+ Longboat Key Town Hall to close for Labor Day
Longboat Key Town Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Due to the holiday, solid waste and recyclables collection has been rescheduled to Sept. 2. Place all items at the curb by 7 a.m. For information, call 316-1988.
+ Trustee seeks sanctions against Colony Lender
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Douglas Menchise filed a motion for sanctions against Colony Lender LLC last week. The motion argues that Colony Lender’s claims that it will pursue damages from a recreational lease constituted violation of an automatic stay that was in place.
Colony Lender attorney Michael Assaf argued Aug. 21, in U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May’s Tampa Courtroom that no stay existed and that even if a stay did exist, his client did not violate it.
“Colony Lender and Unicorp have done nothing with respect to the rec lease damages judgment other than assert ownership. They haven’t moved to collect,” he said.
May scheduled a pre-trial hearing for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
+ Key Club, USF to launch new partnership
The Resort at Longboat Key Club and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will launch a new partnership, according to a Key Club news release.
The program will lay groundwork for employment opportunities for students to begin and build their careers in hospitality.
“Combining the resources of a major educational institution in our area and the premier hospitality employer in the area, the intent is that this program will continue to grow in relevance as USF Sarasota-Manatee expands its core hospitality and tourism curriculum to embrace and reflect our regional needs,” the release states.
+ Longboat Key temperatures aren’t near record highs
The weekend of Aug. 23 was hot, but temperatures weren’t record highs.
The National Weather Service revised its temperatures for last week after discovering a faulty thermometer at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
On both Saturday and Sunday, highs were 95 degrees. Previously, temperatures of 100 degrees on Saturday and 98 degrees on Sunday were reported.
Meetings & agendas
Urban Land Institute Implementation Advisory Committee meeting — 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28
Longboat Key Town Commission regular meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8
General Employees’ Retirement System Board Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
Longboat Key Town Commission regular workshop — 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15
Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, unless otherwise noted.
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?