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Food and Drink

A Buffalo couple flees the snow and opens a pub in paradise where the only thing freezing is their ice cold beer. That sums up the story of Kathy and Tim O’Connell, the owners of Overseas Pub & Grill in Marathon, Fla., situated right along the Overseas Highway, about halfway between Key Largo and Key West. After vacationing in the Florida Keys for decades, they even…

Colleges

No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 6 Florida Tipoff: Approx. 9:57 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas. TV: TruTV. Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude. St. Bonaventure is on to the first round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating UCLA in Dayton, Ohio, for the program's first tourney win since 1970. The Bonnies earned a dat…

Columns

NAPLES, Fla. – John Rementeria sent the email Thursday night, from his home. He is a retired New York City firefighter, decorated for bravery. He was standing near Trinity Church, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, when the north tower fell on Sept. 11, 2001. Rementeria lost 35 close friends, "good buddies," in the terrorist attacks that killed thousands. In the a…

Columns

PALMETTO, FLA. – Salliann Burgio, standing Thursday amid the aftermath of a hurricane, could describe the exact moment when she stepped away from a lifetime in Western New York. It was six or seven years ago, at a barbecue in the City of Tonawanda, not far from River Road. A friend introduced her to Butch Glasgow and Marie Belote, residents of Florida. Burgio, who li…