09:34 am | The first grains of sand were spread in front of L’Ambiance in project to spread about 200,000 cubic yards to area....

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09:23 am | Woman posts video of herself handling Longboat hatchlings. The State is investigating....

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09:20 am | “Holly is determined to get the most out of any experience.”...

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09:14 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016...

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09:13 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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09:11 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 10 Sunken boat 10:25 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to...

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09:44 pm | A total of 70 out of 193 hatched nests resulted in disoriented turtles on our beach so far this year....

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09:38 pm | Authorities say a 51-year-old man drowned when he tried to retrieve his hat......

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09:34 pm | The sand dredged from the New Pass channel borrow area will be delivered to the southern L’Ambiance Condominium boundary and begin building the beach northward to Regent Place....

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09:31 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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09:26 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2016 through August 10, 2016...

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09:24 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 1 Larceny from private property 10:49 a.m. Officer McGinnis...

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09:20 pm | “The north end is pretty dark until you hit Twin Shores and the south end. Sarasota County, has a lot of light hitting the beach.”...

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09:16 pm | “Coral reefs worldwide are in peril as they face threats such as climate change and ocean acidification,”...

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09:13 pm | Coon bridge work to be completed in August....

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08:54 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 28, 2016 through August 2, 2016...

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08:53 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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08:45 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 27 Boat without a flicker 12:38 p.m. Officer Schoepfer...

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01:55 pm | Unicorp announces purchase, acceptance of development agreement by the Colony Board of Directors, as well as the forthcoming demolition....

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01:51 pm | One female shark had fishing gear on it....

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01:49 pm | Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman will join Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, as its new rabbi beginning Aug. 1, with his first service at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Sniderman served...

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01:46 pm | For so many reasons this hotel and this method of getting units crow-barred onto the tiny parcel should be stopped on August 30. We must vote “No” to preserve Longboat Key’s future....

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Major Headlines

Sand Central Station brings Longboat relief »

Sand Central Station brings Longboat relief 09:34 am | The first grains of sand were spread in front of L’Ambiance in project to spread about 200,000 cubic yards to area....

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Late night turtle selfies causes conflict »

Late night turtle selfies causes conflict 09:23 am | Woman posts video of herself handling Longboat hatchlings. The State is investigating....

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Wounded Vet teams with Mote to battle coral crisis »

Wounded Vet teams with Mote to battle coral crisis 09:20 am | “Holly is determined to get the most out of any experience.”...

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Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches »

Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches 09:44 pm | A total of 70 out of 193 hatched nests resulted in disoriented turtles on our beach so far this year....

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NEWSWORTHY including: Sandpiper Inn fire leads to evacuation, road shutdown »

NEWSWORTHY including: Sandpiper Inn fire leads to evacuation, road shutdown 09:38 pm | Authorities say a 51-year-old man drowned when he tried to retrieve his hat......

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New Pass dredge arrives next week, sand on way »

New Pass dredge arrives next week, sand on way 09:34 pm | The sand dredged from the New Pass channel borrow area will be delivered to the southern L’Ambiance Condominium boundary and begin building the beach northward to Regent Place....

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New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges »

New LBK turtle ordinance sheds light on enforcement challenges 09:20 pm | “The north end is pretty dark until you hit Twin Shores and the south end. Sarasota County, has a lot of light hitting the beach.”...

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Mote, University of Guam marry effort to advance ocean research »

Mote, University of Guam marry effort to advance ocean research 09:16 pm | “Coral reefs worldwide are in peril as they face threats such as climate change and ocean acidification,”...

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Coon Key Bridge near completion »

Coon Key Bridge near completion 09:13 pm | Coon bridge work to be completed in August....

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Unicorp pays $22 million for Colony Lender assets »

Unicorp pays $22 million for Colony Lender assets 01:55 pm | Unicorp announces purchase, acceptance of development agreement by the Colony Board of Directors, as well as the forthcoming demolition....

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Hammerhead sharks wash ashore in July »

Hammerhead sharks wash ashore in July 01:51 pm | One female shark had fishing gear on it....

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Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman joins Temple Beth Israel »

Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman joins Temple Beth Israel 01:49 pm | Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman will join Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, as its new rabbi beginning Aug. 1, with his first service at 5:30...

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Colony vote coming »

Colony vote coming 12:25 pm | “I am more optimistic than at any point since the closing of the Colony six years ago.”...

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North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters »

North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters 12:21 pm | Longboat voters to decide fate of 120-room hotel Floridays wants to build on 2.62 acres....

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Detert endorses Patterson for Senate »

Detert endorses Patterson for Senate 12:16 pm | Detert praised Patterson’s ability to deal with many issues successfully in the region....

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Opinion

The Trump referendum »

The Trump referendum

09:17 am | Maybe Donald is thrilled that The Democrats are trying to make a race of it by making...

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North end hotel plan needs better solution »

North end hotel plan needs better solution

09:09 pm | As you consider your vote on August 30, ask yourself these questions - is this the right...

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Primaries, questions »

Primaries, questions

09:01 pm | There are primaries to be run, and won, and in our town one referendum question to be...

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North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic »

North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic

01:46 pm | For so many reasons this hotel and this method of getting units crow-barred onto the tiny parcel...

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Next phase – Part II »

Next phase – Part II

01:44 pm | The Not Trump crowd had their shot. It looks like all show from here on. ...

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The next phase of Trump’s candidacy »

The next phase of Trump’s candidacy

11:25 am | During the primary, Mr. Trump frequently criticized the war in Iraq; Mr. Pence voted to support it....

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How would he look in defeat? »

How would he look in defeat?

11:09 am | Are we close to “This is No Drill?...

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Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat »

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

11:37 am | The voters of Longboat Key wanted to see their neighborhoods undergrounded. This was their chance. It...

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A bit more on Trump »

A bit more on Trump

11:34 am | Maybe if Trump wants to be compared to Reagan he should act more like him....

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What was Noah thinking? »

What was Noah thinking?

09:34 am | Of course we cannot blame Noah for all the foolish disparities between humans, atop the food chain,...

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The GOP and Mexico »

The GOP and Mexico

09:31 am | If there is a drain, it’s Mexicans going home – roughly one million returnees between 2009 and...

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Rubio reconsiders »

Rubio reconsiders

10:10 am | I must say that I am pleased. ...

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China’s Florida… »

China’s Florida…

03:50 pm | From this tiny glimpse at a bit of Chinese life we might see that there may be...

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  1. Jos. Chiarella: I hope everyone reads this and comes to the same conclusion I did when I walked the site. It is TINY....
  2. Peter Pezowicz: Steve: Great editorial and thoughtful analysis. You put forth a very compelling argument against this...
  3. Allen Olender: Excellent editorial. Most of us who purchased property on LBK did so to enjoy the beauty and peaceful...
  4. Judy Goldstein: Approval of this plan would only make a terrible situation unbearable. The traffic backup when trying...
  5. Judy Goldstein: Finally! Up until now the rats and other rodents have been the sole ‘guests’ at what once...
  1. Sand Central Station brings Longboat relief
  2. Late night turtle selfies causes conflict
  3. Wounded Vet teams with Mote to battle coral crisis
  4. The Trump referendum
  5. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016
  6. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending August 19, 2016
  7. On Patrol – Week ending August 19, 2016
  8. Turtles continue to lose way on Longboat Key beaches
  9. NEWSWORTHY including: Sandpiper Inn fire leads to evacuation, road shutdown
  10. New Pass dredge arrives next week, sand on way
  11. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending August 12, 2016
  12. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2016 through August 10, 2016

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Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year” »

01:57 pm | On March 22, Longboat Key Rotary President Carol Erker awarded  “Rotarian of the Year” to Dottie Rutledge.   “Dottie Rutledge is given this award with the Club’s deep appreciation for her work in developing and maintaining the Club’s website (www.longboatkeyrotary.org) and Facebook page; for creating the beautiful “Spreading Sunshine Through Service That Matters” image that...

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Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year”

On Patrol – Week ending August 19, 2016 »

09:11 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 10 Sunken boat 10:25 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Sutton Place in reference to property damage call for a sunken boat. Upon arrival, he made contact with the boat owner who...

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On Patrol – Week ending August 19, 2016

The Fighter and the Pilot »

12:35 pm | Lt. Col. H. E. Carr left town for college near the end of WW II. He took with him an incredible will to win, an enormous chip on his shoulder and a deeply held sense of morality and justice. ...

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The Fighter and the Pilot

Tube Dude moving downtown »

12:08 pm | Tube Dude is leaving St. Armands Circle for a property on Main Street just east of South Osprey Avenue. Scott Gerber, the president of Sarasota’s tubular smiling sculpture company, has plans to place an 18-foot tubular giraffe in the yard at 1818 Main Street. He’s modifying the interior, which is the previous home of Victoria...

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Tube Dude moving downtown

Noisy anxiety demands attention »

11:32 am | There’s lots of noise out there. Learning what you wish to pay attention to – and when – can make for both better days and nights....

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Noisy anxiety demands attention

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016 »

09:14 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2016 through August 10, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2016 through August 10, 2016 »

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 28, 2016 through August 2, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 28, 2016 through August 2, 2016

08:54 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 28, 2016 through August 2, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 21, 2016 through July 27, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 21, 2016 through July 27, 2016

01:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 21, 2016 through July 27, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016

10:18 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016...

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Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million »

Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million

11:13 am | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agent Bruce Myer’s listing at 4995 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit #501 sold for $4.2 million. The...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 7, 2016 through July 13, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 7, 2016 through July 13, 2016

10:56 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 7, 2016 through July 13, 2016...

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Key Life

Longboat Fish Fry officially on hold »

Longboat Fish Fry officially on hold

12:43 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Key Historical Society’s annual Fish Fry fundraiser that was slated for Oct. 30, is...

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Out on a Limb »

Out on a Limb

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Sea turtles start nesting »

Sea turtles start nesting

03:12 pm | Mote research has shown that loggerhead sea turtle nest numbers have increased locally in recent years....

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‘Daycation’ adventures »

‘Daycation’ adventures

08:11 am | KAREN O’DOWD Guest Columnist odowd@lbknews.com Readers of all ages have enjoyed The Yearling, a novel written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Published in...

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Garden Club and Kiwanis pair up for ‘fun’draiser »

Garden Club and Kiwanis pair up for ‘fun’draiser

07:42 am | The Longboat Key Garden Club and Longboat Key Kiwanis Club have paired up for an exciting new ‘fun’draiser on Friday, April 24...

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Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’

Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’ »

11:48 am | SUSAN GOLDFARB Guest Writer goldfarb@lbknews.com For 30 years area visitors and residents with a passion for learning have been cultivating that passion at The Longboat Key Education Center. The not-for-profit...

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Final waves…

Final waves… »

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