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FEATURES

 

SATURDAY NIGHTS LIVE 

When the sun goes down, we find lots of weekend action at four fun -- and very different --hotspots. BY HANNAH WALLACE

 

AT WATER'S EDGE 

Photographer MARY LOU JOHNSON captures the beauty of Sarasota's sea, sand and sky.

 

CHRISTMAS IN PINECRAFT 

The holidays in this Amish - Mennonite community aren't about gifts or decorations. Instead, they're about heart. BY SHERRY GORE

 

A VACATION SAMPLER 

Whether you're a visitor or resident, these seven Florida-flavored restaurants say, "Welcome to paradise." By Marsha Fottler

 

ENCHANTED GARDEN 

Beautiful botanicals inspire dazzling new jewelry designs. By Carol Tisch, photography by Barbara Banks

 

SOLOMON'S MINE 

Artist and writer Michael Solomon digs into the treasure trove that was the life of his parents, the quintessential Sarasota painter Syd Solomon and his wife, Annie.

 

Departments

 

FROM THE EDITOR 

 

For returning visitors and snowbirds, PAM DANIEL ticks off some ways our city has changed this year.

 

TOP TICKETS 

 

The best shows to see this month.

 

PARTY GIRL 

 

Loren Mayo ascends to shopping heaven at Key to the Cure.

 

MR. CHATTERBOX 

 

For boomers, the new Mall at University Town Center is more than a shopping experience -- it's a metaphor for their lives. Or so says Mr. C.

 

HOME OF THE MONTH

A museum-neighborhood residence blends traditional with modern updates. BY BOB PLUNKET

 

SHOPPING 

 

Carol Tisch spots the best in resort wear and accessories.

 

ONE DAY

Stranded dolphins, tiny turtles and giant injured grouper -- it's all in a day's work for Mote's veterinarian. Photography by Robert Castro

 

THE VACATION GUIDE

Our comprehensive listings of attractions, culture, sports and recreational opportunities and top resorts.

 

2014 VACATION GUIDE: SPORTS

 

2014 VACATION GUIDE: ATTRACTIONS

 

2014 VACATION GUIDE: ACCOMMODATIONS

 

2014 VACATION GUIDE: MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

 

2014 VACATION GUIDE: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

HEALTH 

 

New food and fitness workouts to keep you in the pink. By Hannah Wallace

 

LUXURY HOME 

 

A Lido Key triplex transforms to ultra-cool vacation cottages. Plus, give your bathroom a spa makeover.

 

ONLY IN SARASOTA 

 

Illustrator John Pirman sketches a rustic Gulf-front cottage at the hermitage Artist Retreat.

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