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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 »

Aging in Paradise Resource Center receives $10,000

Aging in Paradise Resource Center receives $10,000

Longboat Island Chapel’s Aging in Paradise Resource Center has received a $10,000 sponsorship from the Sarasota Bay Club. The Aging in Paradise Resource Center is not a health-care facility but aims to facilitate transitions among individuals facing age-related issues and the organizations and services available for health problems, memory loss and financial planning. The concept [...]

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

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 »