01:12 pm | “It was our home away from home. It was great until things got out of control.”...

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01:09 pm | “I just saw a nest with 13 eggs. The numbers are really going crazy, they are all over the place.”...

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01:04 pm | “We can become the financier of any repair a person says they cannot pay for, and that’s the position the code enforcement board put us in.”...

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01:00 pm | Dr. Erinn Muller, Staff Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, recently received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) prestigious CAREER grant totaling $578,681 for five years of research and education focused on threatened corals. The...

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12:51 pm | 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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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. May 11 Potential rescue 8:36 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to...

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09:16 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 6 Driver disagreement 12:49 p.m. Officer Bidwell was dispatched...

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09:13 pm | 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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04:44 pm | Sarasota Judge declares that Colony Association “has a duty to maintain, repair, replace, and operate the condominium property.”...

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07:48 pm | The results showed that of 3,669 votes cast, a total of 1,948, or 53%, voted in favor and 1,721, or 47%, against the proposal in a first-ever referendum ballot question that brought out...

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05:36 pm | Redevelopment plans hinge on outcome as more than 52.5% of 6,370 mailed ballots have been returned....

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05:33 pm | ‘I do not know how to say this diplomatically. I think it is an act of cowardice on the part of the commission to enact term limits.’...

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05:30 pm | After the turtle got her bearings on the shore, Mote staff guided her to sea....

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05:28 pm | Al Konetzni of Longboat Key, a longtime artist and ‘Idea Man’ for Walt Disney Productions, celebrates his 100th birthday on May 19. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Konetzni as a young boy, showed an...

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05:02 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 30, 2015 through May 6, 2015...

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04:59 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 30 Found property 10:46 a.m. Officer Ascencio responded to...

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04:57 pm | 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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03:12 pm | Mote research has shown that loggerhead sea turtle nest numbers have increased locally in recent years....

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03:09 pm | The five-term Congressman is the latest big name Republican in Florida to pass on running for the U.S. Senate...

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03:07 pm | Originally built as a bank in 1976, the 4,756 square foot glass office building is situated on a 2/3-acre parcel....

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03:05 pm | Another Republican hopeful, yet still unannounced Presidential candidate visited Sarasota on Monday, April 27th.  He stopped first at Dolphin Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  Later he went on to a fund raising...

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03:02 pm | If we need more tourists, the sensible thing to do is to OK the building of a large casino to go along side the new gigantic convention hotel, we are the process of...

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Major Headlines

Association vows to appeal Colony court ruling; plaintiff speaks out »

Association vows to appeal Colony court ruling; plaintiff speaks out 01:12 pm | “It was our home away from home. It was great until things got out of control.”...

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Town seeks final peacock solution »

Town seeks final peacock solution 01:09 pm | “I just saw a nest with 13 eggs. The numbers are really going crazy, they are all over the place.”...

May 26, 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »

Sinking seawall stirs debate »

Sinking seawall stirs debate 01:04 pm | “We can become the financier of any repair a person says they cannot pay for, and that’s the position the code enforcement board put us in.”...

May 26, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Mote receives grant for work on reefs »

Mote receives grant for work on reefs 01:00 pm | Dr. Erinn Muller, Staff Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, recently received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) prestigious CAREER grant totaling $578,681 for five years of research and education...

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Sarasota Judge rules Colony Association must repair units »

Sarasota Judge rules Colony Association must repair units 04:44 pm | Sarasota Judge declares that Colony Association “has a duty to maintain, repair, replace, and operate the condominium property.”...

May 19, 2015 / 11 comments / Read More »

Voters say “Yes” in Key Club Tourism vote »

Voters say “Yes” in Key Club Tourism vote 07:48 pm | The results showed that of 3,669 votes cast, a total of 1,948, or 53%, voted in favor and 1,721, or 47%, against the proposal in a first-ever referendum...

May 12, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Ballot boxes bursting as Key Club decision looms »

Ballot boxes bursting as Key Club decision looms 05:36 pm | Redevelopment plans hinge on outcome as more than 52.5% of 6,370 mailed ballots have been returned....

May 11, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Term limits imposed on P&Z board members »

Term limits imposed on P&Z board members 05:33 pm | ‘I do not know how to say this diplomatically. I think it is an act of cowardice on the part of the commission to enact term limits.’...

May 11, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Sea turtle freed after Mote rehab »

Sea turtle freed after Mote rehab 05:30 pm | After the turtle got her bearings on the shore, Mote staff guided her to sea....

May 11, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Disney Legend celebrates 100 years of life, creativity »

Disney Legend celebrates 100 years of life, creativity 05:28 pm | Al Konetzni of Longboat Key, a longtime artist and ‘Idea Man’ for Walt Disney Productions, celebrates his 100th birthday on May 19. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Konetzni as...

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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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Longboat’s Buchanan opts against Senate run »

Longboat’s Buchanan opts against Senate run 03:09 pm | The five-term Congressman is the latest big name Republican in Florida to pass on running for the U.S. Senate...

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Couple buys former North Key bank building for $549,000 »

Couple buys former North Key bank building for $549,000 03:07 pm | Originally built as a bank in 1976, the 4,756 square foot glass office building is situated on a 2/3-acre parcel....

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From beaches to traffic tackled at Key meeting »

From beaches to traffic tackled at Key meeting 05:58 pm | Resident concerns addressed by Town Manager Bullock and several community leaders. ...

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Danner, Seymour speak with LBK News »

Danner, Seymour speak with LBK News 05:53 pm | During the interview with Ms. Danner, she spoke of actresses who were heroines in the past; “Who spoke their minds, so liberating. Like Barbara Stanwyck, who told it...

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Opinion

More Government is not always the answer »

More Government is not always the answer

12:58 pm | We don’t sacrifice children today, just their financial future. Maybe this will end when all sides realize...

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Losing the war »

Losing the war

12:56 pm | That sad anniversary brought forth other writings by some more thoughtful than I....

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Tommaso »

Tommaso

12:54 pm | We loved our country, and we loved ourselves then....

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The Republican presidential field »

The Republican presidential field

10:02 pm | Next on the list is what might be called the “crazy caucus.” Mike Huckabee heads this distinguished...

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Haiti — victims again »

Haiti — victims again

09:54 pm | Haiti is in the news again, if only tangentially...

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Britain’s finest year »

Britain’s finest year

05:25 pm | It was, in a larger sense, the preface to Britain’s lonely and heroic stance against German military...

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Forty years ago… »

Forty years ago…

05:23 pm | Those were the seminal days in our still young days. We were all soldiers then....

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Longboat Key needs a casino to go along with the new 12-story convention center hotel »

Longboat Key needs a casino to go along with the new 12-story convention center hotel

03:02 pm | If we need more tourists, the sensible thing to do is to OK the building of a...

May 11, 2015 / 7 comments / Read More »

Hillary Clinton’s enlightened self interest »

Hillary Clinton’s enlightened self interest

02:57 pm | If you are still wont to believe the donations were motivated by nothing more than a desire...

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‘We will not get a Lincoln’ »

‘We will not get a Lincoln’

02:54 pm | Lincoln might be a tall standard, but certainly one to study as we embark on our quadrennial...

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The Elmer Fudd syndrome »

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

01:39 pm | Today and in the future, long managerial stewardships will have to decrease if we are to remain...

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Don’t let traffic drive your vote »

Don’t let traffic drive your vote

05:42 pm | Perhaps it would seem nice if we could inject Juvederm and Botox into the face of Longboat...

April 27, 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »

Special Density Referendum »

Special Density Referendum

05:38 pm | Is what is best for Ocean Properties LTD best for Longboat Key residents?...

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  3. Sinking seawall stirs debate
  4. Mote receives grant for work on reefs
  5. More Government is not always the answer
  6. Losing the war
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Dr. Ben Carson visits Sarasota »

03:05 pm | Another Republican hopeful, yet still unannounced Presidential candidate visited Sarasota on Monday, April 27th.  He stopped first at Dolphin Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  Later he went on to a fund raising location in Sarasota, a favorite of most potential candidates for national office – at least Republican ones. I stood on the concrete...

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Dr. Ben Carson visits Sarasota

On Patrol – Week ending May 22, 2015 »

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. May 11 Potential rescue 8:36 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to 4600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a rescue of a possible distressed kayaker. Upon arrival, Officer Bergeron made...

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On Patrol – Week ending May 22, 2015

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’

As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out »

07:39 am | Court battles, appeals and eventually consolidation mark the future of the waterfront property that has lay dormant for five years....

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As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out

Sleep and sex need each other »

02:52 pm | Much of sex engages fantasy. For many our understanding of fantasy begins early in life – through dreams....

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Sleep and sex need each other

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 30, 2015 through May 6, 2015

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 30, 2015 through May 6, 2015 »

05:02 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 30, 2015 through May 6, 2015...

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Couple buys former North Key bank building for $549,000

Couple buys former North Key bank building for $549,000 »

03:07 pm | Originally built as a bank in 1976, the 4,756 square foot glass office building is situated on a 2/3-acre parcel....

May 11, 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 23, 2015 through April 29, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 23, 2015 through April 29, 2015

02:47 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 23, 2015 through April 29, 2015....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 16, 2015 through April 22, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 16, 2015 through April 22, 2015

05:26 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 9, 2015 through April 15, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 9, 2015 through April 15, 2015

05:10 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 2, 2015 through April 8, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 2, 2015 through April 8, 2015

09:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015

07:28 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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Key Life

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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Readers submit poetry and prose »

Readers submit poetry and prose

09:14 pm | My memories of that evening are ethereal and impressionistic. Conjuring them up is like waking up and trying to give substance to...

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Cracking a world of poached egg possibilities »

Cracking a world of poached egg possibilities

08:20 am | It is not a secret that we “eat with our eyes.”...

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What’s happening at the LBK Education Center »

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

07:47 pm | January heralds the beginning of the inimitable “season” in our Paradise....

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Starlite Room shines in Sarasota »

Starlite Room shines in Sarasota

07:42 pm | The Starlite Room, located minutes from many popular arts destinations, is the restaurant to be before or after a show....

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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 1938 and winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,...

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