Opponents were announced as attendees enjoyed cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres catered by Harry’s Continental Kitchen. Guests were also treated to a pro mixed doubles exhibition.