Archive for May, 2006

05/1/2006

Real Estate Go$$ip

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SANDERLING SECLUSION Tucked away on south Siesta Key, the Sanderling Club is a gated, single-family neighborhood on the Gulf of Mexico and Heron Lagoon, with deep-water boat slips, tennis courts and beachfront clubhouse with private cabanas designed by the late, great architect Paul Rudolph. The tropical setting boasts award-winning contemporary residences alongside Old […]

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05/1/2006

In the Swing

Lake Venice Golf Club, a facility open to the public, is a fantastic place to test your golf skills. Regardless of your handicap, you’ll find all three nine-hole "tracks" challenging. No matter what combination you choose, you’ll be required to play every club in your bag and work the ball around with control to avoid […]

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05/1/2006

Street Talk

NOISEMAKER STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Young prof Ena Salter shares her passion for math. “Growing up, I was horrible at math,” says 25-year-old mathematics professor Ena Salter, who last fall became Manatee Community College’s youngest professor ever. “I was told in sixth grade that I needed to be in remedial math. My mother said, ‘Absolutely not.’” […]

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05/1/2006

In The Garden

Ringling Museum’s historic rose garden is a scent to behold. If they don’t bloom in your own garden, one of the best ways to stop and smell the roses is to visit Mable Ringling’s historic rose garden on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Mable completed her beloved garden in […]

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05/1/2006

Notes from the Underground

Like many people, I first encountered Keith Haring in the bowels of the New York City subway system. It must have been around 1978. Graffiti was everywhere, much worse than it is now. It covered the trains, the walls, the pillars. It was as if the anti-graffiti enforcers had given up. Actually, some of it […]

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05/1/2006

Good to the Bone

The 76 million baby boomers in the United States are wildly different from one another. After all, that group includes Bill Clinton, Cher, Geraldo Rivera, Justice Clarence Thomas and rocker Pat Benatar. But there’s something they all share, and they’re vocal about it: aches and pains. The older this group gets, the more wear and […]

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05/1/2006

Homefront

GRAND GROUNDBREAKING Having said goodbye to the longtime Longboat Key restaurant the Buccaneer Inn, islanders can now say hello to Grand Mariner, which broke ground in March at the site where the Buccaneer stood for decades. Grand Mariner will offer 14 luxury condominiums at the lowest price for new construction on Longboat: from the $2 […]

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05/1/2006

Made in Sarasota

Forget the framed photograph or pencil sketch of Fido; after his years of dedication, doesn’t the family pooch deserve something unique? For a one-of-a-kind testimonial-and one that can also hold a remote control, vase of flowers or even the mail-check out Wooden It Be Lovely, the sculptural furniture of Herb Morgan. A former illustrator and […]

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05/1/2006

Mr. Chatterbox

Pugs, pugs, everywhere! More than 100 in the costume competition alone, plus hundreds more running, playing and keeping a sharp eye out for any treats that might be within sniffing distance. Yes, the Ninth Annual Pug Parade, presented by SARASOTA Magazine and Lakewood Ranch, was bigger and better than ever. Grand Marshal Christina Crane from […]

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05/1/2006

The New Bully on the Block

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune‘s new headquarters misses the mark. Literally. Confession: I used to pore over books about the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Its soaring Trylon and Perisphere centerpiece and the General Motors Motorama display captivated me with their architectural flair and brash optimism. (This on the eve of the Second World War, mind you!) […]

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05/1/2006

Best Face Forward

When Sandra Washington, director of Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, was in high school, her mother gave her a copy of a teen beauty magazine to encourage her to "always be proud of myself, always take care of myself." Washington, now 59, has applied what she calls "being particular about my appearance" to her community as […]

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05/1/2006

May Events

THEATER CROWNING GLORY Can Crowns, a musical about African-American women and their church hats, top the Asolo’s runaway hit from last summer, the all-time best-selling Menopause the Musical? Time will tell, but at the very least one expects the show’s rousing gospel music to raise the roof of the Mertz Theatre. The show, adapted from […]

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