Longboat Key resident Gladys Blair had a few more than 16 candles to blow out Friday, Sept. 14 — 95 candles, to be exact. Blair celebrated her 95th birthday with family, neighbors and friends over dinner Saturday, Sept. 15, at The Lazy Lobster on Longboat Key. Blair was born in Harvard, Ill., and has lived on Longboat Key for 15 years.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club Blessing & Lighting of the Fleet
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Bird Key Yacht Club held their annual Blessing and Lighting of the Fleet ceremony. This year’s event was very special, as it fell on the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
PHOTO GALLERY: Men's Senior Clay Courts Tournament
On Monday, Dec. 2, the Men’s Senior Clay Courts Tournament began at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center and continued throughout the week.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary 40th Anniversary Picnic
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a picnic and special dedication to the man that made it the strong community it is today, the Rev. Edward Pick.