Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from October 14, 2015

15 Years of Barbecue in Venice
CHEF TALKWhen chef/restaurateur Bob Overholser first opened Gold Rush BBQ (661 Tamiami Trail S., Venice. 483-3137; goldrushbbq.com) in Venice in 2001, there were few diverse dining options in that section of South Sarasota County. Now, as he and partner...
A Return to Impact Fees?
Manatee County School BoardBRADENTON -- The pace__ of growth is resuming after the__ Great Recession, and school lead-ers__ are looking to make sure the__ construction of new houses helps__ pay for all of the new students__ who will live in them and...
County Urged to Open Shelter
HOMELESSNESSVENICE -- Sarasota County commissioners locked in a years-long battle with the city of Sarasota over the issue of a come-as-you- are homeless shelter got a message Tuesday from the head of a similar such facility near St. Petersburg: Stop...
Dangers of Distracted Driving Simulated for Students
TEXTING WHILE DRIVINGSARASOTA -- As Meredith Sauceda watched herself die in a texting- and-driving accident, she could not stop thinking about the times she had used her phone to play music while driving.The 17-year-old senior did not actually die, of...
Dinners, Drinks and New Indian Restaurant
RESTAURANT NEWSBEER, WINE & SPIRIT EVENTSWOBtoberfest University: Two-day event features a performance by Cheap Trick lead singer resident Robin Zander on Saturday with openers Twinkle and Hail Dale. On Friday, SowFlo will perform along with a reunion...
Fall Flavors in a Glass
LINDA BRANDTLooking for column ideas, I came across a column at huffingtonpost.com, by Tom Macy, bartender, beverage director and co- owner of New York's Clover Club.Unlike Macy's New York fall, our weather won't be cool and many of our trees will remain...
Florida Still Accounts for 1 in 5 Foreclosures | More Than Twice as Many as Any Other State. | More Than Twice as Many as Any Other State
DISTRESSED PROPERTIESFlorida continues to lead the nation in completed foreclosures, accounting for nearly one in every five.Lenders closed on 94,124 foreclosures in Florida in the 12-month period ended in August, more than twice as many as any other...
Floridian Emerges in Speaker Contest | Dan Webster Has Support from House Tea Party Members
CONGRESSTALLAHASSEE -- Dan Webster is a longshot to become Florida's first congressional member to serve as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.But those who know him best from his 28 years as a member of the Florida House and Senate and...
Fox Lea Farm Extends Season
SPORTS TOURISMVENICE -- Representatives of Fox Lea Farm, the third-largest generator of sports tourism in Sarasota County, said Tuesday that the horse show and jumping facility plans to add 29 more days of competition to its season -- an increase that...
Great Crepes on Anna Maria
CHEAP EATSBradenton Beach is not exactly a place I'd expect to find posters repping the old boho lifestyle of Montmartre or the wonders of the Seine, but here I am eating breakfast at the Island Creperie.The small breakfast and lunch cafe sits on the...
Gun Dealers Support Breast Cancer Awareness
COMMENTARYBreast cancer has touched too many lives, including my own.There's only one weapon that's proven effective in the fight against it -- cold hard cash.Money can fund more cancer research, raise more awareness and aid cancer survivors and their...
Gun on Campus, Threats Lead to Prison Term | Thomas Hegwein's Behavior Worried the Judge and Prosecutor
RIVERVIEW HIGHSARASOTA COUNTY -- A Sarasota man will spend 42 months in prison after carrying a gun to a high school football game and displaying behaviors that raised fear for the community's safety.Thomas Hegwein, now 52, raised his middle finger at...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Duran, Jared SamuelMar. 23, 2000 - Oct. 10, 2015Jared Samuel Duran, 15, of Lakewood Ranch passed away October 10, 2015 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born to Frank and Rebecca Duran of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Jared went to Incarnation...
Importance of Health Care on EDCs' Agenda
HEALTH INNOVATION WEEKHealth-related technology and manufacturing companies already are an important component of the Southwest Florida economy and could eventually be the holy grail for diversifying the region, lessening its reliance on the tourism...
MUSTANGS BOLT TO TITLE | Lakewood Ranch Wins District by 11 Strokes, Led by Kroos-Roberts
PREP GOLF: CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 14 TOURNAMENTThe Lakewood Ranch Mustangs claimed the team championship Tuesday by 11 strokes at the Class 3A-District 14 girls golf tournament.Sophomore Gabrielle Tomeo of Manatee High earned medalist honors as the lone golfer...
Parks Study Surprises County Officials | Respondents Prefer More Dog Parks to Athletic Fields, Consultant Claims
SARASOTA COUNTYVENICE -- Preliminary findings from a countywide parks-and- recreation study rank improvements to existing amenities, plus the creation of dog parks and fitness centers, over the expansion of athletic fields.Announced Tuesday at the Sarasota...
Pirates Boys Repeat as Champs
PREP GOLF: CLASS 2A-19 DISTRICT TOURNAMENTPORT CHARLOTTE -- A year after reaching one milestone, Port Charlotte High's boys golf team fulfilled another Tuesday afternoon.Coach Rodney Taylor hopes it inspires his Pirates to make some more history next...
Renew Impact Fees to Help Fund Schools
OUR VIEWThe Sarasota County School Board will decide Tuesday whether to support reinstatement of school-impact fees.This is a no-brainer.The suspension of the fees, one-time charges that are used to fund the construction of education facilities, was...
Sarasota County Urged to Open Shelter
HOMELESSNESSVENICE -- Sarasota County commissioners locked in a years-long battle with the city of Sarasota over the issue of a come-as-you- are homeless shelter got a message Tuesday from the head of a similar such facility near St. Petersburg: Stop...
SNN Owner to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame
TELEVISIONPhil Lombardo, whose Citadel Communications Co. owns the TV station operated from the Herald-Tribune newsroom, will be inducted next week into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.The group's 25th anniversary event will pack New York's Waldorf Astoria...
Stone Crab Season Begins
EAT NEARThe dangerous, sleep-deprived antics of the captains on shows like "Deadliest Catch: may be fine for those northern climes, but here in Florida we take a more laid-back attitude towards our seafood. And nowhere is it more apparent than in stone...
The Rosemary Will Take over Savory Street Spot
RESTAURANTS"We're betting on the Rosemary District," says Michael Duranko. So much so that he and business partner George Armstrong are naming their new restaurant after it. The Rosemary, the pair's new breakfast, lunch and dinner spot, will open by...
The View from a City Street Bench
COMMENTARY The view from a city street benchBRADENTON -- Two men were sitting on a bench outside City Hall in Bradenton on Monday afternoon. It was a beautiful day for doing such a thing.One of the men, Charles Neuf, is 83 and a retired private investigator...
Venice, Braden River Combine for 5 Shutouts
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: NUMBERS GAMEThe midway point of the high school football season is in the rear view mirror and the stretch run is right out there in front us, poking its head through the immortal film of our windshield.The next few Fridays will...
Venice Sweeps Manatee | Indians Exact Revenge on Hurricanes
PREP VOLLEYBALLVENICE -- Brian Wheatley cannot explain why his Venice High volleyball team has played so well during the past six matches."Since last week, it's been a different team," Wheatley said. "Our last six matches, we've been a different team."After...
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