May 9, 2010
Ten area students received scholarships during the May 9 services at the Longboat Island Chapel. Congregation members Harry and Anne Ferris started the scholarship fund in 1992. The recipients are selected by a chapel committee, which reviews the applications and interviews the students.
May 5, 2010
Christ Church members have been building hope by reading with kindergarten and first-grade students.
April 25, 2010
Members of Temple Beth Israel held their annual end-of-season barbecue April 25, at the Bay Isles Beach Club. Families and friends of members were invited as guests. Grilling hot dogs, chicken and burgers were Earl Gordon, Bob Vigder, Roger Goldstein and David Aura. After enjoying the feast, most stayed to watch the sunset.
April 21, 2010
An Italian spaghetti dinner is a spring tradition at the Longboat Island Chapel. As usual, Dr. Peter Mattina was in charge of the sauce, made from his favorite recipe, and his wife, Janice, supervised the salad-making. Bobbie Banan was in charge of overall arrangements, and a crew of volunteers served the dinner. About 60 church members and guests attended the April 21 event.
April 20, 2010
David "Scotty" Dawson, of the U.S. Central Command, was the guest speaker April 20, at the Sandpipers men's group of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church. A veteran Marine, Dawson joined the Central Command as a mobilized reservist in 2004. The CENTCOM area of responsibility covers 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Syria.
April 19, 2010
The Monkey Room at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort was the setting for All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church’s farewell party of the season April 19. The party was an opportunity for church members to share their summer plans. There was no formal program, but a lot of informal conversation took place.
April 16, 2010
Members of Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian gathered April 16, at The Shore condominium to enjoy an end-of-season party. Hostess were Sue Wertman and Ann Quackenbush.
April 14, 2010
Carol Fischbein was installed as president of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Women's Guild at the annual luncheon held Tuesday, April 13, at Stella Maris Hall.
April 14, 2010
A champagne toast, warm memories and a lot of laughter made the Rev. Edward Pick's 50th anniversary celebration an occasion to remember.
April 7, 2010
Sister Nora Brick, founder of Stillpoint House of Prayer and Healing, in Bradenton, was the guest speaker at the St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Men's Club meeting March 25.
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.
Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.