Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from June 7, 2016

Are Gas Retailers Jacking Up Prices?
FUEL COSTSGas prices in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market climbed about 12 cents in the past week, to an average on Monday of $2.312 -- taking some analysts by surprise.A month ago, they were about 13 cents lower. At this time in 2015, regular was...
Belgian- and German-Style Beers Will Be Focus, Naughty Monk CEO Says
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- This community's first brewery is in the works, with plans to open this year.Naughty Monk Brewery has leased 8,600 square feet at 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. and will focus on Belgian- and German-style beers, Diana Eibler, CEO and head...
Bond for Police Building Improvements Proposed | Another, for Roads, Already Will Be on November Ballot
VENICE CITY COUNCILVENICE -- The City Council today will consider whether to bring a second bond referendum before voters this fall to pay for infrastructure improvements.Last month, the City Council agreed to ask voters to approve an $18 million, 20-year...
Bond for Police Building Proposed | Another, for Roads, Already Will Be on November Ballot
VENICE CITY COUNCILVENICE -- The City Council today will consider whether to bring a second bond referendum before voters this fall to pay for infrastructure improvements.Last month, the City Council agreed to ask voters to approve an $18 million, 20-year...
Cocktail Bar Will Get 2nd Hearing | City Planning Board Approved Cask and Ale for 1548 Main Street
SARASOTA CITY COMMISSIONSARASOTA -- City leaders considered two controversial projects and approved $289,000 in funding for a supportive housing program at their meeting Monday.A divided City Commission voted 3-2 to delay its consideration of a new high-end...
COLIN SOAKS REGION | Glancing Blow from Storm Leaves Little Serious Damage
With a few exceptions, Southwest Florida dodged a meteorological bullet Monday, as Tropical Storm Colin's sloppy glancing blow created minor flooding, spotty power outages and beach erosion along the barrier islands.Disfigured by southwesterly wind shear...
Early Birds Catch the Surf | Bad Weather Is Good News for Gulf Surfers
HEAVY WINDS -- AND WAVESANNA MARIA ISLAND -- In the topsy-turvy world of Gulf Coast surfing, bad storms mean good news.While everyone else worries about high winds and coastal flooding, surfers look forward to barrel waves and long rides.Dozens of wave-starved...
Ella Maria Redding
Redding, Ella MariaMar. 9, 1928 - Jun. 3, 2016Ella Redding, 88, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016.She was born in New York City on March 9, 1928, the daughter of James J. and Bridget Cecilia McGarraghy of Brooklyn, NY. Ella graduated from St. John's...
Flint Water Crisis Stirs Sarasota Response | 5th-Graders Raise $400 for Bottles of Water for Students
BOOKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSARASOTA -- Amani Washington was furious after she read a story about children her age in Flint, Michigan.The 11-year-old could not believe residents there could not drink untreated water from their faucets. She wondered how they...
New Principal for Venice High | the School's Former Principal Has Been Reassigned to Suncoast Technical College
SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOLSJack Turgeon no longer will be principal of Venice High School, an apparent consequence of having crashed his Jeep Wrangler into a utility pole in March, seriously injuring himself and reportedly testing more than two-and-a-half...
NRA Disciplines Shooting Range Brass Thieves
H-T INVESTIGATIONThe National Rifle Association took the unusual step of revoking the training credentials of the two former state officials involved in a theft ring uncovered by a Herald-Tribune investigation, just one day after the pair were sentenced...
Shooting Range Brass Thieves Are Disciplined by the NRA
H-T INVESTIGATIONThe National Rifle Association took the unusual step of revoking the training credentials of the two former state officials involved in a theft ring uncovered by a Herald-Tribune investigation, just one day after the pair were sentenced...
Sidewalk Signs Here to Stay? | City Favors Extending Rules Allowing Them outside Downtown Businesses
SARASOTASARASOTA -- City leaders are poised to extend a pilot program allowing portable signs outside downtown businesses after six months without complaints or enforcement problems.But the city won't formally incorporate them into zoning codes for another...
Standards for 'Subs'; Learning from Colin
OUR VIEWWhen teacher is absentOne key goal of a campaign to promote proficiency in reading by the time pupils reach the third grade focuses on school attendance.The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which the Manatee and Sarasota county school districts...
Texting in Emergencies | 911 Voice Calls Still Fastest, but Text If You Can't Call
911 DISPATCHERSSARASOTA COUNTY -- Sarasota County residents who have trouble with hearing or in situations that don't allow them to speak to 911 dispatchers can now tap out a text message to 911 for help.The Sarasota County Public Safety Communications...
The Pines' Caregiving Institute Extends Its Reach
NEW WRINKLESThe Pines of Sarasota, a nonprofit elder care center, launched its Education Institute as a way to share what its own staff members have learned -- and are continually learning -- about the daily challenges of dealing with frailty and dementia....
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