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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20 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
FYI Friday — Your weekly news roundup
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Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
PHOTO GALLERY: Rotary Club holiday party
Members of Longboat Key’s new Rotary Club gathered on Dec. 14 for a monthly meeting and holiday party.