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Former Observer co-owner Claire Hunter passes

Former Observer co-owner Claire Hunter passes

Claire Hunter, wife of Longboat Observer founder Ralph Hunter and co-owner of the newspaper for 17 years, died Sunday night at her home in Bradenton. Ralph Hunter printed the first issue of the Longboat Observer on July 28, 1978, just over three months before he and Claire married. Claire was working with the De Soto […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Senior Editor Dora Walters retires

Senior Editor Dora Walters retires

Senior Editor Dora Walters retired from The Longboat Observer after covering Longboat Key for more than 27 years. A celebration in her honor was held on Tuesday at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Walters has moved to Georgia.  

February 7, 2013 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »