August 12, 2009
These doubles are somewhat hard to understand, but the bridge world is sometimes strange.
August 5, 2009
In this hand, West and his partner were playing a one-club opening bid that was strong, therefore, West opened with a one-diamond bid.
July 29, 2009
Bidding strange hands is not easy, but understanding strange bidding is most difficult.
July 29, 2009
July 16, 2009
Tennis courts at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center are still in use for members while construction of a new pro shop gets underway.
July 15, 2009
July 8, 2009
Against the four-heart contract, West leads the ace of spades. You follow after looking at the dummy with the king of spades.
June 24, 2009
When she was 58 years old, Gina Wexler weighed 241 pounds. An over-the-top balletomane and self-proclaimed Rudolf Nureyev groupie for some 20 years, she decided she was going to learn to dance.
June 17, 2009
June 15, 2009
Longboat Key Club keeps kids occupied with tennis, swimming and golf this summer.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.