Read more on each of the top 10 issues to watch in 2014 for Longboat Key by clicking the links below:
Insurance costs — Key residents such as Mayor Jim Brown worry that rising insurance costs will force residents seeking affordable insurance to leave the island.
Cortez Bridge — The new year won’t bring a new Cortez Bridge, but it will bring traffic delays that come with a $4 million repair project that’s scheduled to begin April 28 and be completed in early 2015.
ULI: time for change — An Urban Land Institute panel urged residents to work together to plan for the future.
Longboat Key Hilton — The Hilton project is the first to ask for additional tourism units.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.