Archive for December, 2011

12/1/2011

Healthfront

RUBINO RECOGNIZED In the latest of a series of professional achievements, Dr. Thomas G. Rubino has been appointed courtesy clinical assistant professor in the department of periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Rubino earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, his dental degree at the Medical College of Virginia and his […]

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12/1/2011

Homefront

A STRONG COMEBACK As a full-time realtor who relocated her business to Sarasota from New England in 2007, Pam Charron of Michael Saunders & Company sees a definite change in buyer motivation. “When I first joined this market, it was evident that we were in a buyer’s market,” she says. “I didn’t realize that the […]

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12/1/2011

Healthfront

RUBINO RECOGNIZED In the latest of a series of professional achievements, Dr. Thomas G. Rubino has been appointed courtesy clinical assistant professor in the department of periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Rubino earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, his dental degree at the Medical College of Virginia and his […]

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12/1/2011

Vacation Basics

Staying Safe From sun protection to swimming, a few simple rules. Sun protection: It’s no longer cool to broil on the beach. Just a few hours in our intense sun can result in an immediate burn—and long-term skin damage, Protect your skin from skin cancer (and wrinkles and aging spots) by keeping sunscreen on exposed […]

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12/1/2011

Hot Dish

  Chef Michael Koertgen of Lee Roy Selmon’s just raised good old mac-and-cheese to Mount Everest levels. He starts with fresh whole milk, aged cheddar and smoked Gouda cheese. Perfectly cooked curly pasta is blended with the melted cheeses, then topped with a kick of chipotle toasted bread crumbs. Now here it comes: Slow-braised fall-off-the-bone […]

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12/1/2011

25 Person Poll

“We’re from Suffolk, England. The longest we can legally stay is three months. We’d stay longer if they’d change the law.” How often have you visited Sarasota? First time 3 2 times 3 3 times 1 4 times 1 5-9 times 4 10-plus times 13   Which do you plan to do here? [25] Go […]

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12/1/2011

Fashion I.Q.

Hydration is key this time of year, which is why I’m loving the Clarisonic Opal. The gentle sonic infusion technology instantly hydrates the eyes at 7,500 micro-massaging vibrations/minute for max serum absorption. Nyoka SkinCare, $185. Ask about the Fashion IQ special. (941) 323-1219 You’ll see stacked bracelets everywhere you look on stylish big-city streets. Make it […]

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12/1/2011

My World

How did you become a fishing guide? I’ve been fishing from Siesta Key to Tampa Bay since I could hold a pole. My mom and dad claim that my first word was “fish.” As soon as I turned 18 I got my captain’s license. How’s business? During season, I’ll have a whole week booked up […]

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12/1/2011

One Great Room

A Vintage Cottage Patience is a virtue that has finally paid off for Susie and Mark Holt. The owners of Posh on Palm, Sarasota’s beloved emporium of shabby-chic home décor, are living the lifestyle the shop embodies in a 1920s cottage on Casey Key. “We’ve been looking for years, and finally found the little beach […]

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12/1/2011

Shop: Knots Landing

1 Down East doormats (from $44.95), handmade from reclaimed lobster trap float rope, were invented to keep ground line out of Maine’s landfills and help lobstermen pay for new sink rope. Basix on Dearborn, 449 W. Dearborn, Englewood (941) 474-7111. 2 A classic adorning myriad Sarasota waterfront homes, the Boathouse collection of fabrics and wall […]

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12/1/2011

Who’s in Store: Roland Moser

Roland Moser knows the way to a Sarasota woman’s heart is exquisite jewelry she won’t see on anyone else in our social city. And for more than 30 years, that’s been the key to McCarver & Moser’s success. “We’ve developed a certain taste and savoir faire,” explains Moser, who grew up near Bern, Switzerland, learned […]

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12/1/2011

Shop

Anna Maria Island’s newly restored Pine Avenue offers Martha’s Vineyard charm on the outside and Palm Beach chic inside 10 refreshingly original stores and art galleries. This new “it” destination for sophisticated Gulf coast shoppers is the brainchild of restaurateur Ed Chiles, son of former governor Lawton Chiles, and his developer/partner, Michael Coleman. Their vision […]

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12/1/2011

Insider: People

David Grain’s private equity firm, Grain Management, employs 27 people here and he’s raised more than $100 million to support its operations. But he’s managed to keep a low Sarasota profile—which will be harder now that he’s been appointed to President Obama’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Grain is the wireless communications expert on the council. […]

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12/1/2011

Highlights

Dec. 1 The Ringling Museum grounds are alive with music, shopping, luminaries and more for the annual Holiday Splendor event, to benefit Toys for Tots. 6-9 p.m. 359-5700 ext. 5705. Dec. 2, 3, 4 The first of departing conductor Leif Bjaland’s farewell concerts with the Sarasota Orchestra takes place at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall […]

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12/1/2011

The Guide: Accommodations

IT’S THE LAST THING YOU SEE BEFORE YOU DRIFT OFF TO SLEEP and the first thing that greets you in the morning: your hotel room. And whether you’re looking for a starlit sky and the soothing sound of waves or a shining cityscape and 24-hour dining, Sarasota’s lodging services have it all. Fresh off the […]

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12/1/2011

The Guide: Beaches

SARASOTA’S BEACHES ARE LEGENDARY—varied, dramatic, entertaining and infinitely beautiful. And now wide, safe Siesta Beach, with its winter-white sand, has been named the best in the country, according to “Dr. Beach,” beach expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. Our beaches have also inspired the many artists and writers drawn here over the years. Consider yourself not […]

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12/1/2011

The Guide: Arts & Entertainment

SARASOTANS OFTEN BOAST ABOUT OUR PERFORMING ARTS SCENE—and with good reason. Our professional theater, ballet, orchestra and opera companies frequently win raves from New York critics, while some of our many community theaters have won international recognition. We’re also home to some outstanding  local dance, choral and film programs. For professional theater, take your pick: […]

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12/1/2011

The Guide: Galleries & Museums

COMBINE SARASOTA’S STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY AND OUR LONGSTANDING ARTISTIC POPULATION, and you get our visual arts scene, a vibrant array of works—and people who know how to appreciate them. The world-famous John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts is the hub of it all. Down the road at Ringling College of Art and Design, galleries […]

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12/1/2011

The Guide: Attractions

THE SEA, THE SCENERY, SCIENCE AND THE CIRCUS ALL shine in Sarasota’s world-famous attractions, which highlight natural wonders and local history while ushering in the artists and  innovators of tomorrow. The area’s history spans prehistoric Native Americans and pioneer settlers, whose stories are highlighted at the South Florida Museum and can be experienced firsthand at […]

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12/1/2011

Only in Sarasota

Is there a Sarasota visitor or resident who hasn’t thrilled to petting a gator at Jungle Gardens? Alligator attractions used to dot the state, but this is one of the few places where you can still get up close and personal with Florida’s archetypal reptile. Just remember: They’re cute when they’re young; later, not so […]

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