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Longboat Key Letters – December 2010

Longboat Key Letters – December 2010

Updated Dec. 31, 2010. Another thought—the cost analysis/comparison should also have the tax impact. For example, a property valued at $500,000 in both years would have a millage rate associated with the beach bonds of approximately x for the earlier bonds and approximately two times x for the proposed bonds or a total tax associated with the bonds of y and two times y, respectively…

December 10, 2010 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Longboat Key celebates birthday

Longboat Key celebates birthday

Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key hosted the 55th birthday celebration of the town of Longboat Key and a wine tasting benefit to raise money for the Longboat Key Historical Society. Longboat Key Historical Society President Tom Mayers and Harry’s owners Harry and Lynn Christensen along with their son, Hal, greeted residents to the benefit. Harry’s crowd-pleaser was the birthday cake and wines from around the world.

November 20, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Happy 55th Birthday, Longboat Key!

Happy 55th Birthday, Longboat Key!

Come join the Longboat Key Historical Society from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Harry’s Continental Kitchen’s Wine Tasting to celebrate Longboat Key’s 55th Birthday. Harry will woo with a wide variety of winsome wines from around the world, as well as a bursting buffet of his delectable delights.

November 16, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Mar Vista sizzles at fish fry fundraiser

Mar Vista sizzles at fish fry fundraiser

Fish was the catch of the day last Friday, Oct. 12, at the annual Longboat Key Old Fashioned Fish Fry at Mar Vista to benefit the Longboat Key Historical Society Inc. The fun included Blues Pig, headed by Longboat Key Police Capt. Steve Mislyan. Also in attendance was Town Manager Bruce St. Denis, who joined Blues Pig on the 12-string guitar for a set.

October 23, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Historical Society hosts annual Fish Fry

Longboat Historical Society hosts annual Fish Fry

The Longboat Key Historical Society will hold its annual Pioneer Days Fish Fry fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 The Fish Fry will feature fried mullet and grouper, as well as fried green tomatoes, cheese grits and other food from Mar Vista Restaurant, and two complimentary glasses of wine or beer. Blues Pig will entertain. Tickets are $25 each. Mar Vista, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key.

October 10, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – May 2010

Longboat Key Letters – May 2010

Updated May 28, 2010. I wonder if PIC reads the papers or actually does anything except back developer candidates. Does PIC not know that we are looking at inlet management as a possible means of reducing the spiraling costs of throwing sand on the beach, only to have more than half wash away in less than four years (if we believe the last report by CP&E)?

May 7, 2010 | Posted in Letters, Opinion | Read More »

Klauber offers taste of LBK history

Klauber offers taste of LBK history

It was a Who’s Who of Longboat Key, and they all came out to hear what Colony Beach and Tennis Resort CEO Murf Klauber and the Colony founder’s son, Tim Field, had to say.

April 23, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Father, son host meeting

Father, son host meeting

Andrew Hlywa and his father greet visitors at Thursday’s Longboat Key Historical Society March General Meeting

March 26, 2010 | Posted in Business, Key Life | Read More »

Saunders: Real estate looks brighter

Saunders: Real estate looks brighter

The real estate market, like all free markets, is a product of supply and demand said Michael Saunders of Michael Saunders & Company at Thursday’s General Meeting of the Longboat Key Historical Society. Saunders recounted the real estate market’s last decade of performance including the rampant development burst of 2003 and the ‘overheated; market bubble that eventually burst.

March 26, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate | Read More »

Historical Society requests Town funding

Historical Society requests Town funding

The new president of the Longboat Key Historical Society is requesting additional funding for the group from the town’s budget. Tom Mayers, the recently named president of the Historical Society, wrote an email requesting financial assistance to Mayor Lee Rothenberg dated Feb. 10. In the email, Mayers notes that the society has expenditures totaling over […]

February 18, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »