Archive for May, 2004

05/1/2004

The Next Battleground

Sarasota doesn’t take change lying down. Just ask the folks at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co., the Miami-based firm that helped the city develop the new master plan that’s meant to transform downtown into a pedestrian-friendly place where residential, commercial and retail development happily co-exist. After working in 250 different communities, members of the firm say […]

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05/1/2004

Ask the Experts

Q. What does it mean to ebonize a piece of furniture? A. Designer Wilson Stiles is partial to ebonized pieces and collects them. He advises: "When you want drama and contrast from wood pieces but don’t want to obliterate the grain, ebonizing is a fine solution. "You ebonize wood when you apply a black, translucent […]

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05/1/2004

Street Talk

Noisemaker HIGH NOTE Voice coach Kristen Conn adds to the Sarasota music scene. Audiences sometimes mistake Kristen Conn, the slim, 29-year-old director of the Sarasota Youth Opera, for one of her students. But once Conn sits at the piano and the first pure notes of the choruses ring out, there’s no doubt who’s in control. […]

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05/1/2004

Mr. Chatterbox

The news that the Summerhouse restaurant might be torn down for condos came as a terrible shock to the community. We can live without that eyesore that became John Ringling Towers; and sure, Sarasota High School has great sentimental value but it isn’t really that unique as a building. But the Summerhouse! Get out the […]

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05/1/2004

Enter the Dragonfly

Sometimes you find things in the darndest places. We rotate two potted ficus trees between our lanai and the outside deck every two weeks to make sure they get enough fresh air and water. During one such exchange, this green darner dragonfly hitched a ride on one of the trees into our lanai. The green […]

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05/1/2004

School Spirit

In days gone by, two or three institutional buildings were the heart of any town: the city hall, the police station and the school. In most cases, these buildings were close to each other, sometimes grouped around the town’s central square; and along with religious structures, they defined the history, character and ambitions of the […]

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05/1/2004

The Best of the Best

Every year, we ask you what you love about living here. And every year, you deluge us with answers, offering thousands of choices in 80 different categories from best pizza to most free fun, reminding us how much there is to celebrate about our sunny corner of the earth-and alerting us to pleasures we hadn’t […]

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05/1/2004

Our Favorite Things

Before you start reading about this year’s winners in our annual "Best of the Best" competition, let me congratulate you on winning some accolades of your own. New York’s MRI, the nation’s largest media research firm, recently surveyed our subscribers; and they tell us that our Southwest Florida readers are the most affluent of all […]

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05/1/2004

Designs for Living

Given Sarasota’s history of daring architecture, it seemed natural for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to resume its commitment to annually recognizing the exemplary architectural achievements of its nearly 150 members. So earlier this winter, for the first time in five years, the group organized a competition to select […]

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