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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26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
29 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 Food and Wine on Pine
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote's Wine Tasting for Marine Life
Mote Marine Laboratory held a wine tasting for marine life on Wednesday, April 23, at Harry’s Continental Kitchen. A portion of the tasting proceeds benefited Mote’s informal science education programs.
12-year-old tourists catch 692-pound mako shark
Tony Musca, Ryan Roberts and Sam Von Duhn caught the giant shark during a Double Nickel Charters fishing trip with their families.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Roessler's Restaurant
This week we went in the kitchen at Roessler's Restaurant with chef and owner Klaus Roessler while he prepares Crepes Suzette, which has been served tableside since the eatery opened.