08:46 pm | The Longboat Key Village Association members and Village residents met for the first meeting of the year. See In Print edition page 8 for actual photos....

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08:37 pm | According to Town Planning and Zoning Director Alaina Ray, 3,350 units on Longboat Key are non-conforming....

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08:32 pm | Fanara will compete in a new series featuring next-generation science....

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08:27 pm | ‘The Town Commission can accept, reject or make a counter-offer relative to this settlement amount.’...

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07:46 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 29, 2016 through January 4, 2017...

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07:44 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Dec. 26 Suspicious circumstance 5:26 p.m. Officer Ascencio responded to...

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07:37 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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09:40 pm | Unicorp President Chuck Whittall has been at work this year to coalese his development plan for the Colony. He’s been meeting with the Town Commission in an effort to put part of the...

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09:35 pm | The Town of Longboat Key over the last two years has struggled rewriting some of the loosest codes in its charter.  The Town Commission in December reviewed a fundamental land use regulation that...

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09:30 pm | This year, Town Manager Dave Bullock along with Commissioner and Metropolitan Planning Organization representative Jack Daly assisted in leading the charge for asserting the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) perform a traffic study...

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09:26 pm | Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan resigned his District 2 Commission seat on Dec. 1 citing that he should heed his doctors and allow a full recovery after his heart surgery. Duncan said that...

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09:24 pm | In Spring, Longboat Key saw the installation of crosswalks along Gulf of Mexico Drive. The crosswalks were a somewhat contentious installation, as residents were divided on their actual safety. At a workshop in...

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09:22 pm | This year another development plan for a hotel at the north end, the Floridays’ project, was voted down by residents.In fact, more than 78 percent of voters in both Manatee and Sarasota County...

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09:21 pm | On Thursday, Aug. 18, the town began the first of this year’s three sand renourishment projects. The first grains of sand were spread at L’Ambiance as Norfolk Dredging Company commenced its project of...

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09:18 pm | After years of discussion, and a voter-approved referendum, the town has begun undergrounding power lines.  With condominium groups protesting their tax portion for the undergrounding, Town Manager Dave Bullock sought to mitigate those...

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08:43 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Dec. 19 Broken carport light 11:48 a.m. Officer Kovarik responded...

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08:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 21, 2016 through December 28, 2016...

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08:39 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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08:35 pm | “The offshore sand sources are exhausted. The quality sand is gone. If we don’t care about shell or rock or gray or brown sand, then there is plenty.”...

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08:29 pm | Jim Brown said that the Halyard home built the maximum that was allowed by code and, “We want to say, you have to do the minimum.”...

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08:25 pm | “The most important thing we learned during this study is that these sharks go back and forth among the territorial seas of multiple nations, which shows the importance of coordinating our shark fisheries...

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07:57 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 14, 2016 through December 20, 2016...

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Major Headlines

Future Longboat Key defined by land use rules under review »

Future Longboat Key defined by land use rules under review 08:37 pm | According to Town Planning and Zoning Director Alaina Ray, 3,350 units on Longboat Key are non-conforming....

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Mythbusters to debut with Mote scientist »

Mythbusters to debut with Mote scientist 08:32 pm | Fanara will compete in a new series featuring next-generation science....

January 8, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Owner offers $25k to settle Longboat code enforcement case; Town to decide »

Owner offers $25k to settle Longboat code enforcement case; Town to decide 08:27 pm | ‘The Town Commission can accept, reject or make a counter-offer relative to this settlement amount.’...

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Colony future in hands of voters, Town »

Colony future in hands of voters, Town 09:40 pm | Unicorp President Chuck Whittall has been at work this year to coalese his development plan for the Colony. He’s been meeting with the Town Commission in an effort...

January 2, 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs »

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs 09:35 pm | The Town of Longboat Key over the last two years has struggled rewriting some of the loosest codes in its charter.  The Town Commission in December reviewed a...

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Town fights back at traffic congestion »

Town fights back at traffic congestion 09:30 pm | This year, Town Manager Dave Bullock along with Commissioner and Metropolitan Planning Organization representative Jack Daly assisted in leading the charge for asserting the Florida Department of Transportation...

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Mayor Duncan steps down; Spoll back on board »

Mayor Duncan steps down; Spoll back on board 09:26 pm | Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan resigned his District 2 Commission seat on Dec. 1 citing that he should heed his doctors and allow a full recovery after his...

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Pedestrian crosswalks added to Gulf of Mexico Drive »

Pedestrian crosswalks added to Gulf of Mexico Drive 09:24 pm | In Spring, Longboat Key saw the installation of crosswalks along Gulf of Mexico Drive. The crosswalks were a somewhat contentious installation, as residents were divided on their actual...

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Floridays North-end hotel vote fails by 78% »

Floridays North-end hotel vote fails by 78% 09:22 pm | This year another development plan for a hotel at the north end, the Floridays’ project, was voted down by residents.In fact, more than 78 percent of voters in...

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Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016 »

Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016 09:21 pm | On Thursday, Aug. 18, the town began the first of this year’s three sand renourishment projects. The first grains of sand were spread at L’Ambiance as Norfolk Dredging...

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All of Longboat to underground utilities; work begins »

All of Longboat to underground utilities; work begins 09:18 pm | After years of discussion, and a voter-approved referendum, the town has begun undergrounding power lines.  With condominium groups protesting their tax portion for the undergrounding, Town Manager Dave...

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Future Longboat beach will be built in Town Hall »

Future Longboat beach will be built in Town Hall 08:35 pm | “The offshore sand sources are exhausted. The quality sand is gone. If we don’t care about shell or rock or gray or brown sand, then there is plenty.”...

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Rooftop decks drive home heights on Longboat »

Rooftop decks drive home heights on Longboat 08:29 pm | Jim Brown said that the Halyard home built the maximum that was allowed by code and, “We want to say, you have to do the minimum.”...

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American and Cuban scientists publish first behavioral study of rare longfin mako shark »

American and Cuban scientists publish first behavioral study of rare longfin mako shark 08:25 pm | “The most important thing we learned during this study is that these sharks go back and forth among the territorial seas of multiple nations, which shows the importance...

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Commission kicks land use rules back to Planning Board »

Commission kicks land use rules back to Planning Board 05:13 pm | The emerging ordinance can have a direct result on the Colony and especially the plan proposed by Unicorp that unit owners are voting on. That plan proposes 10-story...

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Opinion

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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A surprise visitor »

A surprise visitor

03:48 pm | I heard heated debate, raised voices, almost personal attacks. These are not permitted in our commission discourse....

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Larry Grossman on the ballot this March »

Larry Grossman on the ballot this March

02:36 pm | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com I’ve written about Larry Grossman several times during the past four years. ...

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Cuba, all over again »

Cuba, all over again

08:30 am | Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us....

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Wow, says I »

Wow, says I

12:57 pm | "I think what happened is Trump touched a nerve on the part of millions of people that...

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The toxic turkey that threatened our family »

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

08:53 am | He looked like Robert Duvall walking around a bombed out landscape in Vietnam relishing the smell of...

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Palestine – Yet some more »

Palestine – Yet some more

08:49 am | As I saw that we had touched a nerve with this exploration I sought further comment,...

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How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again »

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

02:48 pm | We do not need to wonder how this will play out. We do not need to analyze...

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Autumn in New England »

Autumn in New England

02:41 pm | The election has garnered big time interest in New England. I’m not surprised. I’d lived there...

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  4. Owner offers $25k to settle Longboat code enforcement case; Town to decide
  5. Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity
  6. The United States abstains
  7. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 29, 2016 through January 4, 2017
  8. On Patrol – Week ending January 6, 2017
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  10. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending January 6, 2017
  11. Colony future in hands of voters, Town
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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 January 6, 2017 »

07:44 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Dec. 26 Suspicious circumstance 5:26 p.m. Officer Ascencio responded to 5500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on a report of a large group of people filming on the beach. Upon arrival,...

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On Patrol – Week ending January 6, 2017

Longboater and Tyson’s Corner developer Charles B. Ewing passes »

03:43 pm | West*Group developed and constructed, under Mr. Ewing’s direction, over six million square feet....

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Longboater and Tyson’s Corner developer Charles B. Ewing passes

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

Do gut bugs change cancer therapy? »

02:04 pm | One of the most promising treatments now available is immunotherapy – helping to teach our own immune system how to kill the cancers it’s failed to keep at bay....

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Do gut bugs change cancer therapy?

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 29, 2016 through January 4, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 29, 2016 through January 4, 2017 »

07:46 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 29, 2016 through January 4, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 21, 2016 through December 28, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 21, 2016 through December 28, 2016 »

08:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 21, 2016 through December 28, 2016...

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

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

07:57 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 14, 2016 through December 20, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 8, 2016 through December 13, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 8, 2016 through December 13, 2016

03:35 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 8, 2016 through December 13, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 1, 2016 through December 7, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 1, 2016 through December 7, 2016

02:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 1, 2016 through December 7, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 23, 2016 through November 30, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 23, 2016 through November 30, 2016

08:28 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 23, 2016 through November 30, 2016...

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The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort »

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

01:25 pm | The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome....

November 30, 2016 / 8 comments / 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...

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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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