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Sand loss demands noisy solution

Sand loss demands noisy solution

‘A couple thousand trucks will be noticed for weeks and weeks and weeks. It will be a conga-line of trucks coming in and out and going on the beach and dumping sand all day.’

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

When birding turns spiritual on Beer Can Island

When birding turns spiritual on Beer Can Island

It’s about the primeval beauty of color in nature’s long running drama of survival.

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key’s Whitney Beach among cleanest in Florida

Longboat Key’s Whitney Beach among cleanest in Florida

In recent years, Siesta Key Beach, Caladesi Island and Fort De Soto Park have all been named “America’s Best Beach” by Dr. Beach. This year, however, Longboat Key received the top honors for ‘cleanest’ beach.

April 27, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end’s empty gas station gets paint job

North end’s empty gas station gets paint job

Once a catalyst for discussion of the need to toughen Longboat Key’s property maintenance codes, the vacant gas station at the Island’s north end has recently received a modest facelift. In recent weeks, fallen fencing has been removed, the main structure has been painted and the property around the building has been cleaned up. Due […]

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Rare birds seen off Whitney Beach

Rare birds seen off Whitney Beach

It’s a quiet Sunday morning on Whitney Beach with hardly a cloud in the sky; the temperature is warm and the wind gentle.

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Whit-Can Beach is bird-rich

Whit-Can Beach is bird-rich

MICHAEL GIVANT Contributing Writer givant@lbknews.com Whit-Can Beach is a strip that runs from Whitney Beach to Beer Can Island that I walked almost every morning last winter. When I went out I never knew what I’d see and sometimes found surprises. With winter in its last month the morning the sky over Whitney Beach has […]

September 15, 2012 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Whit-Can Beach is bird-rich

Whit-Can Beach is bird-rich

“Whit-Can Beach,” a strip that runs from Whitney Beach to Beer Can Island, was particularly rich with bird life at the end of February and the beginning of March. Here’s what it looked like on two of those days.

September 9, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Comprehensive Plan amendment approved by State

Comprehensive Plan amendment approved by State

The Comprehensive Plan amendment which was adopted June 21 was reviewed by the State Land Planning Agency and found no changes were needed. The amendment will allow for an overlay district for properties in the Whitney Beach area, allowing for more than one type of use in the area. If the amendment is not challenged […]

September 1, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Birds make a splash on Whit-Can Beach

Birds make a splash on Whit-Can Beach

“Whit-Can Beach,” a strip that runs from Whitney Beach to Beer Can Island, was particularly rich with bird life at the end of February and the beginning of March. Here’s what it looked like on two of those days.

August 2, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Swept away on Whit-Can Beach

Swept away on Whit-Can Beach

There are times while birding that I’ve really gotten caught up in the moment. This last happened on a cold, windy Saturday morning this January. While walking Whit-Can Beach, a strip that runs from Whitney Beach to Beer Can Island, I was swept away by a group of 1.4-ounce birds.

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »