How a Sarasota karate instructor teamed up with an Arkansas man born with cerebral palsy to create a specialized karate for the handicapped

Jun. 16, 2009 Donna Judge’s karate credentials are flawless. In her 11 years in competition, the Sarasota Shihan — aka chief instructor — won 323 first-place trophies, came in second four times and never lost. She won 11 world titles, was named “Sportswoman of the Year” and “Female Fighter of the Year,” was inducted into […]

Townie Q&A: Local horror filmmaker Neil McCurry

Mar. 13, 2009 Neil McCurry is the director of Night Scream, a new vampire movie that was filmed and produced entirely in Sarasota. The film will be released as one of five shorts on a DVD titled Slices. A party celebrating the release of the disc will hit Club Phoenix Nightclub this Saturday. (See See&Do […]

Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: My Big Adventure (with Pee-Wee!)

3. My Big Adventure (With Pee-Wee) I got the word from a little birdie that Paul Reubens, the actor who became popular in the late ‘80s as Pee-Wee Herman, will be returning to his hometown of Sarasota for a bit. I’m going to see if I can pull some strings to get a tour of […]