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Legendary Longboaters Katz, Lenobel, Dunn leave us in 2015

Legendary Longboaters Katz, Lenobel, Dunn leave us in 2015

Florence Katz, Hal Lenobel and Edith Barr Dunn were nothing short of legendary presences on Longboat Key for decades. Longboat lost them this year after each enjoyed a lifetime of accomplishment and influence.  Most recently, Florence Weisblat Katz, age 100, passed away at the Sarasota Bay Club on December 26, 2015. She was preceded in [...]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Lenobel passes, Longboat loses a leader and friend

Lenobel passes, Longboat loses a leader and friend

“It is really the passing of an era. Hal was someone who we really looked up to and he set a standard on the commission bench…Look around and the Longboat Key you see today has a lot to do with Hal’s influence.”

August 31, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What do you wish for on Longboat Key in 2015?

What do you wish for on Longboat Key in 2015?

‘I would love to see the Colony scraped clean; I would settle for that. Bare land would be enough to make my Christmas wish for sure.’

January 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

“There are numerous challenges underway and going forward that I want to be part of,” said Duncan. “I saw the groundswell of support to be part of that leadership process and it made me re-focus.”

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

A room full of love, laughter, family and friendship joined together last sunday to celebrate Longboater Hal Lenobel’s 90th birthday. The party was held at the Lazy Lobster and owner Michael Garey ensured the lunch event was a memorable occasion. Hal’s son, Jeffrey, spoke about some of Hal’s achievements and highlights including a career as [...]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Who should approve LBK site plans?

Who should approve LBK site plans?

The Longboat Key Town Commission is looking to remove itself from one of its primary responsibilities: the approval of development site plans.

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Who influences Longboat Key?

Who influences Longboat Key?

DAN DOWD Guest Columnist dowd@lbknews.com During a recent conversation with a friend, a most interesting question came up. My friend asked, “Who do you think is the most influential person on Longboat Key?” I am quite sure two answers would not be alike. Much would depend on the responder’s station in life; whether he was [...]

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club meets three times a week at the Coffee Carousel on Main Street in Sarasota.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Dan Dowd, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Playing out of turn and provisional balls

Playing out of turn and provisional balls

It is not too difficult to imaging a comical foot race between two determined opponents, one sprinting towards the green, putter in hand, and the other rambling into the woods in a frenzied search for the errant shot.

April 22, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time, Top Box | Read More »

Can wife trade husband for new golf clubs?

Can wife trade husband for new golf clubs?

I have received a number of golf questions of late and shall try to answer every question that comes across my desk. Here are a few of them:

October 29, 2012 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time | Read More »