08:04 pm | Darryl Hanna Jr. of East Bradenton was arrested for the robbery and double homicide that occurred at the Zota Beach Resort on Friday, August 4....

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10:26 am | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Police are hunting for suspects who have fled the scene after shooting and killing two male employees at Longboat Key’s Zota Beach Resort at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Longboat...

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09:14 pm | Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide....

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09:11 pm | "It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?"...

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09:09 pm | The filmmakers focus on coral bleaching and death caused by increased water temperatures, which are driven in large part by human activities adding carbon dioxide to Earth’s atmosphere....

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09:07 pm | eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the Medina in Fez Morocco and combine it with the ability to switch between worlds like Steve...

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09:02 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 21 Suspicious person 2:10 a.m. Sgt. Coffman and Officer...

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09:01 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017...

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09:00 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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08:55 pm | ‘The same stuff is left out weekly and it is obvious that the law is not being enforced.’...

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08:53 pm | The Town Commission voted 6-1 to hire the current Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer to serve as next Town Manager. ...

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08:51 pm | Not everyone is attracted to the so-called ‘attraction.’...

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08:50 pm | Longboat Key, 34228, is the 11th most expensive zip code in Florida, with a median sale price of $672,500. ...

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08:47 pm | A trio has been charged with grand theft with police saying they stole a deck boat and sold parts out of their Cortez Village home. It started early last week when a 2015...

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08:38 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 13, 2017 through July 19, 2017...

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08:34 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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08:29 pm | 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 Suspicious vehicle 9:21 p.m. Officer Ascencio responded to...

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07:27 pm | LBK Commission will vote Monday on a five-year contract paying $187,000 annually. Harmer now makes more than $208,000 as County Administrator....

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07:23 pm | ‘This saddens and angers me that people are uneducated and/or don’t care about our marine life.’...

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07:20 pm | Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently compiled election statistics for Longboat Key and compared them to the overall Sarasota County. The data shows that Longboat has fewer minorities, is more predominantly...

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06:24 pm | And then there is Guns N Roses, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. They bring out the wild teenager angsty rebellious gene. If I listen to more than an hour, I become this mock...

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Arrest made in Zota double murder case »

Arrest made in Zota double murder case 08:04 pm | Darryl Hanna Jr. of East Bradenton was arrested for the robbery and double homicide that occurred at the Zota Beach Resort on Friday, August 4....

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UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort »

UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort 10:26 am | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Police are hunting for suspects who have fled the scene after shooting and killing two male employees at Longboat Key’s Zota Beach Resort at 4711...

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Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission »

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission 09:14 pm | Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide....

August 3, 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’ »

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’ 09:11 pm | "It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?"...

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Mote, Netflix focus on coral health »

Mote, Netflix focus on coral health 09:09 pm | The filmmakers focus on coral bleaching and death caused by increased water temperatures, which are driven in large part by human activities adding carbon dioxide to Earth’s atmosphere....

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Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches »

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches 08:55 pm | ‘The same stuff is left out weekly and it is obvious that the law is not being enforced.’...

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Town completes contract with next manager »

Town completes contract with next manager 08:53 pm | The Town Commission voted 6-1 to hire the current Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer to serve as next Town Manager. ...

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North end jungle gym copacetic says Police Chief Pete Cumming »

North end jungle gym copacetic says Police Chief Pete Cumming 08:51 pm | Not everyone is attracted to the so-called ‘attraction.’...

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Longboat ranks 11 in priciest zip codes »

Longboat ranks 11 in priciest zip codes 08:50 pm | Longboat Key, 34228, is the 11th most expensive zip code in Florida, with a median sale price of $672,500. ...

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Trio charged with Grand Theft of boat »

Trio charged with Grand Theft of boat 08:47 pm | A trio has been charged with grand theft with police saying they stole a deck boat and sold parts out of their Cortez Village home. It started early...

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Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job »

Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job 07:27 pm | LBK Commission will vote Monday on a five-year contract paying $187,000 annually. Harmer now makes more than $208,000 as County Administrator....

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Beach furniture ensnares nesting turtles »

Beach furniture ensnares nesting turtles 07:23 pm | ‘This saddens and angers me that people are uneducated and/or don’t care about our marine life.’...

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Longboat whiter, more Republican than overall Sarasota County »

Longboat whiter, more Republican than overall Sarasota County 07:20 pm | Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently compiled election statistics for Longboat Key and compared them to the overall Sarasota County. The data shows that Longboat has...

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Town Attorney seeks pay hike »

Town Attorney seeks pay hike 05:25 pm | Increasing legal demands lead to request for billing at $235 per hour instead of monthly retainer....

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Longboat police on lookout for jewelry thief on the run »

Longboat police on lookout for jewelry thief on the run 02:23 pm | Following his confession over the phone, the suspect fled. Police are searching with warrant for Grand Theft of several jewerely items valued at more than $20,000....

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Opinion

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

09:07 pm | eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the...

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How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II »

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

09:06 pm | The following is part II of the story in which my purchase of a used once-$6,000 espresso...

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U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds »

U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds

08:58 pm | ‘Offshore wind farms require hundreds of millions to billions of dollars to construct, depending on their scale,...

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A Pope and a President in Poland »

A Pope and a President in Poland

08:41 pm | ‘Poland is the faith and the faith is Poland, and there is nothing communism can ever do...

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How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

06:26 pm | It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters...

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My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

06:25 pm | I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be...

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The BMW that changed my life — Part III »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

06:24 pm | And then there is Guns N Roses, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. They bring out the wild...

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More on Hue’ Continued »

More on Hue’ Continued

11:30 am | The Vietnam I (Bowden) visited in 2015 and 2016 is an exciting, thriving nation, full of industry...

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Congress and Obama depleted the Military »

Congress and Obama depleted the Military

05:20 pm | ‘America today faces a variety of threats more serious and complex than at any time in the...

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The case for Universal Medicare »

The case for Universal Medicare

05:17 pm | You might ask why neither Democrat or Republican Congressmen appear the least interested in a universal single-payer...

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A Tale of Two Neighborhoods »

A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

02:05 pm | Why is the town allowing any commercial tourism exploitation of town/taxpayer/resident land and facilities? Why is the...

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A white rose… again »

A white rose… again

02:03 pm | Sometimes it is wise to look beyond the headlines to the history, maybe even the poetry of...

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Too tall buildings on Longboat Key… »

Too tall buildings on Longboat Key…

01:05 pm | I am opposed to passing town ordinances that may open the gates to developers, who will buy...

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Changing lives through the power of work »

02:51 pm | CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have...

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On Patrol – Week ending July 28, 2017 »

09:02 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 21 Suspicious person 2:10 a.m. Sgt. Coffman and Officer Smith responded to a hotel for a report of suspicious persons. Upon arrival, Sgt. Coffman made contact with the complainant who is...

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Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes »

04:04 pm | A Village resident, Oper loved photography, travel, parrots and especially Longboat Key....

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Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era »

01:55 pm | That quaint little restaurant at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive with the “12 star food” where generations enjoyed dinner together has closed it’s doors after 15 years of dedication and outstanding service to the Longboat Key community.  Many residents and visitors will feel the emptiness that now fills the space where the smell of garlic...

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Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives »

09:21 am | “Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”...

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Real Estate

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission »

09:14 pm | Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide....

August 3, 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »
Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’ »

09:11 pm | "It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?"...

August 3, 2017 / 6 comments / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017

09:01 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 13, 2017 through July 19, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 13, 2017 through July 19, 2017

08:38 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 13, 2017 through July 19, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 5, 2017 through July 12, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 5, 2017 through July 12, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 28, 2017 through July 4, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 28, 2017 through July 4, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 20, 2017 through June 27, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 20, 2017 through June 27, 2017

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Key Life

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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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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Mote sets turtles free

Mote sets turtles free »

01:14 pm | Mote has documented more than 2,000 nests from loggerheads,...

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Waves of Light

Waves of Light »

02:01 pm | Night descends on Lido Shores. Photo by Steve Reid...

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