+ Blast of good news
Connie and Joe Ellison recently returned from a five-week cruise that started in Alaska and ended in Hong Kong and had a blast of good news to share. Their son, Bruce Ellison, will wed Karen Kohn, from Boston, Dec. 20. The couple met on the beach on Longboat Key about a year-and-a-half ago and discovered not only each other, but that her folks live directly above his folks at Fairway Bay. Kohn is a computer expert, a porcelain-doll maker and a singer; she will relocate to Rapid City, S.D., where her husband-to-be practices law. Connie Ellison also happily reports that her grandson and his wife are expecting twins in April, and that a granddaughter has a new man in her life.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
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8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
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May 23: Daily Headlines Video
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.
May 22: Daily Headlines Video
Today's Stories: Town manager seeks $300,000 in budget cuts; Half-cent sales tax would cover indigent health care; Surging Tsunami: Jillian Santiago; Teenager composes a promising future