12:07 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017...

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11:31 am | As the vote nears, Longboat Key News spoke with Whittall about what he is hearing on his campaign trail and his reaction to the pros and cons....

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11:25 am | “We strategized what was needed and how to accomplish it.” ...

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11:17 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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10:32 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 30 Parking complaint 12:27 p.m. Officer Martin responded to...

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09:27 am | Last Thursday, the same day Cushing was released from employment, a relative of a deceased man made a public record request from the town....

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09:21 am | “Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”...

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09:19 am | Mote recently began a new collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to restore corals at unprecedented scales throughout the Caribbean and Florida Keys....

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09:14 am | Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only person that mattered — even if for a few moments. And while that sounds simple, most...

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09:04 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017...

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08:58 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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08:56 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 16 Property damage 12:30 p.m. Officer Schoeper responded to...

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08:31 am | “It makes me sick, but I will vote to go along with this and not stand in the way of what I think would be the will of the commission,” — Vice Mayor...

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08:28 am | A friend of Sarasota and the Longboat Key community — Scott Pastor — died at the age of 48....

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08:21 am | The U.S. Coast Guard first spotted the whales stranded along Hog Key in the Florida Everglades on Saturday morning....

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08:17 am | In-house custom system is past its lifespan....

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08:15 am | Medicare is being ground down by groups that see opportunities for enormous new profits and power, and will not stop until they to get them....

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08:08 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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08:06 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 19, 2016 through January 25, 2017...

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08:05 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 16 Painting the storm drain 3:53 p.m. Sgt. Smith...

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08:03 am | The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units....

February 5, 2017 / 4 comments / Read More »

07:57 am | The North end of Longboat Key on the Bay side (AKA Beer Can or Greer Island) is shoaling so severely the lagoon enjoyed by wildlife and residents is almost cut off from access....

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Major Headlines

Whittall fields Colony concerns, compliments on campaign trail »

Whittall fields Colony concerns,  compliments on campaign trail 11:31 am | As the vote nears, Longboat Key News spoke with Whittall about what he is hearing on his campaign trail and his reaction to the pros and cons....

February 14, 2017 / 5 comments / Read More »

Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans »

Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans 11:25 am | “We strategized what was needed and how to accomplish it.” ...

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Longboat Building Official terminated »

Longboat Building Official terminated 09:27 am | Last Thursday, the same day Cushing was released from employment, a relative of a deceased man made a public record request from the town....

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CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives »

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives 09:21 am | “Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”...

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Mote scientist vows to plant one million coral »

Mote scientist vows to plant one million coral 09:19 am | Mote recently began a new collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to restore corals at unprecedented scales throughout the Caribbean and Florida Keys....

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Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost »

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost 08:31 am | “It makes me sick, but I will vote to go along with this and not stand in the way of what I think would be the will of...

February 5, 2017 / No comment / Read More »

Scott Pastor — A friend of our community »

Scott Pastor — A friend of our community 08:28 am | A friend of Sarasota and the Longboat Key community — Scott Pastor — died at the age of 48....

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Mote moves fast to try and save stranded whales »

Mote moves fast to try and save stranded whales 08:21 am | The U.S. Coast Guard first spotted the whales stranded along Hog Key in the Florida Everglades on Saturday morning....

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Software overhaul ups Town’s tech game »

Software overhaul ups Town’s tech game 08:17 am | In-house custom system is past its lifespan....

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Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan »

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan 08:03 am | The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units....

February 5, 2017 / 4 comments / Read More »

North Longboat shoaling raising concern »

North Longboat shoaling raising concern 07:57 am | The North end of Longboat Key on the Bay side (AKA Beer Can or Greer Island) is shoaling so severely the lagoon enjoyed by wildlife and residents is...

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Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million »

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million 07:55 am | Rooks said he is “very emotional,” about the idea of selling the restaurant, which he bought for $1.2 million more than 10 years ago. ...

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Beruff Buys Legends Bay Lots at Long Bar Pointe »

Beruff Buys Legends Bay Lots at Long Bar Pointe 07:46 am | Medallion Homes CEO Carlos Beruff has purchased the remaining 82 lots at Legends Bay, a development in southeast Manatee County that abuts his Long Bar Pointe project. The...

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Buttonwood Harbor Channel System changes »

Buttonwood Harbor Channel System changes 10:16 am | There have been recent changes to the private aids to navigation which are maintained in the Buttonwood Harbor Channel System, off Longboat Key.  Buttonwood Harbor is one of...

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Longboat redevelopment rules bring fierce debate and dissent »

Longboat redevelopment rules bring fierce debate and dissent 09:56 am | “I see some dangers in this getting out of hand and circumventing all that has come before us.”...

February 4, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »
Opinion

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

11:22 am | When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use...

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A debt that cannot be repaid »

A debt that cannot be repaid

11:20 am | We send our best, and lose them, in the fight against the worst this world has to...

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Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love »

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

09:14 am | Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only...

February 5, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Trump should listen on NATO »

Trump should listen on NATO

09:10 am | Some of you know that I am not always in agreement with our flag and general officers....

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The end of Medicare? »

The end of Medicare?

08:15 am | Medicare is being ground down by groups that see opportunities for enormous new profits and power, and...

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Was Mitt right? »

Was Mitt right?

08:14 am | ‘If Mr. Obama’s Russian policy has been feckless, Mr. Trump’s promises to be far worse.’...

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Thoughts on traffic »

Thoughts on traffic

10:12 am | I learned back in the day that roadway capacity is finite, and not a function of velocity....

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Sequestration is harming our military »

Sequestration is harming our military

09:20 am | “The most glaring result of sequestration also is the most frightening: It jeopardizes the military’s ability...

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Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity »

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

08:19 pm | In short, the City does not plan intelligently, it even fails to react intelligently. We cannot count...

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The United States abstains »

The United States abstains

08:00 pm | Could Kerry be hoping to again be the Democrats’ standard-bearer?...

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China and its islands »

China and its islands

09:13 pm | Our Chinese Naval colleagues have been very busy. This means that President-Elect Trump will soon take...

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What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all? »

What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all?

09:06 pm | Watching the Colony over the past eight years is the equivalent of witnessing a roomful of schizophrenics...

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Joyeux Noel »

Joyeux Noel

09:01 pm | Why would anyone’s conscience be at risk of being disturbed over this?...

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  1. Jennifer Gonzalez: This is a very unrealistic hotel costing $1,000 to $1,500 per night in this area! Even with the...
  2. Harry Hilburg: II attended the Colony presentation in January. One of the questions asked was would the new Colony be...
  3. JJC: Interesting analysis until undermined by the assertion owners were responsible for the demise of poor Murf. Any...
  4. David Siegal: I attended the Unicorp presentation today. The misconception about traffic was put by Mayor Duncan, who...
  5. ghostrider: Marglo is correct in her observations and recommendations. Whitthall, however, has no tennis plan in the...
  1. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 2, 2016 through February 8, 2017
  2. Whittall fields Colony concerns, compliments on campaign trail
  3. Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans
  4. Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel
  5. A debt that cannot be repaid
  6. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending February 10, 2017
  7. On Patrol – Week ending February 10, 2017
  8. In Print — February 10, 2017 edition
  9. Longboat Building Official terminated
  10. CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives
  11. Mote scientist vows to plant one million coral
  12. Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents »

01:21 pm | Stephanie Church and Courtney Church have now affiliated with the Longboat Key office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. The sisters were previously affiliated with Michael Saunders & Co., where Stephanie Church was the top-producing individual sales associate with the company. Stephanie Church began her real estate career in her native Georgia and moved to...

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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents

On Patrol – Week ending February 10, 2017 »

10:32 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 30 Parking complaint 12:27 p.m. Officer Martin responded to Gulfside Road in reference to a parking complaint. The complaint was at the beach access on Gulfside Road. Officer Martin found a...

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On Patrol – Week ending February 10, 2017

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love »

09:14 am | Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only person that mattered — even if for a few moments. And while that sounds simple, most people with their racing thoughts, endless anxieties or salesman-like agendas are never present completely in the moment....

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Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Tube Dude moving downtown »

12:08 pm | Tube Dude is leaving St. Armands Circle for a property on Main Street just east of South Osprey Avenue. Scott Gerber, the president of Sarasota’s tubular smiling sculpture company, has plans to place an 18-foot tubular giraffe in the yard at 1818 Main Street. He’s modifying the interior, which is the previous home of Victoria...

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Tube Dude moving downtown

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives »

09:21 am | “Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”...

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CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 2, 2016 through February 8, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 2, 2016 through February 8, 2017 »

12:07 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017 »

09:04 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017...

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Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost »

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost

08:31 am | “It makes me sick, but I will vote to go along with this and not stand in the way of what I...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 19, 2016 through January 25, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 19, 2016 through January 25, 2017

08:06 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 19, 2016 through January 25, 2017...

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Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan »

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

08:03 am | The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units....

February 5, 2017 / 4 comments / Read More »

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million »

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

07:55 am | Rooks said he is “very emotional,” about the idea of selling the restaurant, which he bought for $1.2 million more than 10...

February 5, 2017 / No comment / Read More »

Beruff Buys Legends Bay Lots at Long Bar Pointe »

Beruff Buys Legends Bay Lots at Long Bar Pointe

07:46 am | Medallion Homes CEO Carlos Beruff has purchased the remaining 82 lots at Legends Bay, a development in southeast Manatee County that abuts...

February 5, 2017 / No comment / Read More »

Key Life

Saturday Night Fever »

Saturday Night Fever

03:52 pm | Saturday night came to life on Longboat Key when actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston arrived by boat at Portifino at...

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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...

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Final waves… »

Final waves…

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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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Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday

Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday »

01:03 pm | The Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party, which is happening next Saturday, Dec. 3, brings out the very best in our community....

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Chef Angel joins Longboat’s Amore restaurant team

Chef Angel joins Longboat’s Amore restaurant team »

12:19 pm | Chef Angel Torres has arrived at Amore Restaurant on Longboat Key and is eager to share his vast culinary knowledge....

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