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A glimpse of the future

A glimpse of the future

With all of the intended changes in the codes and the possibility that the Republican governor and legislature might eliminate the Department of Consumer Affairs and all of the roadblocks to commercial expansion for which they stand, many are worried about how this will affect Longboat Key

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

LBK’s Medicine Shoppe closes after more than 12 years on key

LBK’s Medicine Shoppe closes after more than 12 years on key

For years many Longboater’s have come to know and love Longboat Key’s Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in the Centre Shops of Longboat Key. The pharmacy closed its doors for good Friday, Feb. 18. “Amid years of scrutiny from corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., executives decided that the island location was just too seasonal,” said Ajay […]

February 24, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Live New Orleans Jazz this Thursday

Live New Orleans Jazz this Thursday

Live New Orleans Jazz Nights every Thursday night through March 10 with bandleader Henry Blackburn, Barry Bockus on saxophones and clarinet, Hank Ross on string bass, and weekly featured guests from around the country on piano. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and concert begins

January 21, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Are raccoons multiplying on LBK?

Are raccoons multiplying on LBK?

Many residents have written the town distressed about the growing number of raccoons. From the Village to Emerald Harbor to the Centre Shops, citizens have been concerned for weeks about these pesky critters, which seem to be running amok on Longboat Key. And now residents want to know what the town is going to do about it.

December 17, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Blue Dolphin Friday dinners are back

Blue Dolphin Friday dinners are back

The Blue Dolphin Café has begun its full menu for the season. The restaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friday dinners are now available, including Maine lobster, prime rib and crab cakes. Friday hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 383-3787 for more information.

December 10, 2010 | Posted in Business, Key Life | Read More »

Spinning your wheels

Spinning your wheels

Up here in the frozen tundra when we get too much snow on the ground, we sometimes put our foot on the accelerator and nothing happens. We are in effect just spinning our wheels.

December 10, 2010 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Florist relocates to Centre Shops

Florist relocates to Centre Shops

Exotica Florist and Orchids opened its doors this week at its new location at the Centre Shops. The florist is in the space formerly occupied by Key Video and La Dee Dah.

December 3, 2010 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines | Read More »

Learn saltwater fishing at LBK Education Center

Learn saltwater fishing at LBK Education Center

“Saltwater Fishing” will be taught by Capt. Wayne Genthner Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Nov. 11 and continuing for four consecutive weeks (excluding Thanksgiving) through Dec. 9 at The Longboat Key Education Center. Genthner has been a charter guide for more than 15 years, fishing local waters for more than three […]

November 9, 2010 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Is there too much retail real estate?

Is there too much retail real estate?

Several commissioners are eager to drastically alter both the Vision Plan and the town’s Comprehensive Plan to save retail on Longboat Key, they say. The town attorney believes the Vision Plan and the Comprehensive Plan are virtually one in the same.

September 30, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The saga of Whitney Beach Plaza

The saga of Whitney Beach Plaza

All of us get frustrated. Some of us blow up when we do. The lucky ones do it in relative privacy and usually make their amends privately. Andrew Hlywa, the recent owner of the Whitney Beach Plaza, unfortunately vented his frustration on the editorial page of the Longboat Key News. I am sure when he calms down, he will realize his outburst was unseemly and mean-spirited. However, done is done, and so are Andrew and his charming companion Dawn di Lorenzo with Longboat Key.

August 27, 2010 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »