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Former-Mayor Joan Webster to Move

Former-Mayor Joan Webster to Move

August 16, 2014 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie

Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie

Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie was given a permanent honor in his home city this week when Bradenton Beach City Commissioners unanimously dedicated the city’s new park to his legacy. The park is located along a four-lot patch in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive North which the city recently purchased. City officials say a [...]

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Broadway gets resurfacing project

Broadway gets resurfacing project

The Town of Longboat Key Public Works Department has contracted with Superior Asphalt to conduct a resurfacing project on Broadway in the Village. The project will begin on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. First the concrete curbs will be replaced at the intersections of Broadway Street and Longboat Drive North and South, Poinsetta Avenue North and [...]

August 11, 2014 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

CONTEST: Give us your best 25 words and enter our Short Short Story Contest!

CONTEST: Give us your best 25 words and enter our Short Short Story Contest!

Readers are invited to submit a short story of up to 25 words, excluding the title. Submit it by emailing story@lbknews.com. Each week we will publish a new story.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager notifies Sarasota of its sand sharing agreement

Town Manager notifies Sarasota of its sand sharing agreement

Town Manager David Bullock has notified the town commission and the city of Sarasota that the sand in New Pass is already spoken for by the town of Longboat Key. Bullock informed the Longboat Key commission on Wednesday via email that he hopes a sand sharing agreement which has been in place for years between [...]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up at the town’s website, to notify Longboaters of sea turtle nesting safety. It is the middle of the turtle nesting season and there have been reports of several hatchling disorientations and stuck turtles. [...]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Burglar caught in the act

Burglar caught in the act

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com On July 8, Longboat Key Police arrested Charles Griffith, 53, for burglary at a home on Buttonwood Drive. The home was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, and the Police Department was informed by the homeowner who was in Michigan at the time of the burglary. The homeowner, Martin [...]

July 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

On June 24 Detective Sergeant Bourque arrested a 25 year-old Bradenton man responsible for dozens of burglaries and thefts in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Daniel Lee Upton confessed to burglaries on Longboat Key and Holmes Beach where he broke into condominium storage sheds; stealing bicycles that were sold at Manatee and Sarasota pawn shops. Once [...]

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

The Aging in Paradise Resource Center Receives $4,000 Donation

The Aging in Paradise Resource Center Receives $4,000 Donation

The Aging in Paradise Resource Center (AIPRC) recently received a $4,000 donation from Arnold Simonsen. Simonsen said that he wanted to help AIPRC continue to provide education and support services for older adults who live on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas. He added, “It is so important for all of us [...]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling company receives settlement after false allegations

Ringling company receives settlement after false allegations

Feld Entertainment, the parent company of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups. It ends a 14-year legal battle over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants. Feld Entertainment says this is a vindication of its animal care, and claims that the animal [...]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »