Archive for March, 2005

03/1/2005

Hot Tickets

Art Katharine Butler Gallery. Works by painters Bernard Oulié continue on view through March 12. Information: 955-4546. The Gallery of Colleen Cassidy-Berns. On view through March 31: Sea Escapes, original watercolors and painted furniture by Cassidy-Berns. Information: 924-1200. Tampa Museum of Art. An exhibition examining the history of the New York Yankees and the American […]

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03/1/2005

Sarasota’s 10 Best Eco-Friendly Finds

1. Get glowing! That motto drives Dr. Hauschka’s holistic skin care line. Available at Bloom Organics, "an eco-spa and apothecary for skin, body and planet," Hauschka’s Cleansing Milk is rich in fermented grain extract, jojoba and sweet almond oil, making it a favorite of Brad and Jen, according to Vogue magazine. Good for the planet, […]

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03/1/2005

Mr. Chatterbox

Sarasota’s most creative writer at the moment is that person who writes the ads for Coldwell Banker. You know the one I mean. The one who comes up with "Cordial condo! An admirable charmer with real sentiment!" How on earth do these words describe what turns out to be a very mediocre apartment out on […]

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03/1/2005

Protectors of the Planet

John Morrill "I’m a hands-on biologist," says John Morrill, professor emeritus of environmental biology at New College. "If you want to study science, you’ve got to do science." Beginning with his first class in 1967, Morrill took his students into the outdoor laboratory of Sarasota Bay. Funding was tight; and Morrill had little patience for […]

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03/1/2005

The Case of the Purloined Orchid

Every year, more than 160,000 people wander through the lush landscape of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Many of them are drawn to this tranquil 15-acre paradise on Sarasota Bay to gaze in amazement at Selby’s vast orchid collection, marveling at the vivid colors and fantastic shapes on display. But the most important orchid in Selby […]

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03/1/2005

Real Estate Go$$ip

Top of the Market A Gulf-to-Bay home on Casey Key at 4001 Casey Key Road captured top spot for recent real estate sales, $3,733,750, after being listed for $4.3 million. The California contemporary features cypress and cedar interior and exterior. A dock and good boating water on the bay, along with a wide, sandy Gulf-front […]

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03/1/2005

Bear Apparent

If there’s one authentic monarch of the Florida wilderness, it’s the black bear. Regal and reclusive, it once roamed freely in the Southeast (including the wild forests of Sarasota), fearing nothing but fire, and rivaled only by other bears. But today, Florida’s few surviving black bears are mostly found in the Big Cypress Swamp and […]

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03/1/2005

In Town

The hit TV show Everybody Loves Raymond may be going off the air at the end of this season, but don’t expect actress Doris Roberts, who’s brought mother Marie to life for nine years, to be out of sight. As she’ll demonstrate when she speaks at a benefit for the Banyan Theater Company March 7 […]

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03/1/2005

Ask the Experts

Q. I have two adorable dogs that shed like crazy but have the run of my house. Can you suggest fabrics and patterns for my new sofa slipcovers? A. Cathie Hickman has dealt with this problem before, so she knows exactly what you should do. "For your sofa slipcovers, choose a cotton duck or sailcloth […]

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03/1/2005

Visiting the Neighbors

Isn’t it always the way? Like the legendary New Yorker who has never been to the Statue of Liberty, many Sarasotans have no idea what our neighbors to the north, Palmetto and Bradenton, have to offer. Perhaps this lack of awareness is a remnant of the old rivalry between Sarasota and Manatee counties, a bit […]

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03/1/2005

Things We Love

If you’ve ever wanted to catch the weather report while blow drying your hair, Séura Inc. has the perfect gadget for you: the Séura television mirror. When the power is on, a window lights up with news, sports and entertainment; when it’s off, it looks like a regular mirror. Custom orders are welcome. Séura television […]

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03/1/2005

People, places and pastimes on our radar.

Rei of Light We already have close to 50 massage studios, gyms and spas within a one-mile radius of downtown, and now that service sector is following the Sarasota population east. EnergyWorks, dedicated to the healing arts of massage, yoga, acupuncture and reiki, has opened in Palm-Aire on University Parkway. Founded by Tracy Rose, formerly […]

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03/1/2005

Natural Attraction

Monarch, gulf fritillary, swallowtail, cloudless yellow and sleepy orange are a few of the delicate butterflies that dance, pirouette, twirl, whirl and delight the youngsters who attend Earth Angels, a holistic preschool on Siesta Key run by Karen Leonetti. A nature lover, Leonetti grows a variety of butterfly plants ranging from herbs to flowers and […]

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03/1/2005

The Last Bobcat

"That is no ordinary cat," said George. We were standing at our back door in the middle of the night, watching a tawny-colored cat fly over the eight-foot-high stucco wall that separates us from the mega-home next door. We live in one of the last little cottages left on Siesta Key; a few years ago, […]

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