Longboat Key residents can dispose of household hazardous and electronic wastes at no cost Jan. 26.
Business owners in the Centre Shops plaza host a family- and dog-friendly festival.
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Longboat Key saw a 25% increase in burglaries in 2012 when compared to 2011.
Applications for Bay Partner Grants of up to $3,000 are due by March 1.
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A public hearing will be held 9 a.m., Jan. 15, regarding proposed amendments to Longboat Key Town Code Ordinance 2012-26.