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Board votes ‘Yes’ to new Colony plan

Board votes ‘Yes’ to new Colony plan

Colony Board of Directors vote 9-0 in support of development plan that calls for 180 residences and 180 hotel rooms. The owners will vote for final approval in 90 days.

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

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 »

Colony to vote on redevelopment plan

Colony to vote on redevelopment plan

“If approved by owners,” said Colony President Jay Yablon, “…this will end all remaining litigation and finally put us on a firm path to redeveloping the resort.”

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A wishy-washy Town Commission

A wishy-washy Town Commission

The commissioners need to buckle down and pay closer attention to the consequences of their inefficiency.

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony

Ringling film students arrested for trespassing at Colony

The students said they thought it would make an ideal set.

February 8, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony offers under review

Colony offers under review

“I am not in this to make money off my unit, but only to get back on that beach. I now have two married kids and expect grandkids and this is where I want us to all get together to vacation. That’s why I am working so hard at this,”

January 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Courts help decide key Colony litigation in 2015

Courts help decide key Colony litigation in 2015

If one were to judge the progress or lack thereof at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort by driving by the site on south Longboat Key, it would appear that nothing happened in 2015. But in fact, several key court rulings have moved the resort, which has been closed since Aug. 2010, closer to resolution. [...]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony redevelopment showdown

Colony redevelopment showdown

Temple Beth Israel has been home to some of the most controversial land development proposals on Longboat Key. Not so long ago the Temple was filled with a community divided over a redevelopment plan for the Key Club put forth by its previous owners.

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony appeals filed

Colony appeals filed

Unicorp argues that the Association Board plans to hold a meeting to “ram through a proposal” that is not legal.

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

$23 million Colony estate sold to unit owners

$23 million Colony estate sold to unit owners

Last Tuesday, the Chapter 7 Colony Estate containing a critical $23 million judgment against unit owners was sold to The Association of Unit Owners extinguishing an outstanding threat against their interests.  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Rodney May approved the settlement that pledged $2.5 million in cash to pay the outstanding creditors along with an additional $500,000 [...]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »