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Articles from February 16, 2017

10 Rules for Dave Chappelle Hecklers
EDITOR's COLUMNSo, the heckler called me. My review of Dave Chappelle's brilliant debut Sarasota performance at Van Wezel on Saturday resulted in numerous misinformed comments online but I figured it is folks' right to respond as they see fit as long...
$26.5 MILLION | Longboat Key Listing Sets New High
LUXURY REAL ESTATELONGBOAT KEY -- Real estate broker Michael Saunders has waited her whole career for a listing like this."I built this business over 40 years to be ready to bring a property like this to market," said Saunders, sitting at the breakfast...
Aging a Laughing Matter in 'Older Than Dirt'
THEATER REVIEWThere are some bright performances and some clever ideas and lyrics featured in the original Florida Studio Theatre cabaret revue "Older Than Dirt," but I wish the songs and sketches had a bit more bite.The production, directed by Richard...
'Arrival' Engages Intellect, Not Heart
STAYING IN"Arrival" is a fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee? Please.(In this regard it shares a lot of company, up to and including the runaway favorite, "La La Land.")Amy...
Buchanan Leads Meeting on Red Tide, Toxic Algae
ENVIRONMENTThirteen members from both sides of Florida's congressional delegation heard about the harmful impact of red tide and toxic algae on the state's environment and economy in a meeting led by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Wednesday in Washington, D.C."Red...
Catfish a Gem to Battle and Fry Up | Wild Catfish Can't Be Beat for Delectable Fish Dinner, Far Tastier Than Farm-Raised Varieties
WINTER FISHINGWith the unseasonably warm, sunny weather lately, the options for a day of angling are almost limitless. According to most reports, the action both inshore and off are way above expectations for mid- February.One option is to take advantage...
Chain Buys Fourth Storage Business Here
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATEMANATEE COUNTY -- One of the nation's biggest operators of self- storage facilities has swung another deal here.National Storage Affiliates, a real estate investment trust, paid $4.48 million for the Value Self Storage at 2015 8th...
Christine Anne Sandrib
Sandrib, Christine AnneSept 11, 1964 - Feb 9, 2017Christine Sandrib was born in Englewood, New Jersey and enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her big brother Rob, her little sister Elise, and her adoring parents Anne and Norman Sandrib.She graduated from...
Commercial Fishing Festival Turns35 | Family-Friendly Fun on the Bayfront Benefits Wetlands Preservation
Steamed clams, bluegrass bands and an eco-friendly bent are among the many things that make the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival an annual must.Now in its 35th year, the two-day gathering in the historic Cortez Village along north Sarasota Bay in Manatee...
Commissioners Take Steps to Increase Their Pay
NORTH PORTNORTH PORT -- A discussion item that started with whether the city commissioners should receive paychecks more frequently than once a month ended with the board resurrecting the idea of giving itself an annual pay increase.Commissioners now...
Costs Rise Ahead of Demolition | City Expects Crews to Start Razing Old Building This Month
VENICE LIBRARYSARASOTA -- Costs for the new Venice library are going up $354,000 as crews prepare to take the old library down.The Sarasota County Commission approved the increases Wednesday above the almost $830,000 in contracts it already set aside...
County Gives Mosaic Go-Ahead | Commissioner Cites Property Rights in Voting for Rezoning
PHOSPHATE INDUSTRYMANATEE COUNTY -- In a series of 5-2 votes, the Manatee County Commission on Wednesday approved a rezoning and a master mining plan so Mosaic Fertilizer can extend its phosphate mining operations in the Myakka-Duette area to its Wingate...
Elisabeth Culp
Culp, ElisabethMarch 10, 1922 - February 10, 2017Elisabeth (Hyslop) Culp passed away peacefully on Friday morning February 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. Elisabeth was born at home in Hamburg, New York to Charles and Edith Hyslop. She...
'Fist Fight' a Stretch Too Far
MOVIESSo "Fist Fight" is based on a concept that doesn't survive past its first minute: one high school teacher challenging another to a fight in the parking lot after school lets out.Sure, it's a comedy -- but even funny films owe us a certain amount...
Free Fun in Sarasota-Manatee
FRIDAYSFirst Fridays: Lakewood Ranch's monthly "Music on Main" series is 6 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month and features live music and vendors. Info: 941-907-9243; lakewoodranch.comFirst Fridays and Saturdays: Visit the Village of the Arts for its...
Gas Prices Headed to $3, Analysts Say
FUEL COSTSA senior petroleum analyst for the fuel-tracking website GasBuddy.com is calling a bottom to gas prices."You've been warned. Gas prices are about to get pumped up, eventually climbing to the year's highest levels as refineries across the nation...
Global Event, 'Florida Flair' | Economic and Publicity Boosts Expected, Organizers Say | Economic and Publicity Boosts Expected, Organizers Say
WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPSLAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Sarasota-Bradenton area is just months away from hosting a world-class sporting event with Florida flair.The 2017 World Rowing Championships kick off on Sept. 24 at Nathan Benderson Park and the event's...
Hannah Jae Revels in Live Performance | Selected from 85 Other Singers and Bands to Open for Bon Jovi
TAMPA -- Backstage Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena, Hannah Jae Wasserman was a self-described bundle of nerves, running in place to burn off energy and hugging crew members.Then, as the house lights went down, Hannah ran to her familiar Yamaha CP4...
Jason Graae Shares Love of Jerry Herman
'PERFECT HERMANY'No matter how many plays, musicals or concerts he performs, singer and actor Jason Graae keeps coming back to the music of Jerry Herman."It's part of my DNA. I just grew up with it," Graae says by telephone from his home in Los Angeles....
Leaders Committed to Legacy Trail Extension | Next Step: Finding a Way to Finance Northern Corridor
CAPITAL PROJECTSSARASOTA -- The Trust for Public Land signed a letter of intent this week to purchase about 7.5 miles of rail corridor for the northern extension of the Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota, according to Sarasota County officials.The trust...
Live Music Picks
LIVE MUSIC PICKS | By Jimmy Geurts, jimmy.geurts@heraldtribune.comMike Zito Band at Ace's LiveBlues guitarist Mike Zito used to play in the supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood with The Meters member Cyril Neville and Greg Allman's son Devon Allman....
Locals Going for Gold, and a Rivalry Comes to a Halt | Five Digits Dedicated to Area Prep Sports
COMMENTARY NUMBERS GAMEThis weather is wreaking havoc with our esteemed think tank here at Numbers Game.One week we broke out the blankets and cocoa and cranked up the heat. This week, we had to crank up the AC and break out the misting fans.Will Mother...
LWR Golf Club Earns Golden Fork Award
GOLF RECOGNITIONLAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lodge at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club won a national Golden Fork Award from Golf Inc. magazine in the publication's second annual awards.The club won second place in the New Private courses category, competing...
Man on a Mission to Heal | Tillman Addresses Treatment to Injured Shoulder
SPRING TRAINING BALTIMORE ORIOLESSARASOTA -- The media was told to meet in front of Chris Tillman's stall at 8 o'clock sharp on Wednesday morning.Not 8:05, not 8:10. The Baltimore right-hander would address just once his medical condition before resuming...
Margaret Haber
Haber, MargaretApril 18, 1950 - Feb 13, 2017Margaret Elizabeth Haber passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, February 13th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 66.Margaret was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Robert and Mary Ellen...
New Season, Big Ambitions Theater Will Touch on Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPESARASOTAThe Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will reach for the "Heights" with Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Tony Award-winning musical in an ambitious 18th season that also will feature Tony-winning actress Melba Moore playing...
Not Your Parents' City Debate
SARASOTASARASOTA -- Issues raised by Sarasota's young professionals and millennial residents took center stage at an unconventional and entertaining Sarasota City Commission candidates forum on Wednesday night.Billed as the "State of Sarasota: A Community...
Obstacle Course Follows Record Paddle
PLAY!This weekend, waves of athletes will scale walls, climb hills and dive through pits in the United Way Suncoast Obstacle Course Race at the Celery Fields in Sarasota.Mud, sweat and cheers."Our team name is Bad Moms," says Nicole Wolfe of Venice....
On Muslims, AKs and (Actually) Fake News
THE GUN WRITERThe headline was ... well ... a "bombshell.""BOMBSHELL -- Feds Raid Mosque and Uncover HORRIFYING Plans for Americans."The non-bylined story appeared on the teaparty.org website yesterday, categorized under "TERRORISM."It popped up in Facebook...
Openings, Re-Openings and Events
RESTAURANT NEWSBodhi Tree CafeA charming new restaurant, The Bodhi Tree Cafe, has opened in the arts district at Towles Court in the former Lavanda space (for 15 years) at 1938 Adams Lane. Proprietors Carolina and husband Oscar Revelli, who was previously...
Out & About
Delta Gamma Foundation serves visually impairedThe 23rd annual "Rays of Light, Service for Sight" Luncheon and Fashion Show benefiting Southeastern Guide Dogs, Lighthouse of Manasota and the Delta Gamma Foundation was held recently at the Sarasota Yacht...
Sanford "Sandy" Lee Cooper
Cooper, Sanford "Sandy" LeeMarch 22, 1932 - Feb. 11, 2017Sanford Lee Cooper, Jr., died February 11 at home in Sarasota, after a battle with cancer.Sandy is survived by his wife of 19 years Rena Henri Cooper; his sister Judith Beman of Silver Spring,...
Sol's NYC Deli Partners with Il Panificio Gulf Gate
RESTAURANT NEWSSARASOTA COUNTY -- Sometimes, smaller is better.That's what Solomon Shenker says as he enthuses about reopening his Sol's NYC Delicatessen inside the Il Panificio restaurant at 6644 Gateway Ave., the entrance to the Gulf Gate dining and entertainment...
Sticking around | Rule 5 Pick from Seattle Impresses Tampa Bay Manager on 1st Day of Spring Training
SPRING TRAINING TAMPA BAY RAYSPORT CHARLOTTE -- Kevin Gadea was aware of the Rule 5 process before he became a part of it.The right-handed pitcher was left off the Seattle Mariners' 40- man major league roster, making him eligible for the draft at the end...
Support for Deputy Fading Fast
COMMENTARYSupporters of recently fired Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy Frank Bybee must be far less numerous now than just a week ago, judging by the emails and calls I'm no longer getting.Quite a few people, some former cops, had been charmed by the...
Take 6 Singer on Going beyond Gospel
INTERVIEWThe Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6: 7 p.m. Sunday; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; 941-953-3368; vanwezel.orgOne ironic thing about Take 6's latest studio album is that despite being called "Believe," it's one of the few albums in the vocal...
UTC Mall Losing Another Retailer | BCBGMAXAZRIA Holding Sale for Next 8 to 10 Weeks as Part of National Closings
RETAIL MOVESSARASOTA -- The Mall at University Town Center is losing its BCBGMAXAZRIA store.The women's fashion retailer on the second floor near the main entrance of the 2-year-old mall is in the early stages of a closeout sale. Store staff said they...
Walkoff HR Lifts 'Canes
HIGH SCHOOLS ROUNDUPKara Saylor hit a walkoff home run in the 10th inning to lead the Hurricanes over the Indians in the softball season opener for both teams on Wednesday.Faith Miller and Zoe Rodgers each went five innings in the circle for Manatee.Rodgers...
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