03:17 pm | What happened and when, the Town’s response, the cost of the clean-up and steps to prevent a repeat......

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03:13 pm | Based on their review, the Chief recommends the fine for parking in time-restricted areas, unlawful parking and parking in handicap spots be increased from $30 to $75....

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03:12 pm | The issue caused significant controversy last spring when property owner Boris Miksic installed a lightning protection system that loomed far above the maximum building height...

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03:10 pm | Fortunately, the disaster I predicted in early spring didn’t develop in LBK. But this is not the time to be complacent....

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02:56 pm | After considering more than 60 applicants including Longboat Key’s own Deputy Chief, Town Manager Tom Harmer has offered the position of Police Chief to Kelli Smith....

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02:53 pm | Selby has cut the parking structure height by 40%; hopes compromise will spell success....

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02:48 pm | the greatest threat is ambient light streaming from condominiums that all but ends their chance to make it to safety....

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02:42 pm | The complaint is that motorists and motorcyclists use the stretch from US 41 to Bird Key as an opportunity for extreme speeding especially at night when traffic is sparse....

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02:25 pm | Longboat Key has long fought the coming roundabout fearing it could impede traffic from the barrier islands that rely on an efficient exit in everyday activity, but especially in emergencies. ...

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02:06 pm | The sand placement portion of the Lido Beach renourishment project is about a third of the way complete....

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02:04 pm | In this comparison we are looking at Average Sales Price and Days On Market according to Stellar MLS in a snapshot over three years....

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02:02 pm | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com I placed this bet on Predictit, a political betting site, not because I want Biden to win, though I do, but because I believe there is more than a...

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01:58 pm | “I think we should be aware of these issues when they arise. We are the people’s representatives.”...

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01:55 pm | Turner received slightly more votes than Alpert, earning 30.14 percent of the votes cast. Alpert came in second with 29.13 percent,...

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01:44 pm | Simmons in her complaint says Director Strickland made racist comments and racially insensitive remarks....

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01:36 pm | “We immediately investigated the situation and have been monitoring ever since the spill occurred.”...

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12:53 pm | The Sahib Shriners have offered relocate the statue and maintain attraction indefinitely....

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12:49 pm | It will be a mess. Pennsylvania is already being sued by both Republicans and Democrats since the state is considered a critical battleground for both parties. The stakes have never been higher....

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12:41 pm | Closing wet markets and changing cultures will be expensive, but rich countries should pay the price. It will prove a cheap way to prevent future pandemics....

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11:56 am | I realised that he was the ultimate salesman. He was born to be that way. His Tower, the tallest. His plane, the fastest. His yacht, the greatest. His hotel, the most luxurious....

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11:53 am | Candidates do not all agree on roundabouts, speedbumps, Mote, Players and Orchestra’s next home. That’s for starts......

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11:49 am | Corals show first signs they are capable of producing new generations of corals on their own. ...

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Major Headlines

Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill »

Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill 03:17 pm | What happened and when, the Town’s response, the cost of the clean-up and steps to prevent a repeat......

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Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines »

Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines 03:13 pm | Based on their review, the Chief recommends the fine for parking in time-restricted areas, unlawful parking and parking in handicap spots be increased from $30 to $75....

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New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents »

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents 03:12 pm | The issue caused significant controversy last spring when property owner Boris Miksic installed a lightning protection system that loomed far above the maximum building height...

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A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up »

A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up 03:10 pm | Fortunately, the disaster I predicted in early spring didn’t develop in LBK. But this is not the time to be complacent....

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Longboat hires new Chief »

Longboat hires new Chief 02:56 pm | After considering more than 60 applicants including Longboat Key’s own Deputy Chief, Town Manager Tom Harmer has offered the position of Police Chief to Kelli Smith....

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Selby Gardens returns with revised master plan »

Selby Gardens returns with revised master plan 02:53 pm | Selby has cut the parking structure height by 40%; hopes compromise will spell success....

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Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong »

Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong 02:48 pm | the greatest threat is ambient light streaming from condominiums that all but ends their chance to make it to safety....

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Racing on Ringling Bridge fuels City Manager reaction »

Racing on Ringling Bridge fuels City Manager reaction 02:42 pm | The complaint is that motorists and motorcyclists use the stretch from US 41 to Bird Key as an opportunity for extreme speeding especially at night when traffic is...

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FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative »

FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative 02:25 pm | Longboat Key has long fought the coming roundabout fearing it could impede traffic from the barrier islands that rely on an efficient exit in everyday activity, but especially...

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A beach is born on South Lido »

A beach is born on South Lido 02:06 pm | The sand placement portion of the Lido Beach renourishment project is about a third of the way complete....

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Three Sarasota Condominiums compared: Marina Tower, Plaza at 5 Points and 1350 Main »

Three Sarasota Condominiums compared: Marina Tower, Plaza at 5 Points and 1350 Main 02:04 pm | In this comparison we are looking at Average Sales Price and Days On Market according to Stellar MLS in a snapshot over three years....

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Barwin attempts to assuage frustrated commissioners »

Barwin attempts to assuage frustrated commissioners 01:58 pm | “I think we should be aware of these issues when they arise. We are the people’s representatives.”...

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Alpert, Turner heading for City election showdown »

Alpert, Turner heading for City election showdown 01:55 pm | Turner received slightly more votes than Alpert, earning 30.14 percent of the votes cast. Alpert came in second with 29.13 percent,...

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Sarasota employee files racial discrimination claim »

Sarasota employee files racial discrimination claim 01:44 pm | Simmons in her complaint says Director Strickland made racist comments and racially insensitive remarks....

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Longboat Manager tackles traffic, Covid, sewage leaks »

Longboat Manager tackles traffic, Covid, sewage leaks 01:36 pm | “We immediately investigated the situation and have been monitoring ever since the spill occurred.”...

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Unconditional Surrender may retreat to new location »

Unconditional Surrender may retreat to new location 12:53 pm | The Sahib Shriners have offered relocate the statue and maintain attraction indefinitely....

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Sarasota City Election 2020 »

Sarasota City Election 2020 11:53 am | Candidates do not all agree on roundabouts, speedbumps, Mote, Players and Orchestra’s next home. That’s for starts......

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Breakthrough at Mote as restored corals ready to become parents »

Breakthrough at Mote as restored corals ready to become parents 11:49 am | Corals show first signs they are capable of producing new generations of corals on their own. ...

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Sarasota City Election 2020: Candidates talk traffic, vacation rentals, development, Barwin’s fate, Unconditional Surrender & more… »

Sarasota City Election 2020: Candidates talk traffic, vacation rentals, development, Barwin’s fate, Unconditional Surrender & more… 02:02 am | Longboat Key News and Sarasota City News asked each candidate a series of questions and this week we present Round 1....

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Payroll Protection Program: A lifeboat for LBK, but with some questionable holes in it »

Payroll Protection Program: A lifeboat for LBK, but with some questionable holes in it 10:45 pm | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Writer blake@lbknews.com Many well known Longboat Key businesses were kept alive by the federal Payroll Protection Program, but other LBK businesses, who got up to $2 million,...

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Longboat helps steer Sarasota traffic plan »

Longboat helps steer Sarasota traffic plan 10:26 pm | Sarasota City Commissioner Hagen Brody said the plan does a great job in improving pedestrian and bicycle access in the City, but it did not address making it...

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Mysterious blue hole beckons scientists to Gulf »

Mysterious blue hole beckons scientists to Gulf 10:19 pm | The holes appear to host diverse biological communities full of marine life, including corals, sponges, mollusks, sea turtles and sharks....

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The Villages: They thought they were impregnable »

The Villages: They thought they were impregnable 10:15 pm | “It just didn’t seem like anybody really cared. I think it is insane,” — resident about the Covid response....

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Sarasota and Manatee Hospital beds report »

Sarasota and Manatee Hospital beds report 10:07 pm | The Sarasota County Heat map is part of the County Flash report and continues to indicate 0 positives in the Sarasota County portion of Longboat Key for the...

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Longboat flushing out cause of sewer pipe spill »

Longboat flushing out cause of sewer pipe spill 02:35 pm | Longboat has budgeted for the design and permitting of a replacement pipe. The town would have to borrow for the pipe itself, estimated to cost between $12 and...

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Sarasota spends tax dollars to buttress St. Armands parking plan losses »

Sarasota spends tax dollars to buttress St. Armands parking plan losses 02:33 pm | With the additional $140,000 transfer this year, it brings a total of $652,190 transferred from the General Fund....

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Mote Aquarium groundbreaking slated for 2020; $75 million raised »

Mote Aquarium groundbreaking slated for 2020; $75 million raised 02:30 pm | “Mote SEA is a legacy project, not only for Mote, but for this region as well. It will undoubtedly be a defining part of our community now and...

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Lido beach building to begin after judge dismisses latest challenge »

Lido beach building to begin after judge dismisses latest challenge 02:06 pm | Judge Merryday noted that the permit was issued for the project in March and that the “emergency” cited by Save Our Siesta Sand 2 is of their own...

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Longboat leaving sewage cleanup to nature »

Longboat leaving sewage cleanup to nature 02:03 pm | Town consultant says that mangroves will filter the sewage and the spill may have been less than thought....

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Longboat Key home sale sets record at $13 million plus $1 »

Longboat Key home sale sets record at $13 million plus $1 01:56 pm | Previously, the largest home sale this year was in the Sanderling Club on Siesta Key for $10.5 million in June....

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Mote releases two sea turtles after rehab »

Mote releases two sea turtles after rehab 01:53 pm | The first released was a juvenile green sea turtle juvenile, nicknamed “Hookee.”...

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Opinion

50 Bucks Says Biden Wins Florida »

50 Bucks Says Biden Wins Florida

02:02 pm | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com I placed this bet on Predictit, a political betting site, not because I...

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The coming apocalypse: “Vote-by-Mail” »

The coming apocalypse: “Vote-by-Mail”

12:49 pm | It will be a mess. Pennsylvania is already being sued by both Republicans and Democrats since the...

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How to eradicate Covid-19 »

How to eradicate Covid-19

12:41 pm | Closing wet markets and changing cultures will be expensive, but rich countries should pay the price. It...

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Trump’s October surprise: A vaccine, but the pandemic will go on for years »

Trump’s October surprise: A vaccine, but the pandemic will go on for years

11:56 am | I realised that he was the ultimate salesman. He was born to be that way. His Tower,...

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Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels »

Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels

09:56 pm | MATTHEW EDLUND, MD, MOH Guest Columnist Edlund@lbknews.com The past is never past. As I wrote two months ago, the bungled political...

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Our Children are our future ­— except during a pandemic! »

Our Children are our future ­— except during a pandemic!

09:30 pm | Nurses and doctors face the pandemic. And grocery store workers, police, firemen and other essential workers put...

August 4, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear »

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear

02:23 pm | Perhaps Americans just feel a roll of the dice is what’s life’s all about, as when Clint...

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Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It? »

Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It?

02:19 pm | In the midst of the pandemic of the century and the greatest medical crisis this country has...

August 4, 2020 / 2 comments / Read More »

Let’s celebrate success! Why don’t we see this on CNN? »

Let’s celebrate success! Why don’t we see this on CNN?

12:44 pm | Do the math. 130,000 deaths divided by 2,773,000 cases equals a 4.6% death rate. 2,643,000 are still...

July 16, 2020 / 7 comments / Read More »

Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania »

Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania

05:37 pm | It is not just liberal or conservative media — it is an entire nation stoking each other...

June 27, 2020 / 14 comments / Read More »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

05:33 pm | The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building...

June 27, 2020 / 3 comments / Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: A call to arms — Saving our paradise »

Death by a thousand cuts:  A call to arms — Saving our paradise

05:23 pm | Will this contribute to the beauty of the town and its eventual prosperity and quality of life?...

June 27, 2020 / 5 comments / Read More »

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus »

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus

11:44 am | There we were — a hobbling collection of knee replacements, back braces and patella straps all clustered...

June 13, 2020 / 6 comments / Read More »

Don’t erase our history; our past is what created our today… »

Don’t erase our history; our past is what created our today…

11:41 am | As I see our young people defacing monuments of the Confederacy, I have to ask — do...

June 13, 2020 / 8 comments / Read More »

Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be? »

Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be?

10:41 am | If these underlying conditions persist, protests will flare up again with the slightest provocation....

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As Florida reopens, peddlers of fear continue to fan flames »

As Florida reopens, peddlers of fear continue to fan flames

08:50 am | It is time to get on the bandwagon and enthusiastically support the governor’s plan and to support...

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Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida »

Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida

08:35 am | BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist blake@lbknews.com No Republican in 95 years has won a presidential election without winning Florida. In...

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The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic »

The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic

07:55 am | The damage done by our projection of fear will do permanent damage to our social connections. We...

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Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked »

Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked

07:50 am | Until we have widespread, quick result testing and contact tracing and a vaccine is developed, this pandemic...

May 23, 2020 / 4 comments / Read More »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

03:19 pm | Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy...

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Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus »

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

03:16 pm | Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling...

May 2, 2020 / 1 comment / Read More »

What will the new Longboat Key look like? »

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

03:03 pm | What was once strange will be the new normal, like wearing masks on planes and when shopping,...

May 2, 2020 / 4 comments / Read More »

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective »

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective

01:58 pm | Promoting fear is a way to motivate their citizens to suspend their lives and surrender their constitutional...

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  1. Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill
  2. Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines
  3. New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents
  4. A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up
  5. Longboat hires new Chief
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  8. Racing on Ringling Bridge fuels City Manager reaction
  9. FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative
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  11. Three Sarasota Condominiums compared: Marina Tower, Plaza at 5 Points and 1350 Main
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How high and how big should we build? »

05:00 pm | Both controversial code changes were approved by the LBK Planning and Zoning Board. Commision to debate on Tuesday...

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How high and how big should we build?

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending September 11, 2020 »

11:13 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 5 Citizen dispute 8:28 a.m. Officer Tillman was dispatched in reference to an ongoing civil dispute. Upon arrival, Officer Tillman spoke with the above complainant who stated a person she knows...

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Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat »

08:04 am | Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until the firm merged with Prudential in 1982....

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Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat

Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services »

12:59 pm | A plea from a sick friend entices a lifelong friend living in Brazil to come back home and take over Key Cleaners of Longboat Key. Dana, the previous owner of Key Cleaners & Linen Services, Inc., has recently become ill and has found it difficult to continue to manage her family business that has been...

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Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services

How to Stop a Global Pandemic »

08:56 am | The most ferocious recent human epidemics – AIDS, SARS, Ebola, MERS, Sars Cov 2, have been viral epidemics that “jumped” from other species....

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How to Stop a Global Pandemic

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Three Sarasota Condominiums compared: Marina Tower, Plaza at 5 Points and 1350 Main

Three Sarasota Condominiums compared: Marina Tower, Plaza at 5 Points and 1350 Main »

02:04 pm | In this comparison we are looking at Average Sales Price and Days On Market according to Stellar MLS in a snapshot over three years....

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 11, 2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 11, 2020 »

11:15 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 11, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 4, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 4, 2020

10:56 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through September 4, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 28, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 28, 2020

10:20 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 28, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 21, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 21, 2020

02:37 pm | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 21, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 14, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 14, 2020

11:25 am | ird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 14, 2020...

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Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 7, 2020 »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 7, 2020

11:19 am | Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through August 7, 2020...

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Life on the edge »

Life on the edge

09:10 am | Tree clinging to the edge of City Island. Photo by Steve Reid...

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Author chronicles haunted Manatee sites in new book »

Author chronicles haunted Manatee sites in new book

09:38 am | Auther tracks both the historical sightings of ghosts in Manatee County and the region at large as well as seeking out the...

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Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

04:36 pm | Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria...

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Spirit of Reflection »

Spirit of Reflection

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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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Easter Abounds

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10:27 am | Easter abounds at the home of Longboat Key News....

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