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Colony plagued by vandalism, break-ins; $100K in sculptures stolen from Klauber

Colony plagued by vandalism, break-ins; $100K in sculptures stolen from Klauber

Further investigation reveals that more than 30 Colony units have been entered illegally in recent weeks and several have been severely vandalized.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mar Vista donates dollars for medical bills

Mar Vista donates dollars for medical bills

Mar Vista donated $1,200 this week to help with medical bills incurred by two Manatee County teens.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

CONTEST: Give us your best 25 words and enter our Short Short Story Contest!

CONTEST: Give us your best 25 words and enter our Short Short Story Contest!

Readers are invited to submit a short story of up to 25 words, excluding the title. Submit it by emailing story@lbknews.com. Each week we will publish a new story.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

CONTEST: Where in the world?

CONTEST: Where in the world?

While most of us can identify this famous building, Longboat Key News wants you to go one step further and tell us what street Lillian Sands took this pic from on her recent adventure up north. email: location@lbknews.com and the first correct response will win 2 LBK News tee shirts and 2 LBK News coffee [...]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager notifies Sarasota of its sand sharing agreement

Town Manager notifies Sarasota of its sand sharing agreement

Town Manager David Bullock has notified the town commission and the city of Sarasota that the sand in New Pass is already spoken for by the town of Longboat Key. Bullock informed the Longboat Key commission on Wednesday via email that he hopes a sand sharing agreement which has been in place for years between [...]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up at the town’s website, to notify Longboaters of sea turtle nesting safety. It is the middle of the turtle nesting season and there have been reports of several hatchling disorientations and stuck turtles. [...]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

All personnel are not just certified firefighters but certified paramedics which are different than most US fire departments as their minimum requirements are firefighter/EMT

July 28, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Democracy versus despotism

Democracy versus despotism

Israel has done everything possible to avoid civilian casualties, including the dropping of
warning leaflets and noise-making explosives on targeted roofs, but Hamas encourages “martyrdom” as a means of gaining world sympathy.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Barack Obama’s America, six years later

Barack Obama’s America, six years later

America’s standing in the world and the international scene in general doesn’t seem to have improved.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

America — later heritage

America — later heritage

Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act signed into law.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »