+ Quiet hurricane season comes to an end
A quiet hurricane season came to an end Saturday, Nov. 30.
The six-month Atlantic hurricane season had 13 named storms, only two of which became hurricanes.
Tropical Storm Andrea was the only storm that made landfall in the United States. The storm brought heavy rains, 40 mph winds and flooding to Longboat Key June 6, but didn’t result in major damage.
In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted a more active hurricane season than usual of between 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes, and three to six major hurricanes.
The Sarasota area has experienced hurricane impacts in recent decades but hasn’t had a direct hurricane hit since 1944.
+ Water meter replacement program continues
Replacement of potable water service meters continues throughout the town this month at no cost to water customers. The replacement program will be ongoing through February. Minimal water service interruption will occur when meters are changed out. Water meters have a useful life of 10 to 15 years.
Public outreach methods for water meter replacements include utility bill inserts, a mailing, street signs in immediate work areas, door hangers and a knock on the door before an employee replaces a home’s meter.
+ Town, police department collect items for Toys for Tots
Santa Claus is coming to the town of Longboat Key.
Toys for Tots boxes are currently located at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, and the Longboat Key Police Department, 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Drop off a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more to either location to help a needy child have a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Meetings & agendas
Town Commission Regular Workshop — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.
Code Enforcement Board Regular Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13.
All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, unless otherwise noted.
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16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.