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Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’

Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’

SUSAN GOLDFARB Guest Writer goldfarb@lbknews.com For 30 years area visitors and residents with a passion for learning have been cultivating that passion at The Longboat Key Education Center. The not-for-profit educational organization was co-founded by Laura Taubes, a retired Scarsdale educator, and her marketing guru husband, Frank Taubes, in 1985. Laura and Frank were part-time […]

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

January heralds the beginning of the inimitable “season” in our Paradise.

January 5, 2015 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

SUSAN GOLDFARB Contributing Writer goldfarb@lbknews.com Afghan Women: Beyond the Veil On Thursday, Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Longboater Toni Maloney, co-founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, Business Council for Peace, will  present Afghan Women: Beyond the Veil.  Price for Members $18 and Non-Members $23.   Super Bowl Foreplay!  If you love […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

They Do! Goldfarb marries Grossberg…

They Do! Goldfarb marries Grossberg…

Longboat Key Education Center Director and Longboat Key News columnist Susan Goldfarb tied the knot with Michael Grossberg in the company of friends and family Saturday at the Treviso Restaurant on the Ringling Estate.

November 12, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

A community center?

A community center?

One of the questions I am most asked is how I seem to keep up with what is happening on Longboat Key since I don’t live there anymore. It is a very good question, and when I hear from two of my readers that they have been told by friends that they are not comfortable with showing any favor to the contender for the Town Commission, Ray Rajewski, because they might suffer some consequences, I do feel that I do no longer know the town.

March 2, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

LBK Education Center offers stargazing to mastering your iPad

LBK Education Center offers stargazing to mastering your iPad

The Longboat Key Education Center, a not-for-profit continuing education center in the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, is busy preparing for a stellar season chock full of adult enrichment to keep the mind active and the spirit young.

December 31, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

What does he know, and when did he know it?

What does he know, and when did he know it?

The question I am most often asked is how I stay in touch with the goings on the key to be able to write a column each week. The answer is that the issues that come up are almost always issues that have been faced in the past. One of the arguments against term limits is that

June 9, 2011 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Checking out a birding walk

Checking out a birding walk

It’s Valentine’s Day at Leffis Key on Anna Maria Island. Tomorrow morning I’m taking a birding class from the LBK Education Center to the Bay Walk here. As I walk, two ospreys are above Gulf Drive, one coming from the gulf and the other heading for LBK

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

LBK Education Center happenings

LBK Education Center happenings

The Longboat Key Education Center hosted a party for its faculty March 16 to honor them and celebrate the center’s 25th anniversary. From left is Ronni Miller of “Express Yourself Through Writing,” Executive Director Susan Goldfarb, Dr. Myron Berstein of “Just For Men” and Dina Shachar-Labes of “The Evolution of Today’s Dance” with spouse Mair […]

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Education Center winds up 25th anniversary on high note

Education Center winds up 25th anniversary on high note

The Longboat Key Education Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in high gear with plenty of style, innovation and record-breaking attendance this season. Field trips included birding in the Everglades, touring the St. Petersburg and Tampa Museum of Fine Arts with art critic Kevin Costello, and being privy to a ballet rehearsal followed by brunch and an informal talk with artistic director Iain Webb

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