Archive for April, 2012

04/1/2012

Homefront

New Bradenton Showroom Home-Tech has been an industry leader in the fields of home-service agreements, air conditioning and major appliance sales and service for more than three decades. With programs like the Gold Service Agreement Contract, which lets subscribers fully insure their appliances and air-conditioning for an entire year, Home-Tech offers complete and comprehensive care. With […]

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04/1/2012

Healthfront

  News Highlight On Friday March 23 and March 30, Center For Sight used its state-of-the-art Sarasota surgical center to perform dozens of free cataract surgeries for people who have no insurance and no means to pay. The surgeries were performed as part of Mission Cataract USA, a nationwide project involving eye surgeons throughout the […]

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04/1/2012

Poll

How important was the natural environment in attracting you to Sarasota? [15]      Very important  [3]        Important  [3]        Somewhat important [4]        Not important at all   How often do you go to the beach? [7]        More than once a week [4]        Once a week  [1]        Twice a month [3]        […]

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04/1/2012

My World

How did you get started in birding? When I was a teen-ager I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak—in breeding plumage, it’s absolutely gorgeous—and I was hooked. Birds fascinated me—their short lifespan, how important their environment is, and how some species are so site-specific they can’t live anywhere else, while others adapt to garbage cans behind KFC. […]

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04/1/2012

Tangerine Dreams

1 Dress your nest with celeb designer Thom Filicia’s eco-chic outdoor rugs made from recycled soda bottles ($325 for 6-foot-by-9-foot). Order at Rugs As Art, 6650 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 921-1900. 2 Iconic Romeo pendant designed by Philippe Starck for Flos gets a fashion makeover with orange metal “wicker” shade (from $1,870). Light Up […]

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04/1/2012

Who’s In Store: Andrew Gwilliam

If you think Green Eggs are a Dr. Seuss fantasy, then take a look at back yards all over town. At the epicenter of Sarasota’s Big Green Egg barbecuing revolution is Andrew Gwilliam, sales manager and outdoor kitchen designer at American Grill & Hearth. The two-store family business, owned by Mel and Brian O’Donnell, is […]

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04/1/2012

Neutral Zone

The newest decorating frontier is the roof-covered open space between interior rooms and the swimming pool—a beautiful, breezy setting for fashion’s new neutral colors and finishes. Anything goes as long as it’s gray, taupe, white or cream; and products made for the outdoors are being used inside as well—and vice versa. Get the look at […]

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04/1/2012

Arts Capital

April is a great month to be outdoors, but I’ll be joining thousands of movie fans in dark theaters, sampling the riches of the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival. Opening April 13, the festival has a typically diverse and intriguing line-up. As a fan of director Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat, The Big Chill), I’m eager to […]

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04/1/2012

Hot Dish

With a Michelin-star-rated chef like Maison Blanche’s Jose Martinez, you expect to be dazzled, and dazzled we were by his roasted suckling pig. This succulent dish doesn’t come to the table whole with an apple in its mouth, but in tender slices, with crisp skin and a hint of fresh herbs and dry white wine. Served […]

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04/1/2012

Top Tickets

Sarasota Film Festival The fest is back for its 14th year, with new movies, kids’ events, parties, conversations and more, April 13-22. For inside details, read Charlie Huisking’s “Arts Capital” on page 26; 364-9514 or go to sarasotafilmfestival.com. Sarasota Ballet: My Way Twyla Tharp’s tribute to the sexy sophistication of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Nine Sinatra […]

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