Archive for January 1, 2009

01/1/2009

The Sarasota They Saw

Every visitor with a camera knows that Sarasota is the perfect subject for photography—the beautiful water, tropical foliage and intense, dazzling sunlight. In fact, our town has attracted and inspired some of the true greats of 20th-century photography. They were drawn by the exotic and little-known landscape, the excitement of the circus and the emergence […]

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01/1/2009

Test of Time

Casa del Cielo rises from the beach on slim concrete columns like an elegant, glass-and-bleached-cedar tree house. Its owners, an extended New Hampshire family that vacations here often to escape their cold New England winters, requested “a beach house with a feeling of lightness and uplift, expressing the joy of living; spaces that are exhilarating […]

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01/1/2009

Faces of the Future

On an anniversary, it’s natural to look back, and we’ve done that in several stories in this special anniversary issue. But as we celebrate the past, we’re also thinking about the future, wondering if the Sarasota of tomorrow will be as vibrant, creative and interesting as the one we’ve been covering for the past 30 […]

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01/1/2009

Decorating Can Be Murder: Chapter 3

In last month’s installment, Mr. Timothy Spryke, a retired high school teacher who has moved to Sarasota and opened a decorating business named “Casual Elegance,” made a new friend, Mary Alice Wiggins, and discovered that the “stalker” who had been terrorizing him was actually a marauding raccoon when the animal attacked Mary Alice in his […]

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01/1/2009

A Town Grows Up

Towns live organic lives, just like people. They grow up, they succeed, they fail, they reinvent themselves, and in the process they discover who they are. Who is Sarasota? We’ve been thinking about that a lot lately at Sarasota Magazine, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Back in 1979, Clubhouse (as we were then known, […]

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