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Sarasota Lionfish Derby at Mote

Sarasota Lionfish Derby at Mote

The second annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby is an exciting and environmentally beneficial event where SCUBA divers and snorkelers will compete to collect as many lionfish as possible in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species. Teams will capture lionfish July 10 through July 12, and the public is invited to learn about [...]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Key Fishing, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater finishes 9th in Poker Players Championship

Longboater finishes 9th in Poker Players Championship

Poker pro Mike Gorodinsky has just made history by joining the elite club of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship winners. He topped the field of 84 of the world’s best players to capture his second career gold bracelet as well as the amount of $1,270,086. The tournament’s entries created a prize pool of $4,032,000 and [...]

July 13, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat property owner charged with fraud, conspiracy

Longboat property owner charged with fraud, conspiracy

Federal prosecutors this week filed charges in Pittsburgh against a Florida man who allegedly conspired with an Edgeworth man in a $2.4 million bank fraud. Mark Anthony Sosso, 43, of Lakewood Ranch, is charged with one count of conspiracy, but the way the count was filed typically means the defendant has worked out a plea [...]

July 13, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee County shows population growth

Manatee County shows population growth

Bradenton showed strong growth between 2013 and 2014, adding approximately 1,213 residents, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Both the city of Bradenton and Manatee County added more residents than did the city of Sarasota and Sarasota County, respectively, but remained behind their neighbors in total population. Manatee County’s 2014 [...]

June 9, 2015 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Dr. Ben Carson visits Sarasota

Dr. Ben Carson visits Sarasota

Another Republican hopeful, yet still unannounced Presidential candidate visited Sarasota on Monday, April 27th.  He stopped first at Dolphin Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  Later he went on to a fund raising location in Sarasota, a favorite of most potential candidates for national office – at least Republican ones. I stood on the concrete [...]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key

Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key

Town manager Dave Bullock has provided a summery update on the current status of the implementation efforts regarding the recommendations contained within the Urban Land Institute Study the Town undertook in 2013. Here are the items and the status. GMD Pedestrian Crossings •FDOT Design Underway • Beach Access, North of Diplomat Condo (3175 GMD) • [...]

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat resident killed while crossing street in Alabama

Longboat resident killed while crossing street in Alabama

Norton Paul Wolf, 87, from Longboat Key, was killed last week when he was crossing a street in Dothan, Alabama. Police say Wolf was struck and killed Saturday night on Westgate Parkway. Dothan police Sgt. Scott Owens says the man was struck around 8 p.m. Saturday in front a Winn-Dixie grocery store by a vehicle [...]

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

This year saw a repeat rivalry in the March 2015 race for the At-Large seat, as former Commissioner Gene Jaleski qualified to run against Commissioner Phill Younger. Also in a contested race is former candidate for commission Larry Grossman who will be running against Jack Daly for the District 4 seat. The District 2 seat [...]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Book Sale at Longboat Library

Book Sale at Longboat Library

On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Longboat Key Library will hold its most extensive Book Sale in the Library’s 57 years of operation. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Library, 555 Bay Isles Road (next to the Town Offices). Hundreds of hardback and paperback books will be bargain priced [...]

November 4, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

The Rotary Club of Longboat Key has organized a community celebration for the Veterans’ Day, which includes a parade along Bay Isles Road. The event features a brief parade, culminating at Temple Beth Israel for a program to recognize and honor U.S. Armed Services Veterans and their families on Longboat Key. The Rotary Club requests [...]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »