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Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case

Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case

Michael J. Rowe Jr. of Sarasota was arrested on April 14 by Longboat Key Police and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for leaving the scene of a traffic crash with great bodily injuries. This follows 12 days of investigation after 66-year-old Mike MacCormick was found on April 2 laying on the grass at 4949 Gulf [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Richard Hershatter, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Will Longboat’s main thoroughfare be transformed into a signature roadway after all utility lines are removed? Town to discuss.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

That quaint little restaurant at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive with the “12 star food” where generations enjoyed dinner together has closed it’s doors after 15 years of dedication and outstanding service to the Longboat Key community.  Many residents and visitors will feel the emptiness that now fills the space where the smell of garlic [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The town is faced with a difficult code enforcement situation, resulting in very few actions.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Traffic: No magic bullet

Traffic: No magic bullet

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erker@lbknews.com Calling traffic and its impact on Longboat Key “an old problem that is getting worse,” Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald from the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force addressed the members of the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at their April 12th meeting. Landau and Freiwald reported that the effects of [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

In Print — April 14, 2017 edition

In Print — April 14, 2017 edition

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

April 18, 2017 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending April 14, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending April 14, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 3 Dog on the beach 1:00 p.m. Sgt. Smith was dispatched to 7200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for the report of dogs on the beach. Sgt. Smith entered onto [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 14, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 14, 2017

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 Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Suggestions on Longboat building height To: Commissioner Randy Clair and Town [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »