June 23, 2010
Monsignor Gerard Finegan, of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, received papal honors from Pope Benedict XVI, along with four other priests in the Diocese of Venice.
June 15, 2010
Horace White "Buzz" Gross, 93, of Plymouth Harbor, died June 4.
June 8, 2010
Anne-Marie 'Andy' Cail, of Longboat Key, died Monday, June 7. She was 73.
May 21, 2010
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church celebrated their latest art exhibition with a reception on Friday, May 21. The exhibit features the work of local artist Barbara Shicatano and will be on display through June 30.
May 12, 2010
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church held its annual May crowning ceremony, in which a statue of Mary is crowned, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9.
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.
11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.
Longboat Key keeps it clean
We’re still reeling from Longboat Key’s exclusion from Movoto’s “10 Sexiest Small Cities in America,” which named Sarasota and Bradenton the first and third sexiest small cities, respectively.
Joe Perry still rockin' in new book
Longboat Key’s most famous guitarist Joe Perry has a new book, “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.”