Archive for May, 2002

05/1/2002

2002 The Best of the Best

Never let it be said that Sarasotans have no opinions. They have plenty, and sometimes it seems like they’re determined to voice every single one. That tendency can drive politicians or DOT bridge designers batty, but we love it, because it’s made the annual "Best of the Best" competition we co-sponsor with WWSB/Channel 40 a […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

The Sound of Silence

The National Council on Aging (NCO) says hearing loss affects nearly 20 million Americans aged 45 and older, yet most of those people don’t use hearing aids. Either they’re embarrassed about being perceived as handicapped or they think it makes them look old. Insurance seldom covers the cost of hearing aids, and people who do […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Letter From New York

Tom Cardamone was born and raised in Sarasota, where his parents owned Children’s World, his mother served as mayor, and he spent most of his youth on a bike, coming or going to the beach. When he moved to New York City after high school and college, he lived at first just a few blocks […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Real Estate Gossip

Tom Stone of Michael Saunders & Company has sold gorgeous homes on Casey Key for more than a decade, doing $80 million worth of sales in the last four years alone. In 2001, Stone sold more than $25 million worth of property on Casey Key and listed seven properties priced at over $1 million. He […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Who Are You?

Like the proverbial tree that falls in a forest, a magazine truly exists only when someone actually opens it up and begins reading. The more we know about who you are and what you care about, the better our chances of making that happen. That’s why we recently decided to find out exactly who reads […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Homefront

WCI Blitz If you have more than a million dollars to spend on a home downtown, WCI Communities, Inc. has just the place. WCI is well underway with the construction of The Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, which boasts the services of the Ritz-Carlton, including 24-hour concierge service. With 10 designs and 80 residences […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Ask the Experts

Q. I’ve inherited some elegant old sterling silver serving pieces. What would be a good way to display them and how about care? A. Antiques and silver expert Bruce Crissy, owner of Crissy Galleries, answers: You want to avoid tarnish, which is caused by humidity. If you store and display your silver in a cabinet […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

It’s a Guy Thing

Don Connelly bought a comfortable family home in Gator Creek, but what he really wanted was a sophisticated bachelor pad. Golf fanatic, art collector, pool player extraordinaire and music buff, Connelly envisioned a house where he could relax, work or entertain with ease when not traveling around the globe as a public speaker. Enter interior […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Street Talk

Personal Bests In this “Best of the Best” issue, here’s my picks for the best stuff on my beat last year. Best weekend lunch on the water: The Bahamian barbecue (especially the jerk chicken) at New Pass Bait Shop, to be enjoyed at a picnic table overlooking the water, while sitting around with the local […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

Pretty Perfect

There’s no doubt that Boca Grande is one of the prettiest islands anywhere. And when you climb the double curving staircase of the Old Florida style vacation home of Terry and Shelley Barr, you just may feel that you’ve arrived at the prettiest house on this charming island. Outside, a garden with white gate and […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

A Taste of Tampa

A thousand years from now Tampa will be described by archaeologists as a "large commercial center of no particular interest." I can’t imagine anyone going there for a weekend getaway. Aside from Busch Gardens (which is, granted, a wonderful amusement park) and attending various sporting events, there isn’t much to do. The town’s biggest attraction […]

Read More >>
05/1/2002

A Royal Exile

Most of us are beginning to understand how far away and yet how near the problems of Afghanistan are to us. For one man who now lives and works in Sarasota-Bradenton, the journey from Kabul to the sunny climes of Florida has been a longer and stranger one than we can imagine. That man is […]

Read More >>









Limelight People & Parties

Limelight People & Parties

Limelight Gallery 1 Limelight Gallery 2 Limelight Gallery 3 Limelight Gallery 4