Archive for October, 2001

10/1/2001

No more Heavy Metal

Remember puberty? That awkward period when your face breaks out, your voice changes and you have to learn how to shake hands with the opposite sex without sweating? As if all that weren’t hard enough, many adolescents also have to cope with getting braces. If you were one of the legions who had them years […]

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10/1/2001

Real Estate Go$$ip

Ritz Effect Everyone knows the 50 residences at the Ritz, priced from $695,000 to $4.3 million, sold out in 18 days. (There are 50 residents but only 48 owners, since two of them combined units to make one mega-apartment.) But the real news is that some of those original owners have already resold their units […]

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10/1/2001

Homefront

By now, everyone knows downtown Sarasota residential real estate prices have skyrocketed in the last few years, sometimes doubling and tripling in price. But Claudia Meyer, a real estate consultant at Laughlin’s Luxury Lifestyles, predicts another significant increase within two years when construction of downtown’s new residential high-rises nears completion. "The revitalization of downtown Sarasota […]

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10/1/2001

Take it Away

Initially, you may confuse Going Bistro with a lot of other local eateries that have "bistro" in their name. But once you taste the appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts streaming out of the little kitchen in the storefront Gulf Gate restaurant, you will remember this place. Chef Keith Doherty knows how to make […]

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10/1/2001

Room with the Views

Tom and Nancy Stout loved the layout and location of the spacious condominium they saw at Longboat Key Club’s Regent Place, and they were swept away by the breathtaking views. East balconies overlooked the golf course to Sarasota Bay. A sparkling city skyline lit up the night sky. And their backyard was the gently rolling […]

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10/1/2001

A Sea Story

In February of 1930, during a business trip to New York City, John Ringling got a call from the captain of his yacht. The captain’s sad duty was to report that the 125-foot showboat had sunk a mile or so off Lido Beach. Although two crew members were hurt, no one died. That was the […]

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10/1/2001

Ask the Experts

Q I know they are beautiful, but how practical are silk draperies in the sunny state of Florida? Judy Graham of Graham Interiors answers: “I use a lot of silk drapes because of the incredible sheen, the texture and the color. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like silk for a drop-dead gorgeous look. […]

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10/1/2001

Cutting edge

For decades, community activist Jetson Grimes has been holding court amid the clippers, curling irons and hair gels at his Jetson’s Unisex Salon-a bustling Newtown shop full of clients and other civic-minded folk who want the latest news or a chance to promote their newest cause. He gets so many phone calls about community issues […]

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10/1/2001

Wailing about Walls

Walls! Why do we see high walls and fences all over town? Suddenly, some of our most graceful residential streets are lined with high barriers, blank walls of masonry or wood, denials of the very concept of neighborhood. Don’t give me Robert Frost. The walls that make good neighbors that he described were those lovely, […]

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10/1/2001

An Island Legacy

In 1998, Lucille and Ted Gorski chose a lot on the bay next to a mangrove preserve in Boca Grande as the site of their island retreat. Ted Gorski, a research chemist and inventor who owned medical laboratories, intended to fish from his dock and enjoy vacation visits from the couple’s six children and grandchildren. […]

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