Archive for December, 2009

12/1/2009

Attractions & Nature Guide

Secrets of Mother Nature At water’s edge, the stream was no more than a thin, damp sheet ribboning up the beach. Higher up on the sand, it became deeper,  a wet channel leading toward the wall of red mangroves, before disappearing into them. How could we not follow it?  My mom and I ducked into […]

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12/1/2009

Endless Vacation: 20 Must-Do’s

World-Class Caviar Mote Marine Laboratory, known to scientists around the world, is now making a name for itself with gastronomes. Mote is producing caviar in a way that’s both economically and environmentally responsible, raising the sturgeon indoors as part of an extensive fish-farming project. Gastronomes compare the smooth Mote caviar ($123 per ounce) to that […]

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12/1/2009

Insider Tours: Eat, Do & Shop

Siesta Key The world’s whitest sand isjust one of the many attractions. Sarasota on the Half Shell Taking its name from the briny bivalves, the Siesta Key Oyster Bar serves up the freshest in town. Equally titillating are the fish tacos served with your choice of grilled grouper or shrimp and an irresistible cilantro cream […]

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12/1/2009

Best Beaches

As director of the county’s parks and recreation department, John McCarthy knows a lot about Sarasota’s beaches. In fact, just last year, he walked all 35 miles of them, for an article for our 2009 Visitor’s Annual that proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. (Click here to read his “A Walk […]

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12/1/2009

Secrets of Mother Nature

At water’s edge, the stream was no more than a thin, damp sheet ribboning up the beach. Higher up on the sand, it became deeper,  a wet channel leading toward the wall of red mangroves, before disappearing into them. How could we not follow it? My mom and I ducked into the dark archway. The […]

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Limelight People & Parties

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