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Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is back in City Hall and in the community with a scaled-back redevelopment plan.

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s canal plan: what to dredge, who will pay?

Longboat’s canal plan: what to dredge, who will pay?

The Town has a goal to dredge canals within the community to keep them navigable and to maintain property values.
But as in all policies, there is a cost.

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony consolidation dominates courtroom as ownership battle continues into 2020

Colony consolidation dominates courtroom as ownership battle continues into 2020

The operation and control of the once famous Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unraveled over years — first out of court, and then in perpetual litigation. The Colony, once firmly controlled by Chairman Murf Klauber, has gone through countless legal undulations, various redevelopment proposals and yet over the past four years, one outcome has emerged […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission approves new Village parking ordinance

Commission approves new Village parking ordinance

On Monday, Longboat Key Commissioners approved the new Village parking ordinance. The ordinance includes a speed limit reduction on Broadway of 20 mph, a 15-foot parking setback requirement adjacent to driveways, limited parking times on streets, and parking on Broadway limited to one side of the street.

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to gauge satisfaction level of residents via a survey

Longboat to gauge satisfaction level of residents via a survey

Resident satisfaction is something the Town of Longboat Key will be evaluating in the upcoming months.

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat ranked among the best places to live in Florida

Longboat ranked among  the best places to live in Florida

With perfect weather and gorgeous beachfront living, Florida is definitely one of the best states to live in the U.S. Florida also has diverse attractions for nature enthusiasts and city dwellers, and is close to other travel destinations like the Bahamas. The website HomeSnacks has published its list of the 10 best places to live […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater’s daughter raises funds, awareness for trip to Africa

Longboater’s daughter raises funds, awareness for trip to Africa

The daughter of Longboat Key residents has raised both community support and excitement about her planned mission trip to Zambia. So far, an online yard sale and a separate fundraiser brought another $1,117 towards the goal of $20,000. Waterford, South Carolina Plantation residents JJ and Jennie Iagulli are raising money to take a mission trip […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Ryan Flanzer was arrested in Sarasota after he fired three rounds from his semi-automatic pistol into a condominium unit at 1350 Main in Downtown Sarasota on May 5, 2018. But his story reads like a twisted tale of police impersonation, vendetta and bad judgement. The events ware even penned […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

The plan to renourish the highly eroded Lido Key shoreline with sand dredged from Big Pass has faced years of court challenges primarily from opponents on Siesta Key. Now that the plan is slated to finally move forward, Sarasota County is considering a request to use Ted Sperling on South Lido Key as a staging […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Longboat Key leaders have long voiced concerns that the roundabout planned at US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue will slow traffic, create back-ups along the bridge and possibly impede evacuation attempts. The champions of roundabouts include the City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which maintains the state-controlled roadway. Longboat officials, including Commissioner […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »