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Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

You don’t need any more condominiums on Longboat Key. That doesn’t do one thing for our Key. It needs a tennis resort on the beach that is great for families and visitors. Ninety percent of the people who built houses on Longboat Key either stayed at the Colony or Key Club. We’ll get nice stores on this island eventually when it grows up.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

“I do not know where we are going here – we sound like the Colony. We say we have a consulting agreement with the University of Florida, but to what end? I am not sure what the processes are, and what steps or of the timeline for those steps. I think we need to make this a tighter strategy with stricter timelines.”

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Interest is already building for competition for the three seats.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers

Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers

Mote Marine Laboratory announced the arrival of Dr. Andrea M. Larsen and Dr. Emily Smith. Dr. Andrea M. Larsen was awarded a Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the relationship between fish and bacteria — a key topic for understanding fish health in the wild and in seafood farming. Larsen earned her doctorate in Fisheries, [...]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted

Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted

Colony Lender filed suit against each and every Colony Resort unit owner to collect more than $5 million it says is owed for back rent and interest on the recreational facilities it owns.

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Village parking meets with review

Longboat Village parking meets with review

Where to and where to not park in the Longboat Key Village was up for discussion Monday.

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners

Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners

“I have learned that the Colony was the genesis of what Longboat Key is today. I take my hat off to Murf for being a pioneer. Now we want to do something new and special.”

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Commissioner Gans finds Soviet connection

Longboat Commissioner Gans finds Soviet connection

Some readers of the Washington Post continues to insist that Nikita Khrushchev visited a Washington-area Giant food store during his 1959 U.S. visit. He didn’t. But through the research of Longboat Key Town Commissioner Terry Gans, the rumor may be better understood. As told by the Washington Post,  Terry Gans, Giant’s vice president of advertising [...]

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town stocks new pension board

Town stocks new pension board

Longboaters Steve Branham, Frank Cona, William Forcht, Lou Levy and Nancy Woodley all were nominated and will start Sept. 29. The Commission chose Branham to serve as Chair of the Board and named Frank Cona as Vice Chair

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »