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Archive for February, 2013

02/28/2013

Photo of the Week: Beer Can Island

By Taylor Meredith  James Livingston has achieved a neat, colorful perspective of these uprooted trees on the shore of “Beer Can Island” at Long Boat Key. We love the array of textures, highlighted by Livingston’s great composition and depth of field! Photo by James Livingston 

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02/22/2013

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend, 2/22/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. At last, spring training starts this weekend, with the Baltimore Orioles squaring off against the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium, and the Pittsburgh Pirates facing the Atlanta Braves Sunday afternoon at newly renovated McKechnie Field. On Friday from 9:15 a.m. to noon, you can go out to Ed Smith and watch the […]

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02/21/2013

Photo of the Week: Let There Be Light!

By Taylor Meredith Downtown Sarasota has its obvious attractions, and then its more subtle gems that sometimes have to be pointed out. This lit roundabout fits in the latter category, captured by Mike Skelton and appropriately named, “Let There Be Light!” Photo by Mike Skelton   

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02/20/2013

Anne-Marie Slaughter on Women and the Workplace

By Megan McDonald Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter’s name catapulted to the forefront of dinner-table conversations everywhere last year thanks to her controversial article for The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The former director of policy planning for the State Department, Slaughter was inspired to write the piece based on the reactions of her peers […]

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02/14/2013

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend, 2/14/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. Rain or shine, get ready to chill tonight at the Hangar at Flight Source with pop star Jon Secada. (It’s moved indoors from the bayfront Powel Crosley Mansion due to inclement weather.) The Chillounge Night folks bring their chic outdoor lounge furniture to Flight Source for a “Return to Romance”: […]

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02/14/2013

Kimberly Sheintal’s New Book on Sarasota Jewish History

By Taylor Meredith Kim Sheintal, longtime Sarasota resident and author of the new book Jews of Sarasota-Manatee, will be signing copies of the book at Bookstore1Sarasota this Monday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. We caught up with Kim for a quick Q&A about writing the book—and its immediate success. What inspired you to write this book? […]

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02/14/2013

Photo of the Week: A Valentine’s Day Treat

By Taylor Meredith  There is arguably no better time to celebrate Valentine’s Day than during the romantic, golden hour of sunset, accompanied by two frosty glasses of sweet champagne. Photo by Sarasota-Florida-Us.com 

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02/8/2013

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 2/8/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. People are still buzzing about Bill Bowers’ powerful Sarasota debut a couple of years ago. He returns to the Historic Asolo Theater tonight through Saturday with Beyond Words, a poetic mixture of music, monologues and mime that’s part of the Ringling Museum’s intriguing “Art of Our Time” initiative. Photo by David […]

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02/7/2013

Photo of the Week: Birds Under the Bridge

By Taylor Meredith  This unique perspective under a Longboat Key bridge shines some light on one of our favorite feathered friends: the pelican! Next time you’re driving over a bridge, don’t forget to think of what may be relaxing underneath… Photo by Ellen Mack

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02/4/2013

Sarasota Gets Unflattering Mention in Political Series “House of Cards”

By Charlie Huisking  The new political drama series House of Cards is attracting enormous attention, in part because it’s being presented by Netflix rather than a traditional broadcast or cable network. But when I downloaded the second episode over the weekend, I nearly fell out of my chair because Sarasota figured in the plot – as […]

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