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PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

The demolition is to make way for a new waterfront restaurant by the owners, the Columbia Restaurant Group.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat officer who shared gruesome pics resigns

Longboat officer who shared gruesome pics resigns

He texted a photo of a brutal pedestrian fatality that occurred on LBK say police.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

The Master Plan to redevelop 53 Bay front acres in downtown Sarasota to reach Commission in the fall.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Rotary passes the gavel

LBK Rotary passes the gavel

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 […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services

Lifelong family friend buys Longboat Cleaners & Linen Services

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 […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Business, In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight sea turtle nests were run over by a small vehicle – and seven had their marking stakes dislodged.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 29, 2018

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 29, 2018

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 22 Lost property 1:05 a.m. Officer Ascencio responded to 3200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to lost property. The complainant stated that he lost his FAA pilot’s license, […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Predictable spending on infrastructure would vastly improve its quality.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending June 29, 2018

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending June 29, 2018

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Final Values from Property Appraisers To: Town Commission We have now […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

“Let me say what is really on my mind. Manatee County has had little interest in maintaining this portion of the island. It seems to be an annoyance to them.”

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »