Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from November 14, 2012

Aiming for Agritourism Destination
Tourists flock to Sarasota for its white sandy beaches, but they could soon be coming for another reason: our abundant green farms.A new, colorful six-page brochure from Visit Sarasota County, the public/private marketing organization that represents...
Alternative Thanksgiving: Ten Recipes for Brand-New Traditions
According to their firsthand accounts, Plymouth Governor William Bradford and English writer, and later Plymouth governor, Edward Winslow ate venison, wild turkey, water fowl and Indian corn with the Wampanoag Indians at the three-day feast that has...
Area Car Sales Sharply Up
Figures often a bellwether for the broader economyBuoyed with confidence, flush with low-interest credit and compelled to replace their aging vehicles, consumers are pushing car and truck sales to pre-recession levels throughout Southwest Florida.Some...
Artists Inspire Others' Creativity
Walk through some of the finest museums in the world, and one will see magnificent jewelry created with details so intricate it is hard to imagine they were created by human hands in an ancient culture.Fast forward to the bead work of Elaine Vaughn that...
Bennett Supports Elections Law Review
FLORIDA: But calls it 'a good law' and warns of jumping to conclusionsTALLAHASSEENewly elected Manatee County Elections Supervisor Mike Bennett said Tuesday that he supports a state review of the elections law he helped pass as a Florida senator in 2011.Bennett's...
Call If You Must, but First, Stop the Car
NORTH PORT: Formalizing rules on attending city meetings via telephoneNORTH PORTCity commissioners say circumstances occasionally dictate that they must participate in a meeting by phone, but they do not want anyone calling in while driving.North Port...
Developer Buys Property in Downtown Sarasota
$2.8 MILLION: Location was redevelopment target before the market slumpSARASOTAAn Osprey developer has bought a 24,336-square-foot office building and adjacent retail plaza on Main Street in downtown Sarasota for $2.8 million, records show.Companies...
Does CdZ Live Up to Ritz Norm?
Dining at the Ritz Carlton has undergone a major change. Previously, Vernona -- which featured formal, fine dining -- held pride of place, with several grills for more casual eating. Now Vernona is gone, replaced by CdZ (Ca' d'Zan) in a smaller venue...
Finally, Some Recognition for the PB&P
Since I have known him (more than 40 years), I have taken a great deal of ribbing from my husband, Ernie, about one of my favorite sandwich combinations, peanut butter and pickles.So you can imagine the delight and validation I felt at finding on National...
Front Burner
CHOCOLATE MEALSCarol Sirard, who honed her skills as a chocolatier in Belgium, has moved her Sirard's Chocolate Cafe (5170 Palm Plaza Blvd., Sarasota, 923-2462, sirardschocolate.com) and added lunch and dinner selections, which all have a touch of --...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Allen, CharleneMessickFeb. 26, 1939 - Nov. 6, 2012Charlene Messick Allen, age 73, of Sarasota, FL. passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Herron East Long Term Care Facility in Sarasota, FL. following an extended illness.While living in Sarasota,...
International Soccer Comes Back
TOURNAMENT: Sports events are helping to fill local hotels during slower times for traditional tourismMANATEE COUNTYThe Nike International Friendlies soccer tournament will return to Lakewood Ranch this month, bringing visitors who will play and watch...
Job Fair Is Planned for Laid-Off Workers
BRADENTONAs Pierce Manufacturing prepares to lay off 240 workers at its Bradenton fire truck plant, a trio of regional agencies are finalizing plans for an early January job fair to help the displaced workers make job connections with new employers.The...
Kiwanians Celebrate 90 Years of Service
The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota set sail aboard the Marina Jack II for a dinner cruise Friday to celebrate the club's 90th birthday.The first organizational meeting for a Sarasota chapter took place Nov. 9, 1922."We were the first civic club to organize...
Lakewood Ranch Comes Up Short
6A STATE VOLLEYBALL: After leading 2-0, Mustangs fail to close out matchKISSIMMEE -- It was right there for the Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team.Right there."I know in my mind there was no doubt we weren't going to go," junior Ashlyn Falahee said....
Manatee Loses Housing Funds
$200,000: County officials say impact of losing grant will be minimalMANATEE COUNTY -- Nine years of failed efforts to convert a 16- acre vacant lot into affordable housing is now costing Manatee County $200,000 in grant funding.But county officials...
New 'Nemo' Has Appeal That's Timeless
World premieres have a tough go of it. Once through and the audience is expected to offer a thumbs up or down. It's really not fair. Yet, we wouldn't need fancy statistical models to project that the Sarasota Opera's commissioned and freshly premiered...
Noxious, Intermittent Stench Plagues School
LAMARQUE ELEMENTARY: Source of the odor has been a mystery for yearsNORTH PORTThe putrid odor of rotten eggs has been a mystery almost since Lamarque Elementary School opened here six years ago.Some staff complain of headaches or nausea while others...
On to the Final
7A STATE VOLLEYBALL: Indians pushed to five sets in win over BuchholzKISSIMMEEhe Venice High volleyball team needed every bit of the mental training Coach Brian Wheatley has emphasized this season.Returning to the State Final Four for the first time...
Outlet for Frustration
Use of park's electricity distracts from larger issues of homelessnessIt's easy to have a view about the arrest in Sarasota of a homeless man using an electrical outlet -- at a public park -- to charge his cellphone.The arrest was overkill.A judge agreed,...
Pushing for More Social Service Funds
BUDGET: As state's fiscal picture brightens, hope that cuts will be reversedWith Florida's budget outlook much brighter than in recent years, local social service leaders pressed state lawmakers Tuesday to maintain funding for programs for the disadvantaged...
Rebooting the Apple
Dinner theater pins hopes on 'Viagara Falls,' with help from its producersA little blue pill could be the salvation for the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Two months after Robert Turoff was evicted from the dinner theater he opened in 1971 in downtown...
Sarasota Briefly Cuts Power to Gillespie Park HOMELESSNESS: City Back in Spotlight after Arrest for Charging a Cellphone
HOMELESSNESS: City back in spotlight after arrest for charging a cellphoneSARASOTASarasota is once again in the national spotlight for its treatment of the homeless.The latest episode began Sunday with the arrest of a homeless man for charging his cellphone...
Scant Parking, Ample Grousing
SIESTA: Meeting on rising cost of improvements draws a skeptical crowdSARASOTA COUNTY -- As county officials struggled Tuesday night to explain why cost estimates for new amenities at Siesta Key beach have hit $27 million, retired attorney Richard Braren...
Sewage Stench Plagues a School
NORTH PORTLAMARQUE ELEMENTARY: Source of smell has been mystery for yearsThe putrid odor of rotten eggs has been a mystery almost since Lamarque Elementary School opened here six years ago.Some staff complain of headaches or nausea while others cannot smell...
Toy Donations Benefit the Neediest Children
On the eve of Veterans Day, Toys for Tots boosters welcomed people to the Venice Community Center for the organization's kickoff auction.In association with the Marine Corps Reserve, the organization has since the late 1940s donated toys to the neediest...
Veterans Honored for Their Service
As one of his last official duties as a city commissioner, Mike Treubert had the honor of reading the City of North Port's proclamation during Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday.Veterans were honored and remembered at an event sponsored by North Port VFW...
Zany 'Za at Ringling Pizza Joint
Eating Companion and I are finishing up a few happy hour, after- work brews at my place of employment, the Shamrock Pub, thinking it might be a good idea to grab some grub before calling it a night. We decide to head over to Ringling Pizza, which just...
Zverev, 15, Spoils Mays' Hometown Appearance at IMG Futures Event
BRADENTONTENNIS: Bangoura captures his first match, but Mmoh falls in pro debutThe end result did not go the right way for Morgan Mays. But that does not change the fact that there is still no place like home.The 19-year-old resident of Longboat Key...
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