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Chamber seeks volunteers for move12/20/13 The Longboat Key Chamber of ...
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with its move from Mediterranean Plaza to the Centre Shops.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
2014 Turtle Watch T-shirts available now12/19/13 T-shirts are...
'Tis the holiday season, not the turtle-nesting season. Still Longboat Key Turtle Watch is ready for nesting season, which begins May 1. In preparation, T-shirts for the 2014 season are available now at the UPS Store in the Centre Shops, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105.
Longboat Key-Colony Lender appeals ruling
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May will make a decision on a proposed Colony settlement agreement on Jan. 27 in Tampa and will review a Colony Lender appeal at that time.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Longboat Key-P&Z recommends Hilton project approval
A Hilton application states: "The Longboat Key hotel must be completely redeveloped and modernized to attract the affluent, upscale visitors that historically supported the local economy of Longboat Key."
Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
Beach renourishment startup delayed to Dec. 17
Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, explains the beach renourishment work schedule at a Dec. 10 Holmes Beach city commission meeting.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Longboat Key-Hilton project comes before P&Z Dec. 17
The Planning and Zoning Board will review a site plan amendment for the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort at its 9 a.m. Dec. 17 meeting that asks for 85 of the town's 250 tourism unit pool as part of a $24 million renovation-and-expansion project.
Longboat Key-Former Longboat Observer co-owner Claire Hunter dies
Claire Hunter, wife of Longboat Observer founder Ralph Hunter and co-owner of the newspaper for 17 years, died Sunday night at her home in Bradenton.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
The Bradenton Times
Community Spotlight: Second Annual Jim Boyd Golf Classic Raises Funds ...
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. organized and managed the Second Annual Jim Boyd Golf Classic on November 15, 2013.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Longboat Key-Weekend Best Bet: Observer Challenge Finals
It's tennis time. The 14th Annual Observer Challenge begins today and continues Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. Watch teams of four compete in four levels at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, 590 Bay Isles Road.
Longboat Key-Town watches for red drift algae
Red drift algae seaweed, which isn't red tide and isn't harmful to your health, could come ashore in 2014.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
The OTHER Keys
While most of the country thinks of a vacation in "the keys" as heading south of Miami to the islands that end at the southernmost point of the United States, there are in fact a set of OTHER keys that dot the beautiful gulf coast of Florida .
San Jose Mercury News
Travel Q&A: 'Old' Florida, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and more
Q: I'd like to take a quick trip with the family down to the Gulf side of Florida in early January.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Business briefs: Ten-8 Fire recognized for sales
Ten-8 Fire Equipment Inc. recently was named the "2013 Dealer of the Year," during Pierce Manufacturing's annual sales meeting.
Longboat Key-Commission grants Colony extension
Building Official Wayne Thorne said there are 782 items that "meet the conditions of being dangerous structures" at the Colony.
Vintage Sarasota: Longboat Ritz-Carlton
Share on Twitter Longboat Ritz-Carlton Never seeing completion, the Ritz-Carlton on Longboat Key was an idea conceived by John Ringling in early 1926.
SARASOTA-Home of the Month: 'Showplace'
Sarasota has had its share of larger-than-life characters over the years, and it seems that an awful lot of them have owned the white modernist mansion that catches everyone's eye from the bridge to Longboat.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Bradenton Times
County Starts Beach Renourishment and Groin Construction Projects
From Longboat Key north to Holmes Beach, the shore has been wrestling with storms and tidal surges, challenging both property owners and vacationers.
Longboat Key-Longboat Key Fire Rescue honors personnel
Firefighter/paramedic Brian Kolesa received the Firefighter of the Year Award. Last December, Kolesa was on his way to work when he saw a car crash at the intersection of Cortez Road and 75th Street in Bradenton and stopped to help.
Colony owners oppose teardown
Town Manager Dave Bullock and town staff say Colony buildings are a nuisance and a threat to the health and safety of the general public during a storm.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Longboat Key-Video: Dead manatee discovered near Bird Key
Staff from the Mote Marine Laboratory Stranding Investigations Program secure the body of a juvenile male manatee before removing it from the waterway.