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Ocean Properties, Key Club and Town putt together for new Cultural Arts Center

Ocean Properties, Key Club and Town putt together for new Cultural Arts Center

Ocean Properties and the Longboat Key Club held its annual charity event recently that featured a golf tournament and a grand finale on Saturday night that benefited area and national charities. The event also included a putting challenge wherein Ocean Properties, which operates the Resort at Longboat Key Club, awarded Town of Longboat key officials if […]

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island last weekend.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Darkness Circles St. Armands

Darkness Circles St. Armands

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Key Events, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Bud Collins, famed tennis commentator, passes Friday

Bud Collins, famed tennis commentator, passes Friday

Bud Collins, who wrote his way into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, died on Friday. He was 86. For nearly 40 years, Bud Collins called the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key his home for the winter. According to his wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, Collins died Friday, March 4, at home in […]

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

The Russian fourth seed battered World No 123 Hogenkamp with a display of trademark power, encountering fleeting resistance in the opening set before taking control. The second set saw Sharapova dominate with the 2004 Wimbledon champion finishing off her opponent with a pair of thunderous forehands. While a lot of players complained about the heat […]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat evening

Longboat evening

The final shimmering moments on the very northern tip of Longboat Key. Photo by Stephen Reid

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Key Recreation, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Club to serve as ‘Teaching Hotel’

Longboat Key Club to serve as ‘Teaching Hotel’

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and the Resort at Longboat Key Club are teaming up to train people to work in Florida’s hospitality industry. The partnership will turn the four-star resort into a “teaching hotel” for USF’s College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership program. Students in the program will spend 16 hours total working […]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Key Recreation, 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 »

The creative body

The creative body

MATHEW EDLUND Contributing Columnist edlund@lbknews.com In a knowledge economy, creativity is key. For employees it may represent the difference between rising at work or losing a job; for entrepreneurs the gap between building – or losing – a company. So how to increase it? One quick answer – use your body physically. In simple terms, […]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Health, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »