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- A bleak situation on Longboat Key.
"Dickens' Bleak House is a satirical look at the Byzantine legal system in London as it consumes the minds and talents of the greedy and nearly destroys the lives of innocents--a contemporary tale indeed."
In the novel the lawyers end up getting all the money and the waring parties end up with lost fortunes and lost decades.
I hope the English investors are not so stupid as to waste more money and years on a company who presently runs a B-flat resort of questionable quality, and town officials who do not appear to be able to hold on to island businesses even in a time of record tourist numbers.
Certainly the English investors will insist on new lawyers. The current legal team was pretty badly mauled by two courts in a row.
- In my 12 years of involvement in the lifestyle of Longboat Key I have been saddened to see the steadily deterioration of the quality of life, attitudes and economy of what is still a beautiful place to live and play. Stagnation will make LBK an undesirable place to live and vacation, and stagnation and then deterioration is what we will increasingly have if we allow a group of self-centered individuals to dictate the outcome of this issue. The Longboat Key Club is the single most vital entity on the island. If it is not allowed to modernize and grow, the death of our beautiful island will surely ensue!
Those who oppose the Club's expansion and renovation and many of the rest of us are of an older generation. The vitality of the Island requires that we attract younger generations to invest and live here. Killing the Club's plans will surely achieve the demise of Longboat Key along with the generation which opposes its modernization and expansion. (Doesn't that sound like our present economy?!)
- Longboat Key needs more business leaders like Michael Welly and politicians like Mayor Jim Brown with the guts to make sure this project is completed for the future survival and prosperity of the Key.
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.