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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 »

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 »

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Vice Mayor Jack Duncan will not seek a third and final term and has announced he is stepping down in March 2015. In a letter sent last Sunday to Mayor Jim Brown and his fellow Commissioners, Duncan said the decision followed “hours of soul searching and long [...]

July 22, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet

Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet

Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet.‘This grateful visitor will enjoy her vacation and no doubt remember her experiences on Longboat Key fondly.’

July 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat turtle nest totals for the week, year

Longboat turtle nest totals for the week, year

July 22, 2014 | Posted in Key Dining, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Burglar caught in the act

Burglar caught in the act

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com On July 8, Longboat Key Police arrested Charles Griffith, 53, for burglary at a home on Buttonwood Drive. The home was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, and the Police Department was informed by the homeowner who was in Michigan at the time of the burglary. The homeowner, Martin [...]

July 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »