Archive for January, 2003

01/1/2003

Tradition, Tradition

Though running his family’s clothing store on St. Armands Circle requires him to follow changing fashion trends, Tom Maus has traditional ideas when it comes to marriage and family. Despite his active social life as a supporter of the Ringling Museum’s Fan Club and other worthy causes, as he was approaching his 40th birthday last […]

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01/1/2003

Occupational Therapy

Poor John Ringling. The circus magnate may have been one of the first Sarasotans to work at home-in his case the Italianate elegance of Cà d’Zan-but his office was positively spartan compared to the home offices of today’s executives. Work-at-home professionals are powering a booming market that’s driving the home office to new levels of […]

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01/1/2003

Real Estate Gossip

Successful Merger The welcome mat is finally in front of their Ritz-Carlton doorway as Pasqualina and Robert Peterson move into their new home. The philanthropic Petersons were among the original lottery winners when residences at the Ritz came on the market and they bought one…and then one more. Enter Anne Folsom Smith and a team […]

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01/1/2003

A Healthy Addition

Sarasota is not famous for fine commercial architecture. Even the late, lamented Sarasota School produced few iconic business structures. Schools, yes; residences, yes; a nifty City Hall, but relatively little in memorable commercial buildings. Unfortunately, recent development has produced almost nothing of which we can be proud. A lot of Mediterranean Revival stuff, some of […]

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01/1/2003

The Cosmetic Surgery Boom

There was a time when all you saw an eye doctor for was a glaucoma test and a prescription to treat your nearsightedness. If you had crow’s feet or a sagging jowl, you’d consult a plastic surgeon. Not anymore. Once the dominion of specialists, cosmetic surgery is now part of many physicians’ practices. Today you […]

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01/1/2003

Hot Tickets

Art, Music and More Ringling School of Art’s "Strength of Community" series unfolds a number of events this month. Celebrated African-American artist, illustrator and author Faith Ringgold (best known for her painted story quilts) is the focus of a retrospective show at the school’s Selby Gallery (opening Jan. 10 to run through Feb. 15); she’ll […]

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01/1/2003

CORRECTION: Top Performers

The shoes that appeared on page 81 are from Saks Fifth Avenue. We indicated otherwise in the printed edition of the magazine. Related Articles: Joel Ellzey Delicious Mischief SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Look Your Best

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01/1/2003

In the Swing

MIND GAMES When I was senior instruction editor at GOLF Magazine, I would occasionally receive telephone calls from disgruntled golfers, complaining about not getting help at a golf school they had paid thousands of dollars to attend. More than one reader uttered this remark about instructors on our "Best Teachers in America" list: "If teachers […]

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01/1/2003

Top Companies

The year 2002 was edgy and uncertain, as terrorism, accounting scandals, a sinking stock market and fears of war haunted national and regional companies. "We all thought we saw recovery happening last year," says Kathy Baylis, vice president of the Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development. Now, she says, "The whole landscape has changed. I […]

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01/1/2003

On the Road Again

The first tipoff that a book tour isn’t total glamour is when a bookstore schedules two simultaneous events, and the local psychic over in the New Age section outdraws you 20-1. The second tipoff is the hecklers. I didn’t know they had hecklers at book signings, so I asked around among my author friends, who […]

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