Archive for January, 2002

01/1/2002

True West

Sarasota architect Jack West is a bit of a bear-a gracious, handsome bear-but a bear, nonetheless. He growls his way through conversations on architecture, politics and human nature, impatient that there aren’t enough intelligent people out there to understand his ideas. Yet, when you see his designs (check out his book "TLOAA"-"The Lives of an […]

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01/1/2002

Everybody Shops

Not everyone admits it, not everybody calls it by its rightful name, but everybody shops. Whether you’re on vacation investigating new territory or at home in your own familiar mall, the promise of new treasures and discoveries exerts a pull like a sociological magnet. So much of modern society’s recreation is centered around places to […]

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01/1/2002

He’s Awesome, Baby!

Sarasota’s Dick Vitale is everywhere during basketball season-ESPN television, ABC radio, and every magazine and newspaper imaginable. Vitale also puts up big numbers right here at home. Vitale, 62, first earned fame coaching high school and college basketball in the ’60s and ’70s. He coached the University of Detroit to a .722 winning percentage until […]

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01/1/2002

The Expandable Vacation

SARASOTA has it all-islands with sugar-white sandy beaches, a famous art museum, live theater, ballet and a symphony, outdoor cafes, golf galore and tropical flowers in more colors than an artist’s imagination. For many visitors, the problem is deciding just which of those many attractions to experience during the limited time of their stay. To […]

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01/1/2002

Welcome to Sarasota

Dreary gray skies and biting winds. Cars that won’t start, heating bills that won’t stop, and that nagging ache in your back from shoveling snow off your driveway. These are some of the reasons you need to get away from what we Sarasotans refer to simply as "up North." Sunshine. Balmy breezes, swaying palm trees, […]

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01/1/2002

Ground Zero

I had to go to New York recently on a short business trip- my first to the city since Sept. 11-and in the back of my mind the inevitable question lurked. Should I go to Ground Zero? I felt no compelling urge to do so. I’d seen it enough on TV-the cranes, the wreckage, the […]

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01/1/2002

A World of Water

In Sarasota, the natural world is a world of water-lakes, rivers, beaches and swamps-many worlds actually, many ecosystems, all depending on water for their existence. To the west, across Sarasota Bay, lie the barrier islands, where giant sea turtles return to the summer beaches of their births to lay their eggs in the sugary sand. […]

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01/1/2002

Shopping

quality time: His and her desk/travel clocks are interpretations of famous Fabergé originals handcrafted for the royal family of Russia. And they didn’t work as hard as you do. The luxury timepieces are 24K gold plate over silver and feature all the meticulous detailing that makes the Fabergé name synonymous with European quality and glamour. […]

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01/1/2002

Chill Out

This is one of the reasons you came to Southwest Florida, to relax at the water’s edge and savor a silken libation that’s as refreshing as a breeze off the palm trees. Even after you’ve gone home, you can still recapture that tropical Sarasota flavor with one of these specialties of the town. Key Lime […]

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01/1/2002

Homefront

What’s New in the Home "America’s pastime is shifting to entertainment that brings the family together inside the home, where the only things missing are the crowds, the pricey refreshments and the sticky floors," says Thomas Bible, marketing manager for Florida Home Theater (FHT). Bible says that whether your passion is sports, movies or music, […]

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