Call volume is up 10% during the first three months of 2013, according to Longboat Key Fire Rescue.
A special meeting held Wednesday to discuss the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort revealed a settlement between affected parties could be reached within 60 days.
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Town staff and Islander Club residents are pleased so far with the progress of the two groins built in May. Neighbors to the south, though, feel they are being robbed of sand.
Snowbirds and tourists didn't flock North after Easter in March, which is good news for businesses on St. Armands Circle.
Both Gulfside properties are located in the Manatee County portion of the Key.