11:55 am | ‘These guests basically utilize the beach at night as their own personal entertainment venue.’...

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09:54 am | At the pinnacle of Longboat luxury properties stands the Ohana Estate priced at $19.9 million....

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09:45 am | The building provides a base of operations for collaborating scientists from around the world....

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09:31 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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09:30 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 18, 2016 through May 24, 2017...

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09:28 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 11 Suspicious person 9:14 p.m. Officer Bidwell was dispatched...

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01:05 am | Officer says video taping of the suspects apparently angered them, causing the incident to intensify....

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01:00 am | “Mr. Mayor, I think you are totally out of order. This has not been noticed,” said Spoll....

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12:55 am | There have been 46 commission races for seats in the five town districts since 2000. Of those, 72 percent, or 33 of them, having only a single candidate,...

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12:51 am | Town Manager Dave Bullock found the next Public Works Director for Longboat Key close to home....

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12:36 am | The Longboat Key Rotary Club awarded two $350 scholarship awards for each of 2 categories: one from students in grades 6 through 9, and one from students in grades 10 and higher. They...

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12:32 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 17, 2017...

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12:24 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 8 Power-tool noise Officer Houchin was dispatched to 3600...

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12:23 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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12:02 am | Rotary Club honors those who protect and serve our island as residents and families show support....

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11:51 pm | More stringent ordinance enacted due to LBK having highest number of disorientations in area....

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11:48 pm | ‘The Unstoppable Wasp’ is about females in science working together for a common cause....

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11:36 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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11:34 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 28 Suspicious vehicle 9:19 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to...

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11:31 pm | “There is no better place I’ve run across where residents are as smart, rationally informed and care so much about where they live.”...

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11:28 pm | “I’m not sure we’ve thought through the ramifications,” said Commissioner Randy Clair....

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11:25 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory documented the first three local sea turtle nests of 2017 — two on Sunday, April 30, and one on Monday, May 1 — in Venice, Florida.  Mote scientists, interns and...

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Major Headlines

Resident says turtles suffer from out-of-control tourists »

Resident says turtles suffer from out-of-control tourists 11:55 am | ‘These guests basically utilize the beach at night as their own personal entertainment venue.’...

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Marketing from the top »

Marketing from the top 09:54 am | At the pinnacle of Longboat luxury properties stands the Ohana Estate priced at $19.9 million....

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Mote boosts coral research with new facility »

Mote boosts coral research with new facility 09:45 am | The building provides a base of operations for collaborating scientists from around the world....

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Longboat Trump protester attacked; suspect at-large »

Longboat Trump protester attacked; suspect at-large 01:05 am | Officer says video taping of the suspects apparently angered them, causing the incident to intensify....

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Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry »

Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry 01:00 am | “Mr. Mayor, I think you are totally out of order. This has not been noticed,” said Spoll....

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Younger suggests redistricting to boost election participation »

Younger suggests redistricting to boost election participation 12:55 am | There have been 46 commission races for seats in the five town districts since 2000. Of those, 72 percent, or 33 of them, having only a single...

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Longboat nabs new Public Works Director from Sarasota County »

Longboat nabs new Public Works Director from Sarasota County 12:51 am | Town Manager Dave Bullock found the next Public Works Director for Longboat Key close to home....

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Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout »

Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout 12:02 am | Rotary Club honors those who protect and serve our island as residents and families show support....

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Turtle season starts with pair of nests »

Turtle season starts with pair of nests 11:51 pm | More stringent ordinance enacted due to LBK having highest number of disorientations in area....

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Marvel comic stars Mote scientist »

Marvel comic stars Mote scientist 11:48 pm | ‘The Unstoppable Wasp’ is about females in science working together for a common cause....

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Longboat to soon manage without Dave Bullock »

Longboat to soon manage without Dave Bullock 11:31 pm | “There is no better place I’ve run across where residents are as smart, rationally informed and care so much about where they live.”...

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Town tables major land-use rules »

Town tables major land-use rules 11:28 pm | “I’m not sure we’ve thought through the ramifications,” said Commissioner Randy Clair....

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Mote sheds light on Turtle Nesting, Longboat revises turtle ordinance »

Mote sheds light on Turtle Nesting,  Longboat revises turtle ordinance 11:25 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory documented the first three local sea turtle nests of 2017 — two on Sunday, April 30, and one on Monday, May 1 — in Venice,...

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New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights »

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights 01:58 pm | The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect. ...

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Shark tagging success »

Shark tagging success 01:54 pm | Mote tags 34 sharks in mission to understand habitat, patterns and populations....

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Opinion

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key? »

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

09:42 am | It is a classic legislative bait and switch. Voters were sold the idea of allowing the reconstruction...

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The Gorsuch triumph »

The Gorsuch triumph

09:39 am | Perhaps this is the first of the few early Trump victories. I don’t know. Some...

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Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process »

Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process

09:33 am | The current system does promote a sort of distributed representation across the community. ...

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Traveling — from Florida »

Traveling — from Florida

12:38 am | While reading The Economist in flight I learned that only Syria sends more immigrants to Quebec than...

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Longboat Key Rotary essay winners »

Longboat Key Rotary essay winners

12:36 am | The Longboat Key Rotary Club awarded two $350 scholarship awards for each of 2 categories: one from...

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Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster »

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

11:45 pm | It is the low density, the reduced size and scale of the island that makes Longboat unique...

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Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great! »

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

11:43 pm | The afternoon was like good lovemaking — an event you thought might last 15 minutes stretched for...

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Navy must be everywhere »

Navy must be everywhere

11:41 pm | “This episode is a small symptom of America’s weakened Navy. Today, as in the 1920s and...

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Sun, sand, sentinels »

Sun, sand, sentinels

11:22 pm | Few people in Okinawa think open hostilities with China are imminent, or perhaps even likely....

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The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town »

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

01:52 pm | There is no way to halt the march of time and development. Even though Longboat is built-out,...

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What’s the matter with Connecticut? »

What’s the matter with Connecticut?

01:51 pm | Connecticut’s top tax rate rate is now higher than the 5.1% flat rate in the state formerly...

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The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday »

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday

04:21 pm | I tried to take the turn into the driveway slowly so our cat, Popsicle, who was now...

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Cuba, Stuck in the past »

Cuba, Stuck in the past

04:12 pm | Cuba is a communist dictatorship in a time warp. For some, that lends it a rebellious allure....

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  1. ghostrider: One word: RELENTLESS Why no mention Mr. Reid of how many stories will a building be with a height of 80...
  2. ghostrider: who/s on first?: times change, and you have selective memory with regards to Mr. Reid’s...
  3. ghostrider: It’s a lovely property that is NOT saleable. Fifteen years from now it will be the club-house for...
  4. Marina: That is a frightening intersection to introduce a roundabout. A major concern would be pedestrians that could...
  5. What's on Second?: Let’s just bite the bullet, raise taxes, and BUILD THAT BRIDGE. Heck, even make it a TOLL...
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  7. Myer — The Pierre
  8. Resident says turtles suffer from out-of-control tourists
  9. Marketing from the top
  10. Mote boosts coral research with new facility
  11. How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?
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Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification »

09:06 am | Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and climate change conditions on corals using a sea anemone as a model organism....

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Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

On Patrol – Week ending May 26, 2017 »

09:28 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 11 Suspicious person 9:14 p.m. Officer Bidwell was dispatched to DeNarvaez Drive in reference to a suspicious person. Officer Bidwell met with the complainant who advised that an Hispanic male dressed...

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On Patrol – Week ending May 26, 2017

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law »

02:01 pm | Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits....

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Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era »

01:55 pm | That quaint little restaurant at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive with the “12 star food” where generations enjoyed dinner together has closed it’s doors after 15 years of dedication and outstanding service to the Longboat Key community.  Many residents and visitors will feel the emptiness that now fills the space where the smell of garlic...

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Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

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

Marketing from the top

Marketing from the top »

09:54 am | At the pinnacle of Longboat luxury properties stands the Ohana Estate priced at $19.9 million....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 18, 2016 through May 24, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 18, 2016 through May 24, 2017 »

09:30 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 18, 2016 through May 24, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 17, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 17, 2017

12:32 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 11, 2016 through May 17, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 27, 2016 through May 3, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 27, 2016 through May 3, 2017

11:17 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 27, 2016 through May 3, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017

05:36 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017

03:59 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017

12:58 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017...

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Key Life

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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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…

12:49 pm | ...

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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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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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