Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from September 13, 2016

Artwork Stays Put -- for Now
GOVERNMENTVENICE-- The Three Graces sculpture and fountain will not be moving any time soon, if at all, local leaders agreed Monday afternoon,allaying some community members' concerns about its future.But the deteriorating public art installation at...
Banks Steady in Bauer Ratings
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LENDERSGrades held steady for Southwest Florida community banks in the latest industry report card by analyst BauerFinancial Inc.Four of the region's lenders earned Bauer's top five-star rating in the second quarter, while just one...
Before Death, Mother Sought Son's Remains | Bury Was Found Dead from Apparent Suicide on Saturday
CHANCE WALSH TRIALSARASOTA -- The mother of baby Chance Walsh -- sentenced to 25 years for his death -- sent a handwritten letter to the Sarasota County court less than two weeks before her death, saying one day she would like to visit the graves of...
Bobcats to Honor Vets on Friday
PREP ROUNDUPNORTH PORT -- On Friday night, North Port High will recognize Veteran's Night at the varsity football game against Venice.Any retired or active military and their spouse will receive free admission to the game. Each veteran is asked to sign...
First Glimpse | Westfield Releases Plans for Southgate Mall Addition
WESTFIELD SOUTHGATESARASOTA--Westfield Southgate's makeover is underway, and the mall on Monday released a first look at what's in store for the new dining component at the upscale shopping center.This is the third phase of Australia-based Westfield's...
Good Vibrations, Indeed
Brian Wilson is amusical master-mindresponsiblefor the Beach Boys' mostlasting achievements.He's also 74 years old andhad no problem walking offthe stage while his band mateswere still playing Sunday atthe Van Wezel PerformingArts Hall in Sarasota so...
Iconic Artwork Stays Put -- for Now | Now, the Question Is: Who Actually Owns Three Graces Sculpture?
GOVERNMENTVENICE-- The Three Graces sculpture and fountain will not be moving any time soon, if at all, local leaders agreed Monday afternoon,allaying some community members' concerns about its future.But the deteriorating public art installation at...
Myrtle M. Diestel
Diestel, Myrtle M.January 30, 1927 - August 27, 2016Myrtle M. Diestel, 89, of Venice, Florida passed away August 27, 2016.She was born January 30, 1927 in Creve Coeur, Missouri and moved to Venice in 1969.Myrtle was preceded in death by her loving husband...
Proposed Budget Anticipates Tax Increase | Today's Public Hearing Gives City Residents a Chance to Weigh in; VENICE -- Residents Can [Derived Headline]
VENICE -- Residents canweigh in today on whether theVenice City Council should raiseproperty taxes for the first timein three years.Today's hearing, which startsat 5:01 p.m. in council chambersat Venice City Hall, 401W. Venice Ave, marks the firstof...
Ready to Get to Work | Former Tornado Star Believes He's Up to the Task of Turning around Struggling Football Program
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BOOKER HIGHSARASOTA -- It was a two-pronged attack. In football language, straight up the gut. Or directly in it.Points weren't scored. But many were made.Dumaka Atkins' first interaction last week with his Booker High football team...
Robert Vining Webber
Webber, Robert ViningFebruary 2, 1964 - September 4, 2016Robert Vining Webber "Rob", 52 of Osprey, FL passed away unexpectedly September 4, 2016. Rob was born February 2, 1964 in Marblehead, MA to Sandra (Forbes) and Robert L. Webber.Rob served in the...
Service ... with a Spin | Venice's Paige Canevari Has Developed into an Ace with Hard Work
FEATURED SPORT VOLLEYBALLVENICE -- Just before it is her time to serve, Paige Canevari stares down at the ground and gives the volleyball a couple of hard bounces."It's just something I do," the Venice High sophomore said, "to get myself ready and focused."To...
The Compelling Case for 9/11 Disclosures | Survivors' Lawsuits Could Reveal Links to Saudi Government
OUR VIEWIn its opinion and news pages, the Herald-Tribune has written extensively about the efforts by former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat, to get additional investigative documents associated with the 9/11 attacks released to the public.Those...
The First All-Female Flight to Havana
As a private pilot, MaryAnn Claret just achieveda first she had almost notdared consider in past decades.It was a 90-mile flight overwater, but pretty routine aviationstuff in many ways, exceptfor the long off-limits destination:Havana, Cuba.In her Cuban-Americanfamily,...
Two Opportunities to Sit for a Chat about Death
NEW WRINKLESLast week I was fortunate to be invited to a sneak preview of a singular new play at Florida Studio Theatre, which amounted to an evening of stories, one-liners and knee-deep conversations about dying. At the time it kind of flowed along...
Two Sides to Sales Tax Proposals
MANATEE COUNTYMANATEE COUNTY -- Mac Carraway and John Horne of the political action committee Forward Manatee are pushing for renewal of a half- cent sales tax for the school district and the passage of a new half- cent sales tax for the county government...
What's Next for Fast-Casual Dining?
WHAT'S IN STOREWe've already welcomed the Chipotle of burgers and the Chipotle of pizza into our fast-casual market.If you had asked me what would come next, I never would have guessed chicken salad.But on Monday afternoon I stared blankly at the 15...
William Evan White
White, William EvanJuly 30, 1934 - Sept. 9, 2016William White, age 82, of Venice, FL died on September 9, 2016. He was born in Buffalo, NY on July 30, 1934 to John Bradley and Helen White. Bill retired in 1999 and relocated to Venice, FL, where he...
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