04:35 pm | ‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be habitable as soon as possible....

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04:32 pm | Evidence of multi-colored glass strewn throughout the property has been found....

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04:23 pm | Longboat Key hired Darin Cushing on Aug. 27 as its Building Official at an annual salary of $71,011.20....

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04:17 pm | As part of the observance of the 13th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, the Town will again install 2,977 American flags in the Town’s right-of-way in remembrance of those who died in the...

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04:15 pm | Longboat Key Town Manager Dave Bullock (looking like a truly unshaven barnacled fisherman) reeled in this massive Mahi Mahi while vacationing near Islamorada with his wife, Donna, last month. He caught it using...

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04:12 pm | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern California....

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04:04 pm | Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had to answer was, “How can...

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04:02 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014....

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03:59 pm | We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less than 25 words.  Below are the ones that came in. We will print any and all...

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03:56 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. 18 Barrier blocking canal’s traffic flow 4:26 p.m. Officer...

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03:55 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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09:02 am | Modern America not only wants to swim at the beach, we want to build elaborate homes on the closest precipice to the sea as possible and then insist on maintaining our own little...

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08:51 am | The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement....

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08:46 am | ‘It will be a big project; they will be involved the whole way through. There is also a feasibility element. We do not want to create something that is not viable.’...

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08:43 am | On Aug. 15, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released hatchery-reared juvenile snook into the wild as part of an ongoing program designed to find the most...

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08:25 am | We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less than 25 words.  Below are the ones that came in. We will print any and all...

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08:23 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. 12 Stolen surfboard Sgt. Thompson responded to reported theft...

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08:21 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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08:18 am | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern California....

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08:16 am | Is aspirin the best drug medicine has to offer?...

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08:13 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014....

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07:39 am | The following was sent in by reader Daniel Zumbro. My muse – (what lead me to writing my below piece). There’s something about being alone; the solitude perhaps, or it being a Sunday....

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Major Headlines

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come »

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come 04:35 pm | ‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be...

August 31, 2014 / 4 comments / Read More »

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony »

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony 04:32 pm | Evidence of multi-colored glass strewn throughout the property has been found....

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Town hires Darin Cushing as new Building Official »

Town hires Darin Cushing as new Building Official 04:23 pm | Longboat Key hired Darin Cushing on Aug. 27 as its Building Official at an annual salary of $71,011.20....

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Town to honor 9-11 victims »

Town to honor 9-11 victims 04:17 pm | As part of the observance of the 13th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, the Town will again install 2,977 American flags in the Town’s right-of-way in remembrance of...

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Water condition flag program saves lives »

Water condition flag program saves lives 04:04 pm | Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had...

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Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending »

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending 08:51 am | The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement....

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Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines »

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines 08:46 am | ‘It will be a big project; they will be involved the whole way through. There is also a feasibility element. We do not want to create something that...

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Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay »

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay 08:43 am | On Aug. 15, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released hatchery-reared juvenile snook into the wild as part of an ongoing program...

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Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back »

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back 10:55 am | Colony Lender sent a demand letter to each and every Colony unit owner seeking the $5 million in rent and interest and taxes for the recreational facilities at...

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Stranded sea turtle babies saved »

Stranded sea turtle babies saved 10:51 am | Turtle Watch Volunteers helped all 16 hatchlings survive....

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Scallops are winners at Scallopalooza »

Scallops are winners at Scallopalooza 10:46 am | Over 200 attended this fun and educational event....

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Opinion

The Gods must be crazy »

The Gods must be crazy

04:09 pm | Maybe it’s us and not the gods that are crazy....

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Down but not out »

Down but not out

04:07 pm | I do these short essays hoping that my experience might help others....

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Short Short Story Contest latest entries! »

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

03:59 pm | We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less...

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Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key »

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

09:02 am | Modern America not only wants to swim at the beach, we want to build elaborate homes on...

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At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore »

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

08:38 am | Our sacrifice will stymie global warming, or whatever it’s called now. Not really....

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Cuba, all over again »

Cuba, all over again

08:35 am | Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us....

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Short Short Story Contest latest entries! »

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

08:25 am | We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less...

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A poem and its inspiration… »

A poem and its inspiration…

07:39 am | The following was sent in by reader Daniel Zumbro. My muse – (what lead me to writing...

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  1. Robert Jones: Hi Peter. Good of you to record your experiences and publish to the online world! All people effected...
  2. Blake Fleetwood: My units and most of the other units are not full of mold. I invite Mr. Whittall and anyone else in...
  3. Be: Interesting? …. I wonder who is going to pay the $250,000+ overdue water bill?
  4. Georgie McFarland: Time will tell as to who’s position on the past due monies on the recreational lease will...
  5. Blake Fleetwood: Mr. Whittall is wrong on the facts… He has no lien on my condo or any other condo at the...
  1. In Print — August 29, 2014 edition
  2. Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come
  3. Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony
  4. Town hires Darin Cushing as new Building Official
  5. Town to honor 9-11 victims
  6. Manager reels one in…
  7. Time for a delicious summer cocktail
  8. The Gods must be crazy
  9. Down but not out
  10. Water condition flag program saves lives
  11. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014
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Water condition flag program saves lives »

04:04 pm | Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had to answer was, “How can we make a difference in this situation?” ...

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Water condition flag program saves lives

On Patrol – Week ending August 29, 2014 »

03:56 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. 18 Barrier blocking canal’s traffic flow 4:26 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza to meet with a complainant. Upon arrival, he made contact with the complainant who asked...

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On Patrol – Week ending August 29, 2014

Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’ »

08:15 am | Kenneth Hugh “Kenny” Barr, 73, of Sarasota, passed away on May 8, 2014. Formerly of Rankin, IL and Helena, AR, he was born February 20, 1941. He was preceded in death by his father, Loyall L. Barr; stepfather, Gus J. Dunn; stepmother, Gerry Campbell, and a brother, Loyall L. Barr, II (Lee). He leaves behind...

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Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’

Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million »

01:35 pm | Construction of the newest condominium project on Longboat Key in eight years has commenced. Developers began construction this month on Aria, a 16-unit luxury condo on the southern end of Longboat Key. The new condominium units are said to have a retail value of $62 million. Thirteen of the units are already under contract according...

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Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million

Drug of choice »

08:16 am | Is aspirin the best drug medicine has to offer?...

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Drug of choice

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014 »

04:02 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014 »

08:13 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014

02:19 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 17 through July 23,...

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Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million »

Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million

01:35 pm | Construction of the newest condominium project on Longboat Key in eight years has commenced. Developers began construction this month on Aria, a...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 17, 2014 through July 23, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 17, 2014 through July 23, 2014

12:30 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 17 through July 23,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 10, 2014 through July 16, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 10, 2014 through July 16, 2014

10:32 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 10 through July 16,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 2, 2014 through July 9, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 2, 2014 through July 9, 2014

01:36 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 2 through July 9,...

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Key Life

Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor »

Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor

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Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce »

Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce

03:15 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

01:37 pm | The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up...

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Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene »

Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene

07:08 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key »

Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

08:15 am | A room full of love, laughter, family and friendship joined together last sunday to celebrate Longboater Hal Lenobel’s 90th birthday. The party...

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Time for a delicious summer cocktail

Time for a delicious summer cocktail »

04:12 pm | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern California....

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The Shore Diner

The Shore Diner »

08:18 am | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern California....

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