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Town puts power line burial plan, vote of residents, on hold

Town puts power line burial plan, vote of residents, on hold

‘I think this is getting killed. I was the one who banged and banged and banged for this and I can see it going down in flames. We are all ready for a March vote, we will get to November next year and it will be a dead issue.’

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Islandside must weather receding beach

Islandside must weather receding beach

“I do not want to say ‘Let them eat cake’ or ‘Let them pound sand,’ but they may have to make it through the season without a recreational beach.”

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key condo project takes off

Lido Key condo project takes off

Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on Lido Key.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Key Club redevelopment pending: Ocean Properties seeks vote for tourism units

Key Club redevelopment pending: Ocean Properties seeks vote for tourism units

Ocean Properties Ltd. is planning on redeveloping the Longboat Key Club Islandside property and is requesting the town have a referendum in a special election as early as possible. The Town Commission can allow a referendum either through petition by the applicant, who must by Town rules present signatures of 10% of the electorate, or, [...]

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Jaleski qualifies, Grossman eyes town commission election

Jaleski qualifies, Grossman eyes town commission election

This week, an additional candidate turned in qualifying papers to Town Clerk Trish Granger, thereby making one of the three open seats on the commission into a contested election. Former Commissioner Gene Jaleski qualified for the At-Large seat. Resident Larry Grossman took out papers for the District 4 seat last week. Jaleski will be running against [...]

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents spark over power line burial plan

Residents spark over power line burial plan

‘Why two ordinances? Longboat Key is one town. Burying all the lines would bring a positive value to the entire Key that would be tremendous’

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Bayfront Park plan moves forward despite debate

Bayfront Park plan moves forward despite debate

‘I’m not going to let it go, and I’m not going to die before it is built.’

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Love of fine dining is in the air as Amore Restaurant opens on Key

Love of fine dining is in the air as Amore Restaurant opens on Key

Chef Andrea Bozzolo and property owner Howard Rooks could not be more excited to open on Thursday in the nostalgic location beside Publix plaza.

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Key Dining, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater charged in Sarasota stabbing

Longboater charged in Sarasota stabbing

Longboat Key resident Steven Walters, 50, was arrested by the Sarasota City Police Department after stabbing 41-year-old Michael Gatz in an altercation in front of Petco in the Paradise Plaza located at Bee Ridge Rd. and US41 that began around 2:30 p.m. last Thursday. The men were in separate cars when the dispute started. The two [...]

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s former north-end gas station under contract

Longboat’s former north-end gas station under contract

The site of the former Longbeach Chevron located at 6990 Gulf of Mexico Drive is under contract to be sold to Keller Williams real estate firm. Keller Williams plans to redevelop the existing building, which is 2,084 square-feet, according to Town of Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Director Alaina Ray, and could serve as an [...]

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »