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Area coral reef health in review

Area coral reef health in review

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia visited Mote Marine Laboratory’s research facility in the Florida Keys on Tuesday to learn about Mote’s innovative efforts to study, conserve and restore coral reefs. Garcia, a lifelong resident of South Florida whose 26th District includes Monroe County and part of southwest Miami-Dade County, visited Mote’s Tropical Research Laboratory on Summerland […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Luxury living on a historical LBK site

Luxury living on a historical LBK site

During the 1970s Longboat Key’s hottest venue was the Far Horizons, a resort hotel with some of its suites as little villas on stilts actually in the Gulf. Its restaurant was the “talk of the town” and of the chef was Harry, now of Harry’s Continental Kitchen. After it closed down, the hotel site was the subject of a prolonged lawsuit between the town of Longboat Key and Dr. Murf Klauber.

May 3, 2012 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Bay or beach? Why not both?

Bay or beach? Why not both?

The community of Portobello extends from the gulf side to the bay side so owners enjoy the best of both worlds. Amenities include pool, tennis courts, fishing pier, boat docks and of course direct beach access. Gulf side units enjoy full views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico with spectacular sunsets. Some of […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Cloudy mornings on the beach

Cloudy mornings on the beach

Cloudy mornings on LBK beaches have a pleasing two-fold effect. They allow me to see birds without the glare of water and sand that is found on bright sunny days. They also turn the landscape into a theatrical stage setting, thereby creating mood.

March 12, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Clear light highlights birds

Clear light highlights birds

The morning is crisp and clear, highlighting the “assembled multitude,” a mass of gulls and terns that are regulars on Whitney Beach. There’s a lone skimmer in the sand away from the group that isn’t moving and appears to be injured. A woman looking at it tells me she’d just seen the skimmer walk on an injured left leg and plunk down.

November 26, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Right time, right place

Right time, right place

Birding is often about being in the right place at the right time. Last winter on Whitney Beach, I had some memorable moments with birds and bottle-nosed dolphins because I was in the right place at the right time

September 29, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

It has been called a pimple, a protrusion and more scientifically — a shoreline anomaly. Specifically the reference is to a 1.67 acre parcel located mid-key, known historically as the Yonkers Property, which has a seawall that juts closer to the Gulf of Mexico than the neighbors — just enough to cause major headache, cost and expense to the town’s beach maintenance program

September 23, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Birding Leffis Key

Birding Leffis Key

The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis Key is a gentle place to bird and getting there is part of the experience for me. I start out early from the northern end of LBK, walking over the Longboat Pass Bridge. A brown pelican with a gray back and frosted head startles me by flying out from under the pilings

September 10, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb

Bill Johnson relaxes in the wild waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Longboat Key

September 3, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Record sale closed on Casey Key

Record sale closed on Casey Key

A Gulf-front estate listed by Michael Saunders & Company agent Linda Roe Dickinson sold for $7.575 million on Casey Key July 15. This became Casey Key’s highest selling property of 2011 and was also the year’s second highest involving residential properties in Sarasota County after the $26 million Longboat Key home that sold earlier this […]

July 22, 2011 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »