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Stage set for Longboat community arts center fundraising

Stage set for Longboat community arts center fundraising

The Town hopes the Center becomes a hub of resident activity and connectivity.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Commission voted last week to cut the black box theatre and about $7 million in cost from the plan.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

“The Community Arts Center will be a great thing for Longboaters who don’t want to run into Sarasota and it will allow plays, concerts, and ballet companies the opportunity to perform on the island.”

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat community arts center plan keeps progressing

Longboat community arts center plan keeps progressing

The plan for a community Cultural Arts Center continues its momentum.  Last week, the Longboat Key Town Commission reached consensus to enter into a Pre-Construction Agreement with Ringling College of Art & Design which will allow the plan for the Center to move forward. The plan centers on Ringling building and operating a community Art […]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling shutting door on Longboat Art Center

Ringling shutting door on Longboat Art Center

The Ringling land will be developed into homesites.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans

Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans

“We strategized what was needed and how to accomplish it.”

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost

“It makes me sick, but I will vote to go along with this and not stand in the way of what I think would be the will of the commission,” — Vice Mayor Phill Younger

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Rooks said he is “very emotional,” about the idea of selling the restaurant, which he bought for $1.2 million more than 10 years ago.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling, Longboat’s Town Center plan moves to next stage

Ringling, Longboat’s Town Center  plan moves to next stage

“I hope it doesn’t take two more years to break ground, and I hope a way is found to fund the carrying costs.”

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony

The students said they thought it would make an ideal set.

February 8, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »