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Family man, founder of Ocean Properties, Tom Walsh passes at 88

Family man, founder of  Ocean Properties, Tom Walsh passes at 88

Thomas T. Walsh, after a lifetime building a family-owned hotel and resort empire that includes numerous Longboat and Lido resorts, passed at age 88.

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Key Club adding “Grand Entrance” to South Longboat Islandside Resort

Key Club adding “Grand Entrance” to South Longboat Islandside Resort

“This will accentuate the sense of arrival to the resort and golf course, but also for the owners of the numerous residences behind the gates.”

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sauna victim stabbed multiple times; husband speaks to LBK News

Sauna victim stabbed multiple times; husband speaks to LBK News

54-year-old Lori Ann Martin was stabbed numerous times and had a toxic level of Benadryl in her system. Husband speaks to Longboat Key News.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Victim identified in Longboat sauna death

Victim identified in Longboat sauna death

Longboat Key Police have interviewed dozens of people associated with Martin as well as relatives and friends in an effort to make sense of the death.

February 14, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Police review sauna death

Police review sauna death

“There were signs of trauma, but we don’t know if it’s self-inflicted or not.”

January 29, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Club earns top tier in Conde Nast

Longboat Key Club earns top tier in Conde Nast

The Resort at Longboat Key Club is well known for its location, year-round sunshine, welcoming service and now, as the #5 Florida resort in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. “It is quite an honor to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top resorts in Florida given the extensive competition and […]

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday

Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday

The Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party, which is happening next Saturday, Dec. 3, brings out the very best in our community.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

The beach is so bountiful, with such a vast expanse of sugar white sand that it truly rivals Siesta Key for sunbathing prowess.A big beach trumps all at Longboat Key Resort

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday night came to life on Longboat Key when actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston arrived by boat at Portifino at the Longboat Key Club for dinner. Travolta and Preston were joined above for a photo with (from left) Longboater Jeff Lenobel, Steve Reid, Melissa Reid, Marianne Thorn and Donna Lenobel.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

“There is no real usable beach at Inn on the Beach for pretty much their whole waterfront property. All of their dune walkovers are in the Gulf. When you come to a beach resort, we realize there is an expectation that there will be a beach.”

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »