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Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

A room full of love, laughter, family and friendship joined together last sunday to celebrate Longboater Hal Lenobel’s 90th birthday. The party was held at the Lazy Lobster and owner Michael Garey ensured the lunch event was a memorable occasion. Hal’s son, Jeffrey, spoke about some of Hal’s achievements and highlights including a career as […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tigers — developers

Tigers — developers

Late on another hot and humid August morning I headed over the bridges to the big city, Sarasota, for the monthly meeting of the movers and shakers of the county, the Tiger Bay Club. This is a test of endurance. Inside the pleasantly cool restaurant, Michaels on East, I heard what I took as a great remark, “You really have to like chicken to put on a jacket on a day like today.” Good line, eh?

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Tigers still

Tigers still

It was a hot day in early June as I traveled to our big city, Sarasota, for the Tiger Bay luncheon. As is my want I try to attend these almost-monthly affairs to keep up on what is going on in the larger venue, to see who else is about and frankly to support our colleague and friend, Dr. Hal Lenobel. Tiger Bay has long been Hal’s baby

June 17, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Tigers all

Tigers all

I attended the monthly Tiger Bay luncheon meeting in Sarasota in early March. As I’m almost tired of saying: the crowd was good, the food only fair. The agenda for that Thursday was the appearance of Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight and City of Sarasota Chief of Police Mikel Hollaway. These two police professionals cover the city and larger county. They answered questions from the day’s moderator and from the floor

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Kiwanis and me

Kiwanis and me

This Thursday morning early I was treated to breakfast at the Longboat Key Club. My friend Vince DiLisi had invited me to address the Longboat Key Kiwanis Club at its weekly breakfast gathering. Vince and I served together on the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, so I was delighted with the opportunity to speak to and with these local leaders. I took the opportunity to combine my presentation with my preparation for this weekly column

January 30, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Chamber president talks to Kiwanis

Chamber president talks to Kiwanis

Longboat Key Kiwanis January Program Chairman Vince DeLisi introduced Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce President Tom Aposporos as the guest speaker at its Thursday breakfast meeting

January 14, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »