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Key couple wins right to build home

Key couple wins right to build home

Board Chair Gaele Barthhold asked several times for on-point testimony from the opponents to the request and their attorney to substantiate their contention.

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fiscal transparency draws attention

Fiscal transparency draws attention

“Longboat Key is blazing a trail in this area, because the other sites out there are drilling down the expenditures, not the revenue.”

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

In Memory of Bob Craft

In Memory of Bob Craft

he community of Longboat Key honored Bob Craft with a tribute on Thursday, April 10, at the Longboat Library. A bismarckia palm was planted in front of the library to go along with a plaque dedicated to Craft. His wife, Alycia, read a memorial tribute to Bob.
Captain Bob Craft of Longboat Key, Fl. passed away on April 10, 2013, at age 70. Bob was born In Louisville, Ky. on January 21, 1943. He was survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Alycia Araneo Craft formerly of Charleston, S.C.

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

“We should abandon this outdated approach. The unit owners did not create the nonconformities — the property was downzoned in the 1980s. This approach is counter productive and not getting us anywhere.”

April 8, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony rat response: there are none

Colony rat response: there are none

There is no rodent problem at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, just a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, according to Association of Unit Owners President Jay Yablon.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan

Last week’s arrest of longtime Windward Bay Condominium maintenance supervisor Michael Artman has spurred an investigation that stretches all the way from Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach to the jewelry markets of New York.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony asks town to extend unit count

Colony asks town to extend unit count

Will the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort’s 237 units be grandfathered?

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Michael Kors buys Longboat beachfront

Michael Kors buys Longboat beachfront

Fifty-four year old fashion designer Michael Kors may be moving to Longboat Key.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work

Area award-winning playwright lands New York City reading of latest work

“The strong consensus from the potential backers in the room at both readings was that the play is ready for full production in New York, and that is where we are headed.”

April 7, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key

Jim Brown was chosen by his fellow Commissioners on Monday evening to serve as the Mayor of Longboat Key for another year.

April 1, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »