Archive for May, 2012

05/1/2012

Top Tickets

Fanny Brice: America’s Funny Girl Funny Girl may have made Streisand a star, but it wasn’t the last word on the laughing-on-the-outside, crying-on-the-inside story of comedienne Fanny Brice. The Asolo Rep’s production of this musical show focuses on her professional and private life with showman Billy Rose. Onstage May 20 through June 17; 351-8000 or […]

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05/1/2012

Insider

Everybody talks about the weather, but when Sarasota-based James Roemer—aka "Dr. Weather"—talks, people listen. Roemer (who graduated from the same Vermont college as Weather Channel star Jim Cantore) did stints on TV and as a ski resort forecaster before finding his niche: predicting the economic effects of storms, droughts and other meteorological phenomena. Roemer, now […]

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05/1/2012

On The Homefront

What we loved most at the Parade of Homes and designer showcases this spring. Are you a house voyeur? If you haven’t heard the term, you probably don’t swoon over HGTV makeovers and multimillion-dollar real estate listings in the Sunday newspaper. But if you count the days until the next Parade of Homes or designer […]

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05/1/2012

The Luxury Home

Tour de France Working with John Cannon Homes, Traci and R. Michael Smullen personalized an existing plan to fashion a one-of-a-kind house with a decided French accent. We asked Traci about the design inspirations. What distinguishes your home from its Mediterranean-style neighbors? The wide variety of materials used inside and out. The French mix wood, […]

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05/1/2012

What I’m Drinking

I hadn’t really tumbled to an interesting trend until a sharp-eyed young colleague mentioned that Meiomi Pinot Noir, a blend of its namesake grape from several coastal California vineyards, seems to be popping up on all sorts of Sarasota restaurant wine lists. A couple of days after her insightful remark I enjoyed dinner with friends […]

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05/1/2012

Good Deal

The place: Carr’s Corner Cafe, 3025 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 355-4051. The fare: Homey and delicious weekday breakfasts and lunches served in a warm and friendly family environment. The bottom line: No frills here, just really good food, much of it sourced from local farms, cooked up with care and served with friendly grace […]

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05/1/2012

Sarasota’s Best: Hot Dogs

Spring training inspired this month’s ode to one of sports fans’ favorite foods: the hot dog. Many of our 4,600-plus Facebook fans weighed in with their faves, ranging from Joey D’s Vienna beef hot dog to the Old Salty Dog’s infamous fried hot dog topped with cheese, bacon and more. So—with chef Judi Gallagher, associate […]

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05/1/2012

Food & Wine

It’s wonderful to watch old friends defy the odds and only grow more desirable with each passing year. Such is the case of Mediterraneo, which since 1996 has seduced Sarasotans with superb Northern Italian cuisine purveyed with style and wit. Colette and I have eaten here often over the past 10 years, grazing on everything […]

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05/1/2012

Health Report

CALENDAR May 5 Wellness open house at Doctors Hospital, featuring an “Ask the Pharmacist” Brown Bag Pharmacy Review Bring a bag of your prescription medications and a written list of questions for a consultation with a registered pharmacist. RSVP required; (888) 685-1596. May 25 “Redefining Senior Fitness” health and wellness day Nutritional cooking for one, […]

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05/1/2012

May 2012 Highlights

Art Venice Art Center. On view through May 4 here is a Photography & Digital Arts show; then coming up May 9-25, the South County Public Schools show. Info: 485-7136. Art Center Sarasota. Continuing here through May 12 is the North Sarasota County Schools Exhibition, displaying work by students from elementary through high school. Opening […]

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05/1/2012

Only in Sarasota

Jim Neville Preserve, Sunrise   Locals know Siesta Key’s Neville Preserve as an enchanted refuge, with mangrove islands that provide a nursery for marine life and cradle nests for wild birds. Jim Phillips was kayaking there on a misty morning when he noticed two mangroves that "seemed like they were dancing on their gnarly legs, […]

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05/1/2012

Fashion I.Q.

It’s the year of the power suit. The Moods of Norway founders have designed a handsomely kicky look with a tapered leg and clever detailed lining sporting an irreverent label that boasts: “Made with Love by Really, Really Pretty Blonde Girls.” Original Stitch Boutique, $590. Clients coming? Pour them a glass of water from this […]

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