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Changing lives through the power of work

Changing lives through the power of work

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

CANDance Competition raises funds and awareness

CANDance Competition raises funds and awareness

Professional dancers partnered with amateurs to raise money for the Community Aids Network at the 2016 CANDance competition fundraiser last week at Michael’s On East. Organizer Scott George oversaw the evening’s events which included an auction, dinner, dance competition and after-party dancing. George says the event raised a record amount of more than $200,000.   […]

November 13, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Mote, moms join forces and net $10,000 award

Mote, moms join forces and net $10,000 award

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Mommy & Me Exploring the Bay program was awarded  $10,000 from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Mommy & Me is an early childhood educational class available for children and their favorite adults to learn together through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories, role-plays, science tools, and special guided visits Mote Aquarium. […]

October 24, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Loyalty measured in decades…

Loyalty measured in decades…

For Longboat Key Realtor Bruce Myer the experience of loyalty mixed with déjà vu came to fruition when he was called by the owner of 1930 Harbourside Drive #117 in Fairway Bay. The owner said that after enjoying his residence for 34 straight years, he was ready to sell. The owner used Myer 34 years […]

October 24, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday night came to life on Longboat Key when actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston arrived by boat at Portifino at the Longboat Key Club for dinner. Travolta and Preston were joined above for a photo with (from left) Longboater Jeff Lenobel, Steve Reid, Melissa Reid, Marianne Thorn and Donna Lenobel.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Memoirs Class celebrates

LBK Memoirs Class celebrates

The Memoirs Class at Longboat Island Chapel is celebrating the publication of Patsy McLaughlin’s second book of poetry, “Keeper of the Night.” The collection of poems follows the author’s journey through life, beginning with her growing-up years in a large farm family in the Ohio Valley, touching on the years of being a military wife […]

September 4, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Island Chapel Pastor retiring

Longboat Island Chapel Pastor retiring

Due to health concerns, Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Pastor of Longboat Island Chapel, will preach his last sermon Sunday, May 29th at 10 a.m.  This will complete his three and a half years of ministirial services at the Chapel.  Rev. Carroll announced an earlier retiremet last October which was to take effect by the […]

May 31, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater to shine in ‘Kaleidoscope’ at Asolo

Longboater to shine in ‘Kaleidoscope’ at Asolo

Longboat Key Planning, Building and Zoning Department official Tony Sapuppo joined his wife Jeni at the Asolo Reparatory Theatre to watch their daughter, Maddie perform in a play called ‘Kaleidoscope.’ Maddie is a 15-year-old freshman at Bayshore High School in Bradenton and is in a special program for ESE students and has Autism. She has […]

May 31, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Mote welcomes octopus researcher, new member to Board of Trustees

Mote welcomes octopus researcher, new member to Board of Trustees

Mote Marine Laboratory recently welcomed Dr. Noam Josef, a next-generation Ph.D. scientist known for studying the camouflage capabilities of cephalopods: octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and related species. Josef, who recently moved from Eilat, Israel to Sarasota, Florida, will study the camouflage of octopuses and their prey-predator interaction with the local stone crab population. Cephalopods are marine […]

May 31, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote nets $2 million gift for Keys building

Mote nets $2 million gift for Keys building

The Rick and Nancy Moskovitz Foundation has donated $2 million toward Mote Marine Laboratory’s new research and education facility in the Florida Keys — the largest donation for the planned building to date. With this gift, total donations for the new facility surpass $3 million, generating exciting momentum to start the construction process during early […]

December 21, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines | Read More »