Archive for June, 2008

06/1/2008

Hot Seat

Sarasota School Board chair Kathy Kleinlein has been one of Next Generation education’s staunchest supporters. She’s also the only member of the board with an M.B.A. as well as a doctorate in education. She formerly taught high school English and trained employees within a Fortune 500 company. Today, she’s director of faith formation for the […]

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06/1/2008

Just For Kicks

At 23, Bradenton native Braden Chandler already boasts a 10-year career centered on his passion—soccer. After working as an equipment manager with two Major League Soccer franchises and the under-17 men’s national team, he returned home in 2007 to get married and start his own company: Big Kick Indoor Soccer off Whitfield Avenue. In business […]

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06/1/2008

From The Editor

Not everybody is cutting back these days. Consider the nation’s top 25 hedge fund managers, who brought home $16 billion in bonuses this year and, according to the Wall Street Journal’s “Wealth Report” blog, gleefully intend to spend even more this year than last. That won’t be easy—in 2007, top fund managers shelled out about […]

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06/1/2008

Shoppes at University Center

What was once an outlet mall has morphed into the spiffy new Shoppes at UniversityCenter, abuzz with unique stores, pampering salons and the coolest women’s gym around. But this mall at University Parkway and Cooper Creek Boulevard has also become a foodies’ paradise, with fine dining, a world-class demonstration kitchen, Zagat-rated burgers and an 8,000-label […]

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06/1/2008

Top Doctors 2008

Even in our little slice of paradise, we have to watch our health—and we need good doctors to watch it with us. Fortunately, as in so many other things, we’ve got choices. Many world-class physicians have come here to enjoy the same sunshine, arts and lifestyle we do. They’re also drawn by our demographics, which […]

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06/1/2008

Living Large for Less

Sarasota has been riding a wave of upscale consumption in the past few years. Some of it has been fueled by the super-wealthy, those corporate CEOs and tech entrepreneurs who jet in to stay at their downtown penthouse or Casey Key estate—one of several homes they own around the country—and shed money on local restaurants, […]

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06/1/2008

Confection Perfection

Does the queen eat mango scones? She would if she visited The Wired Whisk Bakehouse, a bakery that “creates swanky pastries from scratch.” Owner/chef Christine Nordstrom, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, specializes in customized cut-out cookies and cupcakes. The queen would be royally delighted by Nordstrom’s adventures with scones, from the tropical mango […]

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