Archive for December, 2004

12/1/2004

Cultural Pursuits

Sarasota’s endless variety of theater, music and performing arts offers something inspiring and entertaining nearly every night of the year. Savvy social butterflies clutch detailed calendars to keep all the dates straight. One of the season’s highlights is the Sarasota Film Festival, which brings the Hollywood glitterati to town for more than a week of […]

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12/1/2004

Information, Please

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police/Fire/Medical Emergency 911 HOSPITALS Sarasota Memorial Hospital 917-9000 Bon Secours-Venice Hospital 485-7711 Doctors Hospital of Sarasota 342-1100 Manatee Memorial 746-5111 Blake Medical Center 792-6611 TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION The following airlines directly serve the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport just off north U.S. 41. Most international lines listed in the phone directory’s Yellow Pages operate from Tampa […]

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12/1/2004

Downtown

Urban attractions and the beautiful bayfront enliven Sarasota’s cultural and business center. In the last decade, downtown Sarasota has evolved from a barren echo chamber to a bustling collection of some of the most sought-after real estate in the country. Once-empty Main Street storefronts have been replaced by vibrant new shops, trendy restaurants, a big […]

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12/1/2004

Holiday Inns

If home is where your heart is, welcome to Sarasota, where spaces abound to fulfill every heart’s desire. You can escape to the balmy, tropical tradewinds of our barrier islands, or immerse yourself in stylish hotels and national chains mere moments from galleries, shopping, fine dining and attractions for the entire family. Some adjoin nationally […]

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12/1/2004

Mad About Manatees

As the winter sun set on the Gulf Coast on Dec. 2, 2002, a chill wind rippled across the Caloosahatchee River and swirled through the streets of downtown Fort Myers. Just after 6 p.m., about 3,000 people surged through the doors of the city’s riverfront convention center. Some waved signs: "Don’t Tread On Me!” "Don’t […]

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12/1/2004

Advertisement for HARRIS BANK

On page 28 of the January issue of SARASOTA and Page 11 of Sarasota/Manatee Business , there is an error on the advertisement for HARRIS BANK. The advertisement should read:. "For a confidential appointment, please call Martha Honey, Market President, at (941) 364-9977 Related Articles: Insider: My World: All Faiths Food Bank’s Sandra Frank

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12/1/2004

Visions of Diana

Princess Diana is a little passé at the moment. There’s nothing more dated than the celebrity of a decade ago. We’ve moved on to other concerns, and the celebrity’s look, once so fresh and startling, has become as stale as an old TV show. But in the long run I don’t worry about Diana. She’s […]

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12/1/2004

Hot Tickets

December 2004 Through Dec. 8: Festival of Trees at the Historic Crosley Mansion. 776-0796. Through Dec. 12: FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona. 351-8000. Through Jan. 1: Asolo Theatre Company presents Peter Pan. 351-8000. Through Jan. 8: Florida Studio Theatre’s Goldstein Cabaret presents G.I. Jive. 366-9000. Through Jan. 9: Surrealism and Modernism: 20th-Century […]

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12/1/2004

Art Houses

Sarasota’s legendary light and seaside location make it a magnet for artistic souls seeking the seclusion to create and the company to support their endeavors. They’ve been welcomed by a community of savvy, affluent art lovers who fill local galleries, especially on certain Fridays of every month, when many extend their hours to accommodate those […]

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12/1/2004

Portrait of an Architect

Back in the 1950s, when architect Paul Rudolph was churning out masterpieces of what came to be known later as the Sarasota School of Architecture, visitors arrived from all over the world to see the design genius who was attracting so much attention in the architectural press. Almost invariably, once inside the cramped, cluttered 12-by […]

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12/1/2004

Back to the Beach

Hard as it is to believe, there are year-round residents on the Suncoast who haven’t visited a beach in 10 years. It may have been their first destination after disembarking their plane from up North; but work and worry have clouded their vision, and now they can’t remember what fine crystal quartz feels like sliding […]

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12/1/2004

Siesta Key

On laid-back Siesta Key, residents pedal to their destinations on weathered Raleigh bicycles, tourists exclaim over the crystal white sand that stretches from Turtle Beach at one end to Crescent on the other, and everyone gathers to take in tropical sunsets. The hub of this island is the Village, a collection of restaurants, nightclubs, and […]

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