Archive for January, 2012

01/1/2012

Mr. Chatterbox

I was conceived in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, during World War II, and eight months later my mother made a dangerous journey across war-torn Central America until she finally reached the Texas border. The reason? So I could be born in the United States. My parents wanted me to become President that bad. Somehow I never […]

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01/1/2012

From the Editor

Sarasota has lots of claims to fame, from the Ringling Museum to the No. 1 beach in the country. And now we have another distinction: one of the nation’s biggest increases in poverty among children and young adults since the Great Recession began. University of Michigan economist Don Grimes, who lives in Sarasota, recently looked […]

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01/1/2012

The Dubious Environmental Achievement Awards

  I was born in Florida. I grew up here. It really is the best place in the world to live—and not just because it has sugar-sand beaches and glorious sunsets. No, it’s also because something amazing is always happening. Every day, the headlines contain at least one story that merits a major-league spit-take. I […]

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01/1/2012

Neighborhoods: Lakewood Ranch

Why buyers love master-planned Lakewood Ranch.

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01/1/2012

Inside and Out

Dr. Lisa Grain A former orthodontist, Dr. Lisa Grain and her husband, telecom-munications businessman David Grain, moved to Sarasota with their two children a few years ago. Lisa’s beauty quotient is as high as her IQ; she’s stunning in a classic yet natural way, with skin that glistens and a style that recalls Jackie Kennedy. […]

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01/1/2012

Don’t Leave Town for Healthcare

About 20 years ago, during a break in a meeting of local healthcare managers, one insider asked another where to go for good healthcare. “The airport,” the colleague joked. When confronted with a serious diagnosis, patients and their often desperate loved ones still ask the same question: Do you have to travel to major Northern […]

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