Archive for March, 2003

03/1/2003

Men of Style

Michael McClung Retired Nautica fashion executive Michael McClung doesn’t wear socks and never did, not even at corporate meetings. One of the style maverick’s favorite Manhattan summer looks was Bermuda shorts, button-down shirt and blue blazer. Recently he bought a pair of shoes even though his wife informed him they were slippers. "They’re soft and […]

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03/1/2003

Events

Sports Last year’s defending champion, Jelena Dokic, will be back to defend her title against some of the world’s top female professionals (including No. 16 ranked player Anna Smashnova) at the Sarasota Clay Court Classic, scheduled for March 31-April 6 at The Meadows Country Club. The 2002 inaugural event drew more than 13,000 spectators and […]

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03/1/2003

That Girl

She first became familiar to most of us as That Girl, in her own groundbreaking television sitcom. But Marlo Thomas has gone on to a varied career that’s included acting on stage and film, producing the popular television specials Free To Be.You and Me and Free To Be.A Family, and, most recently, writing the book […]

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03/1/2003

Days of Heaven

I’ll confess, there was a tiny stab of guilt as I lounged in a white robe and slippers in the middle of the day at The Met Day Spa & Salon on St. Armands Circle. Awash in sunlight, the waiting area smelled intoxicatingly of lavender and vanilla, and I could hear the delicate sounds of […]

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03/1/2003

Spa Etiquette

Spa experiences aren’t cheap. Here’s how to get the most out of your spa visit and make sure other spa visitors-and spa staff-get the most out of their time as well. 1. Take a shower first. Nothing irks a masseuse more than grimy skin. Plus, dirt will clump up under the oil and greatly diminish […]

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03/1/2003

City of Health

At one point in his 25-year career, cardiologist Edwin Palileo was on staff of more than a dozen different hospitals in the Chicago area. "There were days when I’d drive to three and four hospitals a day seeing patients," he says. Not surprisingly, a typical workday lasted as long as 16 hours. "That takes a […]

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03/1/2003

The Dude Ranch

I can’t quite put my finger on what made the Dude Ranch so cool. Maybe it was the space itself: the hardwood floors, the windows facing Louie’s 76 gas station and the huge screened porch. Or maybe it was because it sat on top of Frank’s Barbershop on the North Trail. I don’t know. Perhaps […]

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03/1/2003

Home from the Sea

Sailing is the most romantic of sports, and Sarasota may have the most romantic of this country’s sailing centers-the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. It’s romantic not just for the beauty of its bayfront location on City Island, which is astounding both night and day, but also for its ideals. Joining the Sarasota Sailing Squadron is much […]

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03/1/2003

The Rhythms of Cuba

Sarasota writer Janis Frawley-Holler’s second book, Island Wise: Lessons in Living from the Islands of the World (due out this month), is more than an intriguing travelogue. Frawley-Holler, a longtime contributor to our pages, went a step further, bringing back some insights on how to add some of the best aspects of island living to […]

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03/1/2003

Where are They Now?

I can’t quite put my finger on what made the Dude Ranch so cool. Maybe it was the space itself: the hardwood floors, the windows facing Louie’s 76 gas station and the huge screened porch. Or maybe it was because it sat on top of Frank’s Barbershop on the North Trail. I don’t know. So […]

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03/1/2003

Reel Stories

In our March 2003 issue, "culture vulture" Bob Plunket picked his favorite Florida movies. What he didn’t mention is that 14 films have been made right here in the Sarasota area. The first, The Greatest Show on Earth, strutted Betty Hutton and a parade of circus animals down Main Street to the beat of the […]

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03/1/2003

A Runner’s World

When I moved to Sarasota and bought my first pair of Nike running shoes, my husband Bob commented dryly, "This running phase of yours–I give it a month." But after 24 years, the birth of three children and countless miles of jogging in paradise, I am more hooked than ever. Sarasota offers both the serious […]

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