Archive for January, 2012

01/1/2012

Neuro Challenge Foundation Resource Handbook: Living With Parkinson’s

Click above download the Neuro Challenge Foundation’s resource guide, and watch a special video on the Foundation, below. {^YouTubeVideo|(url)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNVXSKb92E|(width)425|(height)264|(fs)1|(rel)1^} Related Articles: Neuro Challenge Foundation Cause 4 Fashion Noisemaker: Meklit Hadero Video: See Nik Wallenda’s Sarasota Skywalk

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01/1/2012

Insider: Patrick Kennedy

Patrick J. Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy and a former U.S. Congressman himself, will receive The Luminary Award for his work in mental health legislation and advocacy from Sarasota’s Sunshine from Darkness organization Jan. 14 during its annual symposium and gala (go to sunshinefromdarkness.org for more info). We spoke with Kennedy, 44, […]

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01/1/2012

25 Voices From Occupy Sarasota

Where do you live? SARASOTA [21] MANATEE [3] HILLSBOROUGH [1] Are you moving your money to a small independent bank or credit union? [22] Yes   [3] No What is Sarasota’s attitude toward Occupy Sarasota? [3]        Enthusiastic [13]      Moderately supportive [8]        Apathetic [1]        Don’t know   “I moved my money when Bank […]

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01/1/2012

My World

Sarasota attracts more presidential candidates than anywhere else in Florida. Why?We turn out more people. Fifteen hundred people turned out for the Michele Bachmann rally last summer. Most rallies in other parts of the state end up with 50 to 100. What’s your secret weapon? The candidates won’t tell us anything until seven days out. […]

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01/1/2012

Beauty Secrets

1 The Oribe collection of hair care products debuting at The Met earns raves from celebs and editors alike (from $24). The Met Fashion House, Day Spa & Salon, 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands (941) 388-1772. 2 Renew Overnight is its name, and that’s just what it does, say the aestheticians at The […]

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01/1/2012

Beautiful Life

Vanessa Opstal is surrounded by a quirky mélange of Old World crystal vials and space-age plastic tubes at Simply Spoiled, a cheery 21st-century iteration of a Renaissance apothecary. A former Manatee County attorney who switched careers to be with her young family, Opstal says her mission is to ensure product promises are kept. “We’re a […]

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01/1/2012

Red Hot

“When in doubt, wear red,” said designer Bill Blass. Fashion’s love affair with the color deepened with Christian Louboutin’s trademark red-soled shoes and now is reflected in everything from swimsuits to baby clothes. At home, red is the No. 1 color in kitchen ranges. The color that denotes passion and power is also popping up […]

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01/1/2012

Arts Capital

A Lovely Piece of “Carchitecture” Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta caused an uproar when, in an email that he meant to be private, he blasted the city’s decision to spend $25,000 on murals inside the Palm Avenue parking garage. Most of the furor surrounded his criticism of artist Virginia Hoffman, whom he mistakenly thought was […]

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01/1/2012

Top Tickets

Forks & Corks Bring your appetites to this year’s four-day Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival, which includes winemaker dinners, interactive seminars and the Grand Tasting in the Ringling Museum courtyard. But buy your tickets early; last year’s events sold out weeks in advance. Jan. 27-30; 955-3663 or freshoriginals.com/forksandcorks. God of Carnage Yasmina Reza’s […]

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01/1/2012

Hot Dish

At the Hyatt Regency Sarasota’s Currents restaurant, chef Leo Gianulis combines his mother’s recipe for garlic potato spread (skordalia, traditionally eaten with salted cod) and the roasted beet salad of his California upbringing for a delicious first course that uses local farm-fresh ingredients. The garlic in the dish is intense, but the sweetness of roasted […]

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