10. “Rides are always free,” drivers say. “Tips are always appreciated.” 9. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 8. Call 941-444-2585 for an iRide. (Soon there will be a Gotcha app for smartphones.) There are no set routes; you can hail any of the colorful electric vehicles you see on the street. 7. The downtown service area extends … MORE>>
By Jay Handelman / Herald-Tribune Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking musical “Hamilton” has been one of the hardest-to-get tickets since before it opened on Broadway in 2015. Theater lovers in the Tampa Bay area will be able to take an almost sure shot at tickets when the touring production of the award-winning hit comes to the Straz … MORE>>
My friend Amy and I refer to driving to Siesta Key as going “on vacation.” There is something that happens when we cross the bridge, Sarasota Bay behind us, and slip into a world of manicured mansions, pastel shop signs, and sweet, slushy frozen drinks. The omnipresent scent of sunscreen on skin takes me back … MORE>>
My wife and I keep going to walk, run and paddle at Benderson Park. I’m not sure why. Benderson happens to be near our house, but so are lots of parks, and the other ones aren’t so exposed to the noise and traffic of I-75. Yet we keep going. Part of the reason, I think, … MORE>>
Ken Smith, owner of Chefs2U Catering and Food Truck, has opened a restaurant in Gulf Gate Village (6584 Superior Avenue, 941-921-9070, chefs2u.menu). Chef Smith began his culinary career working for Budweiser in New Jersey, attending Florida Culinary Institute and subsequently holding chef positions at an Italian restaurant in Miami and with Mattison’s in Sarasota. “At the … MORE>>
Midweek doldrums? Check out the Phillippi Farmhouse Market, held weekly October through April from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota. This volunteer-run market is operated by the Friends of Sarasota County Parks and attracts 50 vendors selling everything from hydroponic veggies to custom hats to delicious baked goods. Highlights of … MORE>>
The little juice box shaped like a calculator had run out of, well, juice. It sat, slumped and sad, as other plump juicebox-calculators launched into the air like rockets. Suddenly, an orange enters the picture to refuel our hungry hero. Sated, the juice box jumps into a child’s backpack to continue its mission of nourishing … MORE>>
Erik Korzilius is both a Realtor and a real estate attorney, and it’s mostly real estate closings that keep him busy these days. But he has a lot of other things going on. He is completing a one-year term as president of the Venice Area Board of Realtors — he also served as president in … MORE>>
As part of a tradition known as Fright Night, students from the Sarasota High School Drama Department recreated Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller” video Monday night at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. The performance was the highlight of the event, now in its eighth year. Earlier in the evening, with decorated storefronts setting the stage for … MORE>>
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wants every child to have a safe and fun Halloween, and Sheriff Tim Knight offers these safety reminders: Always trick-or-treat in groups. Never allow small children to visit a door without a trusted adult present. Remind children to never go inside someone’s home for candy. Teach children not to approach … MORE>>