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JANUARY: Deputy Chief Chris Krajic said he'll miss his co-workers in retirement.

Longboat Key's Year in Photos: 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JANUARY: Deputy Chief Chris Krajic said he'll miss his co-workers in retirement.

JANUARY: The Whitney Beach cottage will soon open at the Longboat Key Historical Society's museum at the Town Center Green.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JANUARY: The Whitney Beach cottage will soon open at the Longboat Key Historical Society's museum at the Town Center Green.

JANUARY: Permits for most street parking spots became mandatory in Longbeach Village in January.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JANUARY: Permits for most street parking spots became mandatory in Longbeach Village in January.

JANUARY: Carlyn Vigil found a doll that's seen better days.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JANUARY: Carlyn Vigil found a doll that's seen better days.

FEBRUARY: Police agencies from Sarasota and Longboat Key took part in the rescue of boaters from their sinking craft.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

FEBRUARY: Police agencies from Sarasota and Longboat Key took part in the rescue of boaters from their sinking craft.

FEBRUARY: Joe McElmeel and Scott Gray at the changing of leadership of the Longboat Key Republican Club.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

FEBRUARY: Joe McElmeel and Scott Gray at the changing of leadership of the Longboat Key Republican Club.

FEBRUARY: Gloria Feibus, right, checks Rise Loshack's temperature.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

FEBRUARY: Gloria Feibus, right, checks Rise Loshack's temperature.

FEBRUARY: Donda Mullis and Ronnie Shugar in front of their downtown Sarasota corporate headquarters. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

FEBRUARY: Donda Mullis and Ronnie Shugar in front of their downtown Sarasota corporate headquarters. Courtesy photo.

MARCH: Zach Schield completed the agility course in less than seven minutes.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MARCH: Zach Schield completed the agility course in less than seven minutes.

MARCH: Cathy and Judy Tobias tied ribbons for months before the March reveal.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MARCH: Cathy and Judy Tobias tied ribbons for months before the March reveal.

MARCH: Aaron Watkins gets the party going.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MARCH: Aaron Watkins gets the party going.

APRIL: Among the hilarious April Fools takes in 2021: an artist who paints content from Cops Corner items.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

APRIL: Among the hilarious April Fools takes in 2021: an artist who paints content from Cops Corner items.

APRIL: King Michael relaxes with his Easter basket filled with toy cars.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

APRIL: King Michael relaxes with his Easter basket filled with toy cars.

APRIL: Dick Lyons' dog is nicknamed Farrah Fawcett because she wears a pink jacket while at the Bayfront Park dog park.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

APRIL: Dick Lyons' dog is nicknamed Farrah Fawcett because she wears a pink jacket while at the Bayfront Park dog park.

APRIL: Jack Trift watches a bay walk.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

APRIL: Jack Trift watches a bay walk.

MAY: Longboat Key resident and Longboat Private Services founder David Novak owns a Tesla Model S. Novak wrote to the Town Commission about the possibility of adding EV chargers in October 2020.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MAY: Longboat Key resident and Longboat Private Services founder David Novak owns a Tesla Model S. Novak wrote to the Town Commission about the possibility of adding EV chargers in October 2020.

MAY: Bird Key Yacht Club tennis pro Jackie Bohannon, 37, was named Tennis Channel's winner of the nationwide America's Top Coach contest.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MAY: Bird Key Yacht Club tennis pro Jackie Bohannon, 37, was named Tennis Channel's winner of the nationwide America's Top Coach contest.

MAY: Dale Hooey plays multiple sets of keys.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MAY: Dale Hooey plays multiple sets of keys.

MAY: Carole Shawn and Nancy McLean show off their dirt-covered hands.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

MAY: Carole Shawn and Nancy McLean show off their dirt-covered hands.

JUNE: Jesse Lippert plays guitar in St. Armands Circle.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JUNE: Jesse Lippert plays guitar in St. Armands Circle.

JUNE: The home for sale at 3105 Gulf of Mexico Drive has a waterslide from the roof.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JUNE: The home for sale at 3105 Gulf of Mexico Drive has a waterslide from the roof.

JUNE: Robert Cobb, Brad McCoy and Josh Maddox caught their first tarpon ever on June 3 off the beach in Longboat Key near the Positano condominiums.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JUNE: Robert Cobb, Brad McCoy and Josh Maddox caught their first tarpon ever on June 3 off the beach in Longboat Key near the Positano condominiums.

JUNE: Longboat Key residents Ann and Steve Anderson are his owners,

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JUNE: Longboat Key residents Ann and Steve Anderson are his owners,

JULY: Lark and Heather Rippy pose for a picture inside the family's store. Driftwood Beach Home and Garden is located at 6838 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Lark and Heather Rippy pose for a picture inside the family's store. Driftwood Beach Home and Garden is located at 6838 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

JULY: Nancy and Tony Roberts' dog Biscuit was decked out in Fourth of July attire.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Nancy and Tony Roberts' dog Biscuit was decked out in Fourth of July attire.

JULY: Ivan Gould and Sharon Gould pose for a picture with their dog Herbie.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Ivan Gould and Sharon Gould pose for a picture with their dog Herbie.

JULY: Amy Baker, Lysette Daniels and Marisa Baker check out the beach erosion in the 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in Longboat Key.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Amy Baker, Lysette Daniels and Marisa Baker check out the beach erosion in the 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in Longboat Key.

JULY: Kathryn and Ron Lee moved into their Halyard Lane home in 2019.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Kathryn and Ron Lee moved into their Halyard Lane home in 2019.

JULY: Volt Power Co. workers removed several light poles along Birdie Lane.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Volt Power Co. workers removed several light poles along Birdie Lane.

JULY: Sharks are congregating in waters with more oxygen for them to breathe.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

JULY: Sharks are congregating in waters with more oxygen for them to breathe.

AUGUST: Alex Harkinson recovers a drone.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

AUGUST: Alex Harkinson recovers a drone.

AUGUST: Signs went up near the Ohana property warning of guard dogs.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

AUGUST: Signs went up near the Ohana property warning of guard dogs.

AUGUST: Jimmey Romanoff, 3, was on his way to school when his dad saw the Fire Station 92 grand opening.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

AUGUST: Jimmey Romanoff, 3, was on his way to school when his dad saw the Fire Station 92 grand opening.

SEPTEMBER: The town's Sept. 11 flag tradition continued.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: The town's Sept. 11 flag tradition continued.

SEPTEMBER: Jack and Nancy Rozance in Quito, Ecuador.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Jack and Nancy Rozance in Quito, Ecuador.

SEPTEMBER: The sailboat that ran aground near Lighthouse Point remained for months.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: The sailboat that ran aground near Lighthouse Point remained for months.

SEPTEMBER: The sailboat that ran aground near Lighthouse Point remained for months.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: The sailboat that ran aground near Lighthouse Point remained for months.

SEPTEMBER: Sand dredging work is finishing up on the north end of the island.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Sand dredging work is finishing up on the north end of the island.

SEPTEMBER: Sand dredging work is finishing up on the north end of the island.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Sand dredging work is finishing up on the north end of the island.

OCTOBER: Fannie Bushin's oversized toy poodle named Miles enjoyed himself morning at Bayfront Park's dog park,

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

OCTOBER: Fannie Bushin's oversized toy poodle named Miles enjoyed himself morning at Bayfront Park's dog park,

OCTOBER: Father Dave Marshall holds Reba for her blessing.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

OCTOBER: Father Dave Marshall holds Reba for her blessing.

OCTOBER: A deck in Gulf Shores.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

OCTOBER: A deck in Gulf Shores.

OCTOBER: New owner Kim Costello had the honor of opening the first bottle of champagne with a ceremonial sabre, a daily tradition at St. Regis properties.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

OCTOBER: New owner Kim Costello had the honor of opening the first bottle of champagne with a ceremonial sabre, a daily tradition at St. Regis properties.

NOVEMBER: Tamara Wright, Bryanna Schmidt and Chris Goodwin warm up.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: Tamara Wright, Bryanna Schmidt and Chris Goodwin warm up.

NOVEMBER: Firefighter of the Year Chase Bullock with his teammates and leaders.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: Firefighter of the Year Chase Bullock with his teammates and leaders.

NOVEMBER: Navy veteran Bill Evanko with Valerie Evanko and Roy and Donna Brown at Longboat Island Chapel.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: Navy veteran Bill Evanko with Valerie Evanko and Roy and Donna Brown at Longboat Island Chapel.

DECEMBER: Mark Meador from Casa Del Mar provided the lights and setup.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

DECEMBER: Mark Meador from Casa Del Mar provided the lights and setup.

DECEMBER: Sarah and Paul Karon said the proposal made them think back to their hometown bandshell that formed the heart of their community.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 |

DECEMBER: Sarah and Paul Karon said the proposal made them think back to their hometown bandshell that formed the heart of their community.

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