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LBK Rotary passes the gavel

LBK Rotary passes the gavel

The gavel was ceremonially and literally passed by Longboat Key Rotary Club’s outgoing President, Jay Sparr, to successor Susan McGuire at a lively and laughter-filled dinner event at Cedars Café & Tiki Bar on June 12th. The assembled Rotarians celebrated their achievements in community service over the past year, roasted their outgoing President, enjoyed warm […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Changing lives through the power of work

Changing lives through the power of work

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Longboat Key Rotary essay winners

Longboat Key Rotary essay winners

The Longboat Key Rotary Club awarded two $350 scholarship awards for each of 2 categories: one from students in grades 6 through 9, and one from students in grades 10 and higher. They also awarded two $100 Honorable Mention awards. The contest was limited to children and grandchildren of LBK’s Police and Fire personnel. The […]

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout

Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout

Rotary Club honors those who protect and serve our island as residents and families show support.

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

The afternoon was like good lovemaking — an event you thought might last 15 minutes stretched for an hour and a half and everyone left with a smile.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | 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 »

Michael Saunders talks art, perseverance, drive, passion and the Colony

Michael Saunders talks art, perseverance, drive, passion and the Colony

Saunders urges all Longboaters to become educated about the proposed development of the Colony property, which she calls the “finest piece of land in the State of Florida.” She stressed that Longboat Key residents should “think bigger” than the traffic issues and look down the road to the island’s future.

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

Unicorp outlines Colony plans to LBK Rotary

Unicorp outlines Colony plans to LBK Rotary

Whittall describes the years of Colony litigation as a “ball of string, hair, and fishwire all tangled up together.” that all need to be unwound.”

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Thank You, Sydelle!

Thank You, Sydelle!

Sydelle Pittas was an activist, attorney, wife, mother and actress, who pursued everything with passion and often took  the lead from civil rights and womens’ rights marches in the 1960s, to her involvement in the Women’s Law Association at Harvard Law School.  Sydelle, formerly of Winchester, Massachusetts, and most recently of Longboat Key, Florida, passed […]

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year”

Dottie Rutledge named Longboat Key Rotary’s “Rotarian of the Year”

On March 22, Longboat Key Rotary President Carol Erker awarded  “Rotarian of the Year” to Dottie Rutledge.   “Dottie Rutledge is given this award with the Club’s deep appreciation for her work in developing and maintaining the Club’s website (www.longboatkeyrotary.org) and Facebook page; for creating the beautiful “Spreading Sunshine Through Service That Matters” image that […]

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »