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Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Modern America not only wants to swim at the beach, we want to build elaborate homes on the closest precipice to the sea as possible and then insist on maintaining our own little prayer rug of sand downstairs from our living room.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

‘It will be a big project; they will be involved the whole way through. There is also a feasibility element. We do not want to create something that is not viable.’

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

On Aug. 15, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released hatchery-reared juvenile snook into the wild as part of an ongoing program designed to find the most effective methods to replenish and enhance wild snook populations. The species is one of Florida’s most popular sport fish and plays an [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Key Fishing, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

Our sacrifice will stymie global warming, or whatever it’s called now. Not really.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Cuba, all over again

Cuba, all over again

Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

In Print — August 22, 2014 edition

In Print — August 22, 2014 edition

Click to open up the edition and then click to open up the page full size just as it was printed.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less than 25 words.  Below are the ones that came in. We will print any and all sent to us each week until the end of August. Readers are invited to send us a short story of up to [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending August 22, 2014

On Patrol – Week ending August 22, 2014

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 12 Stolen surfboard Sgt. Thompson responded to reported theft of a surfboard from the parking lot of Whitney Beach Plaza. Upon arrival, Sgt. Thompson met with the complainant who advised that [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending August 22, 2014

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending August 22, 2014

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 sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Longboat Key needs an attitude adjustment To: [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »