03:23 pm | A team huddles around the shark like a racing car pit crew to collect samples....

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03:20 pm | What to build, when and how to pay for the endeavor are all in play....

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03:11 pm | The election of two new city commissioners brought the end of Tom Barwin’s eight-year reign as Manager for the City of Sarasota....

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10:16 pm | “The Longboat Key Club was a huge selling point and they like the idea that Longboat is a close-knit community.” ...

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10:05 pm | The charismatic, larger-than-life Colony founder, Murf Klauber, welcomes us with his radiant smile. Dressed in casual chic with his signature Etro shirt and white shorts, he regals us with his latest visionary...

December 9, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

09:57 pm | Joe McElmeel announced last week he was stepping down from the position after several years building the Club’s membership and presence in the community. ...

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09:53 pm | The recent uptick in Covid cases and especially how the state of Florida reports data has Longboat Key Town Manager Tom Harmer concerned....

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09:50 pm | If Barwin retires on Dec. 7, he would earn up to 20 weeks in benefits and he proposes more than $82,000 in compensation. Commission has grown critical....

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09:46 pm | Mote is caring for six juvenile, cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. ...

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09:43 pm | The instructor was ejected from the boat as his vessel surged forward unmanned and struck several of the 8-foot sailboats that were being used by the youth sailors....

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09:36 pm | Then to add to my surreal life is my second-oldest daughter, Ariana, moved home from Poland. She attended college in Krakow to study international relations, geopolitics and language. The irony is we paid...

December 9, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

10:17 pm | To fully close on the future condominiums and gain financing for his St. Regis project, Whittall must first pay all of the former Colony owners for the units under contract and also reach...

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10:14 pm | Advocates said controversy hallmark of artistic experience....

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10:11 pm | The project will strengthen coastal resilience, revitalize fish and wildlife habitat....

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10:06 pm | “Republicans have always said that local issues should be handled by the government that is closest. But ironically, now Governor DeSantis wants to upstream all the power and tell us what is best...

December 7, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

10:01 pm | In the coming year, the economy will be the central issue. Presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Trump all faced various degrees of economic sluggishness following their respective elections, and each enacted significant tax cuts...

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12:51 pm | The behavior of coyotes is critical to how the town responds. So far, the police maintain that the town has no intent to either capture or kill the animal or animals. although they...

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12:49 pm | “We’re here at Nathan Benderson Park, and in no time at all it will be the site of our iconic landmark building, Mote SEA—Science Education Aquarium.” ...

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12:45 pm | “We were hit really hard with flooding.”...

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06:43 am | “I’m supportive of the resident-only parking as written with one exception — taxpayers pay for these. Taking 500 spots from taxpayers is not right.”...

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06:38 am | The reason for the extension is the email address where public comments about the permit were supposed to be received was not working. ...

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06:33 am | Sarasota City Commissioner Liz Alpert narrowly held onto her District 2 Commission Seat after winning 6,045 votes against challenger Terry Turner’s 5,684 votes. A major change on the commission will be the fact...

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Major Headlines

Disney helps fund shark research at Mote »

Disney helps fund shark research at Mote 03:23 pm | A team huddles around the shark like a racing car pit crew to collect samples....

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What to build at Longboat’s Town Center returns to the agenda »

What to build at Longboat’s Town Center returns to the agenda 03:20 pm | What to build, when and how to pay for the endeavor are all in play....

January 18, 2021 / No comment / Read More »

Barwin out after eight years; Brown takes helm in Sarasota »

Barwin out after eight years; Brown takes helm in Sarasota 03:11 pm | The election of two new city commissioners brought the end of Tom Barwin’s eight-year reign as Manager for the City of Sarasota....

January 18, 2021 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat sets record with $16.5 million sale »

Longboat sets record with $16.5 million sale 10:16 pm | “The Longboat Key Club was a huge selling point and they like the idea that Longboat is a close-knit community.” ...

December 9, 2020 / No comment / Read More »

The Colony brought us a generation of memories »

The Colony brought us a generation of memories 10:05 pm | The charismatic, larger-than-life Colony founder, Murf Klauber, welcomes us with his radiant smile. Dressed in casual chic with his signature Etro shirt and white shorts, he regals...

December 9, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

McElmeel steps down, Republican Club names Maj. Gen. ‘Scott’ Gray President »

McElmeel steps down, Republican Club names Maj. Gen. ‘Scott’ Gray President 09:57 pm | Joe McElmeel announced last week he was stepping down from the position after several years building the Club’s membership and presence in the community. ...

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Covid case reporting has Longboat concerned »

Covid case reporting has Longboat concerned 09:53 pm | The recent uptick in Covid cases and especially how the state of Florida reports data has Longboat Key Town Manager Tom Harmer concerned....

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Barwin to offer City terms and cost of his departure »

Barwin to offer City terms and cost of his departure 09:50 pm | If Barwin retires on Dec. 7, he would earn up to 20 weeks in benefits and he proposes more than $82,000 in compensation. Commission has grown critical....

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Shivering sea turtles enter rehab at Mote »

Shivering sea turtles enter rehab at Mote 09:46 pm | Mote is caring for six juvenile, cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. ...

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Details emerge in sailing fatality »

Details emerge in sailing fatality 09:43 pm | The instructor was ejected from the boat as his vessel surged forward unmanned and struck several of the 8-foot sailboats that were being used by the youth sailors....

December 9, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Final piece of Colony puzzle nearly in place after a decade »

Final piece of Colony puzzle nearly in place after a decade 10:17 pm | To fully close on the future condominiums and gain financing for his St. Regis project, Whittall must first pay all of the former Colony owners for the units...

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Unconditional Surrender to move closer to O’Leary’s Tiki Bar »

Unconditional Surrender to move closer to O’Leary’s Tiki Bar 10:14 pm | Advocates said controversy hallmark of artistic experience....

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Coral restoration project awarded $5 million to help iconic reefs »

Coral restoration project awarded $5 million to help iconic reefs 10:11 pm | The project will strengthen coastal resilience, revitalize fish and wildlife habitat....

December 7, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Dogs and coyotes roaming Longboat provokes anxiety »

Dogs and coyotes roaming Longboat provokes anxiety 12:51 pm | The behavior of coyotes is critical to how the town responds. So far, the police maintain that the town has no intent to either capture or kill the...

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Mote breaks ground on aquarium »

Mote breaks ground on aquarium 12:49 pm | “We’re here at Nathan Benderson Park, and in no time at all it will be the site of our iconic landmark building, Mote SEA—Science Education Aquarium.” ...

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Tropical Storm Eta brings more water than wind to our shores »

Tropical Storm Eta brings more water than wind to our shores 12:45 pm | “We were hit really hard with flooding.”...

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Longboat one vote closer to resident-only parking »

Longboat one vote closer to resident-only parking 06:43 am | “I’m supportive of the resident-only parking as written with one exception — taxpayers pay for these. Taking 500 spots from taxpayers is not right.”...

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Deadline extended to fight fish farm permit »

Deadline extended to fight fish farm permit 06:38 am | The reason for the extension is the email address where public comments about the permit were supposed to be received was not working. ...

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Liz Alpert re-elected; Willie Shaw defeated in City Commission race »

Liz Alpert re-elected; Willie Shaw defeated in City Commission race 06:33 am | Sarasota City Commissioner Liz Alpert narrowly held onto her District 2 Commission Seat after winning 6,045 votes against challenger Terry Turner’s 5,684 votes. A major change on the...

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City backs Bay Park’s waterfront funding plan »

City backs Bay Park’s waterfront funding plan 06:06 am | The money generated by the assumed escalation of all property values within the TIF District is what ultimately will compose the public financing portion of The Bay....

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A slice of history could become first building at Longboat Town Center »

A slice of history could become first building at Longboat Town Center 05:58 am | There appears to be no bustling campus of the Ringling College of Art and Design slated for the Longboat Key Town Center anytime soon. Last year, the agreement...

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Longboat’s new Police Chief seeks to continue Key success »

Longboat’s new Police Chief seeks to continue Key success 05:48 am | Smith has more than 29 years of law enforcement experience and most recently was Police Chief for Northern Arizona University....

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Lido Beach nearly built despite fight from Siesta »

Lido Beach nearly built despite fight from Siesta 07:24 am | Soon, two groins will be built to help hold the new sand. The fight over the project has cost millions in legal fees....

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U.S. News & World Report says that Sarasota is best Place to Retire »

U.S. News & World Report says that Sarasota is best Place to Retire 07:18 am | Sarasota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report research as the No. 1 best place to retire in the entire country and the 16th best place...

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Pete Cumming honored for service in ceremony »

Pete Cumming honored for service in ceremony 07:05 am | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Close relationships, ceremonies filled with feeling and sentiment, and shared memories are the hallmarks of small-town life. Nowhere were the emotions of appreciation and respect...

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Where in the world are Mote’s tagged sea turtles? »

Where in the world are Mote’s tagged sea turtles? 06:49 am | Identifying migration pathways and areas frequently used by male sea turtles is important for a number of reasons, especially in the face of climate change....

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Longboat responds to decline in property values »

Longboat responds to decline in property values 06:12 am | Consultant says age of condos and strong competition from Downtown Sarasota market are not helping......

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Sarasota to spend $3.6 million on bodycam program »

Sarasota to spend $3.6 million on bodycam program 06:05 am | City police will soon buy 122 cameras and each officer will start recording by mid 2021....

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Longboat Key Police Chief to be honored by Town »

Longboat Key Police Chief to be honored by Town 06:03 am | Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming’s last day before retiring is Oct. 23. On Monday, he will be recognized for his years of service to the town at...

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Public art precipitates controversy »

Public art precipitates controversy 05:57 am | Unconditional Surrender has a theme-park quality to it, straddling the line between amusement park attraction and midbrow art. But this is Florida, where theme parks are welcome....

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Longboat St. Regis sales hit $200 million »

Longboat St. Regis sales hit $200 million 05:18 am | The penthouse has been sold for just shy of $20 million at $1,800 per square foot....

October 26, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »
Opinion

The hidden beauty of Covid infects my home »

The hidden beauty of Covid infects my home

09:36 pm | Then to add to my surreal life is my second-oldest daughter, Ariana, moved home from Poland. She...

December 9, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

DeSantis abandons basic Republican principles »

DeSantis abandons basic Republican principles

10:06 pm | “Republicans have always said that local issues should be handled by the government that is closest. But...

December 7, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Examining a vast world of post-election scenarios »

Examining a vast world of post-election scenarios

10:01 pm | In the coming year, the economy will be the central issue. Presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Trump all...

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Our national election and its chaotic aftermath highlight distrust, division and unethical institutions »

Our national election and its chaotic aftermath highlight distrust, division and unethical institutions

06:27 am | The national media, Big Tech and most major polling organizations need a sweeping overhaul and a profound...

November 24, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Capitalism has been good to me; Biden will make sure to keep it that way »

Capitalism has been good to me; Biden will make sure to keep it that way

05:42 am | Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, France are profoundly capitalist democracies and the progressive policies they...

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Debates are never about the issues »

Debates are never about the issues

05:05 am | Voters believe they can tell this by how candidates look and act under pressure. It all counts....

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Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion »

Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion

10:54 am | The Town continues to take a bizarre — and wavering —position to increase the height restrictions for...

October 9, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Welcome to the Barwin & Buchanan Bayfront Circus starring Unconditional Surrender »

Welcome to the Barwin & Buchanan Bayfront Circus starring Unconditional Surrender

06:44 pm | We do not need Unconditional Surrender on our Bayfront. We have a much better display in our...

September 19, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

50 Bucks Says Biden Wins Florida »

50 Bucks Says Biden Wins Florida

02:02 pm | I placed this bet on Predictit, a political betting site, not because I want Biden to win,...

September 16, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

The coming apocalypse: “Vote-by-Mail” »

The coming apocalypse: “Vote-by-Mail”

12:49 pm | It will be a mess. Pennsylvania is already being sued by both Republicans and Democrats since the...

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How to eradicate Covid-19 »

How to eradicate Covid-19

12:41 pm | Closing wet markets and changing cultures will be expensive, but rich countries should pay the price. It...

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Trump’s October surprise: A vaccine, but the pandemic will go on for years »

Trump’s October surprise: A vaccine, but the pandemic will go on for years

11:56 am | I realised that he was the ultimate salesman. He was born to be that way. His Tower,...

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Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels »

Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels

09:56 pm | MATTHEW EDLUND, MD, MOH Guest Columnist Edlund@lbknews.com The past is never past. As I wrote two months ago, the bungled political...

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Our Children are our future ­— except during a pandemic! »

Our Children are our future ­— except during a pandemic!

09:30 pm | Nurses and doctors face the pandemic. And grocery store workers, police, firemen and other essential workers put...

August 4, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear »

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear

02:23 pm | Perhaps Americans just feel a roll of the dice is what’s life’s all about, as when Clint...

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Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It? »

Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It?

02:19 pm | In the midst of the pandemic of the century and the greatest medical crisis this country has...

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Let’s celebrate success! Why don’t we see this on CNN? »

Let’s celebrate success! Why don’t we see this on CNN?

12:44 pm | Do the math. 130,000 deaths divided by 2,773,000 cases equals a 4.6% death rate. 2,643,000 are still...

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Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania »

Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania

05:37 pm | It is not just liberal or conservative media — it is an entire nation stoking each other...

June 27, 2020 / 14 comments / Read More »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

05:33 pm | The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building...

June 27, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: A call to arms — Saving our paradise »

Death by a thousand cuts:  A call to arms — Saving our paradise

05:23 pm | Will this contribute to the beauty of the town and its eventual prosperity and quality of life?...

June 27, 2020 / 5 comments / Read More »

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus »

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus

11:44 am | There we were — a hobbling collection of knee replacements, back braces and patella straps all clustered...

June 13, 2020 / 6 comments / Read More »

Don’t erase our history; our past is what created our today… »

Don’t erase our history; our past is what created our today…

11:41 am | As I see our young people defacing monuments of the Confederacy, I have to ask — do...

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Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be? »

Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be?

10:41 am | If these underlying conditions persist, protests will flare up again with the slightest provocation....

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How high and how big should we build? »

05:00 pm | Both controversial code changes were approved by the LBK Planning and Zoning Board. Commision to debate on Tuesday...

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How high and how big should we build?

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending December 11, 2020 »

01:25 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 30 Suspicious person 10:06 a.m. Officer Martinson was dispatched to the beach access at 3475 Gulf of Mexico Drive on a call of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson made...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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How to Stop a Global Pandemic

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 11, 2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 11, 2020 »

01:07 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 4, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 4, 2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 4, 2020 »

11:33 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through December 4, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 13, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 13, 2020

12:36 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 13, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 6, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 6, 2020

06:19 am | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through November 6, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 30, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 30, 2020

05:32 am | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 30, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 23, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 23, 2020

06:29 am | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through October 23, 2020...

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Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key real estate activity »

Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key real estate activity

05:49 am | The Island areas of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key are popular destinations. Their cool ocean breezes and beautiful white sand...

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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...

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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...

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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

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

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

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