Archive for March, 2007

03/1/2007

Natural Selection

Cabbage Palm What could be more appropriate for our state tree than the sturdy cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), a rugged native of Florida’s swamps and hammocks? Named for its edible central bud, which often appears as part of a salad and was eaten alone by pionners as “swamp cabbage,” the cabbage palm grows straight and […]

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03/1/2007

Dining Out—And In

Most cities of any size and substance have restaurants that have become institutions; think of the Four Seasons in New York or Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia. Sarasota is similarly blessed with Café L’Europe, a continental jewel located in a prime spot on St. Armands Circle. Café L’Europe is 34 years old, and in that […]

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03/1/2007

What’s in Your Wallet?

Do you own a debit card? If you answered “no” without checking your wallet, you may be in for a surprise. Check now. Many banks are now automatically replacing ATM cards with debit cards without notifying consumers. The two cards may look and feel the same, but there’s a world of difference between them in […]

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03/1/2007

Working Class Heroes

Recently I left the cushy upper-middle-class world of Southside Village in Sarasota, with its charming old houses and perfectly clipped hedges, with its all-white residents walking their chocolate Labs and calling out friendly greetings to each other, and moved to a working-class neighborhood in Bradenton. I thought it would be basically the same, less affluent […]

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03/1/2007

March Events

ART Venice Art Center. The Plein Air Paint-Out in Paradise exhibition closes March 3, to be followed by the Members Spring Exhibition, March 9-24. Also this month: the Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibition, opening March 30 to run through April 19. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II, showcasing some of the major artists […]

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03/1/2007

The Rundown on Running

They sprint by you in the morning as you bend down gingerly to pick up your newspaper. Usually in groups, chattering as they run by. As quickly as you see them, they’re gone. You shuffle inside to get the coffee going. Joggers. You feel an urge to join them. They make it look so easy, […]

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03/1/2007

Homefront

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Spring cleaning is upon us, and while you’re dusting and sorting every nook and cranny, now is the perfect time to freshen up your home’s whole look. The design team at Ethan Allen points out three trends to revive interiors this spring. Start with the French classics; that French flair for the divine […]

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03/1/2007

Real Estate Gossip

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH LOW-KEY MANASOTA KEY The longtime secret beachfront paradise of Manasota Key straddles two counties, giving it a split personality. On the northern Sarasota County end, lovely single-family estates nestle into one-acre lots, shaded by coastal oaks, red cedar tree, palms and tropical flowering foliage. On the southern Charlotte County end, low-rise condominiums and […]

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03/1/2007

Made in Sarasota

Mark Woodmansee stands amid the workbenches of his Aurora Art Glass studio, looking up at a nearly six-foot-square glass mosaic destined for the ceiling of Todd Johnston Homes’ $3.9-million-plus Mandalay model in The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch. A delicate wonder of ripe purple grapes and fresh green vines against a swirling “sunset sky” background […]

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03/1/2007

Before & After

Judi Summers agreed to stage the master bathroom of a luxurious Ritz- Carlton residence to help it look more appealing to buyers. She never dreamed that her color selections and choices in artwork and accessories would lead to an assignment redesigning the entire three-bedroom condominium for the buyers. “I used subtle, sophisticated shades and spare […]

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