April 2012

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FEATURES

INTO THE WILD

Beau Benton and the Dirty Boots Adventure group explore the backcountry of Myakka River State Park.

THE LAND HE SEES 

Bruce Marsh’s large-scale landscape paintings capture nature’s varied beauty and man’s persistent encroachment.

THE NEXT HOT NEIGHBORHOODS

Now is the time to snag a home in these up-and-coming locations. By Robert Plunket.

BEAUTY ON THE BATTERIES

The latest spring styles brighten the crumbling old forts on Tampa Bay’s Egmont Key. Photographs by Troy Plota.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR
Pam Daniel remembers a night lit up by fireflies.

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

* Top Tickets
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 Who’s in Store: Andrew Gwilliam 
* Shopping: Tangerine Dreams 
* My World 
* Poll 

MR. CHATTERBOX
An emergency stay in a hospital gives Mr. C a dose of socialized medicine.

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

HEALTH REPORT
The latest news in dental health and treatments. By Hannah Wallace.

LUXURY HOME
A Polo Club house wins the highest LEED Platinum rating in the world, plus real estate news and advice for condo boards considering a building makeover.

* On the Homefront
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 Top of the Market 

HIGHLIGHTS 
Kay Kipling‘s calendar of April’s best arts and entertainment events.

FOOD AND WINE
John Bancroft celebrates the return of a master chef at the sizzling new Darwin’s on 4th. Plus: tasty seafood combos at Half Shell and cheers to this month’s Florida Winefest.

 * Hot Dish 

ONLY IN SARASOTA
If it’s Sunday in spring, it’s showtime for the Ski-A-Rees.

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