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Longboat Key Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 1 year ago

Happy Birthday, Robert Dutton!

The longtime Longboat Key resident turned 90 on Feb. 4.
by: Katie Johns Community Editor

Longtime Longboat Key resident Robert Dutton turned 90 on Feb. 4. The birthday celebrations began a few days earlier, however, with a special party Feb. 2 with close friends and family. Dutton and his first wife, Marlys, were the first residents to move into Islands West, even before the elevators worked. Their furniture was brought to their unit by crane. He still lives there today with his wife of 14 years, Laura. Dutton is a former advertising agency owner.

I’m Katie. I’m the Longboat Observer community editor, which means I cover all people, places and things pertaining to Longboat Key. I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with degrees in journalism and Spanish. Reach me at 941-366-3468 ext. 364.

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