Archive for November, 2002

11/1/2002

Street Talk

Any savvy realtor will tell you that it’s generally the artists in a community who open up old neighborhoods for gentrification and trendy in-town living. Attracted by the low rents, struggling artists slowly make rundown neighborhoods acceptable to the “urban pioneers”; and the middle class soon follows. Look at the north side of Sarasota. All […]

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11/1/2002

Real Estate Gossip

Never Too Late Realtor Candy Swick heard her doorbell ring at 1:20 a.m. in dead-of- night darkness on a weekend. Oh, yes. This could only be the courier – some 15 hours late-with necessary papers for a closing. Happily, the deal did go through, and Swick’s client bought a beautiful piece of dirt in Coral […]

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11/1/2002

Crowning Glory

Hair loss sounds innocuous enough, like middle-aged spread or crow’s-feet, something to tut-tut about and put down to passing years. But for many who look in the mirror one morning and realize that a thinning crown has turned into a glaring bald spot, the discovery can be a shock. That’s why more and more men-and […]

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11/1/2002

Mr. Chatterbox

I was very excited to see the list of writers coming to Sarasota for this onth’s Reading Festival. I don’t know how they manage to get such good authors year after year, but this time they have outdone themselves. Such intriguing personalities, and some are my very favorites. Take Bob Greene, for example. Imagine, Oprah’s […]

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11/1/2002

King of the Air

Head to Lido Beach on a windy evening, and look for a sinewy guy attached to a giant kite: Rob Hassle, king of the local kiteboarding scene. At 36, Hassle is at the vanguard of this latest extreme sport, in which thrill-seekers launch themselves across the waves on a board strapped to their feet, propelled […]

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11/1/2002

Disney and Me

My mother was a very liberal parent, but she had her rules. And the three strictest were no bowling, no comic books, and no Walt Disney. The bowling I could understand ("not our class, dear"); likewise the comic books ("read a real book"). But I had a harder time with Walt Disney. I rather enjoyed […]

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11/1/2002

Picture Perfect

The owners of the newly refurbished (and quite glamorous) Radisson Lido Beach Resort certainly were smart when they situated Christopher’s dining room and lounge on the eighth floor. The chic bar and the amiable two-tiered dining room take maximum advantage of a picturesque panorama. From the bar and from most of the party room windows, […]

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11/1/2002

Time for Love

At Last, the romantic Harry Warren ballad, was the obvious first-dance choice for Ashley Schulten, 31, and Stephen "Bucky" Buchanan, 49, when they glided onto the floor at the Gasparilla Inn following their marriage ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Boca Grande on April 6. "My best friend Jean Tyler and I were […]

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11/1/2002

Ask the Experts

Q. I have a good-sized Lucite side table that I want to slip into a room of mostly traditional French and English wood and upholstered furniture. Am I crazy? A. Interior decorator Matt Overstreet advises: I have a Lucite table that I’ve hauled around for 12 years to use in apartments, houses and now a […]

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11/1/2002

In the Swing

A GOOD CAUSE On Nov. 25, Sarasota’s Sara Bay Country Club will host the 12th annual Joe Turnesa Memorial golf tournament, which raises money for college scholarships for promising junior golfers who have also demonstrated academic and leadership success. This classy charity tournament is a tribute to the late Joe Turnesa Sr., a former teaching […]

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