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Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work

Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work

“The strong consensus from the potential backers in the room at both readings was that the play is ready for full production in New York, and that is where we are headed.”

April 7, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater’s play takes stage at Players Theatre

Longboater’s play takes stage at Players Theatre

The Players Theatre in Sarasota recently brought Longboat Key resident and playwright Ron Pantello to life and and it was well received by the audience.  Ron and his wife, Pat, are full time residents on Longboat Key.  Prior to his retirement, Ron spent almost 40 years in advertising in New York City.  Always involved with […]

August 26, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Chamber President Aposporos leaving post

Chamber President Aposporos leaving post

Credited with rebranding and refocusing the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, Tom Aposporos, the organization’s President since 2009, will step down from his position before the end of 2012.

October 20, 2012 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

National media attention as well as possible traffic headaches will not occur on Longboat Key now that Revolution 3 Triathlon withdrew a request from the town to hold the biking component of a triathlon on Gulf of Mexico Drive next year. The group approached the Town Commission Nov. 7 and told commissioners that Longboat Key would be featured prominently in a CBS nationally televised half-hour show.

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LLSA Chamber drive creates worthy contacts

LLSA Chamber drive creates worthy contacts

The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce’s “Bring Your Own Guest Membership Drive” luncheon Aug. 11 was “worth its weight in gold,” said Chamber member Joe Landolfi of Manson Roofing. Landolfi said he could personally attribute three recent contracts to his chamber membership. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach’s […]

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

LBK preps for 4th of July

LBK preps for 4th of July

LLSA Chamber President Tom Aposporos told the Town Commission Thursday that Longboat Key’s Freedom Fest will be held once again on Bay Isles Road in front of Town Hall on the 4th of July. He said the festival is composed of a breakfast, games for children and of the most significance, “the shortest parade in […]

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Stop-and-go relationship

Stop-and-go relationship

In what he called a “frustrating relationship,” LLSA Chamber President Tom Aposporos told Town Commission this week that working to help build ridership on the trolley is difficult due to a lack of clear communication with the county trolley operators. Aposporos made the remarks to the Town Commission in an update in which he said […]

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Building Business

Building Business

J. Wood Realty, at 330 S. Pineapple Ave. in Sarasota, hosted an informal discussion and after hours gathering last Wednesday, with local business leaders. They spoke of the real estate market, city politics and the upcoming Chalk Festival, which graces the surrounding streets in the fall. Pictured is Realtor Marnie Matarese, neighbor and commercial property […]

May 1, 2011 | Posted in Business, Top Box | Read More »

The Revitalization Task Force chooses members

The Revitalization Task Force chooses members

Former Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll, chairman of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force, has recently selected 14 residents to be on the task force. Members include: Tom Freiwald, Ed Adams, Ross Alander, Tom Aposporos, Randy Clair, Larry Grossman, Lenny Landau, Dick Levin, Cheryl Loeffler, Winnie Nelon, John Sandford, Dale Strohl, Matt Walsh and Dick […]

April 29, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

You know the drill, Doctor

You know the drill, Doctor

Longboat Key’s Dentist, Dr. Larry Kassouf, is quickly learning a different drill — the difficulties of getting a sign for his medical practice on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Except instead of a cute hygienist and some Novocain, Kassouf has been met with what he says amounts to a steely arms-crossed response from the town

March 11, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »