Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from August 7, 2016

A Family Affair | Publishers Clearing House Fortune Behind Two Sarasota Ballet Performance Venues
SARASOTA BALLET IN NYCAs the Sarasota Ballet makes its debut at the Joyce Theatre in New York City this week, few in the audience are likely to be aware of the connection between the renowned Big Apple dance venue and the company's home at the Mertz...
After the '28 Pages'
OUR VIEWIn an article published by the Journal of Experimental Political Science, a team of researchers from Dartmouth College explains the studies that led them to this assertion: When the government withholds information, people become suspicious that...
A History of RACIAL DIVIDE on Stage
Considering that our nation's founding was almost derailed at the start because of a North-South divide over proposals to abolish slavery, it should be no surprise that race continues to dominate our culture, in increasingly bitter and dangerous ways.Everywhere...
Annette Grishman
Grishman, AnnetteAnnette Shlesman Grishman, age 89, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Sarasota, FL.She was born in Chicago, IL to Ben and Bertha Shlesman, and was the youngest of four children. Annette attended Northwestern University in Chicago, where...
A Writer Fears Losing Her Words in 'Breadcrumbs'
For patrons who may have complained that Urbanite Theatre's shows are too often dark and brooding, Jennifer Haley's "Breadcrumbs" may represent a change of style and pace."I think it's probably the most tender play we've ever done," said co-founder Brendan...
Florida Once Again Is Campaign Central
POLITICAL INSIDERIt didn't take long after the conventions for Florida to become the epicenter of presidential politics again.As the general election kicked off last week in Florida with rallies by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic...
From 'Walker' to Triathlete | despite Zombie Role, Double Amputee Lives His Life to the Fullest
TRI SIESTA KEYSIESTA KEY -- In the late summer of 2013, Hector Picard found himself on the rural Georgia set of one of his favorite TV shows, "The Walking Dead," not as a guest spectator but in front of the camera, in the coveted role of a zombie. And...
Funny, Provocative 'God of Isaac' at FST
THEATER REVIEWThough it is at times frustratingly simplistic and glosses over some major transitions in the storytelling, James Sherman's "The God of Isaac" is a charming, humorous and thought-provoking exploration of the best way to reconnect with your...
Gold Is a Bad Investment. | Really
STREETWISEThere are few questions I receive more often than the one about whether gold should be part of a portfolio. Moreover, the desire to hold gold crescendos each time we have a crisis such as we saw after the Brexit vote.Own gold if you feel you...
Living in Gratitude, with Gusto
SUNDAY PROFILE: SHARING YOUR STORIESTanya Kukrecht was a skinny, blonde 9-year-old when Hungary occupied her native Yugoslavia. A "shiksa mit Yiddishe kop" -- a non-Jewish girl with Jewish smarts ("kop" means head) -- she remembers the sights, sounds...
Local Firms Win Aurora Awards
LETTER FROM HOMEIt wasn't a banner year for local builders and developers at the Southeast Building Conference in Orlando, but if you are one of the builders who won an Aurora Award for design in the construction business, it was a good year, indeed.The...
Margot Meta Scheiterlein
Scheiterlein, Margot MetaFeb. 23, 1913 - Jul. 29, 2016Margot Meta Scheiterlein (nee Stotzel), of Sarasota, FL passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 103. She was born on February 23, 1913 in Dortmund, Germany to the late Edward and Meta Stotzel.Margot...
Maureen Avila
Avila, MaureenDec. 26, 1969 - Jul. 23, 2016Attorney Maureen Avila passed away peacefully on the morning of July 23, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 26, 1969. In 1984, Maureen and her family relocated to Florida. She...
More Than a Museum | the Old Sarasota High School Is Still Going to Be a Home for Contemporary Art, Officials Promise. but That's Just One Component of an Expanded Plan That Has Come Hand-in-Hand with Delays
SARASOTA --Two years ago, following the successful completion of a $22 million capital and endowment campaign, there was a furious surge of activity at the former Sarasota High School.Workers installed a new roof and windows, stripped the interior down...
Out & About
OASIS gives voice to animals in needOn its web page, Opera for Animals: Singing is Saving (OASIS) states that "Our passion for opera is matched only by our passion for animals."Indeed, for 15 years, opera singers and husband-and-wife Carol Sparrow and...
Robert E. Short
Short, Robert E.May 5, 1921 - Jul. 25, 2016Robert Earl Short, 95, of Sarasota, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on July 25.Bob served in the U.S Army Signal Corps Photographic Service in the European and Pacific theaters during...
Robert Gordon Bischman
Bischman, Robert GordonApr. 2, 1923 - Aug. 3, 2016Robert Gordon "Bob" Bischman, 93, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born April 2, 1923, in Lansing, Michigan. His parents later established...
Robert Offer
Offer, RobertDec. 29, 1919 - Jun. 18, 2016Robert Offer, a long-time resident of Sarasota, FL, who was born in Detroit, MI, on December 29, 1919, passed away at his residence at The Inn At Lake Pointe Woods in Sarasota on June 18, 2016. He was preceded...
Season Goes for Laughs
CHARLOTTE PLAYERSThe Charlotte Players will be busy for its 56th season, producing nine plays and musicals in two theater spaces and presenting numerous special events and tributes to major music stars.The community theater will present three productions...
Sorry: The Word Not Heard
EDITOR'S COLUMNIn the religious big houses that dot our region, ministers implore us in the kindest way to pray, sing and forgive.Rarely does someone in the congregation object vigorously, get a pouty face, or send out a nasty Tweet.We oblige because...
Thomas Edward Danson, Jr
Danson, Jr., Thomas EdwardDec. 17, 1933 - Jul. 31, 2016Former State Representative Thomas E. Danson, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side.He leaves his wife of fifty-nine years, Sophia, his daughters Tia and Stephanie, his...
Volunteer to Help Kids at 2 Events
VIN'S PEOPLEIf you're interested in volunteering for some events that will make a real difference in our community, here are a couple of opportunities:One is a "Kids Against Hunger" packaging event 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Palmetto Fairgrounds Agricultural...
Walter Heman Sargent, Jr
Sargent, Jr., Walter HemanJun. 26, 1931 - Jul. 24, 2016Walter Heman Sargent, Jr., 85 years old, retired Foreign Service officer, former army officer and paratrooper, expert marksman, and world traveler, passed away Sunday, July 24th after a short illness.Walter...
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