August 17, 2011
The vulnerability makes an opening bid by the dealer a good choice. Having the 4-4-4-1 distribution, most North players will open the hand one diamond. Once the heart fit is found, North will bid the game.
August 10, 2011
It is often stressed that a combined holding of at least eight cards in a suit makes for a satisfactory trump suit. However, a seven-card fit, especially in a major suit, is often adequate.
August 3, 2011
This hand gives the reader a chance to display his technique by deciding how he would play a three notrump contract after a heart lead.
July 27, 2011
View the results for the Longboat Key Duplicate Bridge Club
July 27, 2011
Bunny Roland, of Traverse City, Mich., proves that she has the special skills to win at this duplicate bridge game.
July 26, 2011
This week, Fitness Together-Lakewood Ranch owner and personal trainer Nick Clark shares tips for stretching properly.
July 20, 2011
The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center has plenty of challenges during season. Its schedule is filled with events such as the Observer Cup Challenge and the Fidelity Investments Senior Doubles tournaments that challenge tennis players to test their skills in a competitive setting.
July 20, 2011
When this hand was dealt at a local duplicate game, a number of pairs ended up in the three notrump contract. Some Wests elected to lead the Jack of diamonds.
July 13, 2011
There has been much written about how to handle certain card combinations. There are still many that you have to work out at the table.
July 8, 2011
Sixteen campers learned how to windsurf and paddleboard during a four-day camp led by Island Style Water Sports and US Sailing certified instructor Laurel Kaiser from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. out at Ken Thompson Park as well as at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.