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Honoring those who passed into the night

Honoring those who passed into the night

Longboat Key News exclusively obtained the names of those who died in Sarasota and Manatee Counties related to the pandemic.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key News In Print — May 8, 2020 edition

Longboat Key News In Print — May 8, 2020 edition

Click to open up the edition and then click to open up the page full size just as it was printed.

May 15, 2020 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear

LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear

The Town has been busy developing the site into an outdoor venue, while preserving buildable area for a future community facility when and if the funding and wherewithal manifests.

May 12, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending May 8, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending May 8, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

May 12, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 8, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 8, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 26 Traffic violation 12:33 p.m. Officer Martinson was with Officer Nagell and they were on routine patrol and stopped in traffic for a red light facing northbound on Gulf of Mexico […]

May 12, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

War is over at Colony Resort

War is over at Colony Resort

Chuck Whittall closed last Thursday on the 75 units of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort that were owned by Andy Adams.
The sale marks the end of a more than five-year-long struggle by Whittall to consolidate ownership of the 237-unit former Longboat Key resort that closed more than a decade ago.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Opening with caution

Opening with caution

As Florida reopens to business, Longboat Key, the City of Sarasota and the counties are all arriving at strategies on what to open and when.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy Adams and the Association of Unit Owners are quickly turning to images from a fantastical past.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling effect by encouraging City residents to recreate in other people’s back yard.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

What was once strange will be the new normal, like wearing masks on planes and when shopping, and no more leaving salt shakers on tables in restaurants.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »