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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 »

Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

This year saw a repeat rivalry in the March 2015 race for the At-Large seat, as former Commissioner Gene Jaleski qualified to run against Commissioner Phill Younger. Also in a contested race is former candidate for commission Larry Grossman who will be running against Jack Daly for the District 4 seat. The District 2 seat [...]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Book Sale at Longboat Library

Book Sale at Longboat Library

On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Longboat Key Library will hold its most extensive Book Sale in the Library’s 57 years of operation. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Library, 555 Bay Isles Road (next to the Town Offices). Hundreds of hardback and paperback books will be bargain priced [...]

November 4, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

The Rotary Club of Longboat Key has organized a community celebration for the Veterans’ Day, which includes a parade along Bay Isles Road. The event features a brief parade, culminating at Temple Beth Israel for a program to recognize and honor U.S. Armed Services Veterans and their families on Longboat Key. The Rotary Club requests [...]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Designation of R. David Jackson as Assistant Town Attorney

Designation of R. David Jackson as Assistant Town Attorney

Article VI (Sec. 2) of the Town Charter provides that the Town Attorney may appoint qualified Assistant Town Attorneys with the advice and consent of the Town Commission. Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale would like to add R. David Jackson as an Assistant Town Attorney. Mr. Jackson has been assisting Mooney-Portale with procurement and permitting matters. [...]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Water condition flag program saves lives

Water condition flag program saves lives

Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had to answer was, “How can we make a difference in this situation?”

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

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 »