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Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Commission voted last week to cut the black box theatre and about $7 million in cost from the plan.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Commissioner Brody says too many resources are spent making arrests. His plan is to allow police to write civil citations as an option.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

The plan and the lease that would have allowed a waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is officially terminated. But it came at a great cost and with great effort. What’s next?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

The proposed new concert hall calls for the demolition of the existing Tennis Center and its reconstruction in another part of Payne Park.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

“If you want truly decorative poles on Gulf of Mexico Drive, the community could end up with 50 or 100 more light poles than if it went with the taller options.”

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

Longboat Key writer and resident Terry Griffin had a knack for fictionalizing the myriad of friends in his life. In fact, he was so possessed and beholden by the beauty of Longboat key that he set the majority of his work in a mythologized Longboat Key landscape. Terry Griffin created in the genre of the […]

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

“For months I asked for documents regarding this lease agreement and nothing came forward. Then suddenly we had an executed agreement. It was very Machiavellian and done in secrecy. We need to get out of this and be done with it.”

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Community Center plans under review on many fronts

Longboat Community Center plans under review on many fronts

The conundrum is at what cost, what size is appropriate and realistic, and last but certainly foremost, who will pay for it?

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rubio visits Mote to discuss threats to oceans

Rubio visits Mote to discuss threats to oceans

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium hosted Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) at its City Island campus on Thursday to discuss urgent threats facing Florida’s oceans

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »