May 2012

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FEATURES

BEST OF SARASOTA 2012

It’s here! Our annual readers’ poll and editors’ roundup of the hottest food, shopping, entertainment and services in town.

SCREAM QUEEN

Shanley Caswell grew up on local stages; now she’s making it big in Hollywood as the star of a just-opened horror film. By Kay Kipling.  

AN END TO ALZHEIMER’S

Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute offers new hope for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families with a new drug now in clinical trials. Is a cure at hand? By David Ball.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR
Pam Daniel on our own little digital revolution.

INSIDER
The latest scoop, including Charlie Huisking’s “Art Capital“, Carol Tisch’s shopping finds, one hot dish from chef Judi Gallgher– and more.

* Top Tickets
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 Who’s in Store
* Shopping: Pearl Jam
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 My World: Julie McClure
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 Poll
* Real Estate Junkie 

MR. CHATTERBOX
Mr. C offers his personal “best” of Sarasota list. Best dreadlocks, anyone?

FASHION IQ
Style blogger Heather Dunhill shares looks and loot she loves.

LUXURY HOME
French design for a Lakewood Ranch house, plus Carol Tisch’s best-in-show awards from the Parade of Homes and designer show homes.

* On the Homefront 

HIGHLIGHTS
Kay Kipling’s calendar of May’s top arts and entertainment events.

HEALTH REPORT
Mental wellness events this month, fish oil facts and more. By Hannah Wallace.

FOOD AND WINE
John Bancroft returns to old fave Mediterraneo, takes a bite of the Big easy at Duval’s and samples fresh fare at Carr’s. Plus: Sarasota’s best hot dog!

* What I’m Drinking  

ONLY IN SARASOTA

A serene view of Siesta’s Jim Neville Preserve. Photographed by James Phillips.