Archive for October, 2005

10/1/2005

Setting the Stage

Perhaps it’s the Ringling circus heritage speaking, but Sarasota has always had a theatrical allure for me. I’m old enough to remember going to rehearsals at the Winter Quarters, agog at the trapeze artists and the animals, thrilled to watch the circus train arrive and depart. My family lined Main Street for the parade scene […]

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10/1/2005

The Pied-a-Terre Perfected

Ask anybody; the hottest place to live right now is downtown Sarasota in a cool waterfront condo encased in a luxury high-rise. These places are so coveted they’re bought before they’re built, even though prices are pole-vaulting through the stratosphere. But lucky Chicago couple Jeff and Jodie Sullivan purchased their getaway at posh Tessera four […]

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10/1/2005

Made in Sarasota

Brenda Alsum has a happy problem: People love her work so much that every time they move, she has to go to their old homes, take down her pieces, and reinstall them in the new home-a process that takes hours. But you can’t blame her customers; leaving one of Alsum’s glorious stained glass windows behind […]

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10/1/2005

Dairy Queen

After 52 years, the cheerful red-and-white Dairy Queen on South Washington Boulevard is going to make way for a new office building. Demolition is a few years away, but owner Linda Pawloski is already facing a blizzard of disappointment. "After people heard about the sale, they were horrified. We’ll serve a city commissioner or the […]

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10/1/2005

Raising the Bar

You know how it is. You’ve decided to eat after the movie or you worked late and then dragged yourself to the gym. Now it’s 9 p.m. and you’re hungry. You want something that’s not quite a meal, but somewhat substantial and worth the wait. Consider Zoria, a full-service restaurant justly popular for its eclectic […]

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10/1/2005

Medical Mystery

When Sarasota nurse Kim Laning started having severe backaches last October, she dismissed them. The office manager of a thriving endoscopy practice, Laning thought she must have wrenched her back helping a patient. Her doctor ordered physical therapy, but by November, with pain spreading to her hips and left arm, Laning was in agony, curling […]

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