09:11 am | You don’t need any more condominiums on Longboat Key. That doesn’t do one thing for our Key. It needs a tennis resort on the beach that is great for families and visitors. Ninety...

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08:55 am | “I do not know where we are going here – we sound like the Colony. We say we have a consulting agreement with the University of Florida, but to what end? I am...

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08:47 am | Interest is already building for competition for the three seats....

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08:41 am | Mote Marine Laboratory announced the arrival of Dr. Andrea M. Larsen and Dr. Emily Smith. Dr. Andrea M. Larsen was awarded a Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the relationship between fish and...

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08:27 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014...

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08:25 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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08:24 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 25 Turtle suffers propeller damage 10:47 a.m. Officer Nagell...

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08:39 am | Colony Lender filed suit against each and every Colony Resort unit owner to collect more than $5 million it says is owed for back rent and interest on the recreational facilities it owns....

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09:58 am | Where to and where to not park in the Longboat Key Village was up for discussion Monday....

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09:29 am | “I have learned that the Colony was the genesis of what Longboat Key is today. I take my hat off to Murf for being a pioneer. Now we want to do something new...

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09:28 am | Some readers of the Washington Post continues to insist that Nikita Khrushchev visited a Washington-area Giant food store during his 1959 U.S. visit. He didn’t. But through the research of Longboat Key Town...

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09:21 am | Wow! We at Longboat Key News are shocked with the number of Short Short stories readers sent to our first-ever contest that spanned our five weekly editions in August. We had dozens of...

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09:07 am | Longboaters Steve Branham, Frank Cona, William Forcht, Lou Levy and Nancy Woodley all were nominated and will start Sept. 29. The Commission chose Branham to serve as Chair of the Board and named...

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08:36 am | Countries outside the US are very aware that sugared energy drinks are a public health threat – with increased obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates....

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08:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 4, 2014 through September 10, 2014...

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08:30 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 31 Learner’s permit 11:28 p.m. Sgt. Thompson responded to...

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08:29 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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01:54 pm | The final shimmering moments on the very northern tip of Longboat Key. Photo by Stephen Reid...

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01:52 pm | The following photos are Longboat Key through the streaming deluge of rain last Sunday early evening. Photos by Stephen Reid....

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09:58 am | Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort....

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09:56 am | ‘We are seeing situations like this all too often along Florida’s coasts.’...

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09:54 am | Saks Fifth Avenue hosts ‘Key to the Cure’ at new mall....

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Major Headlines

Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’ »

Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’ 09:11 am | You don’t need any more condominiums on Longboat Key. That doesn’t do one thing for our Key. It needs a tennis resort on the beach that is great...

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Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders »

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders 08:55 am | “I do not know where we are going here – we sound like the Colony. We say we have a consulting agreement with the University of Florida, but...

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Longboat Town Commission opens election season »

Longboat Town Commission opens election season 08:47 am | Interest is already building for competition for the three seats....

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Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers »

Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers 08:41 am | Mote Marine Laboratory announced the arrival of Dr. Andrea M. Larsen and Dr. Emily Smith. Dr. Andrea M. Larsen was awarded a Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study...

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Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted »

Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted 08:39 am | Colony Lender filed suit against each and every Colony Resort unit owner to collect more than $5 million it says is owed for back rent and interest on...

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Longboat Village parking meets with review »

Longboat Village parking meets with review 09:58 am | Where to and where to not park in the Longboat Key Village was up for discussion Monday....

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Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners »

Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners 09:29 am | “I have learned that the Colony was the genesis of what Longboat Key is today. I take my hat off to Murf for being a pioneer. Now we...

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Longboat Commissioner Gans finds Soviet connection »

Longboat Commissioner Gans finds Soviet connection 09:28 am | Some readers of the Washington Post continues to insist that Nikita Khrushchev visited a Washington-area Giant food store during his 1959 U.S. visit. He didn’t. But through the...

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Town stocks new pension board »

Town stocks new pension board 09:07 am | Longboaters Steve Branham, Frank Cona, William Forcht, Lou Levy and Nancy Woodley all were nominated and will start Sept. 29. The Commission chose Branham to serve as Chair...

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Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions »

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions 09:58 am | Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort....

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Dolphin swims free after Mote and others help rescue »

Dolphin swims free after Mote and others help rescue 09:56 am | ‘We are seeing situations like this all too often along Florida’s coasts.’...

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Opinion

The coalition that hates each other »

The coalition that hates each other

08:34 am | Seems no one is going to furnish the boots on the ground. As of last Tuesday, there...

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Time for the Saudis? »

Time for the Saudis?

08:32 am | The Kingdom’s only action so far is reported to be the donation of $100 million to a...

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Short Short story contest: And the winner is… »

Short Short story contest: And the winner is…

09:21 am | Wow! We at Longboat Key News are shocked with the number of Short Short stories readers sent...

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Interregnum and the Wars of the American Succession »

Interregnum and the Wars of the American Succession

09:17 am | He sees the world in a Wild West moment, when “everyone in the saloon has drawn his...

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Is Our President Angry? »

Is Our President Angry?

09:15 am | An election – a big one – is coming here at home. The President must acquit...

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The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night »

The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night

09:31 am | When I have grandchildren, I will sit and tell them about this man named Klauber and what...

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Preston Welsh: An appreciation »

Preston Welsh: An appreciation

09:26 am | Maybe we prize Preston and his generation so much because they didn’t realize they were great until...

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Panache — Do we still have it? »

Panache — Do we still have it?

09:24 am | As sophisticates you’ll appreciate the term panache....

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  2. Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders
  3. Longboat Town Commission opens election season
  4. Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers
  5. The coalition that hates each other
  6. Time for the Saudis?
  7. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending September 19, 2014
  9. On Patrol – Week ending September 19, 2014
  10. In Print — September 19, 2014 edition
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  12. Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted

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Longboat Rotary Club plans parade »

09:42 am | The Rotary Club of Longboat Key has organized a community celebration for the Veterans’ Day, which includes a parade along Bay Isles Road. The event features a brief parade, culminating at Temple Beth Israel for a program to recognize and honor U.S. Armed Services Veterans and their families on Longboat Key. The Rotary Club requests...

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Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

On Patrol – Week ending September 19, 2014 »

08:24 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 25 Turtle suffers propeller damage 10:47 a.m. Officer Nagell responded to Linley Street Boat ramp for a report of a sea turtle in distress. Upon arrival, Officer Nagell was flagged down...

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On Patrol – Week ending September 19, 2014

Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’ »

08:15 am | Kenneth Hugh “Kenny” Barr, 73, of Sarasota, passed away on May 8, 2014. Formerly of Rankin, IL and Helena, AR, he was born February 20, 1941. He was preceded in death by his father, Loyall L. Barr; stepfather, Gus J. Dunn; stepmother, Gerry Campbell, and a brother, Loyall L. Barr, II (Lee). He leaves behind...

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Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’

Sarasota social scene kicks off with a ‘Cure’ »

09:54 am | Saks Fifth Avenue hosts ‘Key to the Cure’ at new mall....

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Sarasota social scene kicks off with a ‘Cure’

All Coked Up… »

08:36 am | Countries outside the US are very aware that sugared energy drinks are a public health threat – with increased obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates....

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All Coked Up…

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014 »

08:27 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 4, 2014 through September 10, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 4, 2014 through September 10, 2014 »

08:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 4, 2014 through September 10, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 28, 2014 through September 3, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 28, 2014 through September 3, 2014

09:07 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 28, 2014 through September 3,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014

04:02 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 21, 2014 through August 28,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 14, 2014 through August 20, 2014

08:13 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key August 14, 2014 through August 20,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014

02:19 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 17 through July 23,...

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Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million »

Longboat Key’s Aria Condominium holds retail value of near $62 million

01:35 pm | Construction of the newest condominium project on Longboat Key in eight years has commenced. Developers began construction this month on Aria, a...

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Key Life

The Shore Diner »

The Shore Diner

08:18 am | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern...

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Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor »

Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor

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Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce »

Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce

03:15 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

01:37 pm | The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up...

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Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene »

Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene

07:08 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Longboat Key as seen through a deluge

Longboat Key as seen through a deluge »

01:52 pm | The following photos are Longboat Key through the streaming deluge of rain last Sunday early evening. Photos by Stephen Reid....

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Time for a delicious summer cocktail

Time for a delicious summer cocktail »

04:12 pm | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern California....

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