Archive for May, 2012

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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05/1/2012

Mr. Chatterbox

This is our wonderful May issue, where every year the editors and you, the reader, choose the food, places and people that make Sarasota such a great place to live. Well, not so fast. I saw the preliminary list and I was appalled—so many important categories missing. So I’ve compiled my own Best of the […]

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05/1/2012

From The Editor

How wired are you? That’s what we asked 25 Sarasotans this month in our "Survey." Although our poll is totally unscientific, it does suggest what we already suspected: Contrary to the notion that we’re a town full of geezers whose only high-tech gizmos are their hearing aids, we’re pretty darn wired indeed. The people we […]

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05/1/2012

An End to Alzheimer’s?

It’s called “the long good-bye” by Alzheimer’s disease sufferers and their caregivers—that heart-wrenching struggle of watching a loved one deteriorate one day at a time. First it’s names and faces that go. They forget who you are. They forget who they are. Eventually, the sufferer loses most or all cognitive ability and becomes a lifeless […]

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05/1/2012

Scream Queen

It’s a long way from playing sweet little Gretl in The Sound of Music on the Players stage in Sarasota to starring in a horror/sci-fi/comedy called Detention that’s receiving attention on the film festival circuit and just opened nationwide. But that’s the journey 20-year-old Shanley Caswell, a Sarasota native, has made in just a little […]

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