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News Briefs

News Briefs

April 9, 2014

Town attorney starts office hours for commission; Police department offers medication disposal

ULI Committee issues circulate at Town Hall

ULI Committee issues circulate at Town Hall

April 9, 2014

Town Manager Dave Bullock seeks a new facilitator to handle a nine-person Urban Land Institute group that is questioning its size, purpose and its very existence.

Committee analyzes pension benefit costs

Committee analyzes pension benefit costs

April 9, 2014

Longboat Key’s Finance Department recently issued bar charts and line graphs to outline the town’s pension assets; the benefits paid out; the $27 million in unfunded pension liabilities that need to be paid by taxpayers over time; and the town’s pension funding ratio.

Groin project might start sooner than expected

Groin project might start sooner than expected

April 9, 2014

Sand is coming to the north end of the Key this summer, and two sand-saving groins could follow later this year.

Town expects plans soon for Kors' Gulf lots

Town expects plans soon for Kors' Gulf lots

April 9, 2014

Fashion designer Michael Kors, reportedly the buyer of two adjacent Gulf-front lots that sold for $6 million in November, plans to submit an application for a large Gulf-front, single-family home soon, according to a Longboat Key town planner.

Bieber takes center stage in April Fools'

Bieber takes center stage in April Fools'

April 9, 2014

The pop star is not purchasing the $22 million Ohana estate — but our April 1 story attracted attention from quite a few Beliebers.

Reading Buddies instill love of books in children

Reading Buddies instill love of books in children

April 9, 2014

A Christ Church of Longboat Key-sponsored program pairs at-risk students with volunteers during the critical first four years of elementary school.

The Good News: Katie Norvell

The Good News: Katie Norvell

April 8, 2014

Cat Depot volunteers find rewards in the organization's mission to save lives and provide shelter for homeless cats.

PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Garden Club Annual Picnic

PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Garden Club Annual Picnic

April 8, 2014

On April 8, the Longboat Key Garden Club honored award recipients and members at its annual meeting and picnic at Joan M. Durante Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women's 18-Hole Golf Association closing luncheon

PHOTO GALLERY: Women's 18-Hole Golf Association closing luncheon

April 8, 2014

The Women's 18-Hole Golf Association held its annual closing luncheon Tuesday, April 8, at the Longboat Key Country Club Harbourside. Members were unable to play golf due to the weather and instead enjoyed a lunch of pasta and salad.



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