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Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a commercial operation that has little to do with Selby other than serving as financial fuel.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Love-All at the Longboat Key Club

Love-All at the Longboat Key Club

The kickoff last Friday night for the Joey Gratton Championship Tennis Tournament brought out the best of area tennis talent and support.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Life on the edge

Life on the edge

Tree clinging to the edge of City Island. Photo by Steve Reid

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

Thoughts raced through my head: Is there a rabid raccoon nearby? What’s wrong with Popsicle? Should we take him to the ER? I fell into the usual male mode of instinct mixed
with arrogance mixed with decisive action.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

We should fault the Mayor and Vice Mayor for their late-game torpedoing of our community and arts center project with Ringling. It suffered a death by a thousand little lashes.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Some residents agree with the internment and deportation of the females. They cite late night shrieking and mating calls reminding them of sounds they have not heard since college.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

The Sarasota Orchestra plans to move to Payne Park. The organization cites parking and constraints on performances as well as sea level rise as factors.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Mar Vista Parking plagues Longboat Village

Mar Vista Parking plagues Longboat Village

The parking of dinner patrons at the Mar Vista Restaurant in the Village of north Longboat Key is creating discord in the otherwise peaceful residential community. Is there a viable solution?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The Colony is long gone, Murf Klauber has dies and the St. Regis Hotel plan was approved by the Town. When will the future come and what does it hold for this property?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »