Archive for January, 2012

01/1/2012

Only in Sarasota

From predawn joggers to these early evening cyclists, locals love to get their exercise by crossing downtown’s Ringling Bridge—especially when a glowing ball of fire sinking into the water lights the way. Photo By>>Ted Mase | tedmasephotography.com Related Articles: Only In Sarasota Only In Sarasota Only in Sarasota

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01/1/2012

January Highlights

Art Venice Art Center. Wildly Abstract continues here through Jan. 13; it’s followed by a Portrait and Figure show, Jan. 20 through Feb. 17. 485-7136. Ringling Museum of Art. Artists of Advertising continues through Jan. 16 in the Tibbals Learning Center; Josef Albers: Colors runs through the same date in the art museum, with The […]

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01/1/2012

Health Report

Do you really have a memory problem? What’s causing it? What should you do about it? The state-funded Memory Disorder Clinic at Sarasota Memorial Hospital helps people understand their condition and negotiate their options. "We want to keep you living as independently as possible," says clinic manager Kathleen Houseweart. The causes of memory loss and […]

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01/1/2012

Fashion I.Q.

Update your go-with-everything gold beaded chain necklace with this piece by Fiona Paxton called the Trina. June Simmons Designs, $425 Yes, the silver-handled Archer Adams Westminster Umbrella series is no doubt completely decadent—but so fun to look at, nonetheless. archeradams.com 54 million The number of eggs of sustainably grown Siberian sturgeon caviar produced by Mote […]

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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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