Bobby Lange, grandson of Longboat Key resident Bobbie Banan, recently received some jumbo kudos for his athletic and academic accomplishments: His picture appeared on the jumbo-tron Oct. 13 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.
Lange received the Pacific Athletic Conference award for Athletic Academic Achievement. The superstar student athlete has been a starter on the University of California-Los Angeles golf team for the past four years while carrying a 3.82 GPA as a business economics major.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sarasota waterfront home sells for $4 million
Sale of a 5,352-square-foot home is the largest on Bird Key since July.
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Today's Stories: New roundabouts planned for U.S. 41; Village crosswalk lighting receives green light; Pastry Art owner passes the cup; No laughing matter: Pam McCurdy
Key population grows by 1.04%
The latest Census data shows that Longboat Key's population grew slightly between 2011 and 2012.