Archive for June, 2004

06/1/2004

Power Golf

Surrounded by project managers, golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin hovered over blueprints spread out on the hood of a sport utility vehicle. Developer Kevin Daves pointed toward a gap in the wilderness and described for guests the route of a meandering stream. Real estate magnate Michael Saunders stood nearby and spoke of being […]

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06/1/2004

Winging It

Some birds fish and some fish fly, but some creatures, like Florida’s anhinga, do a little of both. The anhinga is found in Southern lakes, rivers, and swamps. It’s sometimes mistaken for Florida’s other aquatic bird, the double crested cormorant, but can be recognized by its straight, dagger-like bill, which it uses to stab fish. […]

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06/1/2004

Street Talk

Noisemaker BRUCE ALMIGHTY A Selby Gardens researcher goes where the wild things are. Selby Botanical Gardens’ manager of collections Bruce Holst chafes at comparisons to Indiana Jones, but how else to describe someone who braves mountains, rapids and poisonous snakes in search of rare plant species? Holst is currently enmeshed in a 20-year project to […]

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06/1/2004

Birds of a Feather

When I visited Sanibel and Captiva this winter, I noticed they were doing the strangest thing. They were tearing up the road for a new sewer system. This meant the main road was one lane in several sections, with those guys holding those revolving "Slow" and "Stop" signs. How bizarre for a town in Florida […]

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06/1/2004

Mr. Chatterbox

Yes, perhaps I do on occasion "overdo" my feminine side, the sherry-sipping, opera-loving intellectual who’s a little too interested in Joan Rivers jewelry and those fabulous new Louis Vuitton purses in the bright pastel colors. But believe me, I have a masculine side, too. I like long moody silences and I wear my underpants until […]

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06/1/2004

Homefront

The Metropolitan When a development costs $150 million to build, you can bet that even the sales gallery (4,022 square feet) is sumptuous. Construction begins on The Metropolitan Sarasota Bay (beside the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, on nearly three acres at U.S. 41 and Gulf Stream Avenue) by the end of this year. The sales gallery includes […]

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06/1/2004

Daydream Believer

Maynard Hiss, 56, lives in Gainesville these days; but his influence only continues to increase in Sarasota, where he grew up on Lido Shores, son of developer and Sarasota School of Architecture advocate Phillip Hiss. An often barefoot minimalist who’s been known to show up for dinner parties carrying his own granola mix, Maynard mounted […]

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06/1/2004

Leaders of the Parade

A successful Parade of Homes is a practical and fun guide for folks thinking about moving to this part of Florida, as well as for longtime residents desiring to move up or determined to downsize. Spend two or three days touring neighborhoods of beautifully furnished models, and you soon understand how and where you want […]

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06/1/2004

Cool Waterscapes

Dean and Susan Maggio have a strong affinity with water-Dean is a professional yacht captain and Susan is his purser-so when they settled on Siesta Key a little more than a year ago, they chose a waterfront location. "We both love the water, and the vista is beautiful," Susan says. "But the property needed something […]

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06/1/2004

Hot Tickets

Art Art Uptown. Continuing through June 4, a show of photography by Carl Keeler and abstract collages by Sharon Stewart. Information: 955-5409. Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through June 5: the Spring Members Show. Opening June 15 (reception 5-7 p.m. June 24) to run through July 24: an Open Juried Photographic Show. Information: 365-2032. Ringling Museum […]

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