10:29 am | The new owners will be allowed by the town to fill in the boat ramp and offer outdoor dining and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...

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10:26 am | Longboat Key’s Temple Beth Israel announced Stephen L. Sniderman as the new Rabbi. Sniderman will begin his service as the Temple’s spiritual leader on August 1 and replaces Rabbi Jonathan Katz. Katz was...

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10:23 am | “The town has tightened up its belts perhaps too far and is causing the deterioration of an amenity that caused people to want to move to Longboat Key." ...

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10:21 am | The Longboat Key truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues...

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10:18 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016...

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10:08 am | Storm and commission meeting disappointing To: Editor Although I thought we were under a storm watch on Monday night, I went to an LBK Commissioners meeting because I had not gone for a...

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10:06 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 16 Burglary 3:39 p.m. Sgt. Smith responded to 5000...

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04:11 pm | Many residents saw escarpments and wondered if this year’s investment in beach sand would amount to nothing more than bad luck mixed with allegations of poor execution and design flaws. Soon, the sand...

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04:08 pm | Longboat Key Turtle Watch says 64 percent of sea turtle nests on Manatee County’s beaches were lost after Tropical Storm Colin....

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03:57 pm | Coral fragments planted today will grow into eachother to form a reef....

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03:28 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016...

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03:26 pm | Beach erosion by Tropical Storm Colin To: Town Commission I recently visited the beach to observe possible damage from the Tropical Storm Colin near the recently restored mid LBK area. To my dismay...

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03:14 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 27 Battery 4:23 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to 5400...

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02:01 pm | “If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”...

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01:55 pm | I don’t know why this commission goes out of its way to look for trouble. We have a gun to our head telling us to change our ordinance....

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01:46 pm | “We are the only island that goes it alone on the beach renourishment. It is a vicious cycle and we need to move aggressively toward working with the counties to protect our taxpayers.”...

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01:35 pm | Mar Vista expansion considerations To: Planning and Zoning Board Chair Jim Brown Jim, the new proposal by Ed Chiles, to re-position the Mar Vista indoor seating onto the ground floor, is, I think...

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01:29 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016....

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01:24 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 29 Bocce ball near a turtle nest 7:46 p.m....

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11:19 pm | Andy Adams, who owns more than 25% of Colony units, remains true to cliché of playing his cards close to the vest. Meanwhile, Unicorp to execute contract with Colony Lender for acreage and...

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11:08 pm | “I do not want to compromise on Fire and EMS services and our taxpayers would not want us to do that.”...

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11:03 pm | “The appearance from Gulf of Mexico Drive and neighboring properties continues to deteriorate.”...

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Major Headlines

Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group »

Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group 10:29 am | The new owners will be allowed by the town to fill in the boat ramp and offer outdoor dining and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...

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Temple names new Rabbi »

Temple names new Rabbi 10:26 am | Longboat Key’s Temple Beth Israel announced Stephen L. Sniderman as the new Rabbi. Sniderman will begin his service as the Temple’s spiritual leader on August 1 and replaces...

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$37K shortfall prompts tennis center discussion »

$37K shortfall prompts tennis center discussion 10:23 am | “The town has tightened up its belts perhaps too far and is causing the deterioration of an amenity that caused people to want to move to Longboat Key." ...

June 25, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23 »

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23 10:21 am | The Longboat Key truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. The truck haul...

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Swiped sand returns to beach »

Swiped sand returns to beach 04:11 pm | Many residents saw escarpments and wondered if this year’s investment in beach sand would amount to nothing more than bad luck mixed with allegations of poor execution and...

June 20, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests »

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests 04:08 pm | Longboat Key Turtle Watch says 64 percent of sea turtle nests on Manatee County’s beaches were lost after Tropical Storm Colin....

June 20, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Mote creates coral reef for future generations »

Mote creates coral reef for future generations 03:57 pm | Coral fragments planted today will grow into eachother to form a reef....

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Fire contract passes 4-3 »

Fire contract passes 4-3 02:01 pm | “If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”...

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Stricter turtle law sees light »

Stricter turtle law sees light 01:55 pm | I don’t know why this commission goes out of its way to look for trouble. We have a gun to our head telling us to change our ordinance....

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Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline »

Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline 01:46 pm | “We are the only island that goes it alone on the beach renourishment. It is a vicious cycle and we need to move aggressively toward working with the...

June 20, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Closing in on Colony vote »

Closing in on Colony vote 11:19 pm | Andy Adams, who owns more than 25% of Colony units, remains true to cliché of playing his cards close to the vest. Meanwhile, Unicorp to execute contract with...

June 5, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday »

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday 11:08 pm | “I do not want to compromise on Fire and EMS services and our taxpayers would not want us to do that.”...

June 5, 2016 / 5 comments / Read More »

Town says dilapidated Colony structures “must be demolished” »

Town says dilapidated Colony structures “must be demolished” 11:03 pm | “The appearance from Gulf of Mexico Drive and neighboring properties continues to deteriorate.”...

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Turtle ordinance up for vote »

Turtle ordinance up for vote 10:58 pm | The reason for the more stringent ordinance is the fact that the town has the highest number of sea turtle strandings in the region....

June 5, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Town Manager receive career development award »

Town Manager receive career development award 10:55 pm | Dave Bullock received the Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development....

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Opinion

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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Hurricane prayer »

Hurricane prayer

01:39 pm | It can’t hurt, and likely would help....

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Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

10:52 pm | This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum....

June 5, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

Reflections from the diaspora »

Reflections from the diaspora

10:49 pm | Is our Key going to grow like Queens – on another Island you know?...

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Sanders – Cut the Military »

Sanders – Cut the Military

02:54 pm | Despite what Mr. Sanders and the anti-defense brigade would have you believe, America is getting its security...

May 31, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet »

Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet

12:00 pm | I obviously think of the little boy who traveled the world with Pat and I – to...

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Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town »

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

09:28 am | Right now, the biggest obstacle to the reproductive success of turtles on Longboat Key is Commissioner Phill...

May 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

East again, again »

East again, again

09:26 am | A trip around Florida is necessary to understand and appreciate our State. ...

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The final nail in the coffin »

The final nail in the coffin

08:27 am | For all practical purposes the November battle has already begun, and it promises interesting (and unpredictable) results....

May 15, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Turtles can’t talk »

Turtles can’t talk

08:24 am | Our function as custodians of these magnificent creatures should not be taken lightly....

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Small town and large country »

Small town and large country

08:21 am | I have never seen in my experience in this Town any evidence, nor even any suggestion that...

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Turtle facts, not fiction »

Turtle facts, not fiction

08:19 am | We have the chance to improve the survival of these extraordinary creatures who have been visiting our...

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  1. Irwin: It appears that its never a good time to satisfy everyone. This time of year to replenish the sand surely...
  2. Stephen Crawford: So much for the new turtle ordinance as far as lights out goes. What the beach reclamation has...
  3. Reina Berman: One quick thought from a LBK resident non- tennis player…the tennis center seems to always be in...
  4. Georgie McFarland: The Town Commission reminds me of children sand castle builder’s on the shoreline. As the...
  5. Barry Weinman: I would recommend the following compromise: Cap LBK pension contribution at 7% Cut employee pay...
  1. Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group
  2. Temple names new Rabbi
  3. $37K shortfall prompts tennis center discussion
  4. Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23
  5. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016
  6. In Print — June 24, 2016 edition
  7. Rubio reconsiders
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending June 24, 2016
  9. On Patrol – Week ending June 24, 2016
  10. Swiped sand returns to beach
  11. Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests
  12. Mote creates coral reef for future generations

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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 June 24, 2016 »

10:06 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 16 Burglary 3:39 p.m. Sgt. Smith responded to 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a burglary. The complainant explained that the residence is currently under construction and...

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On Patrol – Week ending June 24, 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

Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group »

10:29 am | The new owners will be allowed by the town to fill in the boat ramp and offer outdoor dining and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...

June 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group

The science of staying thin »

09:50 am | people will have to see themselves as a vast ecosystem whose non-human inhabitants influence very personal decisions – like what they want to eat and when. ...

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The science of staying thin

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016 »

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016 »

03:28 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016

01:29 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 26, 2016 through June 1, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 26, 2016 through June 1, 2016

10:45 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 26, 2016 through June 1, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 19, 2016 through May 25, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 19, 2016 through May 25, 2016

02:51 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 19, 2016 through May 25, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 18, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 18, 2016

11:55 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 18, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016

09:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 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...

April 24, 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »

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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