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: Men's Senior Clay Courts Tournament
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PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary 40th Anniversary Picnic
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