08:22 am | Fire Chief fears there could be many more to come as Longboat Key starts island-wide undergrounding...

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08:19 am | The speed humps are a temporary solution as FDOT determines the feasibility of constructing permanent, raised crosswalks and raised intersections...

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08:10 am | Paid parking will start later this week near courthouse. Main Street and Palm Avenue will soon follow....

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08:04 am | Muller is working to identify the pathogen of the disease and outline a plan for recovery. of Florida’s coral reefs....

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07:56 am | Audrey Perkins found both excitement and peace in her passion combing the beaches for shells with which she created original art and décor....

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06:28 am | The majority of studies show that officers wearing body cameras receive fewer reported complaints of Use of Force than those who do not wear body cameras....

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06:05 am | Commission opts to convert all Bayfront Park tennis courts to pickellball and add two tennis courts at the tennis center....

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05:52 am | Sarasotan John Mehne was found hiding naked with an ax in a chicken coop. That was after he killed a family dog, stole an ATV, killed some chickens and evaded police....

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05:44 am | Commission wishes to move forward following Ringling exiting Town Center plan. The debate is with what, how and with whom?...

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05:30 am | If the town goes ahead with its fiber project, neighborhoods will see taller metal poles replace the present wooden street poles....

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04:49 am | “With this information, we can learn more about threats to green turtles in the ocean and get a better idea of how many green turtles are nesting on our beaches.”...

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11:06 am | “A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”...

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11:01 am | Man found guilty of robbing two residents at gunpoint at the Islander Club parking lot in April 2018. ...

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10:32 am | The planned roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue was most discussed....

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10:28 am | “My parents’ favorite restaurant, besides the Columbia, was Herb Field’s The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.”...

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09:39 am | After the City rejected its proposal, the Sarasota Orchestra has said it would expand its search beyond the City. The Sarasota County Fairgrounds has also re-emerged as a possible location....

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09:34 am | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com By  Mohammed Alyaha in The Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, May 28, 2019) “The U.S. plans to send 1,500 troops and other military assets to the Middle East to...

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09:10 am | The property owner says Longboat Key’s rental rules are trumped by State law. Town says they are grandfathered....

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05:59 pm | Will the Town find another partner, rekindle its relationship with Ringling, or go it alone with a community center project?...

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05:54 pm | New parking restrictions to deal with the Mar Vista Restaurant waterfront dining patrons and their vehicles in roadways....

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05:24 pm | “I am disappointed by the lack of leadership on your part on this issue. You are giving us no choices.”...

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05:20 pm | “Prepare mentally and vehicularly.”...

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Major Headlines

Two gas leaks spark concern »

Two gas leaks spark concern 08:22 am | Fire Chief fears there could be many more to come as Longboat Key starts island-wide undergrounding...

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Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15 »

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15 08:19 am | The speed humps are a temporary solution as FDOT determines the feasibility of constructing permanent, raised crosswalks and raised intersections...

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Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come »

Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come 08:10 am | Paid parking will start later this week near courthouse. Main Street and Palm Avenue will soon follow....

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Mote scientist earns top honor for coral research »

Mote scientist earns top honor for coral research 08:04 am | Muller is working to identify the pathogen of the disease and outline a plan for recovery. of Florida’s coral reefs....

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Longboat’s ‘Shell Lady’ found a life full of treasure on our shores »

Longboat’s ‘Shell Lady’ found a life full of treasure on our shores 07:56 am | Audrey Perkins found both excitement and peace in her passion combing the beaches for shells with which she created original art and décor....

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Sarasota City Commission to consider police body cams »

Sarasota City Commission to consider police body cams 06:28 am | The majority of studies show that officers wearing body cameras receive fewer reported complaints of Use of Force than those who do not wear body cameras....

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Longboat to expand pickleball at park; remove Bayfront tennis »

Longboat to expand pickleball at park; remove Bayfront tennis 06:05 am | Commission opts to convert all Bayfront Park tennis courts to pickellball and add two tennis courts at the tennis center....

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Man who stole Audi from Lido Shores and found naked in chicken coop sits in NY jail »

Man who stole Audi from Lido Shores and found naked in chicken coop sits in NY jail 05:52 am | Sarasotan John Mehne was found hiding naked with an ax in a chicken coop. That was after he killed a family dog, stole an ATV, killed some chickens...

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Longboat debates cultural center »

Longboat debates cultural center 05:44 am | Commission wishes to move forward following Ringling exiting Town Center plan. The debate is with what, how and with whom?...

July 17, 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »

Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in area »

Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in area 04:49 am | “With this information, we can learn more about threats to green turtles in the ocean and get a better idea of how many green turtles are nesting on...

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Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall »

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall 11:06 am | “A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on...

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Longboat robber faces life sentence »

Longboat robber faces life sentence 11:01 am | Man found guilty of robbing two residents at gunpoint at the Islander Club parking lot in April 2018. ...

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Sarasota, Longboat debate roundabout »

Sarasota, Longboat debate roundabout 10:32 am | The planned roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue was most discussed....

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Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location »

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location 10:28 am | “My parents’ favorite restaurant, besides the Columbia, was Herb Field’s The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.”...

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Orchestra site search continues in Sarasota »

Orchestra site search continues in Sarasota 09:39 am | After the City rejected its proposal, the Sarasota Orchestra has said it would expand its search beyond the City. The Sarasota County Fairgrounds has also re-emerged as a...

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Iran has been at war for 40 years »

Iran has been at war for 40 years 09:34 am | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com By  Mohammed Alyaha in The Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, May 28, 2019) “The U.S. plans to send 1,500 troops and other military assets...

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Island seeks to sue over vacation rental violation »

Island seeks to sue over vacation rental violation 09:10 am | The property owner says Longboat Key’s rental rules are trumped by State law. Town says they are grandfathered....

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Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site »

Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site 05:59 pm | Will the Town find another partner, rekindle its relationship with Ringling, or go it alone with a community center project?...

June 17, 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »

Stricter public parking rules in store »

Stricter public parking rules in store 05:54 pm | New parking restrictions to deal with the Mar Vista Restaurant waterfront dining patrons and their vehicles in roadways....

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Orchestra not heading to Payne Park »

Orchestra not heading to Payne Park 05:24 pm | “I am disappointed by the lack of leadership on your part on this issue. You are giving us no choices.”...

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Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon »

Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon 05:20 pm | “Prepare mentally and vehicularly.”...

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Town chooses taller light poles »

Town chooses taller light poles 05:14 pm | Eventually, every power line as well as cable and telephone line will all be underground....

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Staff to recommend taller light poles on Longboat »

Staff to recommend taller light poles on Longboat 04:40 pm | If the Town wants to install its own wireless network, taller light poles are the only ones financially viable says consultant....

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Town courts pickleball expansion »

Town courts pickleball expansion 04:32 pm | For about $100,000 four pickleball courts can be built at the Public Tennis Center property....

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Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park »

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park 04:26 pm | “Mr. Barwin, the choice between losing a significant portion of Payne Park or the Sarasota Orchestra is not a choice at all.”...

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Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall 03:58 pm | City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use....

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Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling »

Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling 03:50 pm | “No matter how you cut it, the dialogue from this dais intervened and caused Ringling to leave."...

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Trump is ‘unfit’ to govern? »

Trump is ‘unfit’ to govern? 03:45 pm | ‘Exactly how fit to become president is Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?’...

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Ringling leaves Longboat at Town Center altar »

Ringling leaves Longboat at Town Center altar 03:23 pm | “Whatever the motivation of those who effectively killed the Town Center project, they will have to live with it. But, sadly, so will all of us.”...

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Sarasota homeless population drops 50% »

Sarasota homeless population drops 50% 03:15 pm | Homeless individuals in the City of Sarasota have been reduced by 52.1 percent since 2016....

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Sarasota named #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business »

Sarasota named #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business 03:11 pm | The City of Sarasota has been swirling with accolades recently in the National Press. Last month, it was named the 18th best place to live in the nation...

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Opinion

A Kosher Fourth of July »

A Kosher Fourth of July

08:13 am | “Two hundred forty-three years ago, a new nation was inspired by the Old Testament.”...

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Longboat Key undergrounding issue »

Longboat Key undergrounding issue

05:30 am | If the town goes ahead with its fiber project, neighborhoods will see taller metal poles replace the...

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Trump militarizes Mexico »

Trump militarizes Mexico

05:23 am | Blowing up the North American economy to solve the migration crisis never made sense....

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How Democrats can avoid losing »

How Democrats can avoid losing

10:16 am | ‘Trump is beatable in 2020, but only if his opponent appeals beyond the base.’...

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Socialism vs. ‘the Person’ »

Socialism vs. ‘the Person’

02:48 pm | ‘We are more than simply individuals, because it is in relation with one another ‘as persons’ that...

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Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology »

Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology

12:29 pm | Do Longboat leaders really believe they and Waterleaf and the build-out of a defensive telecommunication network will...

April 21, 2019 / 3 comments / Read More »

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame »

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

12:25 pm | In a sense, Notre Dame was sadly victim to a general state of disrepair. It is the...

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National opinion doesn’t conform to party activists »

National opinion doesn’t conform to party activists

01:58 pm | This growth will not last forever but may continue through the 2020 electoral cycle....

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Sandra Day O’Connor’s lessons in leadership »

Sandra Day O’Connor’s lessons in leadership

12:33 pm | In nearly 25 years as a justice she was the most important vote on the U.S. Supreme...

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Gas shortages give New York an early taste of the Green New Deal »

Gas shortages give New York an early taste of the Green New Deal

10:34 am | “The State is dependent on imports even though it sits atop the abundant Marcellus Shale.”...

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Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park »

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

11:31 am | When I heard of the plan for the Sarasota Orchestra to move to Payne Park, I wanted...

March 9, 2019 / 6 comments / Read More »

Ortasio-Cortez heralds a New Political Era »

Ortasio-Cortez heralds a New Political Era

08:52 am | ‘Socialism may not become America’s dominant ideology, but it’s likely to be around for a while.’...

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Medicare for all is a trap »

Medicare for all is a trap

09:38 am | “Candidates who can’t win this debate should find another line of work, and a party that ends...

February 24, 2019 / No comment / Read More »

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review »

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

09:24 am | Sarasota City commissioners are giving away control of an unparalleled asset, 53 acres — one of America’s...

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The new Beijing — Moscow axis »

The new Beijing — Moscow axis

09:17 am | China today is an export driven economic giant with ambitions for world leadership....

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The path forward in the Lido Pool plan »

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

09:57 pm | The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the...

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Your wireless world is about to change »

Your wireless world is about to change

09:30 pm | It’s like oxygen: You take it for granted until it’s gone –and panic sets in....

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U.S. Ship sails near disputed islands »

U.S. Ship sails near disputed islands

08:19 pm | The U.S. has responded by stepping up its patrols in the area and encouraging allies to...

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Baseball teams up with Castro »

Baseball teams up with Castro

09:52 am | Cuba says the deal blocks players from signing with major-league teams if they defect. They remain the...

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Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later »

Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later

09:30 pm | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Declarations, By Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal (Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2, 2018) “A tragedy...

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The cat who terrorized Christmas »

The cat who terrorized Christmas

02:46 pm | I should have seen the foreshadowing when Mickey, our troublesome cat, started drinking the funky water from...

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Congress gets tough on the Saudis »

Congress gets tough on the Saudis

02:30 pm | It is wrong to suggest that maintaining U.S. alliances consists of mutually exclusive choices between choices between...

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The Flynn entrapment »

The Flynn entrapment

01:50 pm | Mr. McCabe and FBI officials ‘decided the agents would not warn Flynn that it was a...

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  1. Sunny Gravy: The only people who want this building are the Commissioner’s and a few diehards.This same thing...
  2. Capt. Chris Brackett: Looking at the plans, has anyone involved in this project been to the boat ramp on any weekend,...
  3. Richard K: I wanted to thank Mr. Banyas for watching over the fish preserve for years and understanding how important...
  4. eugene jaleski: it is unconscionable for the commission to allow taxpayer supported public streets to be used by the...
  5. John Schmitz: I was looking at google maps of downtown Sarasota and this is a possible suggestion for a new Sarasota...
  1. Two gas leaks spark concern
  2. Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15
  3. A Kosher Fourth of July
  4. Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come
  5. Mote scientist earns top honor for coral research
  6. Longboat’s ‘Shell Lady’ found a life full of treasure on our shores
  7. Sarasota City Commission to consider police body cams
  8. Longboat to expand pickleball at park; remove Bayfront tennis
  9. Man who stole Audi from Lido Shores and found naked in chicken coop sits in NY jail
  10. Longboat debates cultural center
  11. Longboat Key undergrounding issue
  12. Trump militarizes Mexico

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LBK Rotary passes the gavel »

01:02 pm | The gavel was ceremonially and literally passed by Longboat Key Rotary Club’s outgoing President, Jay Sparr, to successor Susan McGuire at a lively and laughter-filled dinner event at Cedars Café & Tiki Bar on June 12th. The assembled Rotarians celebrated their achievements in community service over the past year, roasted their outgoing President, enjoyed warm...

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LBK Rotary passes the gavel

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending July 12, 2019 »

03:32 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 6 Rescue 12:11 a.m. Officer Bergeron responded to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to a report of an unconscious person. Upon his arrival, Longboat Key Fire/Rescue were...

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The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page »

08:40 am | Longboat Key writer and resident Terry Griffin had a knack for fictionalizing the myriad of friends in his life. In fact, he was so possessed and beholden by the beauty of Longboat key that he set the majority of his work in a mythologized Longboat Key landscape. Terry Griffin created in the genre of the...

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The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

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

Can addiction start in the ER? »

02:06 pm | Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as spent on charting), and many electronic records are walled off from each other....

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Can addiction start in the ER?

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — July 4, 2019 through July 10, 2019

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — July 4, 2019 through July 10, 2019 »

03:30 am | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 27, 2019 through July 3, 2019

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 27, 2019 through July 3, 2019 »

03:28 am | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 20, 2019 through June 26, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 20, 2019 through June 26, 2019

03:12 am | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 13, 2019 through June 19, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 13, 2019 through June 19, 2019

04:29 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 6, 2019 through June 12, 2019

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — May 30, 2019 through June 5, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — May 30, 2019 through June 5, 2019

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — May 23, 2019 through May 29, 2019 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — May 23, 2019 through May 29, 2019

05:27 pm | Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — May 23, 2019 through May 29, 2019...

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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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Waves of Light »

Waves of Light

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

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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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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 souls as she says that have not crossed...

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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 Island last weekend. ...

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