Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from March 22, 2015

8 over 80, and Still Going Strong
A guy in his new sports car decides to see what it can do on an open highway.The speedometer hits 90 ... 100 ... 110 ... and then he finally sees the flashing lights in the rearview mirror.The driver pulls over. The trooper walks up and sighs."I'm 30...
A Conversation with Craig Rubadoux
Craig Rubadoux works mainly on paper and canvas. He describes his art as a journal -- a visual record of the feelings and insights bubbling in his stream of consciousness as he moves through time with his eyes open. That consciousness is in love with...
A New Visit to the Days of Old-Time Soundtracks; Tdhough We Often Tune It out in Deference to Our [Derived Headline]
Tdhough we often tune it out in deference to our focus on the screen, a great soundtrack can amplify and augment a film, adding to the dramatic action, setting a mood or signaling an impending disaster. In the days of silent film, that aural experience...
Anotgher Pirates Streak Over
PITCHING: Francisco Liriano to start Opening Day for second straight yearBRADENTON -- The streak is over.No, not that streak of 20 straight losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates. That's news as old as McKechnie Field, which housed its second-biggest...
Architect without the Ego
'What do you think?" asks Joe Farrell when informed that the large cantilevered overhangs at a Sarasota building he helped design in 1960 have been given accents of baby blue.Like my opinion counts?At least it does to Farrell, who has all the talent...
A Shout-Out for None Other Than Dan Quayle
It is not unusual to hear a potential GOP presidential candidate pay tribute to Republican icons like Ronald Reagan or Teddy Roosevelt to win over party loyalists.But Dan Quayle?During a stop in Sarasota to build momentum for a potential White House...
Behind the Scenes at Auditions
Performing in "West Side Story" can't be easy, even for the best trained or most experienced singers and dancers.Imagine what they must go through in auditions, just to get a chance to work so hard every night performing those intense and emotionally...
Cannabis Is Nearing a Crucial Deadline
The window of opportunity for the Florida Legislature to pass a full-fledged medical marijuana bill is nearly closed, based on crucial committee agendas now posted for next week.For the Senate version to go anywhere, it would have to be on the agenda...
Cary at the Coast
You can't go anywhere in Southwest Florida without seeing a Hayden Reis tote bag anymore. The unique, brightly colored beach bags made of sailcloth are a staple in coastal towns, especially in designer and founder Emily Stroud's hometown of Sarasota."I...
Cheetah Chase
SARASOTA -- Shortly after 10 p.m., Richard Hill paid his $10 cover charge, politely declined the VIP upgrade and passed through an aisle of white columns and in the doors of the Cheetah Lounge.For the next three hours, Hill blew through $350 at the north Sarasota...
Couple 'Unable to Live without Art'
(SERIES; THE CREATIVE PROCESS)Harold Kendall bought his first piece of art when he was 15 years old, at the Hatfield Gallery in Los Angeles, across from the famous Ambassador Hotel."I bought what I liked, everything on the installment plan," said Kendall,...
Dance Talent X2
Just 28 and still in his ballet prime, Ricardo Graziano is also gaining a reputation as a gifted choreographerCertain choreographers will always be identified with their signature moves.For England's Sir Frederick Ashton, it was "the Fred step," a sequence...
Eclectic Collectors
Although they gather over a broad and diverse spectrum, these discerning homeowners gravitate to museum-quality art and artifactsFor 34 years, Ron McCarty has looked after the furniture, art and artifacts at Ca d'Zan, the 57-room bayside mansion built...
Findings No Surprise, but the Skepticism Is
We humans have a strong tendency to shrug off evidence that might prove something we don't want to believe.Still, it is sometimes good to have skeptics who are irritatingly hard to convince of what many think is proven.And so, I'm not going to jump up...
Former Catcher Jaso an Option in Outfield
PORT CHARLOTTERAYS: Back with Tampa Bay, but it won't be behind the plateWhat started as shagging fly balls has turned into a viable option in the outfield for John Jaso.Early in camp, Jaso tracked balls during batting practice early in spring training...
Getting the City's Input on Its Future
NORTH PORTWith more than 100 square miles of land inside its city limits, there's plenty of room to talk about expansion in North Port.On Saturday, Vice Mayor Jacqueline Moore and about 100 residents started the conversation. Partnered with Sarasota...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Branin, Rena C.Aug. 29, 1918 - Mar. 17, 2015Rena C. Branin, 96, of Sarasota, FL, died on Mar. 17, 2015. Services will be held at 9:30 am on Mon., March 30, 2015 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Toale Brothers...
Keeping Sidewalks Cleared
SARASOTAThe city is preparing two ordinances that would give police authority to move homeless people and their belongings off public sidewalks.The ordinances were created partly in response to the problems of the Rosemary District, where large numbers...
Landscapes That Lift the Spirit
Garden Dialogues, a national lecture series that focuses on landscape architecture, returns to Sarasota on March 28 with events at two Siesta Key gardens by Sarasota landscape architect David W. Young."Our best clients realize the value that good design...
Masterworks Season Closers to Deliver Joy
Next weekend's final Masterworks concerts of the Sarasota Orchestra's 2014-15 season have been, in the words of music director Anu Tali, "carefully selected to wish our patrons happy summer and happy finale of the '14-15 season," starting with a pastoral...
Maybe This Deere Can Outrun Greed
Few would be surprised if Webster's added "Wall Street" to its definition of greed. Not to ruin your day but the financial markets have always been driven by greed.Furthermore, the wealthiest among Wall Street's finest are often the greediest. This is...
Out & About
Parfkinson's gets unmasked at galaUnmasking Parkinson's was the theme of this year's Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF) Cause for Hope event at Michael's on East.The mask refers to the mask-like expression worn by many Parkinson's patients, and according...
Rap from the Heart, and No Middle Man
The summer he was 12, Allen Young Jr. talked his mother out of sending him to the summer camp he dreaded."I told her I'd do everything right if she'd just let me stay home and show her how responsible I was," says Young, now 27. "That was the summer...
The Conservation Question
The phrase "land acquisition" features prominently in the constitutional amendment approved last November to fund conservation efforts in Florida.The amendment says money from the voter-approved initiative must fund the "Land Acquisition Trust Fund"...
The Uneasy EEZ
Power grab resulted in opportunities lostBack in 2010, "EEZ" was supposed to stand for Energy Economic Zone -- an idea that would blaze a path toward smart growth, sustainability and jobs for Sarasota County. But by the time three big developers finished...
'Veterans of Color,' Fighting for Country and Equality
'Fly," a play showing at Florida Studio Theatre, poignantly portrays the challenges faced, and overcome, by four members of the now-famous Tuskegee Airmen.I saw the dress rehearsal before its Feb. 4 opening. One-word review: compelling.Weeks later, I...
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