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LBK News Briefs: Barge runs aground; boater rescued; Sarasota Open

LBK News Briefs: Barge runs aground; boater rescued; Sarasota Open

Barge runs aground on Longboat Coast Guard crews responded to a second grounded barge south of the Longboat Key Hilton this week. Due to deteriorating weather on Tuesday, the barge spuds were unable to keep the 140-foot barge from drifting to the beach. Coast Guard incident management personnel from Sector St. Petersburg were on scene [...]

April 14, 2014 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

SCAT to cut a Longboat route

SCAT to cut a Longboat route

A new bus route will circle from Lakewood Ranch to the airport, transporting mall employees to University Town Center and rowers and spectators bound for Nathan Benderson Park. The new University Parkway loop will cost at the expense of other Sarasota County Area Transit routes. The Sarasota County Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Christine Robinson [...]

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Emeril’s Florida season 2 includes Longboat Key chef

Emeril’s Florida season 2 includes Longboat Key chef

Emeril’s Florida season two premieres Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. with a stop in Central Florida. In the first episode, “Coming to America,” Emeril explores some of Florida’s most treasured imports: restaurateurs and chefs who have immigrated from around the globe. Emeril Lagasse first meets up with Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka, owners of the [...]

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

Former Mattison’s restaurant receives outdoor dining

Former Mattison’s restaurant receives outdoor dining

The former Mattison’s Steakhouse at the Plaza behind Publix, which has been closed since 2008, will soon transform into a new restaurant. The Planning and Zoning Board approved in a 9-0  vote, a special exception at its Tuesday meeting that grants building property owner Howard Rooks, 50 outdoor dining seats in the southwest corner of [...]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

LBK home inspections part of fire departments services

LBK home inspections part of fire departments services

The fire department conducts fire inspections of all multi-family and commercial structures.

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Island Chapel’s Angel Tree benifits children

Longboat Island Chapel’s Angel Tree benifits children

The Longboat Island Chapel recently collected children’s Christmas gifts through its Angel Tree program. Cindy Kuehnel, Outreach Program chairperson was surrounded by 140 wrapped presents from congregation members who picked paper angel ornaments detailed with ages of children from the Chapel Christmas tree and replaced with gifts of toys for children of migrant workers through [...]

December 16, 2013 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Ridership at SRQ continues to grow

Ridership at SRQ continues to grow

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 [...]

November 25, 2013 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Longboat Town Hall Toys for Tots underway

Longboat Town Hall Toys for Tots underway

Toys for Tots boxes are currently located at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, and the Longboat Key Police Department, 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more to either location to help a needy child have a merry Christmas and happy holidays.

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Key Life, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota 2050 development plan moves forward

Sarasota 2050 development plan moves forward

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 [...]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Bayfront Park posts list of programs

Bayfront Park posts list of programs

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 [...]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »