Archive for December, 2001

12/1/2001

Street Talk

SEASON OPENER Showfolks Circus, another “Sarasota only” tradition, marks the official beginning of the holidays for us. All the acts perform free to benefit the Showfolks Club of Sarasota; it’s different every year, but in the best years, you’ll see youngsters trying to impress the many circus producers from around the country who scout the […]

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12/1/2001

The Greatest Clown on Earth

Circus clown Bello Nock has been receiving lots of attention lately, both because of his starring role in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and because he was chosen the world’s best clown by Time Magazine. But Sarasotans have followed the career of this native son, now 33, for a long time, ever […]

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12/1/2001

Saints Alive!

At the Sarasota Senior Friendship Center’s health clinic, Dr. Albert Resnick and nurse Barbara Stuart are scurrying in and out of exam rooms, trying to keep up with all the patients filling up the waiting room. In many ways their hectic day is no different than that of any doctor and nurse with a practice […]

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12/1/2001

Made in Sarasota

When a car accident temporarily sidelined interior designer Paddy Dugan some years ago, she bought a few plates and poured out her pent-up energy with paint. Dugan used the painted china at a dinner party in November and was inundated with Christmas orders from friends. By January, she had expanded to painting on tiles and […]

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12/1/2001

The Doula Difference

Three years ago, Coreen Wilde was enthusiastically awaiting the birth of her first child. The 34-year-old Sarasota resident, who normally has the blood pressure of a teenager, had little reason to worry. She’d begun to experience some bloating, a few headaches, even breathlessness; but with only 10 weeks left to go, she attributed all that […]

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12/1/2001

Tropical Holiday

Graci and Dennis McGillicuddy have lived in a gracefully sprawling modern home on the bay on Siesta Key since 1971. They raised their son and daughter there, and now their island residence is Holiday Central for two sets of young parents and six grandchildren all under the age of five. In sharp contrast to their […]

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12/1/2001

Homefront

Island-Style Holidays   Robb & Stucky design consultant Tre Michel says island-style interiors are the perfect backdrop for the holidays in Sarasota, "where sand is our winter white stuff." Island-style furnishings like the Tommy Bahama collection are in high demand this season, with white-washed "island" looks of the past being replaced by darker woods with Asian […]

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12/1/2001

Mr. Chatterbox

You better not cross me these days. I’ve turned into a holy terror. Uh-oh, bad choice of words. Let’s just say that ever since we went to war, I’ve turned into an extremely disagreeable and short-tempered person whose priorities have been turned upside down. Like this phone call I got this morning. It was one […]

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12/1/2001

Orphans of the Storm

When Tropical Storm Gabrielle blew through last September, downing trees and power lines, hundreds of baby squirrels were blown from their nests as well. Graphic designer Gigi Scott Ortwein, a former art director of SARASOTA Magazine, found two of them-eyes still shut-snuggled in a nest in her back yard after the storm passed. A lover […]

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12/1/2001

A Tiny Treasure

If you’ve lived in Florida as long as I have, you sure get fussy about the Caribbean. We’ve got great beaches here, plus wonderful restaurants (which you won’t get sick from) and more than enough to do. Why go to San Juan and fight that horrible traffic? Why go to St. Thomas and fight those […]

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