Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from March 3, 2016

3 Shot, 2 Critically, in Separate Incidents | City Spokesman Calls Violent Night 'Kind of a Freak Happenstance'
NORTH PORTNORTH PORT -- In what police say was the most violent night the city has seen in recent memory, three men were shot in two unrelated incidents Tuesday.Two were shot near a playground. Another was shot across the street from a church.Two suspects...
ArtSlam Brings 'Innovation Zone' to Old Main Street
FAMILY-FRIENDLYOld Main Street will be transformed into what organizers at Realize Bradenton are calling an "innovation zone" at the annual ArtSlam on Saturday. The free event in downtown Bradenton again features young artists, musicians and performers,...
A Soft Start at Home | in Sarasota, Fans Watch Orioles Fall Behind 7- 0 in First Inning
SPRING TRAININGSARASOTA -- For his first spring training game of the year, Darrin Russ showed up in the second inning.The Orioles fan got a shock at the entrance to Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday afternoon."Are we really down 7-0?" Russ asked, laughing...
Birds Unruffled by Rough Start | Jimenez Gives Up Six Runs in a Third of an Inning
BALTIMORE ORIOLESSARASOTA -- The 28th spring-training home opener in Ed Smith Stadium history had a couple of familiar elements -- the sun and a wind that made fly balls an adventure.Unlike last year's opener at The Ed, Wednesday's game between the host...
Building Layers into Her Art
ART EXHIBITA little over 15 years ago, Andrea Dasha Reich was planning a trip from New York to Miami when a friend who lived in Sarasota encouraged her to fly to Tampa instead and drive south, stopping for a visit here."The rest is history," said Reich,...
Car Was Towed ... but Why?
COMMENTARYIf her problem was a $183 parking ticket, Arlene Pearlman could fight it. And win easily, I would think. How could she not?I can't imagine any judge or hearing officer deciding that Pearlman did something improper when she parked in a downtown Sarasota...
Changes near for Divorce Laws | Bill Ends Permanent Alimony, Establishes 50-50 Child Sharing between Parents
LEGISLATURE 2016TALLAHASSEE -- The__ Legislature is poised to pass a__ major rewrite of Florida's alimony__ and child-support laws__ that will impact the nearly__ 80,000 divorces filed each__ year.__ The bill (SB 668), sponsored__ by Sen. Kelli Stargel,__...
Chillounge Comes Home
THIS WEEKENDIt hasn't been the best year for Rainer Scheer, owner and originator of Chillounge Night, which began in downtown Sarasota nine years ago. The annual cocktail party and entertainment extravaganza is one of the most exciting events of the...
Compromise on Records Suits | Limits the Situations in Which Targeted Agencies Could Avoid Paying Attorneys' Fees
2016 LEGISLATURETALLAHASSEE -- In a unanimous vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise version of what started as the session's most contentious bill involving public records exemptions.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, would...
Drive-Through Eagle Nest
PLAY!Have you heard about the PDQ bald eagle nest?Maybe it's more of a neighborhood thing out near Lakewood Ranch. It's pretty convenient for wildlife photographers, though, because this huge nest sits atop a pine tree just east of I-75 at State Road 70.Traffic...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Carter, Kindred DarnellOct. 8, 1983 - Feb. 27, 2016Kindred Darnell Carter, 32, of St. Petersburg, FL, died on Feb. 27, 2016. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fri., Mar. 4, 2016 at Westside Funeral Home, 204 7th Street West in Palmetto,...
Hospitality and Tourism College Gets Experienced Dean
USFSMSARASOTA -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has a new dean of its College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership. Patrick J. Moreo replaces interim dean James Curran.Moreo has more than 30 years of experience at college hospitality programs...
House Flipping Is Still Strong
SOUTHWEST FLORIDAInvestors in Southwest Florida continue to profit as home- flipping continues at one of the fastest clips in the nation.The Sarasota-Manatee region ranked 14th among major U.S. metro areas in 2015 for home flips as a percentage of all...
Hub Is Siesta Hotspot for Margaritas, Burgers and More
BAR TABIt's not even noon on a Thursday and I already have that free, glorious weekend feeling as I head south on Osprey Avenue. I turn up a song about blue skies and sunny days while going right on Siesta Drive and continue, with minimal traffic following...
Inquiry Found Officer Asked Victim to Dinner | Cited with Dereliction of Duty over Delay in Filing Report, He Resigned
BRADENTON POLICEMANATEE COUNTY -- Rather than turning in paperwork that could have prevented a woman from being harassed by her ex-boyfriend, a Bradenton Police officer asked the victim out to dinner, according to an Internal Affairs investigation.The...
Interview with John Cowan, the 'Voice of New Grass'
MUSICAs a singer, John Cowan has always blurred the lines between genres.In the 1970s and '80s, his rock-tinged tenor vocals helped launch the New Grass Revival to crossover success on pop and country charts.The long-haired band of rock-inspired musicians...
Jaso Learning the Ropes at First Base | Former Ray Expected to Provide Pop, Split Duties with Morse
PITTSBURGH PIRATESBRADENTON -- John Jaso knows how to play the guitar and has some experience on the drums. He's never played bass guitar, but he knows how integral the instrument, as well as the man who plays it, is to a band's rhythm."If you took him...
Manatee Riverfront Mansion Sells for Discounted $2.6 Million
HIGH-END SALESMANATEE COUNTY -- One of Manatee's most prominent mansions was acquired in a short sale last week for $2.6 million, a fraction of its original list price.The Manatee River-front home, at 6280 Riverview Blvd., was sold by Bill Mullis, a...
Out & About
Ponies for Pups benefits Nate's Honor RescueThe beautiful Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch was the site of the seventh annual Ponies for Pups, benefiting Nate's Honor Animal Rescue.A large crowd gathered, many of the guests with their own four- legged friends,...
Palmetto Rolls over Riverview
HIGH SCHOOLS: ROUNDUPSARASOTA -- Jack Schemmel went 1-for-3 with a double but it was not enough as Riverview High fell to visiting Palmetto High, 6-3 in a baseball game Wednesday night.Alex Risimic also went 1-for-3 with a double for the Rams.Riverview...
Refreshing Rhymes | Reading to Children Proves a Tonic for Political Disquietude
DR. SEUSS DAYI've been feeling pretty depressed lately what with all the rage and venom surrounding the political discourse of the presidential primary campaigns. So, when offered the opportunity to spend a morning reading to the students in Kaitlin...
Review: 'Far Cry: Primal' Is a Paleolithic Romp
NERD NOTESI will recall the strange sounds of ancient animals long after the rest of "Far Cry: Primal" has faded from memory. In the game's recreation of life in 10,000 BCE, often warnings only come from the telltale growl of a saber-tooth before it...
Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Adds Psoriasis Expert as Adviser
DRUG DEVELOPMENTMANATEE COUNTY -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc., the locally based clinical-stage drug development company, says it has added Dr. Alan Menter, chief of dermatology at Baylor University, as a scientific adviser.Menter was born in England...
Sea Trout Species Go by Many Names
MARCH FISHING MADNESSMarch has historically been a great month to target spotted sea trout in our bays and along the Gulf's edge. To make things even better, the cooler water temperatures of March helps a great deal with their edibility factor. Sea trout...
Signal Planned in Lakewood Ranch
TRAFFICLAKEWOOD RANCH -- Fiona Peters resides in Lakewood Ranch's Greenbrook Village on the south side of State Road 70 and manages the Luxe apartment complex directly across from Greenbrook, on the north side of S.R. 70.It should be an easy commute....
Sports Authority on Cortez to Close | the Company Files for Bankruptcy Protection to Reorganize
RETAIL INDUSTRYThe Sports Authority at 201 Cortez Road W. in Manatee County is among the stores the chain plans to sell as part of its reorganization plans. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.The retailer said it plans...
Teacher, Receptionist Earn Top Awards
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONMANATEE COUNTY -- Two months ago, eight Manatee County School District employees received a surprise visit from Superintendent Diana Greene recognizing their abilities and devotion to their jobs.On Wednesday, before an audience...
The Fruitville Plan; Astronaut's Return
OUR VIEWA balanced 'road diet'We fully support Sarasota's goal to make the downtown's Fruitville Road more pedestrian-friendly. But if costly improvements come at the expense of bicyclists and drivers, the city will regret the efforts.Planners explained...
Top 10 Siesta Key Drinking Spots for Spring Breakers
SPRING BREAKCollege students know about Siesta Beach. Named the No. 1 beach in the United States in 2015 by TripAdvisor, it came in third this year. Sure, Siesta Key has the world's finest, whitest sand beach and those Instagram-worthy sunsets into the...
Top Live Music Picks
MUSICSarasota Jazz FestivalThe Jazz Club of Sarasota presents its 36th festival, which runs March 6 through 12. The mix of free and ticketed events brings internationally-acclaimed jazz musicians to Sarasota including Howard Alden, Diego Figueiredo,...
Traffic Light for Greenbrook | Where Neighborhood Meets SR 70, a Signal to Ease Safety Concerns
LAKEWOOD RANCHLAKEWOOD RANCH -- Fiona Peters resides in Lakewood Ranch's Greenbrook Village on the south side of State Road 70 and manages the Luxe apartment complex directly across from Greenbrook, on the north side of S.R. 70.It should be an easy commute....
UTC to Welcome 4 Stores | Capital Teas, Hugo Boss, Tricho Salon and Refinery Expect to Open Soon
MALL MOVESSARASOTA COUNTY -- The Mall at University Town Center is bracing to welcome a new tea store, a salon and BOSS, a luxury German fashion retailer, to its mix of tenants.Annapolis, Maryland-based Capital Teas filed commercial building permits...
Varona Suddenly a Popular Ray | Cuban-Born Minor League Outfielder Hopes to Make Trip to His Homeland
TAMPA BAY RAYSPORT CHARLOTTE -- One of the most popular players in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse is Dayron Varona.Who?Varona is a just-turned, 28-year-old minor league outfielder in camp as a non-roster player invited to major league spring training.He...
'Zootopia' Has Too Much Message
MOVIE REVIEWA middle-shelf offering from the Disney animation empire, "Zootopia" is a message movie in which the message sometimes overpowers the film's entertainment value. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but these 'toons are primarily viewed as...
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