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  1. Coast Guard rescues two fishers after their boat capsizes near Longboat KeyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday after their 31-foot fishing boat capsized six miles west of Longboat Key.

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  2. First Alert Weather: A Gator in the Gulf off of Ft. MyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | WWSB

    ... large gator swimming off of Turtle beach many years ago. Capt. Jonnie Walker tells me he has seen them on Longboat Key. He says they swim across Sarasota Bay. This one was spotted by Capt. Jessica DeGraw off of Big Hickory Island in Lee County on ...

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  3. The Shore set to open in October The restaurant sits at the former...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | YourObserver

    ... . I'm the Longboat Observer community editor, which means I cover all people, places and things pertaining to Longboat Key. I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with degrees in journalism and Spanish. Reach me at 941-366-3468 ext. 364.

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  4. Longboat Key repairing water-main break A private contractor ruptured ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | YourObserver

    A private contractor broke a water main Tuesday at the entrance to Bayou Sound on Harbourside Drive, causing water outages to dozens of residents. The break, which happened around 10:30 a.m. when a contractor bored into the water main under Bayou Sound, is expected to be repaired by Tuesday evening, said Utilities Manager Bert Warner.

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  5. What happens to wildlife, marine life during and after a hurricane?Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | AccuWeather.com

    ... Aquarium. In 2017, loggerhead sea turtles created more than 4,300 nests in Mote's 35-mile monitoring area from Longboat Key to Venice, Florida. Endangered wildlife typically fares the worst during and after a hurricane, said Dr. Nikhil Advani, the ...

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  6. KORN responds to city challenge on charter amendmentsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... and it doesn't make "fiscal sense" for taxpayers to fund a city manager. A city manager previously employed by Longboat Key touted a manager can more than make up for his/her salary with grants, savings and other funding. And Holmes Beach also is ...

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  7. AMI traffic lights may go darkRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Roundabouts proposed for Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key roads would improve island traffic flow, according to the DOT barrier island traffic study. Islander Graphic: Courtesy DOT Roundabouts planned in the barrier island traffic study by the Florida Department of Transportation have the hurricane-hardening benefit of eliminating traffic signals.

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  8. Red tide levels on Sarasota beaches in low, medium rangesRead the original story

    Friday Jun 15 | YourObserver

    ... red 385 on the scale, Turtle Beach was 8, South Lido Park was at 77, Lido Beach was 596 and North Lido was 575. Longboat Key was 6 and Bird Key Park was 22, both of which are below the threshold for respiratory irritation.

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  9. Sarasota and Longboat Key Police investigate at least 11 "smash and grab" burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WWSB

    In Longboat Key, another two burglaries happened near the beach. One was a smash and grab, while the other victim left their car door unlocked.

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  10. Longboat Key Moves Ahead With Colony Beach Resort DemolitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WWSB

    LONGBOAT KEY, FL - After nearly eight long years, Longboat Key finally has the go-ahead to demolish all but one building of the colony beach resort. This after a ruling by a state judge late Wednesday night in favor of the town's plan to tear down the abandoned resort.

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  11. Developers break ground on Siesta Key condo projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | YourObserver

    ... Village and Siesta Beach offer a relaxed island lifestyle rich with amenities." Crossgate Partners developed Longboat Key Infinity, an 11-unit project that opened in 2016. At the time, it was the first new project to get underway on Longboat in ...

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  12. Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 14-20Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Sarasota Magazine

    ... nature at the 30-acre living museum on Little Sarasota Bay. Turtle nesting patrols, guided by members of the Longboat Key Turtle Watch in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory, are back every Saturday morning through July. Simply meet at 6:45 ...

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  13. Appeal of Colony demolition deniedRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 14 | YourObserver

    Two challenges to a Longboat Key emergency demolition order for the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were denied Wednesday evening by a circuit court judge, clearing the town of legal obstacles in its effort to raze all but one of the buildings at the site. This ruling, which came after five-and-a-half hours of testimony from eight people familiar with the property, gives the town authority to begin demolition.

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  14. Second appeal of Colony demolition filed, hearing scheduled for today ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 13 | YourObserver

    A second appeal of a Longboat Key order to demolish the buildings of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort has been filed. The motion is the second temporary injunction filed by Mark Hanson of the Law Offices of Lobeck and Hanson, this time on behalf of unit owners Lillian and Jonathan Jagid, within a 10-day appeal period provided by the June 1 emergency demolition order.

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  15. Coquina carjacker arrested after crashing Corvette on LBKRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Just before noon, police say Rick Rowland, 43, accosted a disabled a 56-year-old Parrish man, took his car keys and stole his 1998 Chevrolet Corvette from a Coquina Beach parking lot in Bradenton Beach. Rowland then recklessly drove the Corvette south on Gulf Drive over the Longboat Pass Bridge, crashed into a 2014 Toyota RAV4 as he attempted to pass it and caused a chain reaction of swerving cars, according to a Longboat Key police report.

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  16. Variety in weather produces medley of catchesRead the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... Warren Girle is in pursuit of tarpon along the beaches and in the passes, ranging from Egmont Key south to Longboat Key. Most hookups are occurring on live pass crabs as bait, although live threadfin herring are working for Girle's anglers. Tarpon ...

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  17. Longboat Key Penthouse Sells for $5.5 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | Sarasota Magazine

    A penthouse in the luxurious L'Ambiance condominium tower, behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, has sold for $5. 5 million.

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  18. 3 future island roundabouts touted in traffic studyRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 3 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... 4 meeting in Holmes Beach of the Island Transportation Planning Organization. Chappie's comments came after Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll called for removal of a Bradenton Beach roundabout at the May 16 meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island ...

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  19. Vehicle on Longboat beach narrowly misses turtle nest No vehicle...Read the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | YourObserver

    Longboat Key Police were called to the beach Saturday night to investigate a report of two vehicles on the sand, at least one of which missed a sea turtle nest by about three feet, according to a police report. An officer who arrived at the Broadway Beach Access spoke to a witness who said she had seen a group of people on the beach for most of the day, apparently conducting a video or photo shoot.

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  20. Red tide detected in low, medium concentrations along beachesRead the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | YourObserver

    ... According to the Florida Health website, there were no observed effects on local beaches and parks including Longboat Key, Bird Key Park and Lido Beach as of June 4. However, a new update should be available on Wednesday, and based on the samples ...

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