Archive for March, 2012

03/1/2012

Neighborhood Watch

The posh Osprey country club community The Oaks made a comeback in 2011, with 60 homes sold, a 60 percent increase over 2010. “Prices have settled in,” says Carol Clark of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty. “The vast majority of homes sold last year were beautiful executive homes on large lots with mature landscaping in the […]

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03/1/2012

The Luxury Home

A Room of His Own When the hit movie He Said, She Said was released in 1991, baby boomers were in their 40s and focused on luring their husbands into the bedroom. Twenty years later, those boomers are snoring more and sleeping less, often waking up several times throughout the night. As a result, lots […]

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03/1/2012

Good Deal

The place: Bella Nonna Bistro, 2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 355-4620. The fare: Italian and Mediterranean dishes at lunch and dinner every day in a charming and friendly little place across the street from the Ringling College of Art and Design. The bottom line: The $2 pizza slices should be popular with thrifty art […]

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03/1/2012

Food & Wine

Diners are fickle, and smart restaurants realize that periodically retuning their menus is a way to keep old friends returning to see what’s new. Libby’s Bar + Café, which opened to rave reviews when it took over the space that was Fred’s in Southside Village in 2008, has done that regularly, and its latest menu […]

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03/1/2012

Only in Sarasota

Like many other retirees, John Olenick has found a place—and purpose—by volunteering for one of Sarasota’s myriad arts and social service organizations. At 99, Olenick is assistant house manager for Sarasota Opera and a familiar presence at almost every performance. Photographer Mike Short caught him in a rare moment of repose. Photo by>>Michael Short   |   […]

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03/1/2012

March Highlights

Art Art Center Sarasota. Continuing on view here through March 10 are two exhibitions: Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous and The Story of the Sarasota Art Association 1926-1966, both providing glimpses into the visual arts community of yesterday, with works by such artists as Julio De Diego, Jerry Farnsworth, Syd Solomon, Eric von Schmidt and […]

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03/1/2012

Health Report

Shaping, Sculpting, Lifting, Reducing, Resurfacing… This may be a banner year for cosmetic surgery. Despite a sputtering economy, experts expect growing numbers of people will seek out aesthetic procedures in 2012. The economy may be partly responsible, as a competitive job market encourages people to do everything they can to feel confident and look their […]

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03/1/2012

Fashion IQ

Men: Sometimes all your outfit needs is a little pop-o-somethin.’ Try a handkerchief with some personality, like this Paul Smith multi-stripe. And you’re done. paulsmith.com, $60 5,343 Total number of costumed characters appearing at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Avant-Garde over the past 13 years. Don your best red-carpet look for the Hollywood Premiere […]

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03/1/2012

Mr. Chatterbox

The older I get and the more I look back on my life, the more I see the roads not taken. Maybe I should have gone to law school. Maybe I should have moved to Atlanta. Maybe I should have become a woman. Yes, you can do that nowadays. You can actually fiddle around with […]

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03/1/2012

From The Editor

Somebody recently asked when I plan to retire, and the question stopped me in my tracks. Yes, I’ve been getting letters from AARP, but I didn’t dream anyone else might think the “R” word could be in my future. I’m still entranced by my job, count my co-workers among my best friends and can barely […]

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