Archive for February, 2005

02/1/2005

Boy Meets Girl

All my arty, intellectual friends subscribe to the Sunday New York Times, but for years I resisted, knowing I’d feel guilty if I ignored that mass of required reading to pursue my usual shiftless Sunday pleasures. Finally I broke down; and though the stack of unread papers has indeed taken over my kitchen, there’s one […]

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02/1/2005

The Light Stuff

Clear and bright: A slender glass trumpet vase becomes a graceful lamp with the addition of a sleek coffee-bean brown shade and a chrome finial. The beauty of this tall, slim table lamp is that it works in a classical room as well as a contemporary space. It measures 39 inches tall and sells for […]

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02/1/2005

Real Estate Gossip

Marvelous Manasota Manasota Key is a sun-soaked finger of land edging right up against the Gulf of Mexico south of Sarasota. Lots span Gulf to bay, giving homeowners deliriously beautiful water views. Privacy seekers and buyers searching for the Florida of once-upon-a-time love the feel of living on an island, and easy bay access makes […]

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02/1/2005

Calendar

11.5 cols Feb. events Art Art Center Sarasota. Through Feb. 5, a Circus Show continues in the front and main galleries. Through Feb. 7: a mixed media and photography show featuring the works of Melody Oxarart and Judy Kramer is in the Members Gallery. Opening Feb. 15 to run through March 12: a joint show […]

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02/1/2005

Regarding Henry

I know a column about the life of Henry James is not something you would expect to find in a magazine such as this, but he is so crucial to understanding the art of literature and the craft of writing that he’s like Elvis Presley-the master of his form. In fact, he is called the […]

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02/1/2005

This month: Shock and awe over our New Downtown.

Doesn’t it feel like downtown has been closed for a year? Always those barricaded streets-it just wasn’t worth making the effort. Well, the barricades are starting to come down now; and it’s almost time for the reveal, as they say on Extreme Makeover, which is exactly what our town has been going through. We can […]

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02/1/2005

Tips and tidbits for Sarasota golfers.

I’m so glad I visited Mission Valley Country Club in neighboring Laurel, since it truly is a hidden gem when it comes to pure golf clubs versus the country club scene. In the words of general manager Brian Matt, "We are an old-style club that’s not associated with home development, and what’s more, we allow […]

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02/1/2005

Mother Love

Families of sandhill cranes can be found year-round in Florida. Normally, the parents separate their offspring for one-on-one lessons in catching food. But in this case, a parent is working with two chicks, catching insects and placing them in the water so the chicks can snatch them before they flee. Sandhill cranes live for about […]

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02/1/2005

On Exhibit

Bruce Marsh’s Amalfi Coast, 1984, is a painting you can visually dive into. This wonderful sea of brushwork demonstrates that Marsh loves to paint, and that he enjoys the process of discovery and invention. Each brushstroke is completely different. On close inspection, we see both that Marsh likes the way the canvas gives when his […]

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02/1/2005

News, views and faces from the city beat.

AWESOME BABY Managing her famous father leads to Fortune 500 success for Sherri Vitale. Sherri Vitale is a bona fide jock. The 30-year-old daughter of professional sports broadcaster and Sarasota resident Dick Vitale trained at Nick Bollettieri’s tennis academy, then scored a tennis scholarship to Notre Dame, where she earned her MBA. In addition to […]

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