Archive for February, 2003

02/1/2003

Garden of Love

The garden that Sally and Richard Myers call a work in progress surrounds their small downtown home with color, creativity, sculpture and a persistent sense of curiosity and wonder. It’s a metaphor for their marriage-a surprise union that neither was expecting but that keeps blossoming in felicitous ways. Sally, a watercolor artist and the owner […]

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02/1/2003

Street Talk

SOME THINGS CHANGE Anyone with a dozen or more years in the Sarasota cultural scene will remember that former State Sen. Bob Johnson brought home more state money for culture here during the ’80s and ’90s than anyone else. Serving on the boards of virtually every local arts group at one time or another, Johnson […]

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02/1/2003

Dream Weddings

It seemed a conventional enough wedding for a modern couple-he 40-ish, she in her 30s, and both pilots. The setting was her father’s 40-acre ranch on the Manatee River, and the simple, dignified ceremony was set to take place under an old oak tree. The musicians were in place and the white tent was festooned […]

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02/1/2003

In the Swing

Fore! Mr. President The next best thing to playing golf with President George W. Bush is playing the very same course he plays during the winter months: Gasparilla on Boca Grande, the sleepy island town located about one hour south of Sarasota. "Gasparilla? I’ve never heard of it," most new residents will say. Surprisingly, many […]

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02/1/2003

Tender is the Bite

Alligators don’t send valentines. Neither do they bill and coo. But that doesn’t mean they’re not intensely romantic-even passionate-in a reptilian sort of way. For alligators, Valentine’s Day falls in late March and lasts over two months. while mature males emerge from their wetland habitats and go looking for love. It’s said that over a […]

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02/1/2003

Hot Tickets

Music Yes, it’s February; and, yes, that means it’s time to get out the opera glasses and make sure you’re booked for the Sarasota Opera season. It begins Feb. 8 with Verdi’s Macbeth, conducted by maestro Victor DeRenzi and directed by Stephanie Sundine (performances also Feb. 11, 16, 22 and 27, with more in March […]

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