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  1. Island leaders want better communication in area traffic studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | YourObserver

    For Tom Freiwald, chairman of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force, one word sums up his feelings regarding the progress of the Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study. "The communication has been disappointing," Freiwald said, speaking on behalf of the task force.


  2. Barrier island leaders frustrated with state of area traffic study | Longboat Key | Your ObserverRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 20 | YourObserver

    "Right now, we have no roadmap forward on this study at all," said Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson at the latest Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting, which was held at Longboat Key Town Hall on Wednesday, July 19. At the meeting, which was also attended by representatives of Longboat, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach, Johnson initiated discussion of the Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study. The study, which is a project of the Florida Department of Transportation, is an examination of how to improve the flow of traffic to, from and on Longboat, Anna Maria Island and Lido Key.


  3. Photographer shares the seashore from Longboat KeyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 19 | YourObserver

    Loccisano wakes up at 5 a.m. every day and begins tapping her phone camera as soon as her toes hit the sand. By the end of the day, she accumulates about 200 photographs.


  4. David Miller to lead Freedom Fest as grand marshal The owner of...Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | YourObserver

    When choosing the grand marshal for next week's Freedom Festival parade, Gail Loefgren and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce looked for someone who's been a community leader. That person doesn't have to be a chamber member, but this year's grand marshal's company has been one for the past 59 years.


  5. Freedom Fest set to continue steadfast traditionRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | YourObserver

    Every year, on July 4, the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce organizes what might possibly be the shortest parade in the United States. Stretching only about a quarter-mile, the parade still encompasses everything a patriotic parade should - a lot of tradition.


  6. The Town Commission is considering starting regular meetings at 1 p.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | YourObserver

    Gans said he's participated in meetings that have ended at 1 a.m. or later, and the long hours affect the ability of commissioners to concentrate. "It's really about the quality of work," Gans said, adding that town staff has "lives of their own" and should not be forced to work past midnight.


  7. With a closing arts center, where will the Longboat Key artists go?Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | YourObserver

    One look at a painting recently completed by Whitney Beach's Dave Purnhagen reveals the thoughts of a man not thrilled by the center's closing. The piece depicts the Longboat Key Center for the Arts on a clear, sunny day - with a wrecking ball crashing through it.


  8. Longtime training officer heads leaves fire service The man who...Read the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | YourObserver

    "Even in fire school, you knew he was going to be a leader or a teacher," Duffy said. "You could just tell he had his head together.


  9. Island directory makes a comeback The Island Comber will be delivered ...Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2017 | YourObserver

    It's easy for visitors of Longboat Key to head straight to the white sandy beaches, and it's easy for locals to visit the same businesses and restaurants over and over. But now, a revamped guidebook might help relieve the mundane and open up new possibilities.


  10. Traffic on Longboat Key is one of the main pressures on infrastructure. Terry O' ConnorRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | YourObserver

    Heading into the 2017 tourism season fresh off two record years, the mayors of Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are appealing to Manatee County to invest more money in its greatest tourism asset: the barrier islands. Without it, an infrastructure funding gap of $61.5 million is expected to grow over the next 15 years, according to a report developed during the past few months by the four barrier island mayors.


  11. The Mar Vista topping pointRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | YourObserver

    And it's a major component of the $2 million renovation of the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub in the Longbeach Village. November 2010: The Longboat Key Town Commission approved a request from Mar Vista owner Ed Chiles allowing for a second-story tree house-like dining area and 11 additional seats, for a total of 180 over the existing 169.


  12. Neighborhood meeting scheduled for Siesta mini golf courseRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | YourObserver

    Driscoll already operates a course on Lakewood Ranch Main Street and a sister course on Anna Maria Island. Now, he is proposing an 18-hole mini-golf course behind Siesta Key Village on a 10,500-square-foot parcel located at 5160 Calle Minorga.


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