Archive for January, 2013

01/1/2013

Top of The Market: January 2013

A 8,433-square-foot Harbor Acres home that sold for $7.5 million was not only the highest-priced residential sale in October, it was the highest of 2012 to that date. The four-bedroom, two-story Mediterranean-style home at 1486 Hillview St., built in 2008, sits on 100 feet of bayfront and boasts several beautiful mature oak trees. It was […]

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01/1/2013

Trend Watch: January 2013

Design pros and builders on what we’ll see in the year ahead. A lot of those happy cheers you heard bringing in the New Year came from the region’s homebuilders, real estate agents and designers. All the signs indicate that real estate sales and new homebuilding are rebounding in Sarasota and Manatee, and those long-awaited […]

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01/1/2013

10 Best: Healthy Dishes

The most delicious—and nutritious—entrées in town. 1 Spicy, fermented Korean kimchi is high in nutrients, loaded with healthy bacteria, and low in calories, fat and sugar. As J-Pan Restaurant owner Jane Dokko says, “It’s the Korean version of chicken soup for the soul.” When you need a kimchi fix, J-Pan’s kimchi sampler (cabbage, cucumber, radish […]

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01/1/2013

Highlights: January 2013

Art Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through Feb. 17: For the Love of Art (featuring Florida Division of Cultural Affairs award winners), ASALH Black Muse, an ACS instructors show, and Point of View, an all-media juried exhibition. 365-2032. Ringling Museum of Art. Continuing here through April 14 is Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in […]

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01/1/2013

Hot Dish: Caramel Café’s Poached Pear with Salted Caramel Sauce

At Carmel Cafe, where chef Steven Cook is creating an intriguing array of Med-Mod small plates, the poached pear with salted caramel sauce is our current favorite. First, Cook strikes a classic chord with a fresh pear poached with star anise, cranberry and pomegranate juice and orange zest and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. Then […]

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01/1/2013

Feed Your Head

Retiring boomers don’t want to stop learning. And with our city’s amazing array of lifetime learning classes, they don’t have to. For several generations, retirees have been flocking to the Sunbelt, where sunshine and year-round outdoor activities await. But in the last decade, college towns—even some in wintry climates—have ranked high with retiring boomers. Along […]

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01/1/2013

The New Us

The recession hit Sarasota hard. But we’re back, with some surprising changes in our population and character. Wake up, Sarasota. The recession is over. At least it’s starting to seem that way. They’re building houses again, and if people aren’t exactly opening new businesses, they’re thinking about it. You don’t see as many “Room for […]

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01/1/2013

Sarasota’s Top Spas

Ilene Denton is rubbed, scrubbed and soaked at some of Sarasota’s top spas.

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01/1/2013

Upping My Game

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01/1/2013

Top Tickets: January 2013

Ringling Town Hall Longtime editor and writer Walter Isaacson, whose recent biography of the late Steve Jobs has been a best seller, kicks off the Ringling’s Town Hall series with two appearances at the Van Wezel on Jan. 15. To see if any tickets remain, call 925-1343. Circus Sarasota The circus is back! Among the […]

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