12:44 pm | Jaleski says Town influenced underground vote; Town says Jaleski acted with malicious intent....

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08:17 pm | “If FDOT staff does not know how to fix the crosswalks, then they need to remove them before anyone else is hurt or killed due to the poor design of these facilities.” —...

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08:11 pm | The students said they thought it would make an ideal set....

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08:06 pm | The property had originally been listed at $7.4 million by the Buky Team, and a Wisconsin buyer bought the property for $7 million....

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07:18 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com There was a ruckus in Town Hall this week when Mayor Jack Duncan used the gavel twice insisting two residents were “Out of order” and then commanding...

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07:15 pm | The town can now officially declare that sand is on its way to remedy the severe erosion on south Longboat Key....

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06:03 pm | Sydelle organized the now well-recognized and well-respected Rotary Club of Longboat Key in 2014. ...

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12:02 pm | Jan. 23 Burglar alarm 5:51 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Sabal Cove Lane  in reference to a residence alarm call. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer found a door in the rear of the residence...

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11:59 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to P.O Box 8001 Gulf, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town...

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11:54 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 28, 2016 through February 3, 2016...

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01:31 pm | The view from Lido Shores last week. Photo by Steve Reid....

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01:27 pm | Beginning on the morning of Friday, Jan. 22, police responded to five locations where residents had noticed someone had entered their vehicles and gone through the consoles and glove boxes....

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01:25 pm | “One organization on the North-end told me, ‘They (the Commission) hate us.’ Think of this: if George Spoll, Ed Zunz, Armando Linde and such a wide range of people think...

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01:20 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 7, 2016 through January 13, 2016...

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01:17 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to P.O Box 8001 Gulf, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town...

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01:16 pm | Jan. 20 Adrift…. 8:14 a.m. Officer Nagell responded to Jewfish Key in response to a boat that broke free from its mooring and is now located hard aground on the southwest corner of...

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01:07 pm | Who’s in first? What’s in second? I don’t know who’s in third. When it comes to prognosticating the 2016 Presidential Election, Abbott and Costello might have as much insight as any pundit or...

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01:03 pm | "I am not in this to make money off my unit, but only to get back on that beach. I now have two married kids and expect grandkids and this is where I...

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01:00 pm | “This latest idea is a shell game of the most base nature I have ever seen. It is a shifting of cost. I’m just amazed that this is even being presented. I’m disgusted...

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12:57 pm | Commissioner Jack Daly, also a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Town Manager Dave Bullock will be proposing at the MPO meeting on Jan. 25, that it consider paying $135,000 of...

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12:53 pm | Dec. 27 Suspicious circumstance 2:59 a.m. Officer Martin while on patrol found a vehicle parked inside Overlook Park after hours. The rear passenger side window was open. Inside the vehicle were several pair...

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12:52 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to P.O Box 8001 Gulf, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town...

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Major Headlines

Undergrounding election violation complaint dismissed; Town makes case seeking $30,000 in fees from Jaleski for “malicious intent” »

Undergrounding election violation complaint dismissed; Town makes case seeking $30,000 in fees from Jaleski for “malicious intent” 12:44 pm | Jaleski says Town influenced underground vote; Town says Jaleski acted with malicious intent....

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Man struck by car in crosswalk »

Man struck by car in crosswalk 08:17 pm | “If FDOT staff does not know how to fix the crosswalks, then they need to remove them before anyone else is hurt or killed due to the poor...

February 8, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony »

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony 08:11 pm | The students said they thought it would make an ideal set....

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Longboat Key Gulf-front commands $7 million sale »

Longboat Key Gulf-front commands $7 million sale 08:06 pm | The property had originally been listed at $7.4 million by the Buky Team, and a Wisconsin buyer bought the property for $7 million....

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Police summoned at commission meeting »

Police summoned at commission meeting 07:18 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com There was a ruckus in Town Hall this week when Mayor Jack Duncan used the gavel twice insisting two residents were “Out...

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Sand on way for Longboat beaches »

Sand on way for Longboat beaches 07:15 pm | The town can now officially declare that sand is on its way to remedy the severe erosion on south Longboat Key....

February 8, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Sydelle Pittas: Longboat’s ‘Force of Nature’ »

Sydelle Pittas: Longboat’s ‘Force of Nature’ 06:03 pm | Sydelle organized the now well-recognized and well-respected Rotary Club of Longboat Key in 2014. ...

February 8, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

North Key ravaged by car burglars »

North Key ravaged by car burglars 01:27 pm | Beginning on the morning of Friday, Jan. 22, police responded to five locations where residents had noticed someone had entered their vehicles and gone through the consoles and...

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The complaint with undergrounding… »

The complaint with undergrounding… 01:25 pm | “One organization on the North-end told me, ‘They (the Commission) hate us.’ Think of this: if George Spoll, Ed Zunz, Armando Linde and such a...

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LBK talks Presidential race »

LBK talks Presidential race 01:07 pm | Who’s in first? What’s in second? I don’t know who’s in third. When it comes to prognosticating the 2016 Presidential Election, Abbott and Costello might have as much...

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Colony offers under review »

Colony offers under review 01:03 pm | "I am not in this to make money off my unit, but only to get back on that beach. I now have two married kids and expect grandkids...

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Discord erupts when Town looks for other undergrounding funds »

Discord erupts when Town looks for other undergrounding funds 01:00 pm | “This latest idea is a shell game of the most base nature I have ever seen. It is a shifting of cost. I’m just amazed that this is...

January 31, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study »

Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study 12:57 pm | Commissioner Jack Daly, also a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Town Manager Dave Bullock will be proposing at the MPO meeting on Jan. 25, that...

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Crosswalk’s low lighting could drive danger worries Larson »

Crosswalk’s low lighting could drive danger worries Larson 10:01 am | ‘There is substantial concern that the drivers are not seeing or stopping for pedestrians.” ...

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Sarasota Museum of Art names Director »

Sarasota Museum of Art names Director 09:57 am | MARI ZEVIN Staff Writer mzevin@lbknews.com There’s a new kid on Sarasota’s block and her name is Anne-Marie Russell. Russell is the new Executive Director of Sarasota Museum of...

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Opinion

Through the looking glass »

Through the looking glass

08:20 pm | As entertaining as the early stages of the crowded Republican campaign were, it is time now to...

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Discord, Oh my… »

Discord, Oh my…

12:05 pm | I think that we all here want to be known as residents of the class town we...

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Chilly mornings »

Chilly mornings

01:21 pm | Our Key continues to be unscathed by nature. Our neighbors on Siesta Key were punished the other...

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‘First we’re going to cut it off, and then we’re going to kill it…’ »

‘First we’re going to cut it off, and then we’re going to kill it…’

12:55 pm | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com General Colin Powell, USA (RET) Powell  Remembers  Desert Storm. Interview by Contributing...

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Longboat’s Electric Kool Aid Power Line Plan »

Longboat’s Electric Kool Aid Power Line Plan

09:47 am | Perhaps all of this Undergrounding the Utilities mess has to do with the wrath of the Peacock...

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American Navy declining »

American Navy declining

09:43 am | This article sounds some serious alarms, especially just days after the two nations flanking the Persian Gulf...

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2015 was a lousy year »

2015 was a lousy year

08:57 am | The concept of free speech suffered throughout the year....

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The narrow pennisula »

The narrow pennisula

08:54 am | Few of Florida’s tourists ever move more than ten miles from either coast,...

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It’s global cooling in 2016 — you fool »

It’s global cooling in 2016 — you fool

10:28 am | German scientists want you to bundle up to get ready for a century of global cooling. ...

January 5, 2016 / 7 comments / Read More »

Who benefits if the embargo is lifted? »

Who benefits if the embargo is lifted?

10:25 am | Who will benefit when the embargo is lifted, if it is lifted. Of course there does...

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And so this is Christmas… »

And so this is Christmas…

10:02 am | I love the American clichés about Christmas. The moral despondants always say, “What a sad, superficial event...

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Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug »

Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug

10:00 am | I remember one Christmas when I lost my grip on reality and asked my helpmate if she...

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Immigration – revisited again »

Immigration – revisited again

09:59 am | Our subject for today’s issue is the subject for The discussion in the Nation. Today,...

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  1. Captain Wayne Genthner: Even though I had prior knowledge that these traffic devises were being installed, opon my...
  2. Pat Calabrese: The man hit by the car in crosswalk was my brother! He is lucky to be alive. You had better fix this...
  3. All Faiths Food Bank: We are so happy to have the Rotary Club Foundation support All Faiths Food Bank’s School...
  4. ghostrider: L I like your casino reKOmmendation. There’s an empty shopping plaza on the North end with great...
  5. L: That would be a bargain; Jeb spent 2800 per vote in the Iowa caucus. The only question is where to build the...
  1. Undergrounding election violation complaint dismissed; Town makes case seeking $30,000 in fees from Jaleski for “malicious intent”
  2. Through the looking glass
  3. Man struck by car in crosswalk
  4. Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony
  5. Longboat Key Gulf-front commands $7 million sale
  6. Police summoned at commission meeting
  7. Sand on way for Longboat beaches
  8. Sydelle Pittas: Longboat’s ‘Force of Nature’
  9. Discord, Oh my…
  10. On Patrol – Week ending February 5, 2016
  11. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending February 5, 2016
  12. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 28, 2016 through February 3, 2016

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Gourmet Lawn Party time of year! »

09:22 am | The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s Gourmet Lawn Party fundraiser will be coming to the Key Club in December.  The Gourmet Lawn Party will be held on Dec. 5, and although last year tickets were $25 in advance and tickets for the raffle were $100, this year tickets are $50 but will include a raffle...

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Gourmet Lawn Party time of year!

On Patrol – Week ending February 5, 2016 »

12:02 pm | Jan. 23 Burglar alarm 5:51 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Sabal Cove Lane  in reference to a residence alarm call. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer found a door in the rear of the residence open. The door appeared to have not been secured properly. There were no signs of damage or forced entry. Officer Schoepfer then...

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On Patrol – Week ending February 5, 2016

Legendary Longboaters Katz, Lenobel, Dunn leave us in 2015 »

10:58 am | Florence Katz, Hal Lenobel and Edith Barr Dunn were nothing short of legendary presences on Longboat Key for decades. Longboat lost them this year after each enjoyed a lifetime of accomplishment and influence.  Most recently, Florence Weisblat Katz, age 100, passed away at the Sarasota Bay Club on December 26, 2015. She was preceded in...

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Legendary Longboaters Katz, Lenobel, Dunn leave us in 2015

Tyler’s Ice Cream coming to Longboat »

09:49 am | Tyler’s Ice Cream will be coming to Longboat Key in a business partnership with the Lazy Lobster. The ice cream shop will be the only one on the key and it will be called Tyler’s of Longboat. Tyler’s of Longboat will be next door to the Lazy Lobster in the Centre Shops, and will open...

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Tyler’s Ice Cream coming to Longboat

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

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 28, 2016 through February 3, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 28, 2016 through February 3, 2016 »

11:54 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 28, 2016 through February 3, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 21, 2016 through January 27, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 21, 2016 through January 27, 2016 »

01:20 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 7, 2016 through January 13, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 14, 2016 through January 20, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 14, 2016 through January 20, 2016

12:50 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 7, 2016 through January 13, 2016...

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

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

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 1, 2016 through January 6, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 1, 2016 through January 6, 2016

08:47 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 1, 2016 through January 6, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 17, 2015 through December 23, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 17, 2015 through December 23, 2015

11:01 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 17, 2015 through December 23, 2015...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 10, 2015 through December 16, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 10, 2015 through December 16, 2015

10:39 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 10, 2015 through December 16, 2015...

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Key Life

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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Readers submit poetry and prose »

Readers submit poetry and prose

09:14 pm | My memories of that evening are ethereal and impressionistic. Conjuring them up is like waking up and trying to give substance to...

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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 officially on hold said event organizer Shirley Beachum....

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