05:46 pm | “The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their rights and would lower the...

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05:42 pm | Of 1,700 nests in the region that had yet to hatch, 686 nests were washouts....

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05:38 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has attained and is surpassing its $50-million goal for advancing the Lab’s critical mission and vision. The campaign continues and will officially end at Mote’s Oceanic...

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04:13 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016...

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04:11 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 2 Property damage 4:16 p.m. Officer McGinnis responded to...

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04:09 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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03:55 pm | Commission decides to use up to $5 million non-ad valorem fees and revenue to help defray the cost for some residents....

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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 the Longboat Key Club for dinner. Travolta and Preston were joined...

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03:48 pm | The goals of the initiative are to restore more than one million corals across the region’s reefs....

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

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03:39 pm | Joe Berkely of Longboat Key and Dodge City, KS died Sept. 9 in Florida. Berkely had moved to Longboat Key with his wife, Nancy, to enjoy his retirement years where they enjoyed the...

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03:32 pm | Not since 9/11 has the clinical population I and others so complained of the inability to turn off and rest....

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03:26 pm | Town to consider options including pledging franchise and utility fees to help pay down the $23 million cost of the project. Cost could drop by almost $4,000 for some property owners....

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03:23 pm | An obvious determinant of the value of the Colony is the number of units that will be allowed to be rebuilt....

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03:19 pm | This weekend the town of Longboat Key is commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks with its annual placement of the flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Fire Chief Paul Dezzi wrote the following letter...

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01:07 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 2 Property damage 4:16 p.m. Officer McGinnis responded to...

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01:02 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2016 through September 7, 2016...

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12:57 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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12:40 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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12:37 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2016 through September 7, 2016...

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12:27 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 30 Trespassing 9:42 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to 5800...

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01:30 pm | “We are lucky once again. We really missed the bullet in a big way on this one.” — Mayor Jack Duncan...

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Major Headlines

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan »

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan 05:46 pm | “The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their...

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Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests »

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests 05:42 pm | Of 1,700 nests in the region that had yet to hatch, 686 nests were washouts....

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Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand »

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand 05:38 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has attained and is surpassing its $50-million goal for advancing the Lab’s critical mission and vision. The campaign continues and will...

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Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact »

Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact 03:55 pm | Commission decides to use up to $5 million non-ad valorem fees and revenue to help defray the cost for some residents....

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Coral key to Mote’s efforts »

Coral key to Mote’s efforts 03:48 pm | The goals of the initiative are to restore more than one million corals across the region’s reefs....

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

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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High Plains Journal founder Joe Berkely passes »

High Plains Journal founder Joe Berkely passes 03:39 pm | Joe Berkely of Longboat Key and Dodge City, KS died Sept. 9 in Florida. Berkely had moved to Longboat Key with his wife, Nancy, to enjoy his retirement...

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Commission to retackle, rethink neighborhood underground plan »

Commission to retackle, rethink neighborhood underground plan 03:26 pm | Town to consider options including pledging franchise and utility fees to help pay down the $23 million cost of the project. Cost could drop by almost $4,000 for...

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Colony seeks to keep 237 units »

Colony seeks to keep 237 units 03:23 pm | An obvious determinant of the value of the Colony is the number of units that will be allowed to be rebuilt....

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Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive »

Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive 03:19 pm | This weekend the town of Longboat Key is commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks with its annual placement of the flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Fire Chief Paul...

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Storm blasts Longboat »

Storm blasts Longboat 01:30 pm | “We are lucky once again. We really missed the bullet in a big way on this one.” — Mayor Jack Duncan...

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Voters say ‘No’ to LBK hotel plan. What’s next? »

Voters say ‘No’ to LBK hotel plan. What’s next? 01:28 pm | “I voted against it because it was an overreaching plan that was way too big and Floridays was despicable in its mailings to the residents.”...

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Turtle nests wiped out »

Turtle nests wiped out 01:27 pm | A preliminary survey shows that more than 50% of sea turtle nests were washed out by the storm....

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Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream opens at Centre Shops »

Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream opens at Centre Shops 01:24 pm | A third Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream Shop just opened on Longboat Key at the Centre Shops next to the Lazy Lobster. Tyler’s brings the best quality ingredients made...

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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents »

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 &...

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Opinion

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire »

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire

04:44 pm | Our community leaders are once again playing chicken with lawsuits, development rights and how to go about...

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Ad misleads on Patrick Murphy’s resume »

Ad misleads on Patrick Murphy’s resume

04:39 pm | Murphy may be overselling his resume, but the ad also exaggerates when it says ‘never.’...

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Mexico — again »

Mexico — again

03:35 pm | One visit didn’t erase the earlier mistakes. The slander might still be there – in the...

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China’s naval footprint grows »

China’s naval footprint grows

01:13 pm | A 90–acre plot is where Beijing is building its first overseas military outpost – a historic step...

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Silence on war, the candidates »

Silence on war, the candidates

01:14 pm | “War is terrible. It abuses the innocent and takes their lives, it wastes all kinds of treasure,...

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The Song of Hiyasuckas »

The Song of Hiyasuckas

11:04 am | Take a deep breath, my fellow citizens, before you choke on exhaust fumes and what the heck!...

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Win this one for the Gipper »

Win this one for the Gipper

11:01 am | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Win this one for the Gipper definition  Do this in memory of...

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The Trump referendum »

The Trump referendum

09:17 am | Maybe Donald is thrilled that The Democrats are trying to make a race of it by making...

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North end hotel plan needs better solution »

North end hotel plan needs better solution

09:09 pm | As you consider your vote on August 30, ask yourself these questions - is this the right...

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Primaries, questions »

Primaries, questions

09:01 pm | There are primaries to be run, and won, and in our town one referendum question to be...

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North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic »

North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic

01:46 pm | For so many reasons this hotel and this method of getting units crow-barred onto the tiny parcel...

July 30, 2016 / 15 comments / Read More »

Next phase – Part II »

Next phase – Part II

01:44 pm | The Not Trump crowd had their shot. It looks like all show from here on. ...

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The next phase of Trump’s candidacy »

The next phase of Trump’s candidacy

11:25 am | During the primary, Mr. Trump frequently criticized the war in Iraq; Mr. Pence voted to support it....

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  1. P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan
  2. Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests
  3. Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand
  4. Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire
  5. Ad misleads on Patrick Murphy’s resume
  6. In Print — September 23, 2016 edition
  7. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016
  8. On Patrol – Week ending September 23, 2016
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  10. Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact
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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 September 23, 2016 »

04:11 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 2 Property damage 4:16 p.m. Officer McGinnis responded to the Publix parking lot in reference to property damage. Officer McGinnis met with the complainant who advised a Ford truck parked next...

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On Patrol – Week ending September 23, 2016

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

Political Insomnia Disorder »

03:32 pm | Not since 9/11 has the clinical population I and others so complained of the inability to turn off and rest....

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Political Insomnia Disorder

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016 »

04:13 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 8, 2016 through September 14, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 8, 2016 through September 14, 2016 »

01:02 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2016 through September 7, 2016...

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

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

12:37 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2016 through September 7, 2016...

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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents »

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...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 25, 2016 through August 31, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 25, 2016 through August 31, 2016

01:17 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 25, 2016 through August 31, 2016...

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

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 18, 2016 through August 24, 2016

10:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 18, 2016 through August 24, 2016...

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

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016

09:14 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 11, 2016 through August 17, 2016...

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Key Life

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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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....

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‘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 »
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 the Longboat Key Club for dinner. Travolta and...

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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 at The Longboat Key Education Center. The not-for-profit...

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