Archive for December, 2010

12/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

1 Museum Area WHO LIVES THERE >> Rich entrepreneurs, artists, college professors. ATMOSPHERE >> Liberal and bohemian. HOME TO >> Broadcast guru Dick Lobo & wife Caren, architect Frank & designer Anne Folsom Smith, Money Show CEO Kim Githler, ABC-7’s Linda Carson 2 DOWNTOWN WHO LIVES THERE >> Congenial mix of Old Guard and New […]

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12/1/2010

From the Editor

This is the 10th anniversary issue of our On The Beach Visitor’s Annual. It’s our most widely circulated publication, reaching all of our regular subscribers (who live not only in Sarasota but in every state of the nation and many foreign countries) and visitors all year-round at more than 70 area resorts and hotels. We’ve […]

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12/1/2010

No Place Like Cortez

When I first moved to Florida more than 30 years ago, my husband and I lived for several years in Cortez, a tiny fishing village in Manatee County. It was happenstance; the cottage we found for rent there was affordable, and we liked the closeness to the beaches. But we had no idea of the […]

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12/1/2010

Beach Bliss

The beach house of every family’s dream lies behind a white picket fence on a sliver of land at the north end of Casey Key. The Gulf of Mexico is the front yard; out back is Sarasota Bay. This is no mini-castle, but a practical, lived-in home. Four kids and three dogs have the run […]

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12/1/2010

My Gulf of Mexico

When I heard about the oil, I drove straight to the Gulf. It was less than 24 hours after the explosion, and I was confused about the news. Detached, at first, as if this were a tsunami in the South Pacific. Then shocked, mistrustful, angry and scared. I did not understand. The Gulf of Mexico, […]

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12/1/2010

Where should we go for dinner?

We all know visitors come here for the Big Three: sunshine, beaches and culture. But we also know what they love most after they arrive: the restaurants! No matter how much our visitors enjoy fishing, museum-hopping or just staring out at the sea, the question that dominates their day is, “Where should we go to […]

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