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A night of Longboat food, fashion and fun

A night of Longboat food, fashion and fun

About 200 attendees met at the Longboat Key Club Harbourside to enjoy over 17 restaurants at the annual Longboat Key Garden Club fashion show. Proceeds from the event support environmental scholarships and grants for college students. Scroll down for additional photos. Photos by Steve Reid and Lillian Sands

February 10, 2014 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Touring the Holocaust Museum

Touring the Holocaust Museum

Temple Beth Israel recently organized a tour of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, it played a critical role in shaping legislation that Florida one of the first states in the nation to mandate Holocaust education in public schools. The Florida Holocaust Museum honors [...]

June 24, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Garden Club visits Venice Train Station

Garden Club visits Venice Train Station

Recently the Longboat Key Garden Club ventured to Venice for the day. Promptly at 10:00 a.m., “the train whistle blew” at our first stop, the historic Venice Train Depot.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Longboaters enjoy lush waterfront gardens

Longboaters enjoy lush waterfront gardens

Longboat Key Gardent Club toured the lush grounds of the home of an exceptional waterfront garden in NW Bradenton.This garden has been featured in a local magazine for both its outstanding views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay, as well as its pathways and lush plantings. Enter your email below to receive occasional [...]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life | Read More »

The love of ‘Whimsey’ permeates museum

The love of ‘Whimsey’ permeates museum

BARBARA T. KERWIN Guest Columnist Kerwin@lbknews.com Following an extensive guided tour with members of the LBK Garden Club led by the owner through the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy, we were told that the name could lyrically be praised at the Merry Museum of Art and Whimsy. Opened in October, 2010 by founder and [...]

May 20, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

2013 Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship Recipients named

2013 Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship Recipients named

The Garden Club’s scholarship awards recognize academic achievement and the applicant’s commitment to environmental issues, conservation and preservation.  This year two awards in the amount of $6,500 each were awarded to New College students who embody the ideals and objectives of the Longboat Key Garden Club. Michael Long Michael is a third year student at [...]

April 15, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Garden Club sponsors summer camps

Longboat Key Garden Club sponsors summer camps

The Longboat Key Garden Club is again providing sponsorship for summer camps this year. In the past, the club has sponsored a number of children at the Florida Federation of State Garden Club’s residential Wekiva Youth Camp at Wekiva Springs State Park in Apopka, Fl.  The Garden Club’s program has been expanded this year to [...]

April 8, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Fashionable fun hits runway at Longboat Key Club

Fashionable fun hits runway at Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key friends of fashion, fine food and frolicking with friends came out to the watch runway contestants at the Garden Club’s annual Taste of the Keys fashion show. Modeling area fashions were local celebrities including Town Manager Dave Bullock, Village resident Rusty Chinnis, restauranteur  Ed Chiles, Longboat Key Education Center President Susan Goldfarb, Key resident [...]

February 7, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Garden Club in season

Longboat Key Garden Club in season

Longboat Key Garden Club kicked off its season with a welcome back barbecue at Bay Isles Beach Club on Thursday at sunset. The event was organized by Garden Club member Sherry Linhart and the barbecue was created by former Mayor Ron Johnson. The group enjoyed wine, a beautiful sunset and best of all, seeing friends. [...]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Garden Club heads east to the farm

Longboat Garden Club heads east to the farm

It is always the busy season for Dakin Dairy’s 1,500 cows who are milked three times per day for a total output of 14,000 gallons.

October 29, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »