A spring tradition on Longboat Key is the annual Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key pancake breakfast. Held this year March 19, at Stella Maris Hall at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, Kiwanis members filled the hall long before dawn to set up tables, fire up the grills, whip up tons of pancake batter and measure the coffee to be brewed.
The supermoon rose in the sky at Saturday at 3 p.m. and was only 221,565 miles away from the Earth. The moon was closer to the Earth than it has been in more than 18 years and will also be the biggest full moon of 2011.
The 5th Annual Sarasota Springfest took place on Saturday, March 19 out at Palmer Ranch. The 2011 Charity Partner of the Springfest included the Youth Programs of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, including PAL Sailor Circus, Pony PAL, Camp XRAYD and Streetwise Parenting.