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Marilyn Dzikas retires after 30 years 

Marilyn Dzikas retires after 30 years 

After 30 years of dedicated service to the Town of Longboat Key, and to the men and women of the Longboat Key Police Department, Marilyn Dzikas has decided to begin a well-deserved retirement. Effective Aug. 7 Marilyn will no longer be serving the Police Department as the Administrative Assistant, and will embark on her next chapter [...]

August 8, 2015 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Lake Flores development to be built over next 20 years

Lake Flores development to be built over next 20 years

On Thursday, Manatee County Commissioners voted in favor of the Lake Flores development. Lake Flores will be built over the next 20 years on 1,300 acres located west of IMG Academy and south of Cortez Road. The development will include 6,500 residential units, 1 million square feet of retail space, 2 million square feet of [...]

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Scores of turtles ‘wash back’ for rehab

Scores of turtles ‘wash back’ for rehab

a number of sea turtle ‘washbacks’ have occurred over the last two weeks due to the large amount of rain, wind and the larger high tides.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

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 »