Eugene Eckman, 83, of Sarasota and formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died May 1. Born Sept. 5, 1929, he retired from General Motors in Buffalo and worked for many years at Longboat Key Publix after
Mr. Eckman is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hildegard; children David, Linda, Jennifer, Thomas, Victoria, Matthew and Christopher; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.