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 the closed resort they say...

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10:51 am | Turtle Watch Volunteers helped all 16 hatchlings survive....

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10:46 am | Over 200 attended this fun and educational event....

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09:50 am | Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie was given a permanent honor in his home city this week when Bradenton Beach City Commissioners unanimously dedicated the city’s new park to his legacy. The park is...

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09:43 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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09:42 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 30 Mistake made in mail distribution 7:15 p.m. Officer...

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04:09 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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04:08 pm | Economic pressure has ushered in another set of beach engineers and a Town Commission adopting a far different approach to building our beach....

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04:00 pm | Mayor Jim Brown is in his final year on the Commission. Soon, all of his favorite issues such as the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, the Bayfront Park Recreation Center, the Town Center...

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03:57 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Key Kiwanis Club awarded more than $66,000 in academic scholarships last week to 37 recipients. In fact, it was a record amount raised and distributed...

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03:35 pm | The ever-popular Stephen King was announced as the speaker for the Manatee Library Foundation’s most ambitious fundraiser ever. Manatee Library Foundation will host “An Evening with Stephen King” in January to benefit Manatee...

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03:19 pm | MATHEW EDLUND Contributing Columnist edlund@lbknews.com Will Raspberries and Seaweed Provide a Miracle? People around the world are desperate to lose weight. So desperate they do – and say – sometimes crazy things. And...

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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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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, 2014....

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02:17 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. 3 Illegal bridge jumping 3:54 p.m. Officer Martin observed...

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02:09 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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02:02 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 20 Aggravated battery 9:29 p.m. Officer Walls responded to...

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01:55 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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01:43 pm | MATHEW EDLUND Contributing Columnist edlund@lbknews.com Has nothing important happened in psychiatric research in the last 25 years? Some believe so. Here’s a quote from the science writers Carl Zimmer and Benedict Carey in...

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01:40 pm | The Police Department responded to a total of 2,977 incidents resulting in police response. That equates to a 3.3 percent decrease in calls over 2013....

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Major Headlines

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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Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie »

Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie 09:50 am | Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie was given a permanent honor in his home city this week when Bradenton Beach City Commissioners unanimously dedicated the city’s new park to...

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The future of Longboat’s beach »

The future of Longboat’s beach 04:08 pm | Economic pressure has ushered in another set of beach engineers and a Town Commission adopting a far different approach to building our beach....

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Longboat Mayor talks Colony, park plan »

Longboat Mayor talks Colony, park plan 04:00 pm | Mayor Jim Brown is in his final year on the Commission. Soon, all of his favorite issues such as the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, the Bayfront Park...

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Lbk Kiwanis awards $66,500 in scholarships »

Lbk Kiwanis awards $66,500 in scholarships 03:57 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Key Kiwanis Club awarded more than $66,000 in academic scholarships last week to 37 recipients. In fact, it was a...

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Longboat crime down overall, burglaries, larcenies up 42.9% »

Longboat crime down overall, burglaries, larcenies up 42.9% 01:40 pm | The Police Department responded to a total of 2,977 incidents resulting in police response. That equates to a 3.3 percent decrease in calls over 2013....

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Longboat’s Virginia Sanders: A Living Legend who has shaped our Key »

Longboat’s Virginia Sanders: A Living Legend who has shaped our Key 01:38 pm | Celebrating decades of stewardship and a deep love for our Key, Virginia soon turns 92....

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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 16-unit luxury condo on the southern...

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Registration open for Longboat Key triathlon »

Registration open for Longboat Key triathlon 01:28 pm | Registration is now open for the Longboat Key Sprint/International Triathlon and Duathlon Distance Race at the Resort at Longboat Key Club. The race takes place Oct. 19, beginning...

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Opinion

It’s Et tu, Brute Time »

It’s Et tu, Brute Time

09:48 am | The last two decades feature some questionable political behavior....

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Of Senators and statesmen »

Of Senators and statesmen

09:45 am | They say that Kerry covets a Nobel Peace Prize. I suspect he shan’t have one....

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Short Short Story Contest yields wave of entries! »

Short Short Story Contest yields wave of entries!

04:09 pm | We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less...

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Something evil this way comes »

Something evil this way comes

03:33 pm | Hamas, according to the American media, are winning the war for public opinion....

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The tragedy of the Arabs »

The tragedy of the Arabs

03:30 pm | ‘Outsiders cannot simply stamp out the jihadist cause or impose prosperity and democracy.’...

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Harmless as an enemy, treacherous as a friend »

Harmless as an enemy, treacherous as a friend

07:39 am | It is astounding that the administration hesitates to give full-throated support to Israel’s goal of degrading Hamas’...

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Tigers, once again… »

Tigers, once again…

07:33 am | The agenda was the four candidates in the coming elections, primary and general, for the Sarasota County...

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Democracy versus despotism »

Democracy versus despotism

01:30 pm | Israel has done everything possible to avoid civilian casualties, including the dropping of warning leaflets and noise-making...

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On Patrol – Week ending August 15, 2014 »

09:42 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 30 Mistake made in mail distribution 7:15 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to 4800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of missing property. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer made contact...

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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

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03:19 pm | MATHEW EDLUND Contributing Columnist edlund@lbknews.com Will Raspberries and Seaweed Provide a Miracle? People around the world are desperate to lose weight. So desperate they do – and say – sometimes crazy things. And that’s bad news. Obesity is major factor of the health crisis in America, but only one part. And diet is just one...

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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, 2014....

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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 16-unit luxury condo on the southern end of...

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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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Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations »

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

01:36 pm | Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014

12:12 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from June 26 through July 1,...

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Key Life

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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Rarest of sea turtles caught on video in Venice »

Rarest of sea turtles caught on video in Venice

07:52 am | During a walk along the beach this week, a father and son witnessed a sea turtle laying eggs and video taped the...

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Savor Sarasota’s Community kickoff event »

Savor Sarasota’s Community kickoff event

06:14 am | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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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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