08:46 am | Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed......

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

08:42 am | Town Manager cites island’s vulnerable demographic as main concern and reason for keeping additional restrictions in place....

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

08:39 am | One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

08:35 am | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist blake@lbknews.com No Republican in 95 years has won a presidential election without winning Florida. In a poll released last week by Florida Atlantic University, President Trump trails Joe Biden by  six...

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

08:06 am | Lido Beach remains closed driving thousands of potential beachgoers to overwhelm neighboring beach communities over the past two weeks. St. Armands Circle stores want help....

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

08:04 am | Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until the firm merged with Prudential in 1982....

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08:01 am | Two manatees may have second chances at life....

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07:55 am | The damage done by our projection of fear will do permanent damage to our social connections. We cannot view our neighbor as a death threat and live peacefully in our society....

May 23, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

07:50 am | Until we have widespread, quick result testing and contact tracing and a vaccine is developed, this pandemic is going to hang around for years in waves....

May 23, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

07:18 am | Longboat Key News exclusively obtained the names of those who died in Sarasota and Manatee Counties related to the pandemic....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

04:51 pm | The Town has been busy developing the site into an outdoor venue, while preserving buildable area for a future community facility when and if the funding and wherewithal manifests. ...

May 12, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

08:24 am | Numerous business owners plead with the City Commission to open the beach stating that beach traffic is fundamental to surviving financially. The City is lagging behind in its opening of the beach as...

May 12, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

09:56 pm | Chuck Whittall closed last Thursday on the 75 units of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort that were owned by Andy Adams. The sale marks the end of a more than five-year-long...

May 2, 2020 / 7 comments / Read More »

09:52 pm | As Florida reopens to business, Longboat Key, the City of Sarasota and the counties are all arriving at strategies on what to open and when....

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

03:19 pm | Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy Adams and the Association of Unit Owners are quickly turning to images from a fantastical past....

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

03:16 pm | Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling effect by encouraging City residents to recreate in other people’s back yard....

May 2, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

02:11 pm | The news shows some protesting and eager to reopen the economy and allow the virus to play out and establish what is referred to as “herd immunity.” Others say the sheltering in place,...

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

02:04 pm | Ninety-seven percent described the quality of life on Longboat Key as either “Excellent” or “Good”....

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

01:54 pm | Fear, suspicion, distrust, in a living organism cultivates failure. The human has a gift to filter the virus of fear, suspicion or hate and prevent its growth....

May 2, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

09:36 am | Sarasota Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll asked for each attorney to write memos and briefs relating to the issue of Force Majeure, and whether the pandemic rises to the level of an unforeseen...

April 19, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

09:27 am | Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are launching a new, underwater spawning nursery for elkhorn coral....

April 19, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

08:56 am | The most ferocious recent human epidemics – AIDS, SARS, Ebola, MERS, Sars Cov 2, have been viral epidemics that “jumped” from other species....

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Major Headlines

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis »

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis 08:46 am | Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed......

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Longboat remains cautious as world reopens »

Longboat remains cautious as world reopens 08:42 am | Town Manager cites island’s vulnerable demographic as main concern and reason for keeping additional restrictions in place....

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Lido beach building on target »

Lido beach building on target 08:39 am | One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed »

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed 08:06 am | Lido Beach remains closed driving thousands of potential beachgoers to overwhelm neighboring beach communities over the past two weeks. St. Armands Circle stores want help....

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat »

Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat 08:04 am | Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until the firm merged with Prudential in 1982....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Mother’s Day weekend rescue: Pregnant manatee saved by Mote and partners »

Mother’s Day weekend rescue: Pregnant manatee saved by Mote and partners 08:01 am | Two manatees may have second chances at life....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Honoring those who passed into the night »

Honoring those who passed into the night 07:18 am | Longboat Key News exclusively obtained the names of those who died in Sarasota and Manatee Counties related to the pandemic....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear »

LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear 04:51 pm | The Town has been busy developing the site into an outdoor venue, while preserving buildable area for a future community facility when and if the funding and wherewithal...

May 12, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Sarasota under fire for keeping Lido Beach closed »

Sarasota under fire for keeping Lido Beach closed 08:24 am | Numerous business owners plead with the City Commission to open the beach stating that beach traffic is fundamental to surviving financially. The City is lagging behind in its...

May 12, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

War is over at Colony Resort »

War is over at Colony Resort 09:56 pm | Chuck Whittall closed last Thursday on the 75 units of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort that were owned by Andy Adams. The sale marks the end...

May 2, 2020 / 7 comments / Read More »

Opening with caution »

Opening with caution 09:52 pm | As Florida reopens to business, Longboat Key, the City of Sarasota and the counties are all arriving at strategies on what to open and when....

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Coronavirus ironically brings community together »

Coronavirus ironically brings community together 02:11 pm | The news shows some protesting and eager to reopen the economy and allow the virus to play out and establish what is referred to as “herd immunity.” Others...

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

LBK: A lot to be proud about, but comments reveal unresolved issues »

LBK: A lot to be proud about, but comments reveal unresolved issues 02:04 pm | Ninety-seven percent described the quality of life on Longboat Key as either “Excellent” or “Good”....

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Colony sale decision stalled until May »

Colony sale decision stalled until May 09:36 am | Sarasota Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll asked for each attorney to write memos and briefs relating to the issue of Force Majeure, and whether the pandemic rises to...

April 19, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Mote launches elkhorn coral spawning nursery to aid threatened species »

Mote launches elkhorn coral spawning nursery to aid threatened species 09:27 am | Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are launching a new, underwater spawning nursery for elkhorn coral....

April 19, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

How to Stop a Global Pandemic »

How to Stop a Global Pandemic 08:56 am | The most ferocious recent human epidemics – AIDS, SARS, Ebola, MERS, Sars Cov 2, have been viral epidemics that “jumped” from other species....

April 19, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic »

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic 10:23 am | The pandemic is threatening the final agreement – more than 10 years in the making – that would consolidate ownership at the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort...

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Why Are Symptoms So Varied? »

Why Are Symptoms So Varied? 10:17 am | We won’t know the truth until we do what places like South Korea and Italy’s Veneto region have done effectively: test and track....

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Governor orders seniors to remain ‘Safer at Home’ »

Governor orders seniors to remain ‘Safer at Home’ 10:01 am | What does this specifically mean for Longboat Key residents who average 70 years old? Is it a directive, a law, or a suggestion? ...

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat considers hiring attorney to fight roundabout »

Longboat considers hiring attorney to fight roundabout 09:53 am | Longboat Key fears that the roundabout could make traffic back-ups worse....

April 13, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach »

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach 09:48 am | A $12.7 million contract to dredge sand from Big Pass and spread it along Lido Key Beach was awarded to Cottrell Contracting Corporation....

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Measuring Mortality »

Measuring Mortality 08:42 am | Consider the death case rate for Covid-19. It has became a matter of comparison, even competition, between governments, letting some crow they’ve done a better job....

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

How to Shop Safely at Publix and CVS »

How to Shop Safely at Publix and CVS 08:20 am | If you are over 70, as most of us on Longboat Key are, the first answer is DON’T....

April 13, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Virus Response Intensifies »

Virus Response Intensifies 03:25 pm | While some residents believe and express that the Coronavirus is no worse and will claim no more lives than the flu or car accidents, others are demanding even...

April 1, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor »

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor 03:20 pm | “The mayor’s job is to speak rarely but cogently to draw out the comment of every commissioner.” — former Mayor George Spoll...

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020 »

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020 03:14 pm | Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3...

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Paradise faces pandemic »

Paradise faces pandemic 02:56 pm | In a matter of weeks, our world has fundamentally changed. The threat of COVID-19, a virus lacking a cure and reducing medicine to managing symptoms, demonstrates a magnified...

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach »

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach 02:31 pm | The overall beach project includes $10 million for the installation of five rock groins that will be situated on the north end of Longboat Key. ...

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020 »

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020 02:25 pm | Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3...

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current »

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current 01:48 pm | An afternoon swim on Longboat Key quickly turned into a dangerous situation when two children and an adult were swept into a rip current off of New Pass...

March 20, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020 »

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020 01:41 pm | The Sarasota County ‘Bed Tax’ set a new record for January bringing in a total of $3,059,972. The occupancy rate for hotels also set a record at 78.6%....

March 20, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »
Opinion

Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida »

Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida

08:35 am | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist blake@lbknews.com No Republican in 95 years has won a presidential election without winning Florida. In...

May 23, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic »

The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic

07:55 am | The damage done by our projection of fear will do permanent damage to our social connections. We...

May 23, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked »

Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked

07:50 am | Until we have widespread, quick result testing and contact tracing and a vaccine is developed, this pandemic...

May 23, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

03:19 pm | Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy...

May 2, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus »

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

03:16 pm | Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling...

May 2, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

What will the new Longboat Key look like? »

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

03:03 pm | What was once strange will be the new normal, like wearing masks on planes and when shopping,...

May 2, 2020 / 4 comments / Read More »

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective »

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective

01:58 pm | Promoting fear is a way to motivate their citizens to suspend their lives and surrender their constitutional...

May 2, 2020 / 4 comments / Read More »

Let them eat cake… »

Let them eat cake…

01:54 pm | Fear, suspicion, distrust, in a living organism cultivates failure. The human has a gift to filter the...

May 2, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Fact, fiction and fantasy spread faster than Coronavirus »

Fact, fiction and fantasy spread faster than Coronavirus

09:18 am | The irony continued: all of Longboat Key toddled unprotected for weeks after the schools closed in and...

April 19, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

Several Hundred People on Longboat Key Are Going to Die »

Several Hundred People on Longboat Key Are Going to Die

09:11 am | Longboat Key standards should be stricter than state standards, because we have so many old people, like...

April 19, 2020 / 33 comments / Read More »

Act like you give a damn »

Act like you give a damn

10:04 am | What we need in these threatening times is a benevolent, wise leader....

April 13, 2020 / 5 comments / Read More »

Racing Against the Inevitable »

Racing Against the Inevitable

08:36 am | Mayor Schneier says that I shouldn’t alarm my neighbors; I disagree. We should be very unnerved....

April 13, 2020 / 9 comments / Read More »

We should not destroy America’s merchants and our desire and ability to work »

We should not destroy America’s merchants and our desire and ability to work

08:36 am | What will this do to the merchants now and when they are allowed to open will be...

April 13, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Time to seal off Longboat Key »

Time to seal off Longboat Key

08:25 am | Hundreds of lives depend on this. Our public officials must be courageous and decisive....

April 13, 2020 / 15 comments / Read More »

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common »

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

07:12 pm | Why not just drop some speed bumps on St. Armands Circle as if throwing nail strips in...

February 23, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge »

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

11:09 pm | It is clear the FDOT and the City of Sarasota have no grasp on what traffic does...

January 13, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key »

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key

02:29 pm | The City Manager made some critical errors this past year, but he did do one thing right....

December 25, 2019 / No comment / Read More »

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens »

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

11:11 am | To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a...

November 4, 2019 / 3 comments / Read More »

Another take on immigration? »

Another take on immigration?

10:49 am | America has been granted an extraordinary stroke of luck: a big dose of youth and energy just...

November 4, 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »

Pelosi’s permanent impeachment »

Pelosi’s permanent impeachment

09:52 am | It helps to compare what’s being done to Donald Trump to how it’s been done before. ...

November 4, 2019 / No comment / Read More »

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried »

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

11:40 am | Thoughts raced through my head: Is there a rabid raccoon nearby? What’s wrong with Popsicle? Should we...

September 22, 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

10:06 am | I worried that we would drive off with the money and I would end up slit throat...

September 22, 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

09:24 am | It seems celebrities and criminals go by single names — Sting, Oprah, Eminem, Jeter, and then of...

September 22, 2019 / No comment / Read More »


Most Recent

  1. Karen: Idiocy. And you voted for another idiot named Trump, I bet.
  2. An American: 3,300 deaths in Sweden? Hell, they killed 4,300+ just in NY nursing homes. Governor’s directive,...
  3. Mainland Resident: This, from the man who predicted 500 or more deaths on Longboat Key alone and who suggested the...
  4. Steve Keller: Our City management should be commended for their handling of COVID restrictions in a manner which...
  5. Fred Stuart: Steve: Tone it down, friend. We all know you went to college. But”embedded, nexus” in the...
  1. End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis
  2. Longboat remains cautious as world reopens
  3. Lido beach building on target
  4. Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida
  5. Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales — 4/30/2020 – 5/21/2020
  6. On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 22, 2020
  7. Editorial Letters – Week ending May 22, 2020
  8. Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed
  9. Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat
  10. Mother’s Day weekend rescue: Pregnant manatee saved by Mote and partners
  11. The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic
  12. Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked

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News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020 »

03:14 pm | Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request....

April 1, 2020 / No comment / Read More »
News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 22, 2020 »

08:32 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 16 Burglar alarm 7:37 a.m. Officer Puccio was dispatched to Harbor Sound Drive in reference to a residential burglar alarm at that location. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio and Officer Hodo conducted...

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »
On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 22, 2020

Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat »

08:04 am | Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until the firm merged with Prudential in 1982....

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »
Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat

Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services »

12:59 pm | A plea from a sick friend entices a lifelong friend living in Brazil to come back home and take over Key Cleaners of Longboat Key. Dana, the previous owner of Key Cleaners & Linen Services, Inc., has recently become ill and has found it difficult to continue to manage her family business that has been...

July 5, 2018 / No comment / Read More »
Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services

How to Stop a Global Pandemic »

08:56 am | The most ferocious recent human epidemics – AIDS, SARS, Ebola, MERS, Sars Cov 2, have been viral epidemics that “jumped” from other species....

April 19, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »
How to Stop a Global Pandemic

Real Estate

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales — 4/30/2020 – 5/21/2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales — 4/30/2020 – 5/21/2020 »

08:33 am | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

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Longboat Key Sale contracts — Month of April 2020

Longboat Key Sale contracts — Month of April 2020 »

07:24 am | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

May 23, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

Colony sale decision stalled until May »

Colony sale decision stalled until May

09:36 am | Sarasota Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll asked for each attorney to write memos and briefs relating to the issue of Force Majeure,...

April 19, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020

02:12 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 5, 2020 through March 11, 2020 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 5, 2020 through March 11, 2020

12:45 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 27, 2020 through March 4, 2020 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 27, 2020 through March 4, 2020

01:14 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 21, 2020 through February 26, 2020 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 21, 2020 through February 26, 2020

12:48 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020...

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Key Life

Life on the edge »

Life on the edge

09:10 am | Tree clinging to the edge of City Island. Photo by Steve Reid...

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Author chronicles haunted Manatee sites in new book »

Author chronicles haunted Manatee sites in new book

09:38 am | Auther tracks both the historical sightings of ghosts in Manatee County and the region at large as well as seeking out the...

October 16, 2018 / No comment / Read More »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

04:36 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria...

June 18, 2018 / No comment / Read More »

Spirit of Reflection »

Spirit of Reflection

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Mote sets turtles free »

Mote sets turtles free

01:14 pm | Mote has documented more than 2,000 nests from loggerheads,...

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Easter Abounds

Easter Abounds »

10:27 am | Easter abounds at the home of Longboat Key News....

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Social Distancing

Social Distancing »

09:49 am | Social Distancing — Instagram at: Followmetolongboatkey...

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