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Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

‘It will be a big project; they will be involved the whole way through. There is also a feasibility element. We do not want to create something that is not viable.’

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

On Aug. 15, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released hatchery-reared juvenile snook into the wild as part of an ongoing program designed to find the most effective methods to replenish and enhance wild snook populations. The species is one of Florida’s most popular sport fish and plays an [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Key Fishing, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender sent a demand letter to each and every Colony unit owner seeking the $5 million in rent and interest and taxes for the recreational facilities at the closed resort they say is legally due under contractual agreement.

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

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Turtle Watch Volunteers helped all 16 hatchlings survive.

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

Scallops are winners at Scallopalooza

Scallops are winners at Scallopalooza

Over 200 attended this fun and educational event.

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

Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie

Bradenton Beach dedicates park to Commissioner Chappie

Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie was given a permanent honor in his home city this week when Bradenton Beach City Commissioners unanimously dedicated the city’s new park to his legacy. The park is located along a four-lot patch in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive North which the city recently purchased. City officials say a [...]

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

The future of Longboat’s beach

The future of Longboat’s beach

Economic pressure has ushered in another set of beach engineers and a Town Commission adopting a far different approach to building our beach.

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Mayor talks Colony, park plan

Longboat Mayor talks Colony, park plan

Mayor Jim Brown is in his final year on the Commission. Soon, all of his favorite issues such as the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, the Bayfront Park Recreation Center, the Town Center and creating policy in general will be handed like an Olympic torch to another leader of the seven-member board. Longboat Key News [...]

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lbk Kiwanis awards $66,500 in scholarships

Lbk Kiwanis awards $66,500 in scholarships

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Key Kiwanis Club awarded more than $66,000 in academic scholarships last week to 37 recipients. In fact, it was a record amount raised and distributed by the Longboat organization at the annual event held in the Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside Dining Room. Out of about 125 applications, [...]

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »