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Archive for 2008

12/24/2008

Chrappy Christmas

Our holiday party was a success!   By Hannah Wallace     I hope everyone out there is having a fantastic holiday season thus far. Ours got a great kickoff with our Chrappy Christmas party Friday night. There was a fantastic turnout—about 25 people, predominantly hockey players, as well as other great friends. Lively conversation […]

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12/19/2008

Holiday Spirits

Celebrating the season with a cocktail class at the Ritz.   By Hannah Wallace   OK,  picture this: It’s about 75 degrees outside, and you’re sitting at an outdoor bar with a direct view of the sunset on Sarasota Bay, as two men scurry around behind the bar, explaining how to make eggnog and insisting […]

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12/12/2008

Variations on the Season

Embracing the many sides of Christmas.     By Hannah Wallace   Ok, I’ve about worn my fingers down to the knuckle trying to type Christmas blogs. There’s so much going on, and I love Christmas, and oh, the decisions to make!   Seems everyone around town has a Toys for Tots promotion—which is awesome, […]

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12/4/2008

The Christmas Newsletter

My mother’s holiday domination reaches new levels.   By Hannah Wallace   My mother has decided to send out a family newsletter with her Christmas cards this year. However, being the showbiz veteran that she is, she insists it not be the typical 100,000-word term paper on the history of the Wallaces. That means my […]

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11/26/2008

Loading Up

This year, my Thanksgiving comes with a lot of extras.   By Hannah Wallace     Apparently finishing a feature and frying a turkey didn’t add up to enough stress this week, so I went out and bought a car.   I have to admit, I was expecting a much more horrible experience, but we […]

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11/19/2008

Group Dynamic

I’m still trying to figure out how to socialize as a grownup.   By Hannah Wallace     Every week, Copy Editor Megan and I do our Monday-morning weekend recap. These days, Megan’s actually filling the role of Sarasota Gen-Xer much better than I (which makes me fear for my blog, frankly), but it’s cool […]

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11/11/2008

Creature Encounters

Mote sharks, Salty Dogs, turkeys and hockey goalies.   By Hannah Wallace   Got quite a scare heading home from work one evening last week. I was off in my own world on Tamiami just north of downtown, when a car pulled past me in the other lane. The driver was leaning out of his […]

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11/3/2008

Bananarama

Ah, Halloween. There are no words. But there are pictures. And video. By Hannah Banana   Friday morning, I greet Copy Editor Megan in the parking lot.   And then? We make our entrance.   The Banana Has Landed.   Fortunately, we were not the only ones in costume. As you saw in the video, […]

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10/22/2008

The Big Yellow Fruit Suit

My Halloween costume is perfect—but does it comply with the Sarasota Magazine dress code?   By Hannah Wallace   This past week was filled with so many great experiences that I couldn’t decide what to write about: My meditative post-work jog on Lido Beach, followed by a post-jog, fully clothed swim? Our Saturday night gourmet […]

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10/14/2008

Hockey Highs and Lows

The ups and downs of my tournament weekend.   By Hannah Wallace   It’s a rare weekend that can be described as “good” despite screaming children, three bad falls and a trip to the emergency room. But such is the nature of hockey.   Yeah, I’m sitting here high on Lortab, typing all sideways. I […]

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