12:25 pm | “I am more optimistic than at any point since the closing of the Colony six years ago.”...

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12:21 pm | Longboat voters to decide fate of 120-room hotel Floridays wants to build on 2.62 acres....

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12:16 pm | Detert praised Patterson’s ability to deal with many issues successfully in the region....

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12:13 pm | A female sea turtle came ashore and began laying her eggs around 8 a.m....

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12:11 pm | “This is pretty unique what we have on Longboat Key.”...

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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...

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11:57 am | Brad Saivetz of Longboat Key, 93, died on July 12, 2016. He was born in Everett, Massachusetts and lived in Quincy, Massachusetts for 50 years then retired to Longboat Key, Florida for the...

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10:18 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016...

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10:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 14 Battery 10:50 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Bay...

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10:15 am | Undergrounding assessments disproportionate To: Town Commission We are owners of Unit #520, in the Bayport Beach and Tennis Condominium complex. Our unit is in the “A” cluster. We are alarmed and dismayed by...

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11:34 am | A demolition permit has is underway for several Colony buildings including most of the structures that are visible from Gulf of Mexico Drive....

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11:31 am | “Trucking is a small price to pay.” ...

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11:21 am | “The existing infrastructure is limited and can only take so much.“...

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11:16 am | A record number of turtle nests have been seen in regions along coasts of Florida and South Carolina.  From Longboat Key to Venice of Florida, more than 2,600 nests have been reported, and...

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11:13 am | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agent Bruce Myer’s listing at 4995 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit #501 sold for $4.2 million. The condominium is located in Positano and sets the record for the...

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10:56 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 7, 2016 through July 13, 2016...

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10:38 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 6 Threatening phone calls 11:59 a.m. Officer Lanier responded...

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10:37 am | Regarding editorial “Longboat Commission Masters The Art of Clumsy Defeat” To: Editor Your Friday, July 8 editorial states: “The voters of Longboat Key wanted to see their neighborhoods undergrounded.” In one sense, this...

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11:47 am | “The intention of the Commission was noble and good, but somewhere along the line we lost track of what was going to happen.”...

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11:44 am | Commissioners adopted the ordinance that will require exterior lighting and interior lighting not reach the beach....

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11:42 am | It is only two months into sea turtle nesting season and Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are announcing that 2016 has already been a record-breaking season for sea turtle nests....

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11:39 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Republican candidates for the District 23 Florida State Senate seat gathered for a Tiger Bay hosted debate at Michael’s on East last Thursday. Former Rep. Doug Holder, Rick...

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Major Headlines

Colony vote coming »

Colony vote coming 12:25 pm | “I am more optimistic than at any point since the closing of the Colony six years ago.”...

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North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters »

North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters 12:21 pm | Longboat voters to decide fate of 120-room hotel Floridays wants to build on 2.62 acres....

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Detert endorses Patterson for Senate »

Detert endorses Patterson for Senate 12:16 pm | Detert praised Patterson’s ability to deal with many issues successfully in the region....

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Sea turtle nests in daytime »

Sea turtle nests in daytime 12:13 pm | A female sea turtle came ashore and began laying her eggs around 8 a.m....

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Sustaining our swans »

Sustaining our swans 12:11 pm | “This is pretty unique what we have on Longboat Key.”...

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Tube Dude moving downtown »

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...

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Brad Saivetz passes »

Brad Saivetz passes 11:57 am | Brad Saivetz of Longboat Key, 93, died on July 12, 2016. He was born in Everett, Massachusetts and lived in Quincy, Massachusetts for 50 years then retired to...

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Colony demo in works »

Colony demo in works 11:34 am | A demolition permit has is underway for several Colony buildings including most of the structures that are visible from Gulf of Mexico Drive....

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LBK Sand trucking over; dredge to start soon »

LBK Sand trucking over; dredge to start soon 11:31 am | “Trucking is a small price to pay.” ...

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Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development »

Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development 11:21 am | “The existing infrastructure is limited and can only take so much.“...

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Record turtle nests in Florida, South Carolina »

Record turtle nests in Florida, South Carolina 11:16 am | A record number of turtle nests have been seen in regions along coasts of Florida and South Carolina.  From Longboat Key to Venice of Florida, more than 2,600...

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Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million »

Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million 11:13 am | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agent Bruce Myer’s listing at 4995 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit #501 sold for $4.2 million. The condominium is located in Positano and...

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Amid protests, Commission postpones undergrounding utilities »

Amid protests, Commission postpones undergrounding utilities 11:47 am | “The intention of the Commission was noble and good, but somewhere along the line we lost track of what was going to happen.”...

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Tighter turtle rules pass »

Tighter turtle rules pass 11:44 am | Commissioners adopted the ordinance that will require exterior lighting and interior lighting not reach the beach....

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Turtle nesting breaks record »

Turtle nesting breaks record 11:42 am | It is only two months into sea turtle nesting season and Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are announcing that 2016 has already been a record-breaking season for sea turtle...

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Opinion

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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How would he look in defeat? »

How would he look in defeat?

11:09 am | Are we close to “This is No Drill?...

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Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat »

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

11:37 am | The voters of Longboat Key wanted to see their neighborhoods undergrounded. This was their chance. It...

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A bit more on Trump »

A bit more on Trump

11:34 am | Maybe if Trump wants to be compared to Reagan he should act more like him....

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What was Noah thinking? »

What was Noah thinking?

09:34 am | Of course we cannot blame Noah for all the foolish disparities between humans, atop the food chain,...

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The GOP and Mexico »

The GOP and Mexico

09:31 am | If there is a drain, it’s Mexicans going home – roughly one million returnees between 2009 and...

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Rubio reconsiders »

Rubio reconsiders

10:10 am | I must say that I am pleased. ...

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China’s Florida… »

China’s Florida…

03:50 pm | From this tiny glimpse at a bit of Chinese life we might see that there may be...

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Hurricane prayer »

Hurricane prayer

01:39 pm | It can’t hurt, and likely would help....

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Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

10:52 pm | This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum....

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Reflections from the diaspora »

Reflections from the diaspora

10:49 pm | Is our Key going to grow like Queens – on another Island you know?...

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Sanders – Cut the Military »

Sanders – Cut the Military

02:54 pm | Despite what Mr. Sanders and the anti-defense brigade would have you believe, America is getting its security...

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Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet »

Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet

12:00 pm | I obviously think of the little boy who traveled the world with Pat and I – to...

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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...

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

On Patrol – Week ending July 22, 2016 »

10:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 14 Battery 10:50 p.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to Bay Isles Parkway in Longboat Key in reference to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer made contact with the complainant who stated...

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On Patrol – Week ending July 22, 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. ...

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The Fighter and the Pilot

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

Noisy anxiety demands attention »

11:32 am | There’s lots of noise out there. Learning what you wish to pay attention to – and when – can make for both better days and nights....

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Noisy anxiety demands attention

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016 »

10:18 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 14, 2016 through July 20, 2016...

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Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million

Positano Condominium Sells for $4.2 Million »

11:13 am | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agent Bruce Myer’s listing at 4995 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit #501 sold for $4.2 million. The condominium is located in Positano and sets the...

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

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

10:56 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 7, 2016 through July 13, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 30, 2016 through July 7, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 30, 2016 through July 7, 2016

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 16, 2016 through June 22, 2016

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016

01:29 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016....

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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...

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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 »

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...

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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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Final waves…

Final waves… »

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