11:31 am | A beach project was held up for a year in Panama City because of a weak turtle lighting ordinance and lack of enforcement....

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11:27 am | “It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor....

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11:22 am | The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts....

April 25, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

11:20 am | Environmentalist Virginia Sanders, a precious natural resource for the town of Longboat Key, died at age 93 following decades of invaluable contributions to this area and the Key. Virginia began life on Longboat...

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11:15 am | LBK is no longer a viable community for those who work or volunteer off the island on a frequent basis. ...

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09:59 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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09:58 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016...

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09:52 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 12 Trespassing 5:01 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to 1700...

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11:37 pm | Longboat turtle laws are ‘outdated, problematic for enforcement.’...

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11:34 pm | The plan is to remove all commercial space except three units....

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11:32 pm | Commission has requested lowering speed limit to 35 mph north of Broadway....

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11:29 pm | About 1,000 truck loads in total have already started the process....

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11:15 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 7, 2016 through April 13, 2016...

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11:13 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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11:11 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 8 Noise disturbance 5:39 p.m. Officer Ascencio responded to...

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12:22 am | Sydelle Pittas was an activist, attorney, wife, mother and actress, who pursued everything with passion and often took  the lead from civil rights and womens’ rights marches in the 1960s, to her involvement...

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09:35 am | Police discovered a woman involved when they found her postings on Facebook with photographs of the vandalism. The police identified the woman’s name and traced her through license plate cameras located on each...

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09:27 am | Will hotel plan clean up and stimulate North-Key business, or add traffic and undermine lifestyle?...

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09:23 am | The cost to taxpayers to truck sand is about $11 million and represents the first of three renourishment projects.that will occur over the coming months....

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09:20 am | In a letter dated April 4, an attorney for the owner of Harbour Square Office Complex, Oscar Parsons, laid out the desire of the owner to seek approval to rezone his property “to...

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09:05 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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08:55 am | Longboat Key offers boaters an array of restaurants. ...

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Major Headlines

Turtle policy impacts future beach building »

Turtle policy impacts future beach building 11:31 am | A beach project was held up for a year in Panama City because of a weak turtle lighting ordinance and lack of enforcement....

April 25, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks 11:27 am | “It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor....

April 25, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers 11:22 am | The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts....

April 25, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key »

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key 11:20 am | Environmentalist Virginia Sanders, a precious natural resource for the town of Longboat Key, died at age 93 following decades of invaluable contributions to this area and the Key....

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Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law »

Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law 11:37 pm | Longboat turtle laws are ‘outdated, problematic for enforcement.’...

April 15, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units »

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units 11:34 pm | The plan is to remove all commercial space except three units....

April 15, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review »

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review 11:32 pm | Commission has requested lowering speed limit to 35 mph north of Broadway....

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Convoy converges at Colony »

Convoy converges at Colony 11:29 pm | About 1,000 truck loads in total have already started the process....

April 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Thank You, Sydelle! »

Thank You, Sydelle! 12:22 am | Sydelle Pittas was an activist, attorney, wife, mother and actress, who pursued everything with passion and often took  the lead from civil rights and womens’ rights marches in...

April 15, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Longboat beach vandalized by Bernie Sanders supporters; suspect located »

Longboat beach vandalized by Bernie Sanders supporters; suspect located 09:35 am | Police discovered a woman involved when they found her postings on Facebook with photographs of the vandalism. The police identified the woman’s name and traced her through license...

April 12, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

Town places hotel plan in lap of voters »

Town places hotel plan in lap of voters 09:27 am | Will hotel plan clean up and stimulate North-Key business, or add traffic and undermine lifestyle?...

April 12, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Sand arrives by the truckload »

Sand arrives by the truckload 09:23 am | The cost to taxpayers to truck sand is about $11 million and represents the first of three renourishment projects.that will occur over the coming months....

April 12, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Harbour Square owner seeks new zoning through referendum »

Harbour Square owner seeks new zoning through referendum 09:20 am | In a letter dated April 4, an attorney for the owner of Harbour Square Office Complex, Oscar Parsons, laid out the desire of the owner to seek approval...

April 12, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Longboat north-end hotel up for discussion Monday »

Longboat north-end hotel up for discussion Monday 02:02 pm | “I’m in wait and see mode. As a commission we are not discouraging them, we are just sitting there.”...

April 4, 2016 / 5 comments / Read More »

Coldwell broker ready to lead office »

Coldwell broker ready to lead office 02:00 pm | Longtime Longboat Managing Broker Bob Stanley steps down after a decade on Key....

April 4, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Opinion

A critical analysis of the proposed north-end hotel »

A critical analysis of the proposed north-end hotel

11:15 am | LBK is no longer a viable community for those who work or volunteer off the island on...

April 25, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

New York values »

New York values

10:12 am | Call it “politics” or call it “art of the deal,” the Donald has already shown himself proficient...

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Traffic woes »

Traffic woes

10:10 am | Crossing various waterways is the essence of island travel. Most of us know this....

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North Longboat Key hotel plan underscores poor planning »

North Longboat Key hotel plan underscores poor planning

11:54 pm | The referendum really reads: “Dear voter, do you wish to give the Town Commission carte blanche with...

April 15, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs »

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs

11:49 pm | Is an inferior, but cheaper solution, a good enough outcome?...

April 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Is there time for the speech? »

Is there time for the speech?

11:26 pm | There is room for another memorable address. We have not heard that yet from either side....

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Trump will NOT be the party choice »

Trump will NOT be the party choice

09:16 am | His misstatements prior to Wisconsin regarding abortion and his priorities for the federal government revealed a shallow...

April 12, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

Just what do we know about the Irish »

Just what do we know about the Irish

09:14 am | Numerous digs, most notably in Austria and Switzerland, have traced the outlines of the Celts....

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On to the April primaries »

On to the April primaries

01:52 pm | The rancor between the two leading candidates has reached such an unbelievable low that it would be...

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The Republican predicament »

The Republican predicament

01:50 pm | I must admit to be surprised that the voters of Longboat Key favored Mr. Trump. I’m...

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The changing order »

The changing order

12:24 pm | It takes more than an ability to “make a deal” to keep the peace in a complicated...

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Cuba, again »

Cuba, again

10:27 am | Sometimes it is wise to look beyond the headlines to the history....

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Battle lines in American politics »

Battle lines in American politics

09:47 am | Small wonder that so many who contemplate American politics today sink into despair....

March 21, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »


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  1. William Kary: The proposed hotel is a good use for the property. Those who oppose it have the option to step up,...
  2. Barry Weinman: Well not quite. If they are using a 13 hour work day divided by 200 trucks/hour is approx...
  3. Steve: Has Longboat considered installing turtle crosswalks?
  4. Dan Screet: Amazing display of ignorance. I find it extremely humorous that crosswalks on SR 789 either to the north...
  5. Dan Screet: Once again Mr. Reid you the data that you have conjured up is a half-hearted attempt at taking facts and...
  1. Turtle policy impacts future beach building
  2. Commission decides to remove all crosswalks
  3. Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers
  4. Virginia left us a better Longboat Key
  5. A critical analysis of the proposed north-end hotel
  6. New York values
  7. Traffic woes
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 22, 2016
  9. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016
  10. In Print — April 22, 2016 edition
  11. On Patrol – Week ending April 22, 2016
  12. In Print — April 15, 2016 edition

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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 April 22, 2016 »

09:52 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 12 Trespassing 5:01 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to 1700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a trespass. Upon arrival, he located a GMC utility by the tennis courts....

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On Patrol – Week ending April 22, 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

Dining by boat or car on Longboat Key »

08:55 am | Longboat Key offers boaters an array of restaurants. ...

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Dining by boat or car on Longboat Key

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 — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016 »

09:58 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016...

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

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

11:15 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 7, 2016 through April 13, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016

08:47 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016

02:04 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016...

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Coldwell broker ready to lead office »

Coldwell broker ready to lead office

02:00 pm | Longtime Longboat Managing Broker Bob Stanley steps down after a decade on Key....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 11, 2016 through March 16, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 11, 2016 through March 16, 2016

09:26 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 11, 2016 through March 16, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 3, 2016 through March 9, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 3, 2016 through March 9, 2016

01:13 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 3, 2016 through March 9, 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...

October 27, 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »

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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