Archive for June, 2011

06/1/2011

Healthfront

Do You Have Warning Signs of Gum Disease? Do you have persistent sore, swollen, red or bleeding gums as well as tooth pain or sensitivity and bad breath? You may not realize that these are warning signs of periodontal disease (gum disease), a serious infection that, left untreated, may lead to tooth loss as well […]

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06/1/2011

Only In Sarasota

Sarasota is famous for gorgeous beaches, but our vast inland forests are just as beautiful, as this image by Brian David Braun reveals. After a controlled burn in Myakka State Forest, Braun, who lives nearby ("A Florida panther comes right into our yard"), staked out a spot by this pond, hoping that the lingering smoke […]

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06/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

New choices in chardonnay. The 2009 Joel Gott unoaked chardonnay (about $20) puts me in mind of a young Audrey Hepburn in pearls and a little black dress, a coolly elegant customer with a tiara in her jewelry box at home. And the 2009 Hahn SLH estate chardonnay (about $25) conjures up visions of Kathleen […]

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06/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Terrace On The Circle, 419A St. Armands Circle (above Columbia and Cha Cha Coconuts), Sarasota; (941) 388-2222. The Fare: Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it has just become one of our favorite Sarasota breakfast spots, owing not only to the well-executed standard American morning menu but also to the al fresco […]

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06/1/2011

Food & Wine

Hog Heaven The rub for ribs, a tad reminiscent of Jamaican jerk seasoning and building a nice slow heat on the tongue, is but one of the standout tastes delivered by Nancy Krohngold at her superb new casual restaurant, Nancy’s Bar-B-Q in the Burns Court district. On our first visit, the line for placing orders […]

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06/1/2011

Highlights

Art Selby Gallery. Continuing here through June 3: Community Exhibitions, featuring juried work by Women Contemporary Artists and a tribute to longtime area watercolorist Herbie Rose. 359-7563. Art Center Sarasota. On view through June 25: Breathless: a dance with ink, paintings by Pamela Sumner, accompanied by performances by Fuzion Dance to a new piece by […]

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06/1/2011

Health Report

Heartwork This summer, state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic heart surgeries will be performed in Venice for the first time. The da Vinci Robot System, already used by surgeons at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, arrived at Venice Regional Medical Center earlier this year, and the area’s best surgeons (as well as visiting physicians from around the world) are […]

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06/1/2011

Luxury Real Estate

Time to Score If you’ve always longed to live in a golf community but thought you couldn’t quite swing it financially, now’s the time to make your move. Whether you aspire to a vacation home or year-round residence, realtors report that bargains can be found in the most coveted communities, all boasting topnotch golf courses and […]

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06/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

I hate to be the one to point this out, but if the Founding Fathers were around today, Donald Trump would be one of them. And not necessarily because he was invited. He’d just bully his way in. The Founding Fathers intended for the country to be run by men like them—people of accomplishment and […]

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06/1/2011

Private Playground

Modern architecture is not known for playful bursts of color, but this lavish home on Siesta Key is a happy exception. Designed by well-known Sarasota architect Guy Peterson, it uses color-coded cubes of green, blue and yellow to define the space according to use—family areas, the children’s zone, and for the adults, elegant interiors perfect […]

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