Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from February 24, 2017

A Fresh Face on the River | City Celebrates as Riverside Park Opens
PALMETTOPALMETTO -- The northbound Business U.S. 41 gateway into the city of Palmetto is now redeveloped with an entirely fresh and inviting look.Known as the Riverside Multimodal Project, the expanded park flanking the main road into downtown features...
APollo's Fire Brings Good Cheer to Sarasota Debut
MUSIC REVIEWI sat down with great anticipation for my first live performance of Apollo's Fire, arguably one of best period-instrument ensembles in the world. With their roots in Cleveland, Apollo's Fire grew from a timid gazelle in the company of Cleveland...
Audre' Josephine (Boulanger) Smith
Smith, Audre' Josephine (Boulanger)April 9, 1927 - Feb. 20, 2017Audre' Smith, 89, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Wantagh, Long Island, N.Y., passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. Audre' is now at peace with her beloved husband Arthur E. Smith of...
Batter Up ... Time to Play Ball! | Grapefruit League Games Underway with Home Openers over the Weekend
MLB SPRING TRAININGWere he alive today, Rogers Hornsby would do one thing.The Hall of Famer would get away from that window."People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball,"Hornsby once said. "I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window...
Business Buzz
BUSINESS BUZZSchenkelShultz architect of recordSchenkelShultz Architecture, Sarasota, is the architect of record for the new $28 million Performing Arts Center for The Players in Sarasota.To be located in Lakewood Ranch's Waterside development, the new 70,000-square-foot...
Carding 100 | Betty Andreone Hits Century, While Golfing Hubby Gus Is 105
commentaryThe birthday cake had five red candles. One for every 20 years of Betty Andreone's life. Wise thinking. Century-old lungs can't be taxed too heavily.The room at the Palm Aire Country Club was filled with family and friends. Reaching 100 is...
Chief Defends Patrol Changes | Police Officers Now Ride Alone in North Sarasota
LAW ENFORCEMENTSARASOTA -- Police Chief Bernadette DiPino defended her decision to change patrol staffing in Newtown and north Sarasota after some current and retired police officers, as well as a City Commission candidate, criticized the deviation from...
Facing Charge, Chief on Leave | Chief Lewis Was Present during Deadly Police Academy Demonstration
FATAL SHOOTINGPUNTA GORDA -- Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis' law enforcement career could be in jeopardy after he was placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation Thursday morning.The State Attorney's Office announced...
FPL's Solar Switch a Long Time Coming | Manatee's Clean-Energy Center a Far Cry from Orimulsion | Manatee's Clean-Energy Center a Far Cry from Orimulsion
OUR VIEWThis week, Florida Power & Light, along with local and state officials, held what was billed as -- and can accurately be called - - a celebration at the Parrish power plant.The occasion in northeast Manatee County was belated recognition of FPL's...
Gayle Sherman Preiser
Preiser, Gayle ShermanJune 7, 1937 - February 16, 2017The family and friends of Gayle Sherman Preiser are mourning her death due to complications resulting from an automobile accident in Longboat Key, FL.Gayle leaves an adoring husband of 57 years, Alvin...
George E. Doty, III
Doty, III, George E.Mar 21, 1935 - Feb 16, 2017George E. Doty III of Sarasota, FL died on February 16, 2017 at the age of 81. He joins in Heaven his beloved wife, Cynthia H. Doty, who passed from this life in 2000.Mr. Doty was born in Barrington, IL...
Looking for Love in a 'Drunken City'
THEATER REVIEWAlcohol-fueled partying can lead to fun and trouble, but it also has the ability to give someone the strength to face up to long- hidden thoughts and feelings.That's the scenario that faces a young woman named Marnie in Adam Bock's alternately...
Metro Diner Headed for Westfield Southgate
RETAIL MOVESSARASOTA -- Metro Diner is slated for one of the new restaurant boxes under construction at Westfield Southgate.Commercial building permits filed Wednesday with the city of Sarasota indicate $412,000 in construction to convert a new vacant shell...
Need for Accurate Reporting Has Never Been More Important
FREEDOM OF THE PRESSLong before the internet became the primary vehicle for dissemination of information, when the news media referred primarily to newspapers, television and radio, talk of biased reporting was common.Certain newspapers were considered...
Not All Government Buildings Are Gun-Free Zones | Lawmaker Asked Why Concealed Carriers Were Barred from Clerk's Office
FLORIDA LAWSARASOTA -- Greg Steube is known throughout Florida for his pro- gun views.The freshman state senator from Sarasota sponsored more than a dozen pro-gun bills just this session, including open carry, campus carry and several others that would...
Patricia Montel
Montel, PatriciaJune 12, 1929 - February 19, 2017Mrs. Patricia June Montel, 87 of Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida, passed away Sunday February 19, 2017.She was born in DuPont, Indiana on June 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Waldo Asa "Ace" and Lena...
Rooney Agrees to Host Town Hall | Activists Descended on Venice City Hall as Congressman Visited
POLITICSVENICE -- U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney planned a relatively low-key day meeting with constituents in Englewood and Venice Thursday.The congressman's schedule had him teaching an advanced civics class at Lemon Bay High School in the morning before a private...
Siesta Beach No. 1 in US, TripAdvisor Says
GLOBAL RANKINGSIESTA KEY -- Siesta Beach continues its reign as one of the most celebrated stretches of sand in the world.While Baia do Sancho, in Brazil, was ranked the No. 1 beach in the world in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards, the travel planning...
Snell Comfortable in 2nd Season | LHP Went 6-8 with 3.54 Earned Run Average in Rookie Year
MLB SPRING TRAINING TAMPA BAY RAYSPORT CHARLOTTE -- After his first season in the big leagues and longest season in baseball, Blake Snell got away ... far away.He hiked and took in the sights in his native state of Washington -- "Just to get some peace...
Speaker Tackles Topic of American Xenophobia
TEACHING TOLERAnCESARASOTA -- Echoing the results of a recent analysis of FBI statistics by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a human rights expert booked for an upcoming presentation in Sarasota on genocide is drawing connections between American xenophobia...
Teething Puppy Can't Have Too Many Toys
ALL ABOUT DOGSQuestion: We have a Lab puppy and he chews on everything. What can we do about this problem?Answer: I think it's important to realize that chewing for a puppy is totally natural.It's simply what they do, so I probably wouldn't consider...
The Book That Changed Warren Buffett's Life
STREETWISEHave you ever noticed how a relatively insignificant news event, often unrelated to Wall Street, can trigger significant gains or losses in the equity markets? These oscillations reveal what is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect,...
THINK FAST | SCF Team Aiming Forf C Hmpionship at Natgional 'Brain Bowll' Tournament
BRADENTON -- When David Espinal finds his groove, with quiz questions flying back and forth, correct answers tumble out of his mouth one after another."Jules Verne.""Han dynasty.""The Potato Eaters."His special genius for "Brain Bowl," it seems, is a...
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