Neil Martin once told Public Works Project Manager James Linkogle:
“Building in a flood plane is like pitching a tent in the middle of the highway and expecting no cars to come.”
It was 2003, and Hurricane Isabel had struck. Linkogle, who was about to start working for the town, never forgot Martin’s words of wisdom.
Martin, who retired as public works operation manager Oct. 1 after 32 years of service to the town, celebrated at a party Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Public Works building. Town employees sent him off with parting gifts to remind him of his time on Longboat Key to enjoy in retirement, including “Family Guy” pajamas, a jumbo martini glass, a miniature model of the Longboat Key Public Works building and a Longboat Key 50th anniversary with “Neil Martin” and “32” added.
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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
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thompson named officer of the year
Randy Thompson was honored for a Dec. 12 incident in which he was able to restrain a suspect that was threatening several neighbors with a gun.
The Good News: Terry Stottlemyer and Madeline Brogan
The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization provides assistance for struggling mothers through community donations.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Duval's New World Cafe
This week we went in the kitchen at Duval's New World Café with executive chef Nils Tarantik while he prepares their signature Spice Rubbed Grilled Goldentile, with sautéed shoestring vegetables, sweet soy glaze and crispy cellophane noodles