Archive for July, 2005

07/1/2005

My Search for Dorothy Rodgers

Every writer has his muse, and I’m not talking about some anonymous angel from heaven who comes down to hover over your shoulder and offer gentle encouragement. I’m talking about a real-life person who, for some reason, you can’t get out of your mind. An obsession develops; you examine every facet of the person’s life, […]

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07/1/2005

At First Sight

According to researchers at Miami’s Florida International University, one in every 677 children in America is afflicted with some sort of treatable eye disease, including conditions that can cause blindness. Strabismus, or "crossed eyes," and amblyopia, or "lazy eye," both affect as many as five percent of all preschool children. Infantile glaucoma occurs in one […]

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07/1/2005

Cooking Light

Take one modest ranch-style home with an unflattering 1960s image. Strip away dated layers and discard. Remove barriers and open walls. Expose to light and allow for expansion. Color with imagination and garnish to personal taste. Enjoy! The original kitchen in the Davies residence on Bird Key sported white Formica counters, a monstrous white refrigerator […]

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07/1/2005

Cheers!

Belly up to the Sand Bar for the Grande Margarita. Toast your good luck (you’re in Florida) with this tequila-based cooler from the outdoor deck overlooking the Gulf. It’s a generous pour, and with strains of Jimmy Buffett wasting away again, the salty sea breeze and more salt around the rim, you could go ’round […]

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07/1/2005

Street Talk

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07/1/2005

Homefront

SEEING GREEN Meeting homeowners’ rising concerns for safety, structural integrity and energy conservation, Vision Homes has partnered with the Home Builders Association of Sarasota County to create the 2005 HBA Tech House, showcasing just how green high-tech can be. The Tech House, set to be completed in August, features two 20-SEER air conditioning systems that […]

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07/1/2005

In the Eye of the Storm

A few years ago, hardly anyone asked Vision Homes president Chip Nemec about building hurricane-safe rooms in a new house. After last summer’s frightening hurricane season, however, when four back-to-back-to-back storms devastated parts of Florida, Nemec says some customers began inquiring about safe rooms, a proposition that can cost up to $10,000. You can see […]

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07/1/2005

Justice is Served

When Lynn Silvertooth started lawyering in 1949, there were just two judges and fewer than 40 attorneys in all of Sarasota County. From his appointment as a circuit court judge in 1964 until his retirement in 1989, he had a high-profile career on the bench. Early on, he presided over an international headline-making murder trial, […]

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07/1/2005

Summer Events

Shakespeare Spectacular For Robert Mansell, the world premiere of his musical Willm S at the Players of Sarasota in September is the fulfillment of nine years of research-but not necessarily the result of any lifelong fascination with the Bard of Avon. Mansell, a London native and a familiar face on local stages the past few […]

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07/1/2005

In the Swing

The Meadows, located just off 17th Street at 3101 Longmeadow Drive, prides itself on being "the closest private country club to downtown Sarasota." That’s definitely a plus-factor, but this first-class, well- established course community has a lot more to offer golfers, namely three 18-hole layouts: the par 72 Highlands course; the Groves, a shorter executive […]

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07/1/2005

Real Estate Go$$ip

Neighborhood Watch LEAFY GREEN LANDINGS Forty years ago at a gas station on Tamiami Trail, children begged their parents for a dime to look through a telescopic viewfinder machine and see eagle nests high in the pines in a wooded parcel of land west of U.S 41. This is how The Landings got its name, […]

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