Archive for June, 2003

06/1/2003

Playing it Safe

Nineteen years ago, when this publication was called Clubhouse, Bruce Butler made our list of the top club tennis players in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Back then, writer Jim Brown declared him the quickest mover and best volleyer of any in the top 10. At the time, Butler was 61. Today, Butler is 80 and […]

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06/1/2003

Staying Alive

Anthropologists say that a society has moved from savagery to civilization when it attains two benchmarks: It begins to value its elderly and to create art. That makes Sarasota, with its artistic energy and enormous population of seniors-who not only get respect here but in many ways run the show-very civilized indeed. But much as […]

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06/1/2003

Real Estate Gossip

Those Who Think Young Sarasota has long been touted for pristine beaches, cultural richness, world-class eateries and boating par excellence, but the latest accolade comes from a cosmopolitan couple from Great Britain. The twosome seeks a beachfront condo on Siesta Key because, they say, "this place is terribly young and obviously full of fun." Marcia […]

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06/1/2003

Working Like a Dog

Our relationships with animals have evolved from the days when we used them only for food, clothing or beasts of burden. But animals still work for us. Only in this era, they are working in more mysterious-and some would say, spiritual-ways. Scientists have proven that animals-through just the simple act of touching them-can bring down […]

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06/1/2003

Ask the Experts

Q. In Pompeii I fell in love with those faded, ancient frescos. Can I enjoy this kind of art in my home without having it applied permanently to the wall? A. You can indeed own a fresco that you can take off the wall when you move. Asuncion de las Heras, co-owner of Design O’Fresco, […]

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06/1/2003

Hot Tickets

Music For 39 years now the Sarasota Music Festival has been enlivening our summers with chamber music and hearty student/faculty exchanges; this year’s concerts include Artist Showcase events at Holley Hall, June 5, 12 and 19; free student concerts, also at Holley, June 8, 12, 14, 19 and 20; and performances at the Opera House […]

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06/1/2003

Lost in Space

Time has that way of healing. It’s been five months since Columbia. I have two daughters, Erin, 6, and Kelly, 4, and I take them to space shuttle launches. It’s our special getaway, just me and the girls. Late bedtimes, mega-snacks, unlimited playing at the official NASA Visitor’s Center, the motel room quickly looking like […]

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06/1/2003

Ready to Wear

Photo No. 1 Jackie Cully creates another beautiful design on silk. Her African-inspired motifs have graced the labels of Liz Claiborne, Bill Blass and Oscar de le Renta. Cully teaches at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and sells her wearable art at private gatherings. $185 and up. (2737 Horseshoe Court, Sarasota. 379-6681). Photo […]

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06/1/2003

Stingray Shuffle

PROLOGUE Uh-oh. Lenny slipped me LSD. That can be the only explanation. It’s been nonstop hallucinations. Which normally I don’t mind, but you wouldn’t believe how it complicates trying to cross U.S. 1 against heavy traffic. I must have stepped off the curb and headed back about fifty times now. I think I’m in the […]

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06/1/2003

Material Girls

Not all art is of the "don’t-touch" variety. For artists in the field of wearable art, the human body is a canvas and a room of one’s home is a frame to fill with custom color and design. Seeking objects of desire for your body or your home to wear? Meet 10 designing women who […]

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06/1/2003

Restaurants with Range

Thomas Harvey may be cooking in a small town, but the 33-year-old chef and owner of Galileo is definitely poking his fork into the wider world of culinary trends. For example, every weekend he welcomes a shipment of Georgetown Farm Piedmontese Silver beef so customers can try what foodies in New York and California are […]

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06/1/2003

Vulgar in Versace

One of my major concerns about current-day life concerns the rise of the fashion designer. Who cares? That "who are you wearing?" has become the "must-ask" question on red carpets around the world is not a step in the right direction. A beautiful woman should appear as if by magic, not with a list of […]

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