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09:53 pm | Nothing has died more slowly and with more waves of litigation than the once world-famous Colony Resort....

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09:44 pm | The property is currently zoned commercial and has no assigned residential density....

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09:40 pm | The majority of the condos will cost between $4 million and $7 million and penthouses about $10 million....

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09:27 pm | “In the interview she tied herself verbally into knots and said she didn’t do anything. After we showed pictures of her taken from video of her pawning items, she ended up confessing.”...

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09:23 pm | Sarasota blesses plan to allow Mote land for aquarium along I-75 at Nathan Benderson Park....

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09:06 pm | The issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly hits home on Longboat Key with First Responders within the Fire and Police Departments....

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08:55 pm | The ‘hot spot’ of beach erosion in front of Longbeach Condominiums and 360 North Condominiums has long been a challenge for Longboat Key beach engineers....

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08:13 pm | “The code was written in the 1970s before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and changes in lending rules. It will accelerate the reconstruction of the Colony site by 12 months.” ...

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08:07 pm | Mark Walsh offers to donate $175,000 to the City if the City maintains control of the park and simply renovates the existing facility to standards the community can embrace....

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02:51 pm | Roger Pettingell reaches the top-tier of the real estate market. How does he do it?...

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10:38 am | The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach site be transformed into a...

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10:30 am | Judge Hunter Carroll denied the request by Andy Adams, who owns about 25 percent of the original Colony units, to dismiss Unicorp’s plan. Case is on “expedited” schedule....

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10:25 am | “I do want to sit on the commission and plan to run but I do not see the wisdom in opposing someone who, in my view, seems to be bringing merit to the...

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10:10 am | Clerk offered 90 days pay if she agrees not to litigate. ...

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10:00 am | Unicorp owner Chuck Whittall hopes to terminate once and for all the Association of Unit Owners and compel the sale of the remaining units....

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09:29 am | It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades....

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09:24 pm | The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the...

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09:17 pm | For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in...

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09:13 pm | The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a...

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Major Headlines

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court »

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court 09:53 pm | Nothing has died more slowly and with more waves of litigation than the once world-famous Colony Resort....

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Mote to ask LBK voters for new density »

Mote to ask LBK voters for new density 09:44 pm | The property is currently zoned commercial and has no assigned residential density....

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Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences »

Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences 09:40 pm | The majority of the condos will cost between $4 million and $7 million and penthouses about $10 million....

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Longboat housekeeper steals Prada wallet, pawns 90 items »

Longboat housekeeper steals Prada wallet, pawns 90 items 09:27 pm | “In the interview she tied herself verbally into knots and said she didn’t do anything. After we showed pictures of her taken from video of her pawning items,...

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Mote cinches deal with County »

Mote cinches deal with County 09:23 pm | Sarasota blesses plan to allow Mote land for aquarium along I-75 at Nathan Benderson Park....

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LBK Beach plan moves forward But will it be enough? »

LBK Beach plan moves forward But will it be enough? 08:55 pm | The ‘hot spot’ of beach erosion in front of Longbeach Condominiums and 360 North Condominiums has long been a challenge for Longboat Key beach engineers....

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St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board »

St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board 08:13 pm | “The code was written in the 1970s before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and changes in lending rules. It will accelerate the reconstruction of the Colony site by...

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Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan »

Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan 08:07 pm | Mark Walsh offers to donate $175,000 to the City if the City maintains control of the park and simply renovates the existing facility to standards the community can...

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Reaching the pinnacle of real estate success »

Reaching the pinnacle of real estate success 02:51 pm | Roger Pettingell reaches the top-tier of the real estate market. How does he do it?...

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Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall »

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall 10:38 am | The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach...

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Judge sides with Unicorp in Colony case Round One »

Judge sides with Unicorp in Colony case Round One 10:30 am | Judge Hunter Carroll denied the request by Andy Adams, who owns about 25 percent of the original Colony units, to dismiss Unicorp’s plan. Case is on “expedited” schedule....

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Langley withdraws from Town Commission election run »

Langley withdraws from Town Commission election run 10:25 am | “I do want to sit on the commission and plan to run but I do not see the wisdom in opposing someone who, in my view, seems to...

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Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign »

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign 10:10 am | Clerk offered 90 days pay if she agrees not to litigate. ...

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Colony ownership showdown heads to court »

Colony ownership showdown heads to court 10:00 am | Unicorp owner Chuck Whittall hopes to terminate once and for all the Association of Unit Owners and compel the sale of the remaining units....

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Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall »

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall 09:29 am | It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades....

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Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next »

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next 09:24 pm | The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an...

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Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019 »

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019 09:17 pm | For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment....

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Mote to move aquarium to I-75 »

Mote to move aquarium to I-75 09:13 pm | The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to...

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Red tide plagues beaches »

Red tide plagues beaches 09:10 pm | Red tide was persistent starting in the summer of 2018 in Southwest Florida, from Collier County up through Pinellas County. Longboat Key and Sarasota were no exception. The...

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St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019 »

St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019 09:08 pm | While finding precious parking on St. Armands Circle is nearly always a difficult task, parking a few minutes away will soon get a major boost as a new,...

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Coyotes prowl Longboat, Sarasota »

Coyotes prowl Longboat, Sarasota 09:04 pm | Longboat’s and Sarasota’s newest residents, coyotes, continue wandering neighborhoods....

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Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach »

Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach 08:59 pm | Town of Longboat Key Commissioners in 2018 directed town staff and Olsen Associates, the town’s beach engineering firm, to progress forward with the permitting of five groins at...

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Sarasota Bayfront redevelopment plan underway »

Sarasota Bayfront redevelopment plan underway 08:56 pm | City favors plan to redevelop 53 acres along waterfront in Downtown....

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Three contested seats made for heated 2018 election on LBK »

Three contested seats made for heated 2018 election on LBK 08:49 pm | Incumbent Ed Zunz narrowly held on to his District 5 seat in 2018 against challenger Randy Langley with a vote of 1,409 to 1,297 in the March Commission...

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LBK power lines heading underground »

LBK power lines heading underground 09:24 am | Longboat Key’s undergrounding of the island’s utilities began staging this month, and will begin no later than the first quarter of 2019. Also in December 2018, the commission...

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Langley, Haycock vie for Longboat Commission seat »

Langley, Haycock vie for Longboat Commission seat 02:54 pm | Longboat Key residents Randy Langley and Mike Haycock will soon be appealing to voters to replace incumbent Commissioner Jim Brown....

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Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle »

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle 02:38 pm | The meters are an integral part of the City Commission’s funding plan to pay for the parking garage, which is costing $12 million. Downtown meters are next....

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Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota »

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota 02:34 pm | The numbers are the empirical indication of the direct fiscal toll red tide has had on the tourism industry and area economy in general. ...

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Town says ‘No’ to sales office at Colony site with 4-3 vote »

Town says ‘No’ to sales office  at Colony site with 4-3 vote 09:40 am | “If you deny this, I will not be able to start until Spring of next year. If you delay this, and your code is unlike hundreds of other...

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Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming »

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming 09:34 am | Spoll referred to the raised devices as traffic calming speed tables and encourages residents to cut through the residential neighborhoods around the Circle to show an element of...

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Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun »

Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun 09:11 pm | The energy, passion and imagination of Murf Klauber made an impression on generations of Longboaters. All along, he worked with the family he loved....

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Opinion

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan »

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

09:57 pm | The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the...

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Your wireless world is about to change »

Your wireless world is about to change

09:30 pm | It’s like oxygen: You take it for granted until it’s gone –and panic sets in....

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U.S. Ship sails near disputed islands »

U.S. Ship sails near disputed islands

08:19 pm | The U.S. has responded by stepping up its patrols in the area and encouraging allies to...

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Baseball teams up with Castro »

Baseball teams up with Castro

09:52 am | Cuba says the deal blocks players from signing with major-league teams if they defect. They remain the...

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Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later »

Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later

09:30 pm | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Declarations, By Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal (Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2, 2018) “A tragedy...

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The cat who terrorized Christmas »

The cat who terrorized Christmas

02:46 pm | I should have seen the foreshadowing when Mickey, our troublesome cat, started drinking the funky water from...

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Congress gets tough on the Saudis »

Congress gets tough on the Saudis

02:30 pm | It is wrong to suggest that maintaining U.S. alliances consists of mutually exclusive choices between choices between...

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The Flynn entrapment »

The Flynn entrapment

01:50 pm | Mr. McCabe and FBI officials ‘decided the agents would not warn Flynn that it was a...

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Klauber was our driving force in so many ways »

Klauber was our driving force in so many ways

09:47 pm | Dr. Murray Klauber and his early decisions and astute leadership made our area the great restaurant and...

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The toxic turkey that threatened our family »

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

03:32 pm | The home filled with an acrid and nauseating odor. I asked my father why it was so...

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Notable and quotable Dems »

Notable and quotable Dems

03:31 pm | But a closer examination of the data tells a different different story.  Ocasio-Cortez’s best precincts were highly educated, whiter...

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Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media »

Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media

02:36 pm | The fact is, big personalities win in an environment of mass media. Think Clinton, JFK, Trump, Eminem,...

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The risks of failing to see the sea »

The risks of failing to see the sea

02:32 pm | ‘Precisely because we depend on the oceans, we should pay closer attention to their security.’...

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Can addiction start in the ER? »

Can addiction start in the ER?

02:06 pm | Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as...

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What Is Elizabeth Warren? »

What Is Elizabeth Warren?

11:39 am | The conventional wisdom is that the DNA report backfired and may damage Ms. Warren’s standing as a...

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Trump’s California water relief »

Trump’s California water relief

01:54 am | A major water storage and delivery project hasn’t been completed in California’s north for decades. The President’s...

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Elections matter and justice issues should count »

Elections matter and justice issues should count

09:57 am | It is a sad fact that our justice system is accessible primarily by those with enough money...

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Why Central American stays poor »

Why Central American stays poor

08:47 am | A sad tale to show us how our Latin American friends can often be victims of their...

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Now — you must use drugs »

Now — you must use drugs

10:02 am | In a clinical world discovering a new mania for guidelines, it’s important to ask about the “standard...

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Destroying Brett Kavanaugh »

Destroying Brett Kavanaugh

09:59 am | ‘This is the kind of thing Democrats do when they think Roe v. Wade is at stake.’...

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To Dig or Not to Dig – That is my question »

To Dig or Not to Dig – That is my question

09:55 am | Does a small affluent seasonal community, of mostly retirees, require two super high capacity fiber optic networks?...

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Will Florida take a left turn? »

Will Florida take a left turn?

09:27 am | A Gillum victory would reshape the debate undermining the claim that a progressive candidate can’t develop broad...

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Five years on (now eight) »

Five years on (now eight)

09:26 am | Something about learning from the past, eh?...

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LBK Rotary passes the gavel »

01:02 pm | The gavel was ceremonially and literally passed by Longboat Key Rotary Club’s outgoing President, Jay Sparr, to successor Susan McGuire at a lively and laughter-filled dinner event at Cedars Café & Tiki Bar on June 12th. The assembled Rotarians celebrated their achievements in community service over the past year, roasted their outgoing President, enjoyed warm...

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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending February 8, 2019 »

12:26 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 29 Suspicious flying object 1:46 p.m. Officer Hodo responded to Sands Point Rd. in reference to a drone flying around the area. Officer Hodo contacted the caller who stated that she...

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Family man, founder of Ocean Properties, Tom Walsh passes at 88 »

10:11 am | Thomas T. Walsh, after a lifetime building a family-owned hotel and resort empire that includes numerous Longboat and Lido resorts, passed at age 88....

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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...

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Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services

Can addiction start in the ER? »

02:06 pm | Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as spent on charting), and many electronic records are walled off from each other....

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Real Estate

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 1, 2019 through February 6, 2019

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — February 1, 2019 through February 6, 2019 »

12:31 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 25, 2019 through January 31, 2019

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 25, 2019 through January 31, 2019 »

08:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 17, 2019 through January 24, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 17, 2019 through January 24, 2019

07:55 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 11, 2019 through January 16, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 11, 2019 through January 16, 2019

07:39 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Reaching the pinnacle of real estate success »

Reaching the pinnacle of real estate success

02:51 pm | Roger Pettingell reaches the top-tier of the real estate market. How does he do it?...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 3, 2019 through January 10, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 3, 2019 through January 10, 2019

10:31 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — December 20, 2018 through December 26, 2018 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — December 20, 2018 through December 26, 2018

09:31 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Key Life

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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Waves of Light »

Waves of Light

02:01 pm | Night descends on Lido Shores. Photo by Steve Reid...

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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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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 souls as she says that have not crossed...

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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 Island last weekend. ...

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