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Archive for 2012

11/15/2012

My Closet, My Self

“Closetologist” Jackie Walker on the psychology of our closets.

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11/15/2012

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Your Weekend Top 5 1. The Asolo Rep opens its much-anticipated “All-American Character” season Friday night with the Tony Award-winning musical 1776. Directed by Tony winner Frank Galati (who directed the Asolo’s triumphant My Fair Lady last season), it’s a lively look at the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence—a fitting balm after our […]

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11/15/2012

Photo of the Week: Fog on the Myakka Prairie

  This week’s Photo of the Week–a snapshot of the Myakka prairie–perfectly captures the mood of cool, foggy fall days. Photo by J.T. Dudrow

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11/14/2012

Vintage Sarasota: New Pass Refreshment Stand, 1935

Check out these Sarasotans enjoying a Coca-Cola at New Pass refreshment stand in1935. It’s all smiles and soda in beachy Sarasota! Photo courtesy of Sarasota County History Center

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11/13/2012

Holiday Gift Wrap Gets a Makeover

Emily Brown The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re like us, you’re already getting in the spirit. It’s never too early to buy presents, and with Black Friday coming up soon, it’s time to get in some holiday gift wrapping. We’ve just brought you this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing local art and presents […]

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11/12/2012

Is Saranova Real? Novelist Adam Davies Answers Our Burning Question.

By Megan McDonald You may remember novelist Adam Davies from his story in our July 2011 issue—“The Kate I Knew,” about his friendship with Katharine Hepburn, for which he won a Florida Magazine Association “Best Feature” award—or from his stint as an adjunct writing professor at New College. This month Davies is back with a […]

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11/9/2012

Listen: Bandwidth

By Taylor Meredith In Sarasota Magazine’s November issue, Cooper Levey-Baker acquaints us with some of Sarasota’s talented and unique local bands; here, we’re sharing some of their unique sounds. Have Gun, Will Travel First up: Have Gun, Will Travel. Have Gun produces the kind of music that Levey-Baker suggests Hank Williams and Bob Dylan would […]

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10/31/2012

Cinemania

By Megan McDonald The 23rd annual CineWorld Film Festival is upon us, kicking off November 9 and running through November 18. The 2012 festival features films from all over the world—including the USA, Israel, Germany, Australia, South Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, and more—and screenings will be held primarily at Burns Court Cinemas […]

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09/27/2012

Photo of the Week: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

This week: A lovely detail shot of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. We love the symmetry and the vibrant colors, and Sarasota Bay reflected in the windows and doors. Photo credit: Chris Gladdue

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09/26/2012

Vintage Sarasota: Nokomis Beach Plaza

Nokomis Beach Plaza, Sarasota County’s very first beach pavilion, was completed in 1956 by architect Jack West, a member of the Sarasota School of Architecture. For years, it provided shade and bathrooms to beach-goers, but over time fell into disrepair. Happily, a renovation project completed in 2007 restored the structure to its former glory. In […]

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