01:25 pm | The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome....

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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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12:52 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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12:49 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 13 Lost property 12:30 p.m. Officer Cooper responded to...

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12:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 17, 2016 through November 22, 2016...

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09:01 am | P&Z board put a maximum cap of 80 feet on any building....

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08:57 am | “There are too many problems; I would like to see this position professionalized,” said Vice Mayor Terry Gans....

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08:55 am | A harmful algal bloom is the uncontrolled growth of naturally occurring algae in freshwater or the marine environment....

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08:53 am | He looked like Robert Duvall walking around a bombed out landscape in Vietnam relishing the smell of turkey in the morning....

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08:47 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 10, 2016 through November 16, 2016...

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08:44 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 31 Suspicious person 10:35 a.m. Officer Ascencio responded to...

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10:46 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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02:04 pm | One of the most promising treatments now available is immunotherapy – helping to teach our own immune system how to kill the cancers it’s failed to keep at bay....

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02:59 pm | “Our job is to let the electors decide if they want the project, not to teach him how to negotiate, or worse yet, to interfere.” — Commissioner Irwin Pastor...

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02:55 pm | “I want to make sure we are not going to clean Twin Shores, Dock on the Bay and Spanish Main, because I expect I’ll get calls.”...

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02:51 pm | Longboat Key’s election had two referenda which requested to convert commercially zoned properties into residential. Neither of the referenda passed. Harbour Square Against:  2,994  In Favor: 1,972 Manatee:  For:     658  ...

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02:48 pm | We do not need to wonder how this will play out. We do not need to analyze how well Trump will do or what the future of the Republican or Democratic party will...

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02:32 pm | Unicorp has a proposal before the owners of the Colony units to redevelop the resort into a combination of 180 hotel rooms, 180 condominium units and 57 fractionally-owned units. ...

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02:29 pm | If voters approve medical marijuana, town will craft rules....

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02:26 pm | “Some turtle nests are still waiting to hatch, so please stay vigilant on the beaches and keep the beaches turtle friendly.” ...

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02:24 pm | It may be obvious that Longboat Key is an exceptionally safe community, but it is another accolade to top a list of safest communities relative to burglary....

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Major Headlines

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort »

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort 01:25 pm | The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome....

November 30, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

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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Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission »

Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission 09:01 am | P&Z board put a maximum cap of 80 feet on any building....

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Magistrate could replace Code Board hearings on Longboat »

Magistrate could replace Code Board hearings on Longboat 08:57 am | “There are too many problems; I would like to see this position professionalized,” said Vice Mayor Terry Gans....

November 30, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences red tide blooms »

Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences red tide blooms 08:55 am | A harmful algal bloom is the uncontrolled growth of naturally occurring algae in freshwater or the marine environment....

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Town tussles over Colony ballot language for density »

Town tussles over Colony ballot language for density 02:59 pm | “Our job is to let the electors decide if they want the project, not to teach him how to negotiate, or worse yet, to interfere.” — Commissioner Irwin...

November 13, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Longboat leaders debate red tide dead fish removal policy »

Longboat leaders debate red tide dead fish removal policy 02:55 pm | “I want to make sure we are not going to clean Twin Shores, Dock on the Bay and Spanish Main, because I expect I’ll get calls.”...

November 13, 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat’s referenda failed »

Longboat’s referenda failed 02:51 pm | Longboat Key’s election had two referenda which requested to convert commercially zoned properties into residential. Neither of the referenda passed. Harbour Square Against:  2,994  In Favor: 1,972 Manatee: ...

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Unicorp seeks public vote for Colony residential units »

Unicorp seeks public vote for Colony residential units 02:32 pm | Unicorp has a proposal before the owners of the Colony units to redevelop the resort into a combination of 180 hotel rooms, 180 condominium units and 57 fractionally-owned...

November 13, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Town to hash out cannabis strategy »

Town to hash out cannabis strategy 02:29 pm | If voters approve medical marijuana, town will craft rules....

November 13, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Record sea turtle nesting still going strong »

Record sea turtle nesting still going strong 02:26 pm | “Some turtle nests are still waiting to hatch, so please stay vigilant on the beaches and keep the beaches turtle friendly.” ...

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Longboat tops list for lowest burglary rate in Florida »

Longboat tops list for lowest burglary rate in Florida 02:24 pm | It may be obvious that Longboat Key is an exceptionally safe community, but it is another accolade to top a list of safest communities relative to burglary....

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Longboater ‘Jack’ Jaret passes »

Longboater ‘Jack’ Jaret passes 02:21 pm | Ralph Edward “Jack” Jaret died on Wednesday, October 19 in Sarasota, at the age of 94....

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New beach ready for season »

New beach ready for season 01:59 pm | The three-phase Longboat Key beach nourishment project was completed three weeks ahead of schedule....

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Motorcyclist arrested for driving 80 mph on Longboat »

Motorcyclist arrested for driving 80 mph on Longboat 01:51 pm | “I observed the motorcycle weave in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.”...

November 13, 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »
Opinion

Wow, says I »

Wow, says I

12:57 pm | "I think what happened is Trump touched a nerve on the part of millions of people that...

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The toxic turkey that threatened our family »

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

08:53 am | He looked like Robert Duvall walking around a bombed out landscape in Vietnam relishing the smell of...

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Palestine – Yet some more »

Palestine – Yet some more

08:49 am | As I saw that we had touched a nerve with this exploration I sought further comment,...

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How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again »

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

02:48 pm | We do not need to wonder how this will play out. We do not need to analyze...

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Autumn in New England »

Autumn in New England

02:41 pm | The election has garnered big time interest in New England. I’m not surprised. I’d lived there...

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Jaleski qualifies for Commission race »

Jaleski qualifies for Commission race

02:10 pm | For those who don’t know him (there must be some) I’ll rerun an interview I did on...

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Inbreeding of ideas threatens Longboat’s evolution »

Inbreeding of ideas threatens Longboat’s evolution

02:53 pm | So if the national elections this year are a realm in Dante’s hell, what do the Town...

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Haiti — victims again »

Haiti — victims again

02:50 pm | There are some tough places; Haiti might just be the toughest. ...

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Just a few more weeks now »

Just a few more weeks now

02:32 pm | For those who take politics seriously, the current campaign is unlike any other in the history of...

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Palestine — Non-solution »

Palestine — Non-solution

02:30 pm | Why do the U.S. and the European Union continue to underwrite such a ruthless regime?...

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Notable & Quotable: Netanyahu »

Notable & Quotable: Netanyahu

01:07 pm | I want you to imagine a day in the life of a 13-year old Palestinian boy,...

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Navy must clearly communicate value of sea power »

Navy must clearly communicate value of sea power

12:40 pm | “As 2016 draws to a close, Navy Leadership is in possession of a great deal of Blue-ribbon...

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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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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 November 25, 2016 »

12:49 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 13 Lost property 12:30 p.m. Officer Cooper responded to police department for a report of a stolen Iphone. Complainant advised she had ridden her bicycle from a restaurant on Longboat Key...

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On Patrol – Week ending November 25, 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

Do gut bugs change cancer therapy? »

02:04 pm | One of the most promising treatments now available is immunotherapy – helping to teach our own immune system how to kill the cancers it’s failed to keep at bay....

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Do gut bugs change cancer therapy?

Real Estate

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort »

01:25 pm | The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome....

November 30, 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »
Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 17, 2016 through November 22, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 17, 2016 through November 22, 2016 »

12:41 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 17, 2016 through November 22, 2016...

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Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission »

Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission

09:01 am | P&Z board put a maximum cap of 80 feet on any building....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 10, 2016 through November 16, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 10, 2016 through November 16, 2016

08:47 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 10, 2016 through November 16, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 3, 2016 through November 9, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 3, 2016 through November 9, 2016

12:12 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 3, 2016 through November 9, 2016...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 27, 2016 through November 2, 2016 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 27, 2016 through November 2, 2016

09:29 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 27, 2016 through November 2, 2016...

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

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 20, 2016 through October 26, 2016

09:19 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 20, 2016 through October 26, 2016...

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Key Life

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…

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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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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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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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