Archive for November, 2002

11/1/2002

Courtyards and Conversation

As anyone who knows them will tell you, Caren and Dick Lobo are a can-do couple. And since their marriage in 1984, they’ve discovered that houses are something they can do especially well. In New York, Chicago, Miami, and now Sarasota, among other places, they’ve completed eight personal residences, seven offices, and five investment properties, […]

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11/1/2002

Bookstore Heaven

I found myself in Sarasota again the other day for a book signing. I had arrived early after driving up from another bookstore in Fort Lauderdale the day before, my 59th stop of the current promotional tour. This night would be the 60th. I had some time to kill, so you’d think the last place […]

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11/1/2002

The Eagle’s Tale

The eagle sat in her eyrie, a brush pile atop a dead cypress, and scanned the surface of the lake that lapped close to the foot of the tree. Several hundred yards offshore, a small fish rose to investigate a floating insect. It lingered, and that was its undoing. An osprey saw it, and snatched […]

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11/1/2002

Studio Portraits

Art of Palms He may be French Canadian, but David Landry’s medium-and work environment-is pure Florida. Crepe myrtles and oaks shade the sprawling garden and Cracker cottages he shares with his girlfriend and manager, Germaine Delaney, a parrot named Tango and eight cats. It’s Landry’s "Imagination Zone," the Nokomis studio and home where he transforms […]

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11/1/2002

Divine Comedy

When Brenda Ferrari-better known as Etta May, the Queen of Southern Sass-came to Sarasota to do five nights of stand-up at McCurdy’s Comedy Theater, she came straight from the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport to the club, which is in a rundown strip center along the North Tamiami Trail. The parking lot was what you might expect on […]

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