Traffic for the months of August, September, and October was up 8.34 percent, 7.52 percent, and 9.19 percent respectively. Total passenger traffic for the past three months has increased by 19,428 passengers over the same period in 2012, for a three-month total of 250,272 passengers. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking [...]
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, developer of Lakewood Ranch, has sought more flexibility in the implementation of 2050 plan requirements to allow it to adjust to market conditions and ensure the viability of the project. SMR proposes to develop thousands of acres of its holdings in Sarasota County. The proposed SMR villages would be the first under the [...]
Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, has posted a list of its programs for November and December. Muscles and More with Sherry Fideler will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $8 for members; $13 for non-members. Cardio Bootcamp takes place at 8 a.m. Tuesdays, and Cardio Strength [...]
Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale and her husband Chris welcomed a baby daughter, Teagan Lane Portale, into the world on Oct. 30. The newest addition to the family arrived at 5:24 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 9 oz. While she came a little earlier than anticipated, Teagan is healthy and everyone is ecstatic. Congratulations!
The Bank of New York won a $1.2 million judgment against Kenneth Grabow, who borrowed the money in July 2007 against a Longboat Key house that he bought for $1 million two years earlier. The 1,940-square-foot house at 531 Golf Links Lane is scheduled to be sold at online auction by the Sarasota County Clerk [...]
Anyone interested in participating in the upcoming Urban Land Institute study to help shape the future of Longboat Key should contact Town Hall at 316-1999, ext. 271. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30. A panel of planning experts will interview 100 residents, business owners and anyone familiar with Longboat Key by appointment only [...]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is performing the planned $22.7 million Lido Beach renourishment project, dredging sand from Big Pass and placing three groins on the southern end of Lido Beach, and says the plan will not harm either the pass or Siesta Key Public Beach. At a Sept. 18 City of Sarasota [...]
The Longboat Key Fire Department received a new fire truck which went into service this week. The ladder truck has a 75-foot ladder, a 500-gallon water tank, and carries all EMS equipment with the exception of a stretcher. The new truck replaces the previous yellow ladder truck that was stationed at the south fire station. [...]