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Archive for April, 2013

04/25/2013

Photo of the Week: Peacock Feathers

Photo of the Week: A peacock preens on Longboat Key.

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04/24/2013

Vintage Sarasota: Entrance to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Entrance to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1927-1960). Regarded as Florida’s number 1 tourist attraction prior to Disney, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is billed as “the greatest show on Earth!” Originally, the Ringling brothers, Phineas Taylor Barnum, and James Anthony Bailey ran their own individual circus shows. Following the […]

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04/23/2013

Actor Dylan McDermott Visits Ringling College

What do you get when a famous actor visits Ringling College of Art and Design? A jam-packed few days that, it turns out, are just as educational for the celebrity as they are for the students.

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04/22/2013

Sarasota’s Whiskey Obsession

I’m a decent fan of bourbon—an interest I picked up from my father. So Friday’s first annual Sarasota Whiskey Obsession Festival at Michael’s On East made for a great father-daughter outing.

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04/18/2013

Photo of the Week – Shadows in the Sunset

A setting sun cradled in the clouds and the silhouettes of beach-goers strolling down the shore…nothing beats a golden Sarasota sunset. Photo by Flickr user Spangles44. 

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04/17/2013

Vintage Sarasota: Lower Main Street

Lower Main Street (ca 1953). This image shows Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. The building in the back center is City Hall, while the Five Points streetlight is pictured in the foreground. Also featured in the photograph is the Orange Blossom Hotel (left), one of the three earliest skyscrapers in Sarasota. — Chelsey Lucas Photo courtesy […]

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04/16/2013

Thanks to Today Show Segment, Pinecraft Takes National Stage

DVR alert! The Today show takes a loving look at Pinecraft for an upcoming segment. A Today crew toured the little Amish-Mennonite community off Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota in late March and taped our friend, Sherry Gore, cooking Amish pot-pie stew with correspondent Sara Haines. (That’s Sara and Sherry hamming it up in the […]

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04/15/2013

Tax Day Cocktail Relief

Just filed your taxes and need some relief? We’ve got just the thing for you, thanks to Jack Dusty mixologist Roy Reig, who’s sharing two recipes for cocktails that we’re sure will either alleviate the pain or be perfect for toasting to your good fortune. Tax Man-Up A hard, stiff cocktail served over one large […]

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04/11/2013

Photo of the Week: Egret in the Waves

A snow-white egret standing among the soothing, hushed colors of the ocean made this an instant favorite! With one leg bent, he looks like he may be meditating while executing a yoga pose. Don’t you feel zen just looking at this? Photo by Matt Cattell. 

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04/8/2013

Tom Brokaw Visits Sarasota

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall concluded its 2013 lecture series with an appearance by veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw, Monday morning at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (Brokaw also appears tonight.) Brokaw met first with a group of journalists backstage, feigning surprise at the number gathered there (“Good Lord, there must be […]

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