The Longboat Observer won second place in its category in the Suburban Newspapers of America’s 2009 Newspaper of the Year/General Excellence contest. The Longboat Observer was entered in the non-daily category, with a circulation of 10,001 to 22,500.
In their comments about The Observer, the judges said: “A pleasant combination of hard news articles and softer pieces about Florida’s lifestyle. Nice use of photos to tell stories!”
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Marcelyn Jean "Marcy" Henrikson, 79, of Elgin, Ill., and Longboat Key, died May 11.
Crosby begins Mote leadership role
Dr. Michael Crosby took the helm of Mote yesterday following the retirement of Dr. Kumar Mahadevan.