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Town staff recommend cell tower approval

Town staff recommend cell tower approval

The Outline Development Plan for the cell tower at Longboat Island Chapel was recommended for approval this week by the Planning, Zoning and Building Department, with the caveat that the tower be 120 feet instead of the proposed 150 feet, to accommodate for a special exception in the setback distance. The town staff recommendation will go before the Planning, Zoning and Building Board at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Cell tower battle at Longboat Island Chapel heats up

Cell tower battle at Longboat Island Chapel heats up

Cell phone reception may soon improve on Longboat Key’s north end, but at the cost of a 150-foot-tall cell phone tower. Some residents are not thrilled with the idea of such a large pole being constructed, feeling it will be a blight on the landscape of the island and that new technology

September 3, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tigers — developers

Tigers — developers

Late on another hot and humid August morning I headed over the bridges to the big city, Sarasota, for the monthly meeting of the movers and shakers of the county, the Tiger Bay Club. This is a test of endurance. Inside the pleasantly cool restaurant, Michaels on East, I heard what I took as a great remark, “You really have to like chicken to put on a jacket on a day like today.” Good line, eh?

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Tigers still

Tigers still

It was a hot day in early June as I traveled to our big city, Sarasota, for the Tiger Bay luncheon. As is my want I try to attend these almost-monthly affairs to keep up on what is going on in the larger venue, to see who else is about and frankly to support our colleague and friend, Dr. Hal Lenobel. Tiger Bay has long been Hal’s baby

June 17, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Security unwrapped

Security unwrapped

There were perhaps two momentous events concerning the Longboat Key Town Commission during the final week of March 2011. These events were changes in the makeup of that body. The first, the completion of George Spoll’s tenure was predictable, as it was the result of term limits. Spoll had completed his three full terms and a bit. He served the town well, his final year as mayor

April 10, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Taking root

Taking root

Town officials and Longboat Key Garden Club members celebrated Arbor Day Friday, Jan. 14 at Longboat’s Overlook Park. A tradition that spans years, the LBK Garden Club commemorated Arbor Day by planting a gumbo limbo tree with the help of the town of Longboat Key Public Works Department. Digging in to plant the tree are: Town Commissioner Phill Younger, Jeremy Whatmough, Town Planner Steve Schield, Virginia Sanders, Jackie Salvino and Alice Blueglass

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

Longboat helps bust boat theft ring

Longboat helps bust boat theft ring

An international boat theft ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in luxury boats from West Florida has been broken-up thanks to the assistance of Longboat Key and its Marine Patrol Division. A 10-count indictment was issued Sept. 22 for 12 defendants, and two days later, 10 were detained at the Federal Courthouse.

October 2, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »