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Articles from February 5, 2017

4 Wrestlers Go Undefeated as Palmetto Takes First Place
WRESTLING SOUTHEAST DUALSBRADENTON -- The Palmetto Tigers looked like a wrestling team peaking at just right time Saturday at the annual Southeast Duals.Four different Tigers won all five of their matches as Palmetto went 5-0 in head-to-head competition...
Actress Gives New Life to Classic Role | Past Roles Inform CHristine DiCicco's Take on Billie Dawn in 'Born Yesterday'
ASOLO REPERTORY THEATREAfter touring as Glinda in "Wicked," portraying Eva Peron in "Evita" and flying as "Mary Poppins," Christina DeCicco knows a few things about playing women discovering their strength and power.In Asolo Repertory Theatre's new production...
Aging Gets Humorous Spin at FST Cabaret
'OLDER THAN DIRT'For the last few years, Florida Studio Theatre has been talking to people about aging and developing plays about the many issues faced as we get older. Some of the work has been serious and emotionally wrenching, but audiences have made...
A Life Looking for Laughter and Love
SERIES: FACEing MENTAL ILLNESSHarriett "Hibby" Wengerwas just 10 years old whenher mother died of a braintumor at 49. The tragic eventset the tenor for the rest ofher life says the former specialeducation teacher, now82."It was around Easter,"says the...
Alma Haase
Haase, AlmaSeptember 26,1940 - January 24, 2017Alma Haase, age 76, passed peacefully January 24, 2017. Alma was born September 26th, 1940 to Herbert and Gladys (Gumm) Brandt in Benzonia, Michigan. She was the last of 6 siblings. Alma grew up on the...
A Season without Verdi
SARASOTA OPERAWhile the 2017 season of the Sarasota Opera marks the first time in 29 years that Verdi is not on the program, many things remain the same."The mission hasn't changed," says Executive Director Richard Russell. "To do opera very well the...
Autistic Runner Has Hit His Stride
SARASOTA MUSIC HALF MARATHONSARASOTA -- Not so long ago, Everett Couto's twin passions were fast food and video games.McDonald's and "Call of Duty."Wendy's and "Grand Theft Auto."When the 22-year-old wasn't gaming, he was on Facebook. For someone with...
Barbara E. DeLong
DeLong, Barbara E.August 1, 1930 - December 24, 2016Barbara DeLong, 86, of North Port, Florida, and formerly Venice, Florida died on December 24, 2016. Born in The Bronx, New York on August 1, 1930, Barbara grew up in NY, went to Walton High School, and...
Barwin Tempted by Job with Less Sun?
COMMENTARYCity manager Tom Barwin says he loves Sarasota. Sure. That's the sweet talk.But the truth is out: Barwin's been sneaking around behind Sarasota's back, flirting with another city. And now he is flat out courting.The unfaithful lout says Reno...
Buyers Now 'Much Smarter' | Wetherington
LETTER FROM HOMELee Wetherington began building homes in the mid-1970s and remembers once building a small house in 30 days, "start to finish."Like a lot of things in Sarasota, that has changed, especially the approvals process."When I started building,...
DeSoto Royalty on the Horizon
VIN'S PEOPLEWho will wear the crown as new DeSoto Queen and Princess?The coronation isn't until April 29, but the young women on the recently chosen DeSoto Queen's Court who are vying for the coveted tiaras currently worn by Queen Sarah Adams and Princess...
Fast Boats, Big Crowds | Attendance at Fest on Manatee River Rivals Its Booming First Year
BRADENTON AREA RIVER REGATTAMANATEE COUNTY -- The Bradenton Area River Regatta brought high- speed boat races, fireworks and lots more family fun to Manatee County on Saturday.The third annual event attracted thousands of people to both Bradenton and...
Field of Dreams | Cows May Roam the Outfield Now, but North Port Is Betting If They Build the Atl;anta Braces Training Complex, the Fans Will Come
From the dirt road that cuts through Thomas Ranch just south of U.S. 41 and River Road, it is hard to imagine thousands of fans cheering for the Atlanta Braves, in a new stadium and state-of-the- art spring training complex, in just two years.But when...
Finding New Inspiration
SARASOTA CONTEMPORARY DANCEWhen the late composer John Cage first developed what became known as the "prepared piano" style -- that is, placing something on the strings of a piano in order to alter the sound -- he probably didn't have a human being in...
Funding Questions about Braves Deal
MY VIEWIt's Super Bowl Sunday but let's talk about baseball -- specifically, the Atlanta Braves.The franchise is negotiating with Sarasota County, North Port and the West Villages Improvement District to fund a stadium and training complex. County commissioners...
Gruters in Middle of Fight over Incentives
POLITICAL INSIDERFlorida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott are on a collision course over economic incentives and standing at the point of impact is a freshman lawmaker from Sarasota.State Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, is sponsoring...
Indians Score Late to Reach Regional Final | Drue Streich Scores Hat Trick in Win over Palmetto
BOYS SOCCER CLASS 4A-REGION 3VENICE -- As soon as an official called for a penalty kick, Drue Streich ran down Venice High's soccer field Saturday night waving his arms in an attempt to get his coach's attention.Streich wanted to take it. Venice's boys...
It's Time to Grab Chicken Wings and Beer
COMMENTARYBusily making a buffalo chicken flatbread pizza, Erik predicted a busy Sunday for Publix delis everywhere. All hands on deck, serving up chicken wings, tenders and sandwich wheels.Down the street at ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, Lenny the vino expert...
Jerome Edelson
Edelson, JeromeNovember 17, 1932 - January 19, 2017Jerome "Jerry" Edelson, Ph.D., 84, of Sarasota passed away at home on January 19, 2017.He was the cherished husband of Ann Sharp Edelson for nearly 60 years; beloved father to Jeff (Ellen) of Tampa,...
Matthew Holler Tells Stories in Photos
RINGLING COLLEGE EXHIBITMatthew Holler first picked up a camera when he was 8 or 9 and started taking pictures of everything he could find. His lens captured food, landscapes and butterflies fluttering around him.But it wasn't until his senior year at...
Mustangs Advance on Late Goal | Yanez Breaks Tie with 6 Minutes to Go in the Match
BOYS SOCCER CLASS 5A-REGION 3LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Despite both the Lakewood Ranch and Palm Harbor University boys soccer teams coming in with nine shutouts and allowing fewer than a goal per match, it was a high-scoring affair Saturday."They're a good team....
Nicholas Sparks on Fans, Love and His Latest Novel | the Author Will Appear Tuesday in Bradenton
AUTHOR TALKThe name Nicholas Sparks is synonymous with a particular type of romance novel, a heart-wrenching love story that presents an almost insurmountable obstacle to a seemingly made-for-each-other couple already united against the odds.Will love...
Out & About
Humorist Dave Barry entertains at Library Foundation LuncheonHow can you not have fun when listening to Pulitzer Prize- winning humorist Dave Barry? It's impossible. Or so nearly 600 guests found out recently at the Sarasota County Library Foundation Luncheon...
Pine View Teens Attend Women's March in D.C
Active in local chapters of both the ACLU and Democratic Party, Pine View School senior Kathleen Kohler bought her tickets to Washington, D.C., the day after the election upon hearing about the march.Kohler, who has taken part in a few local marches...
Preparing for Armageddon | Conservators Take Extreme Steps to Protect Priceless Art
"Every day of an installation is like Christmas morning when you get to unpack the presents," said Virginia Brilliant, the Ulla R. Searing curator of collections at the museum. She craned her neck over the table to watch Meg Craft, head of objects conservation...
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