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Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Are you prepared?  Do you have a Plan?  Living on an island brings additional challenges and reasons more so on why you need to be prepared and have a plan before a storm arrives.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Fire Marshal Lou Gagliardi provided testimony of termite and water damaged walls and support beams, delaminating roofs, collapsing structures and mold so prevalent that firefighters have a standing order to not enter Colony structures.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Bobby Jones Golf Course and the new hospital discussed at special Longboat Key meeting.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Massive Manta Ray helps Mote study ocean condition, behavior

Massive Manta Ray helps Mote study ocean condition, behavior

The team successfully completed the transfer of a 700-plus pound manta with an 11.4-foot wingspan.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Conservationists are ramping up clam-restoration efforts now in Sarasota Bay, Florida — locally the first of their kind — in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists who study how to fine-tune shellfish restoration methods to benefit the Bay. The nonprofit Sarasota Bay Watch and its volunteers have begun purchasing and releasing native southern hard clams […]

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Yet another hurdle has been cleared by Unicorp President Chuck Whittall on Longboat Key. Whittall plans to build a 166 room St. Regis Hotel and 78 condominiums on the 17.3-acres that what once home to the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. On Friday, Whittall bought all of the interests owned by […]

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Stolen vehicle causes car crash

Stolen vehicle causes car crash

Rowland had carjacked a 1998 silver Corvette from Coquina Beach and sped off southbound. Next, he collided with a RAV4 on Longboat Pass.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote urges boaters to report whale shark sightings

Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island last weekend.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The best closing gift is loyalty

The best closing gift is loyalty

In 1987, the island as we know it today was about one-half built out, with several signature buildings including Sanctuary and L’Ambiance still to come.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Commissioner Daly was assured by the FDOT that the roundabout will outperform the triple left turn lane.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »