Emeril’s Florida season two premieres Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. with a stop in Central Florida. In the first episode, “Coming to America,” Emeril explores some of Florida’s most treasured imports: restaurateurs and chefs who have immigrated from around the globe. Emeril Lagasse first meets up with Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka, owners of the [...]
The former Mattison’s Steakhouse at the Plaza behind Publix, which has been closed since 2008, will soon transform into a new restaurant. The Planning and Zoning Board approved in a 9-0 vote, a special exception at its Tuesday meeting that grants building property owner Howard Rooks, 50 outdoor dining seats in the southwest corner of [...]
The Longboat Island Chapel recently collected children’s Christmas gifts through its Angel Tree program. Cindy Kuehnel, Outreach Program chairperson was surrounded by 140 wrapped presents from congregation members who picked paper angel ornaments detailed with ages of children from the Chapel Christmas tree and replaced with gifts of toys for children of migrant workers through [...]
Traffic for the months of August, September, and October was up 8.34 percent, 7.52 percent, and 9.19 percent respectively. Total passenger traffic for the past three months has increased by 19,428 passengers over the same period in 2012, for a three-month total of 250,272 passengers. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking [...]
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, developer of Lakewood Ranch, has sought more flexibility in the implementation of 2050 plan requirements to allow it to adjust to market conditions and ensure the viability of the project. SMR proposes to develop thousands of acres of its holdings in Sarasota County. The proposed SMR villages would be the first under the [...]
Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, has posted a list of its programs for November and December. Muscles and More with Sherry Fideler will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $8 for members; $13 for non-members. Cardio Bootcamp takes place at 8 a.m. Tuesdays, and Cardio Strength [...]
Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale and her husband Chris welcomed a baby daughter, Teagan Lane Portale, into the world on Oct. 30. The newest addition to the family arrived at 5:24 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 9 oz. While she came a little earlier than anticipated, Teagan is healthy and everyone is ecstatic. Congratulations!
The Bank of New York won a $1.2 million judgment against Kenneth Grabow, who borrowed the money in July 2007 against a Longboat Key house that he bought for $1 million two years earlier. The 1,940-square-foot house at 531 Golf Links Lane is scheduled to be sold at online auction by the Sarasota County Clerk [...]