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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05/1/2006

Urban Adventures

Inside this issue, you’ll find the 230 places, people and adventures our readers named the best of Sarasota for 2006. They cover a lot of territory, from beachfront restaurants to country club golf courses out east. But one part of Sarasota is adding new shops, restaurants and experiences so rapidly, we decided it needed a […]

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05/1/2006

What a Ride!

The item: 2006 Bentley Continental GTC, the long-awaited convertible version of 2003’s popular GT. Prices weren’t released at press time, but expect a range in the $200s. The 560-horsepower, 12-cylinder engine produces speeds of more than 190 mph, for an eye-catching, roof-optional ride that puts the wind in your hair, and everyone else in the […]

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05/1/2006

Wild at Heart

Sometimes it’s soft and quiet, the sun turning an early morning mist into an orange fog and silhouetting motionless stands of slash pines. At other times the sun rises in a bright festival of magenta-tinged clouds gathering over Lake Okeechobee. However it begins, a morning at the Babcock-Webb wildlife preserve is always magical. Dew-covered dragonflies […]

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05/1/2006

Tried and True

Design experience: Started at 16. I went to work for Sloan [in Connecticut], then Lord and Taylor, then I went out on my own. On building a room: I’m probably a frustrated architect. Even before we put fabrics and furniture in, I see if I need space above the windows to do window treatments, or […]

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05/1/2006

A Coastal Cottage in the Sky

Decorating with blue and white can make you feel a little bit closer to heaven. The color scheme is airy, ethereal, the essence of sky and sea. Indeed, blue and white might just be one of the world’s earliest expressions of a global economy; references to blue and white Chinese temple porcelains, Central Asian ikat […]

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05/1/2006

On the Rise

In a town filled with artists, what makes these five special? First, they’re not only talented, they are committed to showing their work-you will see more of them in the future. Second, painting is back in a big way, and four of them are reinterpreting that art in bold new ways, while the fifth uses […]

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05/1/2006

One Great Room

When Kerry Orcutt moved to Silver Oak on Palmer Ranch, she wanted to build a network of new friends. Outdoor entertaining had been a big part of her life in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and she was determined to create a home that functioned for parties inside and out. Orcutt joined several newcomer organizations and used […]

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05/1/2006

The Social Detective

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not so easy to make it in this town. Turns out, as they say in the cops, not everything in Sarasota is about money, social position or real estate after all. Take me, for instance. You’d think that someone who’d once been married to the Barley Baron of Britain, owned […]

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