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Bud Collins, famed tennis commentator, passes Friday

Bud Collins, famed tennis commentator, passes Friday

Bud Collins, who wrote his way into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, died on Friday. He was 86. For nearly 40 years, Bud Collins called the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key his home for the winter. According to his wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, Collins died Friday, March 4, at home in […]

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

National media attention as well as possible traffic headaches will not occur on Longboat Key now that Revolution 3 Triathlon withdrew a request from the town to hold the biking component of a triathlon on Gulf of Mexico Drive next year. The group approached the Town Commission Nov. 7 and told commissioners that Longboat Key would be featured prominently in a CBS nationally televised half-hour show.

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stop making this something it isn’t

Stop making this something it isn’t

When I first heard that Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords had been shot, I, like very many Americans, wondered if it was the act of some right-wing political extremist. There are Americans who didn’t have to wonder — they knew it was the hated right wing

January 14, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »