You’ll be seeing a new face around town this week.
Katie Hendrick is the Longboat Observer’s new community editor. She’ll be covering events, writing features and keeping her eyes and ears open for the latest community news.
Originally from Inverness, Hendrick graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Wake Forest University and earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. She most recently worked as senior editor for the Society of American Florist’s trade publication Floral Management, in Washington, D.C.
Hendrick may be new in town, but she has local roots:
She is the granddaughter of Sarasota attorney William Harrison, and her mother, Susan Hendrick, grew up in Sarasota.
“I’m delighted to be back in my home state and getting to know the nice people of Longboat Key,” Hendrick said.
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22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
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23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
23 Wine Tasting for Mote at Harry's on Longboat Key
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote's 6th annual Party on the Pass
Mote’s 6th annual Party on the Pass invited attendees to celebrate for a cause on Saturday, April 19, at the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory. The party benefitted Mote Marine Laboratory's hospitals for dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
The Longboat Key Fine Art Festival featured colorful and original works from local and national artisans on Saturday, April 19, at the Longboat Key Club’s Tennis Gardens. The event was held during the Sarasota Open, offering attendees a break filled with paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculptures.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mar Vista Easter Egg Hunt
Longboat Key residents and visitors began their Easter celebration with Mar Vista’s 26th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. The children were split into two age groups to look for the colorful eggs, each containing a tasty treat or special surprise.