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Extracting sunbeams from cucumbers and Obama’s alternative energy schemes

Extracting sunbeams from cucumbers and Obama’s alternative energy schemes

Jonathon Swift, if you recall, penned “Gulliver’s Travels” as a satire on human nature, and it is as fresh today as it was in 1726.

April 21, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Who had the longest drive?

Who had the longest drive?

A reader asked me who had the longest drive of the three old-timers, Palmer, Nicklaus and Player, who appeared at the start of the Masters.

April 21, 2012 | Posted in Tee Time | Read More »

Obituary: Nathan Benderson

Obituary: Nathan Benderson

Nathan Benderson, 94, died April 7, 2012.

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Obituary | Read More »

‘The dream that failed’

‘The dream that failed’

“A year after Fukushima, the future for nuclear power is not bright — for reasons of cost as much as safety” [“The dream that failed,” The Economist, March 10, 2012].

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Save Our Seabirds hosts Sunset Soirée March 1

Save Our Seabirds hosts Sunset Soirée March 1

The inaugural Save our Seabirds Sunset Soiree will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1 at the Save Our Seabirds Center. This is an opportunity to visit and learn more about the injured birds and the rehabilitation and release efforts of this not-for-profit organization.

February 24, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Phillip Younger, Esquire

Phillip Younger, Esquire

With Commissioner Phill Younger doing better each day over in Sarasota Memorial Hospital, we at Longboat Key News thought it time to highlight his service to our key.

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Digital Caddies installed at Longboat Key Club and Resort

Digital Caddies installed at Longboat Key Club and Resort

Longboat Key Club and Resort has installed Digital Caddies GPS service on all 160 golf carts at both of the resort’s golf courses. With the Digital Caddies GPS system in place, guests that play at the resort now have a user-friendly way to quickly and accurately detect real-time yardages helping golfers play better golf and […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Edwin Wheeler passes

Edwin Wheeler passes

Edwin M. Wheeler Sr., 85, of Sarasota, formerly of Longboat Key and Washington, D.C., passed away Feb. 18, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key. Interment will be in Marion, Kan., at a later date. Survivors […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Obituary | Read More »

It takes a ‘Village’

It takes a ‘Village’

During the next few months, the north end, and especially the Village, may see the Town Commission proposing revisions to the existing town Comprehensive Plan and building codes to allow a major tourism development on the commercial land at GMD and Broadway at the north end of Longboat Key.

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

…and then there were two

…and then there were two

RICHARD L. HERSHATTER Contributing Columnist hershatter@lbknews.com The road ahead is sometimes rough And difficult to view, But now the Party’s had enough; The four are down to two. Remember: you heard it here first. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be the 2012 Republican candidate for president of the United States. After unexpected caucus victories […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »