09:35 am | “There is no real usable beach at Inn on the Beach for pretty much their whole waterfront property. All of their dune walkovers are in the Gulf. When you come to a beach...

May 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

09:31 am | “We are not breaking new ground in this ordinance, it puts us in the middle of the pack and brings up to date our ordinance which is now 20 years old.”...

May 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

09:24 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...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

09:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

09:19 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Disturbance 3:05 p.m. Officer Cooper made contact with the complainant...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

09:06 am | “I’m totally opposed; we are nibbling away at the 45 MPH speed limit and here we are, we have five other crosswalks and the argument could be made for every other crosswalk to...

May 15, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

09:01 am | Company says drilling too close to bridge caused problem. ...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

08:58 am | There are three types of sea turtles in this region, Loggerheads, Green turtles and Kemp’s Ridley....

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

08:12 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 22 Larceny 6:25 p.m. Officer Ascencio spoke to the...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

08:11 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 28, 2016 through May 4, 2016...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

08:09 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...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

05:43 pm | Ferreira Construction filed a bid protest accusing the town of disqualifying its lower bid using “arbitrary and capricious” reasoning. One month delay likely....

May 2, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

05:40 pm | “FDOT was very concerned with the crosswalks as death trap rhetoric.”...

May 2, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

05:35 pm | Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, which stood in one of the most scenic locations in the Village on Longboat Key’s North End, was demolished Friday to make way for the vision of the new...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

05:25 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 21, 2016 through April 27, 2016...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

05:23 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...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

05:22 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 20 Traffic violation 8:00 a.m. While on patrol, Officer...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

11:31 am | A beach project was held up for a year in Panama City because of a weak turtle lighting ordinance and lack of enforcement....

April 25, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

11:27 am | “It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor....

April 25, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

11:22 am | The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts....

April 25, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

11:20 am | Environmentalist Virginia Sanders, a precious natural resource for the town of Longboat Key, died at age 93 following decades of invaluable contributions to this area and the Key. Virginia began life on Longboat...

April 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

11:15 am | LBK is no longer a viable community for those who work or volunteer off the island on a frequent basis. ...

April 25, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »
Major Headlines

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach »

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach 09:35 am | “There is no real usable beach at Inn on the Beach for pretty much their whole waterfront property. All of their dune walkovers are in the Gulf. When...

May 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance »

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance 09:31 am | “We are not breaking new ground in this ordinance, it puts us in the middle of the pack and brings up to date our ordinance which is now...

May 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Crosswalks staying; Town looks to slow GMD traffic to 35 MPH »

Crosswalks staying; Town looks to slow GMD traffic to 35 MPH 09:06 am | “I’m totally opposed; we are nibbling away at the 45 MPH speed limit and here we are, we have five other crosswalks and the argument could be made...

May 15, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

Longboat sued over alleged bridge damage »

Longboat sued over alleged bridge damage 09:01 am | Company says drilling too close to bridge caused problem. ...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Sea turtle nesting season begins »

Sea turtle nesting season begins 08:58 am | There are three types of sea turtles in this region, Loggerheads, Green turtles and Kemp’s Ridley....

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

South end beach project delayed by bid protest »

South end beach project delayed by bid protest 05:43 pm | Ferreira Construction filed a bid protest accusing the town of disqualifying its lower bid using “arbitrary and capricious” reasoning. One month delay likely....

May 2, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT »

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT 05:40 pm | “FDOT was very concerned with the crosswalks as death trap rhetoric.”...

May 2, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

Moore’s demo makes way for new restaurant »

Moore’s demo makes way for new restaurant 05:35 pm | Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, which stood in one of the most scenic locations in the Village on Longboat Key’s North End, was demolished Friday to make way for...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Turtle policy impacts future beach building »

Turtle policy impacts future beach building 11:31 am | A beach project was held up for a year in Panama City because of a weak turtle lighting ordinance and lack of enforcement....

April 25, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks 11:27 am | “It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor....

April 25, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers 11:22 am | The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts....

April 25, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key »

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key 11:20 am | Environmentalist Virginia Sanders, a precious natural resource for the town of Longboat Key, died at age 93 following decades of invaluable contributions to this area and the Key....

April 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law »

Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law 11:37 pm | Longboat turtle laws are ‘outdated, problematic for enforcement.’...

April 15, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units »

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units 11:34 pm | The plan is to remove all commercial space except three units....

April 15, 2016 / 3 comments / Read More »

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review »

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review 11:32 pm | Commission has requested lowering speed limit to 35 mph north of Broadway....

April 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Opinion

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town »

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

09:28 am | Right now, the biggest obstacle to the reproductive success of turtles on Longboat Key is Commissioner Phill...

May 15, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

East again, again »

East again, again

09:26 am | A trip around Florida is necessary to understand and appreciate our State. ...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

The final nail in the coffin »

The final nail in the coffin

08:27 am | For all practical purposes the November battle has already begun, and it promises interesting (and unpredictable) results....

May 15, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Turtles can’t talk »

Turtles can’t talk

08:24 am | Our function as custodians of these magnificent creatures should not be taken lightly....

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Small town and large country »

Small town and large country

08:21 am | I have never seen in my experience in this Town any evidence, nor even any suggestion that...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Turtle facts, not fiction »

Turtle facts, not fiction

08:19 am | We have the chance to improve the survival of these extraordinary creatures who have been visiting our...

May 15, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Military — free 2016 contenders »

Military — free 2016 contenders

05:31 pm | Is the election of 2016 merely a sign of things to come: of an American political future...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Turtle lighting proposal a grave mistake »

Turtle lighting proposal a grave mistake

05:28 pm | If the commissioners cave in and ban or severely limit even reasonable lights it will mean that...

May 2, 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

A critical analysis of the proposed north-end hotel »

A critical analysis of the proposed north-end hotel

11:15 am | LBK is no longer a viable community for those who work or volunteer off the island on...

April 25, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

New York values »

New York values

10:12 am | Call it “politics” or call it “art of the deal,” the Donald has already shown himself proficient...

April 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Traffic woes »

Traffic woes

10:10 am | Crossing various waterways is the essence of island travel. Most of us know this....

April 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

North Longboat Key hotel plan underscores poor planning »

North Longboat Key hotel plan underscores poor planning

11:54 pm | The referendum really reads: “Dear voter, do you wish to give the Town Commission carte blanche with...

April 15, 2016 / 6 comments / Read More »

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs »

Latest Longboat crosswalk plan to mar island entrance with FDOT signs

11:49 pm | Is an inferior, but cheaper solution, a good enough outcome?...

April 15, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »


Most Recent

  1. ghostrider: “There are far better and far less costly ways to maintain our beaches.” –G.J. Actually...
  2. ghostrider: Presumption vs. Assumption One has to marvel at the word “presumptive” and its importance in...
  3. Ross P. Alander: Yes please don’t lower the speed limit. The only outcome will be the police writing more...
  4. Reina Berman: To Ralph Monaco….you are wrong wrong wrong!! Maybe you don’t live here in the height of our...
  5. Evan Fletcher: Lowering the speed limit makes no sense. I agree with Cindy, we’re lucky to reach 35 mph when...
  1. Myer — Atrium Expert
  2. Myer — Islander Club Expert
  3. Myer — Grand Bay Expert
  4. Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach
  5. Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance
  6. Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town
  7. East again, again
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 13, 2016
  9. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016
  10. On Patrol – Week ending May 13, 2016
  11. In Print — May 13, 2016 edition
  12. Crosswalks staying; Town looks to slow GMD traffic to 35 MPH

Archives

Categories

Key HealthView all

Search property listings now!

Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year” »

01:57 pm | On March 22, Longboat Key Rotary President Carol Erker awarded  “Rotarian of the Year” to Dottie Rutledge.   “Dottie Rutledge is given this award with the Club’s deep appreciation for her work in developing and maintaining the Club’s website (www.longboatkeyrotary.org) and Facebook page; for creating the beautiful “Spreading Sunshine Through Service That Matters” image that...

April 4, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year”

On Patrol – Week ending May 13, 2016 »

09:19 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Disturbance 3:05 p.m. Officer Cooper made contact with the complainant who had a verbal discussion with her tenant about a broken item in her apartment. Specifically, one broken caster on the bed...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
On Patrol – Week ending May 13, 2016

The Fighter and the Pilot »

12:35 pm | Lt. Col. H. E. Carr left town for college near the end of WW II. He took with him an incredible will to win, an enormous chip on his shoulder and a deeply held sense of morality and justice. ...

April 4, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
The Fighter and the Pilot

Dining by boat or car on Longboat Key »

08:55 am | Longboat Key offers boaters an array of restaurants. ...

April 11, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Dining by boat or car on Longboat Key

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. ...

November 2, 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »
The science of staying thin

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016 »

09:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — May 5, 2016 through May 11, 2016...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 28, 2016 through May 4, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 28, 2016 through May 4, 2016 »

08:11 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 28, 2016 through May 4, 2016...

May 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

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

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

05:25 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 21, 2016 through April 27, 2016...

May 2, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016

09:58 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 14, 2016 through April 21, 2016...

April 25, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

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

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

11:15 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 7, 2016 through April 13, 2016...

April 15, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016

08:47 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 31, 2016 through April 6, 2016...

April 11, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016

02:04 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 24, 2016 through March 30, 2016...

April 4, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Key Life

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...

October 27, 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »

Out on a Limb »

Out on a Limb

02:12 pm | ...

August 8, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

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....

May 11, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

‘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...

April 6, 2015 / No comment / Read More »
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 at The Longboat Key Education Center. The not-for-profit...

March 7, 2016 / No comment / Read More »
Final waves…

Final waves… »

12:49 pm | ...

October 27, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Key Recreation