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Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group

Pattigeorge’s under contract to Columbia Restaurant Group

The new owners will be allowed by the town to fill in the boat ramp and offer outdoor dining and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Business, Key Dining, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Temple names new Rabbi

Temple names new Rabbi

Longboat Key’s Temple Beth Israel announced Stephen L. Sniderman as the new Rabbi. Sniderman will begin his service as the Temple’s spiritual leader on August 1 and replaces Rabbi Jonathan Katz. Katz was hired by the Temple in June 2008 and he followed Rabbi Michael Eisenstat who was Rabbi for 11 years beginning in 1997. [...]

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

$37K shortfall prompts tennis center discussion

$37K shortfall prompts tennis center discussion

“The town has tightened up its belts perhaps too far and is causing the deterioration of an amenity that caused people to want to move to Longboat Key.”

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

Beach Nourishment Progress Update for June 23

The Longboat Key truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. Work in Segment 4, between the access [...]

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Swiped sand returns to beach

Swiped sand returns to beach

Many residents saw escarpments and wondered if this year’s investment in beach sand would amount to nothing more than bad luck mixed with allegations of poor execution and design flaws. Soon, the sand started to drift back to shore.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests

Longboat Key Turtle Watch says 64 percent of sea turtle nests on Manatee County’s beaches were lost after Tropical Storm Colin.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote creates coral reef for future generations

Mote creates coral reef for future generations

Coral fragments planted today will grow into eachother to form a reef.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire contract passes 4-3

Fire contract passes 4-3

“If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stricter turtle law sees light

Stricter turtle law sees light

I don’t know why this commission goes out of its way to look for trouble. We have a gun to our head telling us to change our ordinance.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline

Town approves extra sand for Inn on the Beach; storm swipes from LBK shoreline

“We are the only island that goes it alone on the beach renourishment. It is a vicious cycle and we need to move aggressively toward working with the counties to protect our taxpayers.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »