08:28 am | Board Chair Gaele Barthhold asked several times for on-point testimony from the opponents to the request and their attorney to substantiate their contention....

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08:26 am | “Longboat Key is blazing a trail in this area, because the other sites out there are drilling down the expenditures, not the revenue.” ...

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08:23 am | he community of Longboat Key honored Bob Craft with a tribute on Thursday, April 10, at the Longboat Library. A bismarckia palm was planted in front of the library to go along with...

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08:20 am | Barge runs aground on Longboat Coast Guard crews responded to a second grounded barge south of the Longboat Key Hilton this week. Due to deteriorating weather on Tuesday, the barge spuds were unable...

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08:11 am | Ukraine is a test. Does the West stand by its democratic principles and commitments?...

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07:41 am | 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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07:39 am | As we meander along the trails, we pass trees growing toward each other in a tangle of branches; there are wild shrubs and ground cover throughout Quick Point....

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07:36 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 23 Illegal camping 9:44 a.m. An anonymous complainant advised...

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10:12 pm | “We should abandon this outdated approach. The unit owners did not create the nonconformities — the property was downzoned in the 1980s. This approach is counter productive and not getting us anywhere.”...

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02:14 pm | There is no rodent problem at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, just a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, according to Association of Unit Owners President Jay Yablon....

April 7, 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

02:01 pm | Last week’s arrest of longtime Windward Bay Condominium maintenance supervisor Michael Artman has spurred an investigation that stretches all the way from Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach to the jewelry markets of New...

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01:41 pm | Will the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort’s 237 units be grandfathered?...

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01:37 pm | Fifty-four year old fashion designer Michael Kors may be moving to Longboat Key....

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01:31 pm | “The strong consensus from the potential backers in the room at both readings was that the play is ready for full production in New York, and that is where we are headed.”...

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01:21 pm | In the East, Tampa is favored to dethrone Boston in a close race. Neither New York or Baltimore are given more than a long-shot chance. Don’t be the rent money against Boston. They...

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08:38 am | Vets have special problems; they stick together in spite of it all. ...

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08:21 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from December 12 through December 19....

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08:19 am | Our enchanted island will be humming with expectation as, once again, the ATP Tennis World Tour will be held at the Longboat Key Club Tennis Gardens from Saturday, April 12th to Sunday, April...

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08:17 am | 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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09:50 am | Islandside resident and Islandside Property Owner’s Coalition President Bob White spent a smiling moment with an owner of the Longboat Key Club, Ocean Properties’ Principal and founding family member Mark Walsh. They were joined...

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08:56 am | Jim Brown was chosen by his fellow Commissioners on Monday evening to serve as the Mayor of Longboat Key for another year....

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Major Headlines

Key couple wins right to build home »

Key couple wins right to build home 08:28 am | Board Chair Gaele Barthhold asked several times for on-point testimony from the opponents to the request and their attorney to substantiate their contention....

April 14, 2014 / 3 comments / Read More »

Fiscal transparency draws attention »

Fiscal transparency draws attention 08:26 am | “Longboat Key is blazing a trail in this area, because the other sites out there are drilling down the expenditures, not the revenue.” ...

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In Memory of Bob Craft »

In Memory of Bob Craft 08:23 am | he community of Longboat Key honored Bob Craft with a tribute on Thursday, April 10, at the Longboat Library. A bismarckia palm was planted in front of the...

April 14, 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning »

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning 10:12 pm | “We should abandon this outdated approach. The unit owners did not create the nonconformities — the property was downzoned in the 1980s. This approach is counter productive and...

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Colony rat response: there are none »

Colony rat response: there are none 02:14 pm | There is no rodent problem at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, just a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, according to Association of Unit Owners President Jay Yablon....

April 7, 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan »

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan 02:01 pm | Last week’s arrest of longtime Windward Bay Condominium maintenance supervisor Michael Artman has spurred an investigation that stretches all the way from Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach to...

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Colony asks town to extend unit count »

Colony asks town to extend unit count 01:41 pm | Will the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort’s 237 units be grandfathered?...

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Michael Kors buys Longboat beachfront »

Michael Kors buys Longboat beachfront 01:37 pm | Fifty-four year old fashion designer Michael Kors may be moving to Longboat Key....

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Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work »

Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work 01:31 pm | “The strong consensus from the potential backers in the room at both readings was that the play is ready for full production in New York, and that is...

April 7, 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key »

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key 08:56 am | Jim Brown was chosen by his fellow Commissioners on Monday evening to serve as the Mayor of Longboat Key for another year....

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Colony overrun with unwanted guests »

Colony overrun with unwanted guests 08:56 am | The Manager gave a timeline of no later than April 4 for the Association to address the rampant rats....

March 31, 2014 / 4 comments / Read More »
Opinion

Tiny Towne – again »

Tiny Towne – again

08:16 am | There is also a vast difference between Longboaters and their New England cousins in their approach to...

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Doublespeak in the New Age of Intolerance »

Doublespeak in the New Age of Intolerance

08:13 am | ‘Language is a tool for concealing the truth.’ - George Carlin...

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Mush or Steel? »

Mush or Steel?

08:11 am | Ukraine is a test. Does the West stand by its democratic principles and commitments?...

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Take me out to the ballgame — 2014 MLB predictions »

Take me out to the ballgame — 2014 MLB predictions

01:21 pm | In the East, Tampa is favored to dethrone Boston in a close race. Neither New York or...

April 7, 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Veterans across the years »

Veterans across the years

08:38 am | Vets have special problems; they stick together in spite of it all. ...

April 7, 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014? »

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014?

08:40 am | It is clear behind the scenes that two Commissioners are ready to nominate and second a vote...

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Please, No — Not again »

Please, No — Not again

08:36 am | This bleak history is repeated in this column because the world appears on the threshold of what...

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IMF — International Monetary Fund »

IMF — International Monetary Fund

08:33 am | Recent events in Eastern Europe and Russia bring the International Monetary Fund into the international, national, and...

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  3. Dr. Dan Bodnaruk: excellent overview of the situation in Ukraine!
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  6. Doublespeak in the New Age of Intolerance
  7. Mush or Steel?
  8. In Print — April 11, 2014 edition
  9. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 11, 2014
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  11. On Patrol – Week ending April 11, 2014
  12. Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

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LBK News Briefs: Barge runs aground; boater rescued; Sarasota Open »

08:20 am | Barge runs aground on Longboat Coast Guard crews responded to a second grounded barge south of the Longboat Key Hilton this week. Due to deteriorating weather on Tuesday, the barge spuds were unable to keep the 140-foot barge from drifting to the beach. Coast Guard incident management personnel from Sector St. Petersburg were on scene...

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LBK News Briefs: Barge runs aground; boater rescued; Sarasota Open

On Patrol – Week ending April 11, 2014 »

07:36 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 23 Illegal camping 9:44 a.m. An anonymous complainant advised that she observed people camping out on Greer Island. Sgt. Thomas and Officer Bergeron responded to the location. After walking the beach...

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On Patrol – Week ending April 11, 2014

Former Observer co-owner Claire Hunter passes »

09:20 am | Claire Hunter, wife of Longboat Observer founder Ralph Hunter and co-owner of the newspaper for 17 years, died Sunday night at her home in Bradenton. Ralph Hunter printed the first issue of the Longboat Observer on July 28, 1978, just over three months before he and Claire married. Claire was working with the De Soto...

December 31, 2013 / 1 comment / Read More »
Former Observer co-owner Claire Hunter passes

‘Super’ father-daughter fun! »

04:16 pm | Longboat Key and New York City resident Jeff Lenobel enjoyed the Superbowl excitement with his daughter, Ali, at Sunday’s game in New York. Lenobel leads the real estate division of Schulte, Roth & Zabel, which is headquartered in Manhattan....

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‘Super’ father-daughter fun!

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Quick Point Nature Preserve—a hidden treasure

Quick Point Nature Preserve—a hidden treasure »

07:39 am | As we meander along the trails, we pass trees growing toward each other in a tangle of branches; there are wild shrubs and ground cover throughout Quick Point....

April 14, 2014 / No comment / Read More »
Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 27, 2014 through April 4, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 27, 2014 through April 4, 2014 »

08:21 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from December 12 through December 19....

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ATP Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament »

ATP Sarasota Open Tennis Tournament

08:19 am | Our enchanted island will be humming with expectation as, once again, the ATP Tennis World Tour will be held at the Longboat...

April 7, 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 20, 2014 through March 26, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 20, 2014 through March 26, 2014

08:17 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from December 12 through December 19....

March 31, 2014 / No comment / Read More »

St. Armands circles strollers with history »

St. Armands circles strollers with history

08:12 am | St. Armands Circle today is a must-see destination. Walking around the Circle this time of year is both stimulating and pulsing...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 13, 2014 through March 19, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 13, 2014 through March 19, 2014

11:35 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from December 12 through December 19....

March 22, 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Key Life

Enjoy Lobster every day – a value lunch on Longboat »

Enjoy Lobster every day – a value lunch on Longboat

11:38 am | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Yume Sushi is also very yummy sushi »

Yume Sushi is also very yummy sushi

02:36 am | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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A night of Longboat food, fashion and fun »

A night of Longboat food, fashion and fun

05:03 pm | About 200 attendees met at the Longboat Key Club Harbourside to enjoy over 17 restaurants at the annual Longboat Key Garden Club...

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Every day can be a ‘Healthy Game Day’ »

Every day can be a ‘Healthy Game Day’

10:53 am | Setting fun and achievable goals ‘together’ for 2014. ...

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Harry’s breakfast infused with delight »

Harry’s breakfast infused with delight

10:50 am | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Key Club embraces community

Key Club embraces community »

09:50 am | Islandside resident and Islandside Property Owner’s Coalition President Bob White spent a smiling moment with an owner of the Longboat Key Club, Ocean Properties’ Principal and founding family member Mark Walsh....

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Planning proceeds for Longboat Key rotary club

Planning proceeds for Longboat Key rotary club »

08:45 am | Pictured are some who gathered at the home of Sydelle Pittas (center) this past Wednesday to continue planning a new Rotary Club of Longboat Key.  Rotary is an organization of...

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