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SandBlast sculpture on display at BeachHouse

SandBlast sculpture on display at BeachHouse

December 2, 2009

The exhibition sculpture for the 2009 SandBlast is on display at The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Kiwanis raffle winner receives her winnings

Kiwanis raffle winner receives her winnings

December 2, 2009

Michelle Taylor, winner of this year’s Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon raffle, received her $20,000 check Nov. 19, at the club’s breakfast meeting at the Longboat Key Club.

Lazy Lobster opens  its doors for lunch

Lazy Lobster opens its doors for lunch

December 2, 2009

The Lazy Lobster of Longboat Key, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

A couple of cute couples

A couple of cute couples

December 2, 2009

Sheila and Merrill Zinder, Sylvia and Irwin Pastor and Temi and Brad Saivetz hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for about 18 people, including at least a half-dozen from out-of-town. Against all odds, the group included two engaged couples: Merrill’s daughter, Debbie Roff, and Dr. Lee Ratner, from Albany, N.Y., and Scott Pastor and Keely Williams, of Sarasota.

Blast of good news

December 2, 2009

Connie and Joe Ellison recently returned from a five-week cruise that started in Alaska and ended in Hong Kong and had a blast of good news to share. Their son, Bruce Ellison, will wed Karen Kohn, from Boston, Dec. 20. The couple met on the beach on Longboat Key about a year-and-a-half ago and discovered not only each other, but that her folks live directly above his folks at Fairway Bay. Kohn is a computer expert, a porcelain-doll maker and a singer; she will relocate to Rapid City, S.D., where her husband-to-be practices law. Connie Ellison also happily reports that her grandson and his wife are expecting twins in April, and that a granddaughter has a new man in her life.

St. Armands Circle revs up for car show

St. Armands Circle revs up for car show

December 2, 2009

St. Armands Circle was overflowing with Mustangs during the 18th annual Super Sunday Mustang and Ford Show Sunday, Nov. 22. On display were 130 Mustangs of various ages — all were gleaming with well-polished exteriors. For many viewers and past Mustang owners, it was a trip down memory lane.

Black Tie & Tales

Black Tie & Tales

December 2, 2009

Read this week's social column, Black Tie & Tales, by Molly Schechter.

Annual Observer event remains a hit

Annual Observer event remains a hit

November 24, 2009

The 10th annual Observer Challenge will take place from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, 590 Bay Isles Road.

New owners  make the cut

New owners make the cut

November 24, 2009

Lena Lemon and Ken Schwartz are the owners of Crossover Cutters, at 5620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which was formerly Manny’s Barber Shop and Boone’s Barber Shop.

Light up, Longboat, for this year's contest

Light up, Longboat, for this year's contest

November 24, 2009

It’s time for The Longboat Observer’s annual 'Light Up the Keys' contest.



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