07:20 am | ‘I think this is getting killed. I was the one who banged and banged and banged for this and I can see it going down in flames. We are all ready for a...

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07:16 am | “I do not want to say ‘Let them eat cake’ or ‘Let them pound sand,’ but they may have to make it through the season without a recreational beach.”...

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07:11 am | Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on Lido Key....

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07:07 am | Ocean Properties Ltd. is planning on redeveloping the Longboat Key Club Islandside property and is requesting the town have a referendum in a special election as early as possible. The Town Commission can...

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07:04 am | This week, an additional candidate turned in qualifying papers to Town Clerk Trish Granger, thereby making one of the three open seats on the commission into a contested election. Former Commissioner Gene Jaleski...

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06:43 am | Nov. 6 Theft from residence 11:35 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Winding Oaks Drive in response to a theft from property. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer made contact with the complainant who stated that...

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06:25 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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06:23 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014...

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01:58 pm | ‘Why two ordinances? Longboat Key is one town. Burying all the lines would bring a positive value to the entire Key that would be tremendous’...

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01:43 pm | ‘I’m not going to let it go, and I’m not going to die before it is built.’...

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01:25 pm | Chef Andrea Bozzolo and property owner Howard Rooks could not be more excited to open on Thursday in the nostalgic location beside Publix plaza....

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01:24 pm | Longboat Key resident Steven Walters, 50, was arrested by the Sarasota City Police Department after stabbing 41-year-old Michael Gatz in an altercation in front of Petco in the Paradise Plaza located at Bee...

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01:23 pm | The site of the former Longbeach Chevron located at 6990 Gulf of Mexico Drive is under contract to be sold to Keller Williams real estate firm. Keller Williams plans to redevelop the existing...

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01:21 pm | Town of Longboat Key announced the hiring of Maika Arnold as its new town planner, who will start on Dec. 1.Arnold is moving from Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton where she served...

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01:19 pm | Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board Chair Al Hixon took out papers from Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 7 to run for District 4 Town Commission, according to Town Clerk Trish Granger. The...

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01:15 pm | North end residents and visitors will notice the beach is busy with construction of two semi-permeable groins in the vicinity of the Broadway Beach Access. On Friday, Nov. 7, the public beach access...

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09:24 am | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty opened the firm’s newest location at 540 John Ringling Blvd. on St. Armands Key. The office is led by sales manager Anne Chakos, who also runs the Longboat Key...

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07:38 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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07:36 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 28 Code enforcement 7:55 a.m. Officer Bidwell was dispatched...

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07:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014...

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07:42 am | “Our dogs deserve a play area, too. There are those of us who were either blessed or cursed not to have two legged children, and we have four-legged substitutes who play a vital...

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07:38 am | In-depth analysis by consultant says it is time to replace the Town’s homegrown technology and software system....

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Major Headlines

Town puts power line burial plan, vote of residents, on hold »

Town puts power line burial plan, vote of residents, on hold 07:20 am | ‘I think this is getting killed. I was the one who banged and banged and banged for this and I can see it going down in flames. We...

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Islandside must weather receding beach »

Islandside must weather receding beach 07:16 am | “I do not want to say ‘Let them eat cake’ or ‘Let them pound sand,’ but they may have to make it through the season without a recreational...

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Lido Key condo project takes off »

Lido Key condo project takes off 07:11 am | Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant...

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Key Club redevelopment pending: Ocean Properties seeks vote for tourism units »

Key Club redevelopment pending: Ocean Properties seeks vote for tourism units 07:07 am | Ocean Properties Ltd. is planning on redeveloping the Longboat Key Club Islandside property and is requesting the town have a referendum in a special election as early as...

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Jaleski qualifies, Grossman eyes town commission election »

Jaleski qualifies, Grossman eyes town commission election 07:04 am | This week, an additional candidate turned in qualifying papers to Town Clerk Trish Granger, thereby making one of the three open seats on the commission into a contested...

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Residents spark over power line burial plan »

Residents spark over power line burial plan 01:58 pm | ‘Why two ordinances? Longboat Key is one town. Burying all the lines would bring a positive value to the entire Key that would be tremendous’...

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Bayfront Park plan moves forward despite debate »

Bayfront Park plan moves forward despite debate 01:43 pm | ‘I’m not going to let it go, and I’m not going to die before it is built.’...

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Love of fine dining is in the air as Amore Restaurant opens on Key »

Love of fine dining is in the air as Amore Restaurant opens on Key 01:25 pm | Chef Andrea Bozzolo and property owner Howard Rooks could not be more excited to open on Thursday in the nostalgic location beside Publix plaza....

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Longboater charged in Sarasota stabbing »

Longboater charged in Sarasota stabbing 01:24 pm | Longboat Key resident Steven Walters, 50, was arrested by the Sarasota City Police Department after stabbing 41-year-old Michael Gatz in an altercation in front of Petco in the...

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Longboat’s former north-end gas station under contract »

Longboat’s former north-end gas station under contract 01:23 pm | The site of the former Longbeach Chevron located at 6990 Gulf of Mexico Drive is under contract to be sold to Keller Williams real estate firm. Keller Williams...

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Longboat hires new town planner »

Longboat hires new town planner 01:21 pm | Town of Longboat Key announced the hiring of Maika Arnold as its new town planner, who will start on Dec. 1.Arnold is moving from Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb...

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Opinion

When the spine of Longboat leadership grows crooked »

When the spine of Longboat leadership grows crooked

06:57 am | While the Town figures out how to offer island-wide burial in a so-called equitable manner, the most...

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Another Veterans Day »

Another Veterans Day

06:55 am | Real remembrance occurs only to those who have lost someone close....

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Post election myths »

Post election myths

06:49 am | The losing side usually is active in this effort in order to explain why they were pummeled....

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O’C on O’C »

O’C on O’C

06:46 am | I learned a lot in those remaining years on the Commission....

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Town Commission: Bury Longboat’s power lines, not this critical opportunity »

Town Commission: Bury Longboat’s power lines, not this critical opportunity

10:58 am | Let’s not squander an opportunity that will not present itself again for island-wide burial of power lines....

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Every dog must have its day »

Every dog must have its day

08:16 am | It must be admitted that some residents can be classified as not in the category of “dogs’...

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Elections may be more important than you think »

Elections may be more important than you think

08:10 am | ‘They’re what lift you above the run of nations.’...

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Election results »

Election results

08:09 am | Thanks for voting. It was important....

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  1. ghostrider: I visited Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale recently. The water is at eye level. LB looks better, but, in...
  2. Lynn Larson: Thanks Steve, I appreciate your article and share your skepticism. I share your concern that the funding...
  3. Georgie McFarland: Time to elect some new Commissioners and end STUPIDITY!
  4. Baffled: This commission seems to be a never-ending carnival of stupidity. After foolishly spending untold thousands...
  5. David Baughman: it is clear that the town still does not get it when it comes to beaches, and taxpayers, who have...
  1. Town puts power line burial plan, vote of residents, on hold
  2. Islandside must weather receding beach
  3. Lido Key condo project takes off
  4. Key Club redevelopment pending: Ocean Properties seeks vote for tourism units
  5. Jaleski qualifies, Grossman eyes town commission election
  6. When the spine of Longboat leadership grows crooked
  7. Another Veterans Day
  8. Post election myths
  9. O’C on O’C
  10. On Patrol – Week ending November 14, 2014
  11. In Print — November 14, 2014 edition
  12. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending November 14, 2014

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Book Sale at Longboat Library »

07:33 am | On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Longboat Key Library will hold its most extensive Book Sale in the Library’s 57 years of operation. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Library, 555 Bay Isles Road (next to the Town Offices). Hundreds of hardback and paperback books will be bargain priced...

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Book Sale at Longboat Library

On Patrol – Week ending November 14, 2014 »

06:43 am | Nov. 6 Theft from residence 11:35 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Winding Oaks Drive in response to a theft from property. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer made contact with the complainant who stated that he received a package from FedEx several days ago that was placed on the porch of his residence. The complainant said his...

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On Patrol – Week ending November 14, 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’

Lido Key condo project takes off »

07:11 am | Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on Lido Key....

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Lido Key condo project takes off

A grand farce — electronics health records »

05:45 am | Sometimes comedies are really tragedies....

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A grand farce — electronics health records

Real Estate

Lido Key condo project takes off

Lido Key condo project takes off »

07:11 am | Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 6, 2014 through November 12, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 6, 2014 through November 12, 2014 »

06:23 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014...

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Sotheby’s opens St. Armands location »

Sotheby’s opens St. Armands location

09:24 am | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty opened the firm’s newest location at 540 John Ringling Blvd. on St. Armands Key. The office is led...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014

07:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 23, 2014 through October 29, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 23, 2014 through October 29, 2014

07:13 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 23, 2014 through October 29, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014

07:12 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014

08:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014...

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Key Life

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...

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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...

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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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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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Strong nesting season for sea turtles

Strong nesting season for sea turtles »

07:18 am | According to scientists from multiple research facilities, endangered sea turtles have had a highly successful nesting season along the Southwest Florida coast and statewide. Researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea...

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Longboat Key as seen through a deluge

Longboat Key as seen through a deluge »

01:52 pm | The following photos are Longboat Key through the streaming deluge of rain last Sunday early evening. Photos by Stephen Reid....

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Key Recreation