Archive for October, 2003

10/1/2003

The Last Frontier

When a Lido Shores home on the Gulf of Mexico sold for a record $11 million in Sarasota last spring, it was time for the landlocked among us to face facts. We will never sip margaritas at sunset from our own dock on the Sarasota waterfront. An overreaction? This past July, there were only six […]

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10/1/2003

It’s About Value

You may think we editors sit around discussing left-wing, liberal politics, but lately we’ve been talking about real estate. It’s finally dawned on us that while we’ve been covering the Medieval Fair and arguing over comma splices, smarter minds were out there flipping West-of-the-Trail bungalows and watching their waterfront holdings quadruple in value. So when […]

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10/1/2003

Cat Nipped

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are often overlooked because they have adapted well to human encroachment, hunting by night and hiding during daylight. Though only twice the size of a domestic cat, and less than a third the size of a Florida panther, these wily and majestic creatures are almost impossible to tame. They were common on […]

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