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September is our Women’s Travel issue and it’s packed with great information including a feature on discounts at Florida hotels and resorts just for residents. OLLI at Ringling College is back to business and the arts of another year of exciting lectures and talks. They also have a new Director, Dr. Phyllis Brown. Sept. 29 is national coffee day and we have some great new ways to make a brew. Plus returning columns: Good News Dept., Arts News, Dining In (recipes), our calendars and our You’re News column

September is our Women’s Travel issue and it’s packed with great information including a feature on discounts at Florida hotels and resorts just for residents. OLLI at Ringling College is back to business and the arts of another year of exciting lectures and talks. They also have a new Director, Dr. Phyllis Brown. Sept. 29 is national coffee day and we have some great new ways to make a brew. Plus returning columns: Good News Dept., Arts News, Dining In (recipes), our calendars and our You’re News column


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<strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Dr.<br />

Phyllis<br />

Brown<br />

Director of OLLI at<br />

Ringling College<br />

Also in this issue:<br />

■ Women’s Travel Issue<br />

■ National Coffee Day<br />

Sept. 29<br />

■ Arts: Sarasota Art<br />

Museum<br />

■ Arts: Artist Series<br />


941-306-1202<br />

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Season<br />

Opener!<br />

Immediate Relief Beginning<br />

with the First Session:<br />

Chronic Pain: Sciatic, Back, Neck and TMJ<br />


with Key Chorale and Booker High School VPA Choir<br />

October 2, 4 pm • Sarasota Opera House<br />

Violin phenom Alexander Markov unites with his gifted parents Albert<br />

and Marina and the “first family of violin” presents classical favorites.<br />

Alexander and his electric gold violin are then joined by choral artists<br />

for his original composition, Caesar, for electric violin, organ,<br />

choir, percussion, rhythm section, and orchestral musicians.<br />

Migraines, Foggy Brain and<br />

Lack of Concentration<br />

Sight and Eye Problems<br />

Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Shallow Breathing<br />

Digestive and Constipation Issues<br />

Leaky gut and Autoimmune problems<br />

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Depression<br />

Concussions, Brain and Spinal Cord Health<br />


October 27 • 11 am performance followed by lunch<br />

Sarasota Yacht Club<br />

Praised as “a musician of prodigious talent and scintillating personality,”<br />

Anthony Trionfo made his debut at Kennedy Center in 2018.<br />

Albert Cano Smit, his frequent collaborator, won First Prize<br />

at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition<br />

This project is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,<br />

the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25 Florida Statutes); The Exchange; Gulf Coast Community Foundation;<br />

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<strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

contents<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

Louise M. Bruderle<br />

Email: westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

Contributing Writer<br />

Carol Darling<br />

Contributing Photographer<br />

Evelyn England<br />

Art Director/Graphic Designer<br />

Kimberly Carmell<br />

Assistant to the Publisher<br />

Mimi Gato<br />

West Coast Woman is published<br />

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President. All contents of this<br />

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Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs<br />

and artwork are welcome, but return<br />

cannot be guaranteed.<br />

focus on the arts<br />

Are we talking season? Yep! Artist Series<br />

Concerts has 25 concerts during its 27th<br />

season, “Ever Onward.” Their season starts<br />

October 2 and runs through May 14, 2023 and<br />

offers a diverse range of musical experiences<br />

featuring emerging and established classical,<br />

jazz, pops, and chamber artists.<br />

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Email: westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

Here are our columns:<br />

n Out & About: includes<br />

fundraisers, concerts, art exhibits,<br />

lectures, dance, poetry, shows &<br />

performances, theatre, film,<br />

seasonal events and more.<br />

n You’re News: job announcements,<br />

appointments and promotions,<br />

board news, business news and<br />

real estate news.<br />

September is a great time to travel. Florida residents<br />

get special discounts at a variety of hotels and<br />

resorts across the state. Want to stay closer to<br />

home? Check out our feature on resort passes<br />

at local hotels. And how about going somewhere<br />

different in Florida? We have suggestions on lesserknown<br />

places. Plus safety tips and lots more.<br />

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email:<br />

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website:<br />

www.westcoastwoman.com<br />

happening this month<br />

Did you know…National Coffee<br />

Day is on September 29? A<br />

great day to raise a mug and<br />

toast the juice of the bean.<br />

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west coast<br />

WOMAN<br />

departments<br />

4 editor’s letter<br />

7 Out & About: listings for things to do<br />

9 healthier you: tips to stop smoking<br />

13 focus on the arts: Artist Series<br />

Concerts’ upcoming season<br />

14 focus on the arts: Sarasota Art<br />

Museum<br />

15 health feature: Craniosacral Therapy<br />

16 west coast woman:<br />

Dr. Phyllis Brown, Director of OLLI<br />

at Ringling College<br />

women’s travel issue<br />

18 feature: all about resort passes<br />

19 feature: Lesser known Florida<br />

attractions<br />

20 feature: Deals for Florida residents<br />

at hotels and resorts<br />

22 happening this month: National<br />

Coffee Day<br />

24 you’re news<br />

26 arts news<br />

28 dining in: Keep it light, a bit sweet<br />

and easy to prepare<br />

30 good news depart.<br />

■ on the cover: Photo of West Coast Woman Dr. Phyllis Brown, Director of OLLI at Ringling College at the Sarasota Art Museum, part of Ringling College.<br />

■ Photo by Evelyn England<br />

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just some<br />

thoughts<br />

Louise Bruderle<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

West Coast Woman Dr. Phyllis Brown<br />

Dr. Phyllis Brown<br />

Photo by Evelyn England<br />

In October, we’ll have our first Lifelong<br />

Learning issue of this season and how perfect<br />

to have Dr. Phyllis Brown, Director of the<br />

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at<br />

Ringling College, as this month’s profile.<br />

Dr. Brown has more than 30 years of<br />

experience in higher education and has lived<br />

in our area for the past 20 years. We spoke<br />

at the Sarasota Art Museum that houses not<br />

only the Museum’s art exhibits, but also OLLI<br />

and Ringling’s Continuing Studies, Studio +<br />

Digital Arts program.<br />

I had the opportunity to meet with<br />

her and learn about her background and<br />

her vision for OLLI, but you can also meet her at their September 8 Fall<br />

Preview. While there, you’ll learn about the upcoming semester which<br />

starts on September 28.<br />

OLLI will be showcasing some of their lectures on September 8: The<br />

Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Democracy and the Electoral College,<br />

New Yorker Magazine Conversations, Women of the American Songbook,<br />

Living Green and Helping the Environment, The American Indian<br />

Wars, Improv Brain Games, The Class of 1865 and Walking Tours of<br />

Sarasota Art. Talk about eclectic!<br />

RSVP: by September 5 by emailing olli@ringling.edu or by calling<br />

941-309-5111.<br />

Mental Health Fitness<br />

How many push-ups can you do in two hours? Challenge your friends to<br />

a friendly competition, or push yourself to beat your personal record – all<br />

while having fun and raising money and awareness for mental health.<br />

JFCS of the Suncoast is hosting the Push-Up<br />

Challenge and Fundraiser for Mental Health<br />

on Sept. 24. The event, which is a fundraiser,<br />

health fair and push-up challenge, will be<br />

held at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum from<br />

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.<br />

It’s really about the participation, not<br />

competition,” JFCS chief development officer<br />

Ron Katz Katz said. “We want people to feel<br />

good about what they personally accomplish,<br />

and feel good about helping to raise money<br />

for a great cause.” All ages and skill levels are<br />

welcome; participants can do traditional pushups, wall pushups, knee<br />

pushups or other modified forms.<br />

Throughout the morning, participants can also loosen up with guidance<br />

from a yoga instructor, receive chair massages, and learn about the<br />

connection between physical and mental health from local experts.<br />

“Regular exercise of any kind is key to helping improve mood and<br />

mental health for people of all ages and abilities,” said Claudia Baeza,<br />

owner of Pineapple Studios + Cycling Downtown SRQ, who is participating<br />

in the challenge. “Exercise works its magic in several ways. It<br />

supports brain health and helps create new nerve cells. It strengthens<br />

memory and learning. And it improves emotional regulation when adversity<br />

hits while enhancing confidence and self-esteem.”<br />

While registration is free, participants are encouraged to raise a minimum<br />

of $200 ($100 for students), which earns a free yoga mat. Everyone will<br />

receive a free event T-shirt and lunch. Friends and family who attend to<br />

support participants also will receive free admission to the car museum.<br />

The JFCS has a goal of raising $60,000 for its counseling services<br />

through Push for Mental Health. Donations will help provide access to<br />

counseling for those who have mental health needs, regardless of age or<br />

circumstance. For more information about the JFCS, visit JFCS-Cares.<br />

org or call 941-366-2224.<br />

Any Excuse to Post a<br />

Cat Photo Dept.<br />

Love cats? Then sign up for Catify Ceramics, a<br />

ceramics painting event supporting Cat Depot in<br />

Sarasota. The event will be held on September 22<br />

from 5-7pm in Cat Depot’s Community Center.<br />

An instructor from The Artful Giraffe will be<br />

leading the class. You will get to choose from<br />

several ceramic styles to paint. The sign up fee supports the kitties that<br />

they care for. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3zX4lw8.<br />

Women’s Travel issue<br />

If you’re a Florida resident, you’re in luck,<br />

travel-wise. There are lots of discounts this<br />

time of year at many resorts and hotels in<br />

Florida - just show proof of residency and<br />

get a discount or lots of nice add-ons. That’s<br />

part of the content in this month’s Women’s<br />

Travel issue. You’ll also find an article on<br />

the resort pass as well as lesser known travel<br />

destinations in Florida. Plus, there are lots<br />

of travel tips to help make things go smoother.<br />

Support Boys & Girls Clubs<br />

of Manatee<br />

Join in for the Play for a Purpose<br />

Cornhole Tournament hosted<br />

by MVP Sports and Social Club<br />

and Motorworks Brewing on<br />

September 17. All proceeds will<br />

support the purchase of volleyball<br />

equipment for Boys & Girls<br />

Clubs of Manatee County. Come<br />

out for a day of friendly competition and help support their volleyball<br />

program. Motorworks Brewing is located at 1014 9th St. W., Bradenton.<br />

Check-in starts at 11 a.m.; tournament begins at noon. There are three<br />

divisions: beginner, intermediate and expert. There will be a 50/50 raffle,<br />

music, door prizes and more. Food and beverages available for purchase.<br />

Age 21 and over. $25/team; $15/individual. Register at https://4agc.com/<br />

commerce_pages.<br />

Annual UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Plant Sale Oct. 8<br />

The 16th Annual Master<br />

Gardener Volunteer Plant<br />

Sale and EdFest is set for 8:30<br />

a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October<br />

8, at the UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County office and<br />

grounds, Twin Lakes Park,<br />

6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.<br />

Admission is free, with<br />

plant purchases available by<br />

cash or check. Proceeds benefit<br />

the Sarasota County Master<br />

Gardener Volunteer program.<br />

Choose from among hundreds of shrubs, trees, palms, annuals, herbs<br />

and other plant varieties identified as “Florida-friendly” by the University<br />

of Florida, and get gardening and landscaping advice from Extension-trained<br />

Master Gardener Volunteers.<br />

EdFest booths and demonstrations will highlight the programs and<br />

services offered through Extension.Info: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota/<br />

Coming up at WCW<br />

• October - Lifelong Learning Issue<br />

• October - Women’s Health Issue<br />

Want more details? Email us at <strong>wcw</strong>newspaper@aol.com and learn<br />

about our great advertising offers.<br />

Louise Bruderle | Editor and Publisher |<br />

westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

We welcome your thoughts and comments on this column and on other columns and features in this issue.<br />

You can reach us at westcoastwoman@comcast.net. We’re on the web at www.WestCoastWoman.com.<br />

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Artist Series<br />

Concerts of<br />

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota<br />

will present 25 concerts during<br />

its 27th season, Ever Onward.<br />

The season runs from October 2<br />

through May 14, 2023 and offers<br />

a diverse range of musical experiences<br />

featuring emerging and established<br />

classical, jazz, pops, and chamber<br />

artists presented at nine venues<br />

throughout Sarasota County.<br />

The season opens October 2 with<br />

a concert in the Virtuoso Violins<br />

Series presented at Sarasota Opera<br />

House. The Magnificent Markovs<br />

features Alexander, Albert, and<br />

Marina Markov, the “first family of<br />

the violin.” The concert features Alexander<br />

Markov playing his original<br />

composition, Caesar, on his gold<br />

electric violin, accompanied by Key<br />

Chorale and Booker High School VPA<br />

Choir. He will also be joined by his renowned<br />

violinist parents to perform<br />

classical favorites.<br />

The Lunch & Listen Series moves to<br />

the Sarasota Yacht Club this season.<br />

This series spotlights gifted young artists<br />

in concert at 11 a.m. followed by<br />

lunch at 12:15 p.m. Prize winners Anthony<br />

Trionfo, flute and Albert Cano<br />

Smit, piano, present the first concert<br />

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Special Events<br />

The 17th Annual Sustainable<br />

Communities Workshop presented<br />

by UF/IFAS will take place both virtually<br />

and in person on November<br />

1. The theme of “Advancing Climate<br />

Solutions,” will bring the community<br />

together to discuss sustainability priorities.<br />

Expert speakers will provide<br />

up-to-date information on several different<br />

sustainability topics including<br />

carbon sequestration, regenerative<br />

agriculture, water quality, equity, climate<br />

change, and more. Visit exhibitor<br />

booths to network with businesses<br />

and community groups.<br />

To learn more about speakers,<br />

agenda, and other event updates,<br />

visit: scgov.net/SustainableCommunities.<br />

Registration fee includes access<br />

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or virtually. Questions? Call 941-861-<br />

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a.m.-4 p.m. at Harry Sudakoff Conference<br />

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All Faiths Food Bank is hosting its<br />

third annual Autumn Harvest Dinner<br />

on September 30 at 6.30 p.m. in<br />

the organization’s warehouse (8171<br />

Blaikie Ct., Sarasota). The long-table<br />

dinner is part of the Autumn Harvest<br />

campaign, which raises funds for<br />

produce programs that provide fresh<br />

fruits and vegetables to neighbors<br />

struggling with hunger. Catered dinner<br />

by Michael’s on East.<br />

Tickets: https://allfaithsfoodbank.<br />

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St. Armands Circle’s Sunset Yoga<br />

is is on the inner circle, and will<br />

run through the end of September.<br />

Yoga enthusiasts can relax, stretch,<br />

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The class will be led by Liana Sheintal<br />

Bryant will be held on September<br />

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public. For more information, and<br />

to RSVP, visit the Facebook event<br />

page, https://www.facebook.com.<br />

The St. Armands Circle Business<br />

Improvement District has a Summer<br />

Concert Series. Residents and visitors<br />

are invited to enjoy this free monthly<br />

series featuring various jazz performers.<br />

Bring lawn chairs and blankets<br />

for a family-friendly, jazzy trio of<br />

shows featuring Big Band Concert on<br />

September 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.<br />

For information, visit https://starmandscircleassoc.com/events-happenings/<br />

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On September 21, Forty Carrots<br />

has its annual speakers event. Free<br />

and open to the public, it’s a virtual<br />

educational event featuring experts<br />

in the field of early childhood education<br />

and child-rearing.<br />

Presented by Community Foundation<br />

of Sarasota County, this 20th<br />

anniversary presentation is “THRIV-<br />

ERS: The Surprising Reasons Why<br />

Some Kids Struggle and Others<br />

Shine” featuring Dr. Michele Borba.<br />

In this session, parents, caregivers<br />

and educators will learn seven traits<br />

that science says matter most in happiness<br />

and success (even more than<br />

IQ and grades) and help kids thrive<br />

both now and later. This session will<br />

offer hands-on tools to raise successful,<br />

self-reliant, and less-pressured<br />

kids who thrive in school and life.<br />

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On September 17, 1-4 p.m., the<br />

Sarasota Opera Food and Wine Festival<br />

(formerly Taste of Downtown) will<br />

take place at Sarasota Opera House<br />

after a two-year break. Local restaurants<br />

will gather to serve tasty bites,<br />

wine, and other treats as a benefit for<br />

Sarasota Youth Opera.<br />

Throughout the event, there will be<br />

performances from the Youth Opera<br />

chorus and Sarasota Opera artists,<br />

as well as raffles and other activities.<br />

Tickets are $75, and can be purchased<br />

at www.sarasotaopera.org/<br />

foodandwinefest or at (941) 328-1300.<br />

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All Faiths Food Bank is hosting its third annual Autumn Harvest Dinner on September 30 in the organization’s warehouse<br />

(8171 Blaikie Ct., Sarasota). Tickets: https://allfaithsfoodbank.org/autumn-harvest/.<br />

How many push-ups can you do<br />

in two hours? Put your friends up<br />

to a friendly competition, or challenge<br />

yourself to beat your personal<br />

record – all while having fun and<br />

raising money for mental health.<br />

Join JFCS on September 24 at their<br />

first Push for Mental Health. The event,<br />

which is both a fundraiser and health<br />

fair, will be held at the Sarasota Classic<br />

Car Museum (your push-up participation<br />

includes free admission to the<br />

museum). Donations will help provide<br />

access to counseling to those in our<br />

community who have mental health<br />

needs, regardless of age or circumstance.<br />

All levels of fitness are welcome.<br />

For business sponsorship information,<br />

call (941) 366-2224, ext. 142.<br />

Enjoy live music, art and atmosphere<br />

in the Museum of Art Courtyard<br />

during Ringling Underground<br />

8-11 p.m. This event features an<br />

eclectic mix of local and regional live<br />

music. Check out up-and-coming<br />

artists displaying their work in the<br />

Museum of Art Courtyard. October<br />

6: Ringling 6ft Underground;<br />

November 3: Foodways.<br />

Tickets available 30 days prior to<br />

each event. https://www.ringling.<br />

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Tickets for the 28th annual<br />

Brunch on the Bay, the benefit<br />

event for the University of South<br />

Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus<br />

on November 6, are now on sale.<br />

Brunch on the Bay has raised over<br />

$6.5 million, including a record<br />

setting $450,000 in 2021, and aided<br />

more than 2,000 students.<br />

The campus needs to expand,<br />

and plans are underway. The<br />

Sarasota-Manatee campus along<br />

U.S. 41 near the Manatee-Sarasota<br />

county line has outgrown the<br />

130,000-square-foot Crosley Academic<br />

Center, its home since 2006.<br />

In addition to scholarships, this<br />

year’s Brunch on the Bay will support<br />

a next level of initiatives – including<br />

construction of a planned Nursing/<br />

STEM building – that will create new<br />

academic and research opportunities<br />

for students and faculty and grow the<br />

invaluable partnership between the<br />

Sarasota-Manatee campus and the<br />

larger community.<br />

The $61.7 million, 75,000-squarefoot<br />

Nursing/STEM building, currently<br />

in the planning and design<br />

stages, will double the size of the<br />

campus’s nursing program; increase<br />

new majors in the health disciplines<br />

and other programs; and fill the need<br />

on campus for teaching and clinical<br />

labs and research facilities.<br />

Visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/<br />

brunch for tickets.<br />

HD at the Sarasota<br />

Opera House<br />

HD at Sarasota Opera House:<br />

• September 11, 1:30 p.m. Rigoletto—This<br />

video recording of Verdi’s<br />

masterpiece celebrates 171 years<br />

since its premiere in 1851. Director<br />

Oliver Mears brings this timeless<br />

tragedy into the modern world in<br />

this Royal Opera House production,<br />

conducted by Sir Antonio<br />

Pappano. Cast includes Carlos Álvarez,<br />

Liparit Avetisyan, Lisette Oropesa,<br />

Brindley Sherratt, and Ramona<br />

Zaharia.<br />

• September 25, 1:30 p.m. Der Rosenkavalier<br />

— Elisabeth Schwarzkopf<br />

stars in her signature role as the<br />

Marschallin in this Salzburg Festival<br />

production of Richard Strauss’<br />

great work. Also starring Sena Jurinac,<br />

Anneliese Rothenberger,<br />

Otto Edelmann. The Vienna Philharmonic<br />

Orchestra is conducted by<br />

Herbert von Karajan.<br />

Classic Movies at the Opera<br />

House (Fridays at 7:30 p.m.):<br />

• September 23, 7:30 p.m.—Harvey.<br />

This 1950 comedy-drama, directed<br />

by Henry Koster, stars James Stewart<br />

and Josephine Hull. The story is<br />

about a man whose best friend is<br />

a pooka named Harvey, a 6 ft. 3 ½<br />

inch tall white invisible rabbit, and<br />

the ensuing debacle when the<br />

man’s sister tries to have him committed<br />

to a sanatorium.<br />

Information and tickets can be<br />

found at SarasotaOpera.org or by<br />

calling (941) 328-1300.<br />

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Bookstore1Sarasota<br />

has this event<br />

September 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.<br />

Banned Book Club presents “The<br />

Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret<br />

Atwood. From The Banned Book Club<br />

led by Bryn Durgin. This month’s<br />

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selection is “The Handmaid’s Tale” by<br />

Margaret Atwood.Held at their new<br />

store location at 117 S. Pineapple Ave,<br />

but you can choose to join via Zoom<br />

instead. The only cost: The price of<br />

the book ($16), which includes your<br />

copy of The Handmaid’s Tale to be<br />

picked up anytime before the event.<br />

The Handmaid’s Tale won the 1985<br />

Governor General’s Literary Award<br />

for English-language fiction and was<br />

shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize,<br />

yet is among the most challenged publications<br />

in American history.<br />

This dystopian novel explores<br />

themes of women in subjugation and<br />

the various means by which they gain<br />

agency. It has been adapted into a television<br />

series, which began airing on<br />

Hulu in 2017 and the book has never<br />

gone out of print since its first publication<br />

in 1985.<br />

Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple<br />

Ave., Sarasota. https://www.sarasotabooks.com/.<br />

At The Bishop<br />

On exhibit: Did you know that<br />

different imaging technologies can<br />

reveal hidden and intricate details<br />

about natural phenomena and cultural<br />

artifacts? The exhibition Picturing<br />

Science: Museum Scientists and<br />

Imaging Technologies will show you<br />

more. This new limited-time exhibition<br />

in The Bishop’s Gallery 1 features<br />

more than 20 sets of large-format<br />

prints and showcases work by scientists<br />

at the American Museum of Natural<br />

History as well as items from The<br />

Bishop’s own collections.<br />

The images featured were created in<br />

pursuit of scientific knowledge — but<br />

the work also resulted in visually arresting<br />

art. The exhibition will allow<br />

you to explore how imaging technologies<br />

— including infrared photography,<br />

scanning electron microscopy,<br />

and computed tomography (CT) —<br />

make it possible to examine and analyze<br />

a range of specimens and phenomena<br />

at levels of detail previously<br />

unimaginable, advancing science and<br />

providing new insights into the visual<br />

splendor of the universe.<br />

The Bishop Museum of Science<br />

and Nature, 201 10th St. West,<br />

Bradenton. www.BishopScience.org.<br />

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UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County<br />

Lectures<br />

September 6 — Shared Spaces:<br />

Creating Your Edible Garden<br />

Learn tips to create your very own<br />

veggie garden. This webinar is ideal<br />

for someone interested in learning site<br />

considerations for creating a shared<br />

space like a community garden or<br />

school garden. Register for this event<br />

only at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

Learn tips to create your very own<br />

veggie garden. This webinar is ideal<br />

for someone interested in learning site<br />

considerations for creating a shared<br />

space like a community garden or<br />

school garden. Register for this event<br />

only at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

There will be a brief time for questions,<br />

too. Registration recommended.<br />

Educator: Mindy Hanak, Community<br />

and School Garden Coordinator, UF/<br />

IFAS Extension Sarasota County.<br />

• September 6— Wild Sarasota:<br />

Hummingbirds of Florida (webinar).<br />

Take a virtual walk on the wild side...<br />

of Sarasota, with Dr. Katherine Clements,<br />

ecology and natural resources<br />

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out and about continued<br />

educator. Learn more about these tiny<br />

but tantalizing birds which are a wonder<br />

to behold. Register early at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

• September 22 — Bay-Friendly Fertilizing<br />

(webinar). Learn about our<br />

Bay-Friendly Fertilizing Tool, which<br />

will help you calculate your fertilizer<br />

needs for your turf. Fertilizer can be<br />

important for maintaining a healthy<br />

lawn, but too much is bad for the bay.<br />

You’ll learn about a new tool to help<br />

you calculate the amount of fertilizer<br />

you should apply throughout the year<br />

and the best time to apply fertilizer<br />

outside of the blackout period. Register<br />

for this event only at ufsarasotaext.<br />

eventbrite.com<br />

• October 6 — Healthy Homes (webinar).<br />

A healthy home leads to a<br />

healthier you. Learn how you can<br />

improve the health of your home.A<br />

healthy home leads to a healthier you.<br />

This class will explore the different<br />

elements that make up the indoor environment<br />

quality of your home and<br />

how they can affect your health, happiness,<br />

and well-being. You will learn<br />

different ways to manage the indoor<br />

environment quality of your home,<br />

and how to manage pests and mold.<br />

Register early for this event at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

Instructors: Dr. Maria Portelos-Rometo,<br />

Family and Consumer<br />

Sciences agent, UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County, Carol Wyatt-Evens,<br />

Chemicals in the Environment agent,<br />

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.,<br />

and Alia Garrett, Sustainability Outreach<br />

Coordinator, UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County.<br />

For questions or further information,<br />

call 941-861-5000.<br />

Elling Eide Center<br />

Arboretum Tours<br />

and Lectures<br />

At the Elling Eide Center:<br />

• September 10: John Balaban, author<br />

and translator.<br />

• September 26: Dr. Yanning Wang,<br />

Associate Professor of Chinese,<br />

Florida State University<br />

Register for upcoming events on<br />

Eventbrite.<br />

Also at the Center, join docent<br />

Norman Burr on a 90-minute trek<br />

through their historic grounds. Walk<br />

through the arboretum and learn<br />

about rare, interesting, and exotic<br />

plants. Norman will discuss the geologic<br />

history of Florida and how plant<br />

life evolved. He will also share the<br />

history of the inhabitants of the Elling<br />

Eide Center from pre-history to today.<br />

Then, venture inside and see Elling<br />

Eide’s personal collection of Asian art<br />

and artifacts. Arboretum Tours are held<br />

every Tuesday/Thursday of every week.<br />

Register at www.ellingoeide.org for the<br />

Arboretum Tour and their other events.<br />

Elling Eide Center, 8000 South Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota. Admission: $5. Tour<br />

is 2 hours with 60 minutes of the tour is<br />

outside and 30 minutes of the tour is of<br />

the inside of the Eide Center.<br />

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Lots of Fun<br />

Outdoor Events<br />

The Palm Avenue First Friday<br />

Walks in downtown Sarasota gives<br />

art lovers a backdoor peek without<br />

the hustle and bustle of the crowds<br />

but with the cool breeze and moonlight<br />

sky the evening brings. The<br />

event is held the first Friday of every<br />

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month, running 6-9<br />

p.m. The next ones<br />

are on September 2<br />

and October 7. Info:<br />

https://palmave.com/<br />

Start your Saturday<br />

with a sunrise stretch<br />

at The Sarasota Farmers<br />

Market. They offer<br />

free, weekly sunrise<br />

yoga to downtown<br />

Sarasota. Participants<br />

meet at the Mermaid<br />

Fountain in Paul<br />

Thorpe Park, near<br />

the Intersection of<br />

Pineapple and Lemon<br />

Avenues. Enjoy Artful<br />

Movement with Bianca,<br />

a 45-minute guided<br />

practice accompanied<br />

by a playlist to<br />

match the intention.<br />

Starting at 7 a.m.,<br />

participants will enjoy<br />

a gentle yoga flow<br />

suitable for all ages<br />

and levels. The weekly<br />

45-minute yoga<br />

practice will focus<br />

on movements that<br />

foster inner and outer<br />

balance.<br />

For information, call 941-225-9256 or<br />

visit sarasotafarmersmarket.org/yoga<br />

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The Van Wezel Friday Fest events<br />

are an outdoor concert series that<br />

provides the community with free<br />

events to September, showcasing the<br />

best of local bands from Sarasota and<br />

Bradenton. Friday Fest brings together<br />

a wide variety of talented artists<br />

along with food trucks and drink<br />

stations on the Van Wezel lawn along<br />

the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront.<br />

Next up: Jah Movement on September<br />

16.<br />

Info: https://www.vanwezel.org/<br />

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Marie Selby<br />

Botanical Gardens<br />

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens<br />

has Flora Imaginaria: The Flower<br />

in Contemporary Photography<br />

through September 25 at the Downtown<br />

Sarasota campus.<br />

The Flower in Contemporary Photography<br />

will feature a bouquet of flower<br />

imagery drawn from many different<br />

genres of photography produced over<br />

the past three decades (1990–2020).<br />

The photographs in the show will<br />

highlight the beauty and diversity of<br />

flowers, which have long been appreciated<br />

aesthetically for their colors<br />

and forms, as well as for their decorative<br />

potential and symbolic power.<br />

More than 70 prints by some 50 photographers<br />

from around the globe<br />

will be featured. Their varied work<br />

will be displayed both inside, in the<br />

Museum of Botany & the Arts, and<br />

outside in the Gardens, providing<br />

visitors a unique encounter with art<br />

in the context of nature. Many of the<br />

images have never previously been<br />

featured in a major exhibition.<br />

Information: www.selby.org.<br />

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At The Ringling<br />

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Florida Studio Theatre has The Jersey Tenors - Part II. The group is<br />

an opera/rock by the legendary music of artists like Buddy Holly, Elvis,<br />

Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. Runs to September 11.<br />

Ballroom Florida: Deco & Desire<br />

in Japan’s Jazz Age is on view to September<br />

25. This exhibition celebrates<br />

a recent gift of six paintings from<br />

Mary and Robert Levenson by Enomoto<br />

Chikatoshi (1898–1973) and a photograph<br />

by Hamaya Hiroshi (1915–<br />

1999) depicting the women of the<br />

Florida and its chic décor. The exhibition<br />

is augmented with loans that<br />

elaborate on themes that define this<br />

group of artworks: Art Deco design,<br />

the exotic, and elegant pleasures.<br />

The Ringling also has “The world is<br />

just so small, now: Works on paper<br />

from The Ringling’s Collection of<br />

Modern and Contemporary Art” on<br />

view through October 23.<br />

The exhibition’s title, The world is<br />

just so small, now, is borrowed from<br />

the first stanza of a poem by Brazilian<br />

artist Abraão Batista. Bringing together<br />

additional prints, watercolors, and<br />

drawings by artists working on paper,<br />

the exhibition highlights the medium<br />

as fundamental to the artists’ practice.<br />

Assembled from The Ringling’s<br />

collection of contemporary works on<br />

paper, most of the pieces are on display<br />

for the first time since their recent<br />

acquisition through purchase or donation.<br />

Shown along with these are several<br />

rarely seen lithographs, woodblocks,<br />

and a relief print on glass acquired between<br />

the early 1960s and late 1990s.<br />

This exhibition is located in the<br />

Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery<br />

for Contemporary Art and features the<br />

work of Abel Barroso, Abraão Batista,<br />

Romare Bearden, Sandra Cinto,<br />

Francesco Clemente, Elisabeth Condon,<br />

Mary Beth Edelson, Leon Hicks,<br />

Corita Kent, Hung Liu, Jason Middlebrook,<br />

Ibrahim Miranda, Duke Riley,<br />

John Scott, David Alfaro Siqueiros,<br />

Cauleen Smith, Linda Stein, Howie<br />

Tsui, and William Villalongo.<br />

The John and Mable Ringling<br />

Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd.,<br />

Sarasota. Info: www.ringling.org.<br />

Theatre<br />

Discover Sarasota Tours has<br />

their Murder Mystery and Haunted<br />

Sarasota theatrical shows on their<br />

trolley.<br />

• Running every Friday at 8<br />

p.m.: Haunted Sarasota, Mummies,<br />

Murder & Mayhem. Explore Sarasota’s<br />

spooky side on this interactive<br />

tour of haunted buildings, unsolved<br />

crimes, and ghostly tales with ghost<br />

hostess, Mary Whittaker and several<br />

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mystery spirits. $49.99<br />

(includes free beer/<br />

wine). 12 and over.<br />

• Running every Saturday<br />

night: Murder<br />

Mystery Trolley:<br />

Who Killed The<br />

Circus Queen? Fun<br />

interactive musical<br />

where you are part of<br />

the show. Solve the<br />

mystery of Dahlia<br />

the queen of the high<br />

wire while you drive<br />

to various circus spots<br />

made famous in Circus<br />

City USA. $49.99<br />

(includes free beer/<br />

wine). 12 and over.<br />

They’re located at<br />

1826 4th Street. Book<br />

online: DiscoverSarasotaTours.com<br />

or call<br />

941-260-9818.<br />

Florida Studio<br />

Theatre has its Summer<br />

Cabaret Series.<br />

Here’s what’s on:<br />

• The Jersey Tenors<br />

- Part II, a new show<br />

created and conceived<br />

by Brian Noonan, who co-founded<br />

The Jersey Tenors about fifteen years<br />

ago. The group is an opera/rock by<br />

the legendary music of artists like<br />

Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis,<br />

and more, this Inspired new revue<br />

reignites Rock & Roll classics with<br />

sizzle, showmanship, and style. The<br />

four-piece band brings the best of<br />

the ‘50s and ‘60s to Sarasota with<br />

such hits as “It’s So Easy,” “Rave On,”<br />

“Johnny B. Goode,” and more. Runs<br />

to September 11.<br />

• Smoke & Mirrors begins August 3.<br />

Hamilton Orr will stop at nothing to<br />

get what he wants. A top Hollywood<br />

director, Hamilton comes up with a<br />

deadly scheme to gain control over a<br />

multi-million-dollar film.<br />

• New York State of Mind: All the<br />

Hits of Billy Joel With the Uptown<br />

Boys. Begins August 9. With more<br />

than 40 years of cumulative work<br />

on some of Broadway’s biggest hits,<br />

The Uptown Boys use Billy Joel’s rich<br />

songbook as a way to share their<br />

stories of life, love, and trying to<br />

make it in New York City. Whether<br />

you’re a fan of Billy Joel’s entire catalogue<br />

or just a casual listener, The<br />

Uptown Boys have something to<br />

satisfy everyone. Featuring such hits<br />

as “Only The Good Die Young,” “For<br />

the Longest Time,” “Piano Man,”<br />

and many more you know and love.<br />

FST Improv has:<br />

• We’re Doomed — September 3, 17,<br />

and 24<br />

• Thank You for Being a Friend<br />

– September 10 only<br />

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N.<br />

Palm Avenue, Sarasota. (941) 366-<br />

9000. Visit FloridaStudioTheatre.org<br />

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Venice Theatre has God’s Country<br />

running Sept. 9-25. A riveting,<br />

highly theatrical docudrama<br />

about those dedicated to revolution<br />

against the U.S. government and<br />

the expulsion from “God’s Country”<br />

of non-Aryans. Three narrative<br />

spines are skillfully interwoven in<br />

this thought-provoking, unsettling,<br />

and challenging fare that examines<br />

America’s dark soul, and asks,<br />

“What can/should we do about it?”<br />

• From Sept. 16- Oct. 2 they’ll have<br />

The Revolutionists. Four bodacious<br />

women lose their heads (literally)<br />

in this irreverent, women-centered<br />

tragicomedy set during the French<br />

Revolution. This witty, thought-provoking,<br />

raucously funny adventure<br />

was inventively conceived by one of<br />

today’s most-produced American<br />

playwrights.<br />

•Oct. 7 - 16 will be Arabian Nights.<br />

Through a mixture of song, dance,<br />

puppetry, and illusion, these magical<br />

folk stories of the Islamic Golden<br />

Age deliver a message of acceptance,<br />

freedom and forgiveness.<br />

Venice Theatre is at 140 Tampa<br />

Ave. W., Venice. Info: https://venice<br />

theatre.org/events/<br />

The Players Centra has Side by<br />

Side by Sondheim, Sept. 8-18. This<br />

revue celebrates the wit and genius of<br />

musical theatre’s most influential artist,<br />

who searched for what it means to<br />

be alive. Get ready to laugh, cry and<br />

fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly<br />

true and music that captures<br />

the soaring emotions of a new<br />

generation with Side by Side by Sondheim.<br />

Simple and unpretentious,<br />

this Tony Award-winning musical is<br />

a perfect introduction to the work of<br />

this contemporary master and a must<br />

for diehard fans. https://www.theplayers.org/shows/.<br />

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RENT is at Manatee Performing<br />

Arts Center September 14-October<br />

2 in the 80-seat Studio Theatre.<br />

Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer<br />

Prize-winning musical that shaped<br />

a generation of audiences and taught<br />

us all to measure our life in love.<br />

Set in the East Village of New York<br />

City, Rent is about falling in love,<br />

finding your voice and living for<br />

today. Rent has become a pop cultural<br />

phenomenon with songs that rock<br />

and a story that resonates with audiences<br />

of all ages. https://www.manateeperformingartscenter.com<br />

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Key Chorale<br />

Coming up is Equinox: A Celtic<br />

Celebration on September 24. Tenor<br />

Brad Diamond joins Foley’s All-Star<br />

Irish Band and Key Chorale performing<br />

jigs, reels, folk songs, and choral<br />

music inspired by the Emerald Isle.<br />

• Magnificent Markovs – Artist Series<br />

Concerts Collaboration, is on<br />

October 2. Featuring the gold electric<br />

violin of violinist and composer Alexander<br />

Markov, with choir, piano,<br />

strings and rhythm section.<br />

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At The Van Wezel<br />

Comedy legends Rita Rudner<br />

and Robert Klein are on the Van<br />

Wezel stage on February 22, 2023.<br />

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas<br />

since she opened as one of the hottest<br />

tickets in town in June 2000, Rita<br />

Rudner is known for her epigrammatic<br />

one-liners. Over the course of<br />

a multi-year run she sold almost two<br />

million tickets, grossed over a hundred<br />

million dollars and became the<br />

longest-running solo female comedy<br />

show in the history of Las Vegas.<br />

Robert Klein received a Tony Award<br />

nomination for Best Actor and won<br />

a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle<br />

Award for his performance in the hit<br />

Neil Simon musical, They’re Playing<br />

Our Song. In 1993, Klein won an Obie<br />

and the Outer Critics Circle Award for<br />

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8 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

healthier you<br />

The Harms of<br />

Tobacco Use<br />

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ach year, in the United<br />

States alone, there<br />

are 480,000 deaths due<br />

to tobacco-related illness.<br />

This is only the tip<br />

of the iceberg when it comes to the<br />

impact of tobacco use in our country.<br />

For each death caused by tobacco,<br />

there are at least 5 people living<br />

with a serious tobacco related illness.<br />

Tobacco use is the number one<br />

preventable cause of death and<br />

leads to disease and disability.<br />

Tobacco can lead to many different<br />

cancers and chronic health issues<br />

throughout the body. In fact, tobacco<br />

harms nearly every organ<br />

system of the body, from the top<br />

of the head all the way down to the<br />

tip of the toes. Some of these cancer<br />

and chronic conditions include:<br />

• Asthma<br />

• Buerger’s Disease<br />

• Lung Cancer<br />

• Oral Cancer<br />

• Popcorn Lung<br />

• Pneumonia<br />

• Emphysema<br />

• Chronic Obstructive<br />

Pulmonary Disease (COPD)<br />

• Diabetes<br />

• Gum (Periodontal) Disease<br />

• Heart Disease<br />

• Stroke<br />

• Reduced fertility<br />

• Vision Loss and Blindness<br />

• Osteoporosis<br />

• Poor Wound Healing<br />

• Secondhand Smoke<br />

• Higher Risk for COVID-19<br />

• And More<br />

The good news is that it is never<br />

too late to quit using tobacco. Quitting<br />

tobacco reduces the risk of tobacco-related<br />

diseases in the future,<br />

slows the progression of existing tobacco-related<br />

disease, and improves<br />

life expectancy by an average of 10<br />

years. When a tobacco user quits, the<br />

body starts to get healthier almost<br />

immediately.<br />

Help with quitting tobacco is free!<br />

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education<br />

Center (GSAHEC), as part of<br />

the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation<br />

Program—offers free tobacco<br />

cessation sessions that are available<br />

to help someone quit all forms of<br />

tobacco. These group cessation sessions,<br />

held virtually and in-person,<br />

provide information about the effects<br />

of tobacco use, the benefits of<br />

quitting, and will assist you with developing<br />

your own customized quit<br />

plan. Free nicotine replacement<br />

therapy in the form of patches, gum<br />

or lozenges (if medically appropriate<br />

and while supplies last) are provided<br />

with the session. Attendees will also<br />

receive a participant workbook, quit<br />

kit materials, and follow up support<br />

from a trained tobacco treatment<br />

specialist.<br />

Contact us today at 866-534-7909<br />

or visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.<br />

com/groupquitcalendar<br />

to<br />

schedule a class or learn more about<br />

the program!<br />

Reference:<br />

Tools to Quit: Area Health Education Center (AHEC)<br />

Cessation Program Participant Toolkit. Area Health<br />

Education Centers. 2018.<br />


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out and about continued<br />

Outstanding Performance by an Actor<br />

in Wendy Wasserstein’s, The Sisters<br />

Rosensweig.<br />

He has dine nine one-man shows<br />

for HBO and received his first Emmy<br />

nomination for Outstanding Music<br />

and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert<br />

Klein: Child in His 50’s.<br />

Tickets: www.VanWezel.org. Preshow<br />

dining is available through Mattison’s<br />

at the Van Wezel which is located<br />

inside the theatre. Reservations can<br />

be made on VanWezel.org or through<br />

the box office.<br />

Farmer’s Markets<br />

The Sarasota Farmers Market is<br />

open on Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm, rain<br />

or shine. www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/<br />

(941) 225-9256<br />

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Venice Farmers Market has more<br />

than 40 vendors on Saturdays, many<br />

based during the week in Venice,<br />

Englewood and other areas of Sarasota<br />

County. Held at Venice City Hall, 401<br />

W. Venice Avenue, Venice. Call (941)<br />

445-9209 or visit https://www.thevenicefarmersmarket.org/site/<br />

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The Newtown Farmer’s Market is<br />

open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday<br />

and Saturday. The market is located<br />

at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park,<br />

at the corner of Cocoanut Avenue and<br />

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.<br />

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The Farmers Market at Lakewood<br />

Ranch is now at Waterside Place.<br />

Their Farmers Market currently has<br />

about 60 vendors and went this past<br />

summer from a seasonal market to a<br />

year-round event.When the market<br />

transfers to Waterside Place, taking up<br />

space all along Lakefront Boulevard<br />

and Kingfisher Lake, more than 80<br />

vendors will line the street. The Farmers<br />

Market will stick to a 10 a.m. to 2<br />

p.m. time slot on Sundays.<br />

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Art Around<br />

the State<br />

At The Baker Museum: True<br />

Likeness. True Likeness presents<br />

contemporary portraits from diverse<br />

makers in a variety of media including<br />

video, photography, painting,<br />

collage, installation, sculpture,<br />

printmaking and drawing. These<br />

artists, some familiar, others more<br />

on the fringe of the art world, hail<br />

from all over the United States. Their<br />

own identities, and those presented<br />

through their works, provide a snapshot<br />

of who we are as a country. Runs<br />

through September 25.<br />

Also on exhibit: Recent Acquisitions:<br />

2019 – Present. The Baker Museum’s<br />

permanent collection has grown<br />

steadily over the past two decades<br />

in both breadth and quality within<br />

the museum’s clearly defined scope,<br />

which encompasses American, Latin<br />

American and European art from<br />

the 1880s to the present day. This exhibition<br />

presents over 50 works that<br />

have been added to the permanent<br />

collection since 2019. Runs through<br />

January 8.<br />

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The Baker Museum: https://<br />

artisnaples.org/baker-museum.<br />

Artis—Naples is at 5833 Pelican Bay<br />

Blvd, Naples, FL. artisnaples.org<br />

At the Boca Raton Museum of Art:<br />

Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: on<br />

exhibit through January 22, 2023.<br />

This exhibition of scenic backdrops,<br />

made for the movies between 1938 and<br />

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1968, is a celebration of<br />

a popular art form that<br />

had almost been forgotten;<br />

and it is now time to<br />

acknowledge the authorship<br />

of the painting of<br />

Mount Rushmore, Ben-<br />

Hur’s Rome, the Von<br />

Trapp Family’s Austrian<br />

Alps, and Gene Kelly’s<br />

Paris street scene.<br />

The concept for Art of<br />

the Hollywood Backdrop<br />

had its genesis<br />

with the February 9,<br />

2020, broadcast of a CBS<br />

Sunday Morning program<br />

with Jane Pauley.<br />

This program called<br />

attention to the effort<br />

to preserve the scenic<br />

backdrops that had laid<br />

rolled up in the basement<br />

of MGM studios.<br />

The exhibition celebrates<br />

Hollywood’s<br />

masters of illusion and<br />

perspective, who have<br />

received little recognition<br />

for their talent or<br />

applause for their essential<br />

role in making film<br />

magic.<br />

Boca Raton Museum of Art: Visit the<br />

Museum at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton,<br />

Florida.<br />

At The Dali: Running through<br />

October 30, <strong>2022</strong>, is ‘the visit,’ by<br />

yamandú canosa. The Visit presents<br />

the work of Uruguayan-Spanish artist<br />

Yamandú Canosa (born 1954).<br />

Through the exhibition, Canosa<br />

creates a contemplative dialogue<br />

between Surrealism and contemporary<br />

art. In the words of the artist,<br />

“The exhibition is intended as a visit<br />

that contemporary art pays to the<br />

house of Surrealism. One of the great<br />

legacies of the surrealist movement is<br />

its aesthetic complexity. This is confirmed<br />

by its permanence in today’s<br />

art. Surrealism is about an attitude,<br />

not aesthetic formulas: it is a way of<br />

looking at and relating to experience”.<br />

The meditative installation explores<br />

Salvador Dalí’s environment<br />

in Port Lligat, Spain, where Dalí<br />

lived and worked throughout his<br />

lifetime. The works relate the viewer<br />

to the horizon, while alluding to the<br />

Bay of Port Lligat: the beach, the Tramontana<br />

wind, Dalí’s house and the<br />

island of Sa Farnera. Canosa’s installation<br />

also incorporates the Dibujos<br />

ciegos (Blind Drawings), a series of<br />

performative works on paper created<br />

through a drawing process that elaborates<br />

on surrealist practices.<br />

The exhibit includes new and previous<br />

notable works by the artist,<br />

including paintings, drawings and<br />

photographs, plus a small selection<br />

of related Salvador Dalí works from<br />

the Museum’s renowned collection.<br />

A portion of the Museum’s Hough<br />

Gallery will be transformed into a dramatic<br />

installation designed by the artist<br />

specifically for the Museum. Info:<br />

https://thedali.org/exhibits/current/<br />

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Sixteen Tampa Bay region artists<br />

will set up their workbench and studios<br />

at Florida CraftArt for the Artists’<br />

Workbench exhibition. They<br />

will demonstrate how they create<br />

fine craft from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each<br />

week visitors can watch artists working<br />

and their work will be on display<br />

and for sale in the gallery.<br />

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Tampa Bay Tyler Jones is one of the artists who will set up their<br />

workbench and studios for the Florida CraftArt for the Artists’<br />

Workbench exhibition. Watch him throw clay on the wheel on<br />

September 23.<br />

Mark your calendar for artists<br />

demonstrations:<br />

• September 6-10: Joyce Curvin<br />

(Sculpture)<br />

• September 13-17: Shelly Reale (Ceramic<br />

Sculpture)<br />

• September 20, 21: Richard Avery<br />

(Ceramics on wheel)<br />

• September 22: Sue Shapiro (Ceramics,<br />

handbuilt)<br />

• September 23: Tyler Jones (Ceramics<br />

on wheel)<br />

• September 24: Kimberli Cummings<br />

(Ceramics)<br />

• September 27-30: Michael Baker<br />

(Glass)<br />

• October 1: Matthew Szidik (Glass)<br />

• October 4-8: Laurie Landry (Mosaic)<br />

• October 11-15: Eric Folsom (Metal)<br />

• October 15, 4 p.m. Meet the all the<br />

artists at the closing reception.<br />

Artists’ Workbench will be on<br />

exhibit with artists demonstrating<br />

their techniques through October<br />

15. Florida CraftArt is located at 501<br />

Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.<br />

For more information, visit www.<br />

FloridaCraftArt.org.<br />

Tampa Museum of Art has<br />

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems:<br />

In Dialogue through October 23,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae<br />

Weems: In Dialogue brings together a<br />

focused selection of work from a period<br />

of over forty years by two of today’s<br />

most important and influential photo-based<br />

artists.<br />

Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae<br />

Weems, both born in 1953, came<br />

of age during a period of dramatic<br />

change in the American social landscape.<br />

Since meeting at the Studio<br />

Museum in Harlem in 1977, the<br />

two artists have been intellectual<br />

colleagues and companions. Over<br />

the following five decades, Bey and<br />

Weems have explored and addressed<br />

similar themes: race, class, representation,<br />

and systems of power, creating<br />

work that is grounded in specific African<br />

American events and realities<br />

while simultaneously speaking to<br />

universal human conditions.<br />

This exhibition, for the first time,<br />

brings their work together to shed light<br />

on their unique trajectories and modes<br />

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of presentation, and their<br />

shared consciousness<br />

and principles.<br />

Sea Turtle<br />

Nesting<br />

Season is<br />

Here<br />

Sea turtle nesting<br />

season takes place<br />

through Oct. 31 on<br />

Southwest Florida<br />

beaches. Mote Marine<br />

coordinates with county,<br />

state and federal efforts<br />

to conserve sea turtles —<br />

particularly loggerheads,<br />

since Sarasota County<br />

hosts the highest density<br />

of loggerhead nests in<br />

the Gulf of Mexico.<br />

Data show that nesting<br />

by loggerhead turtles declined<br />

and then rebounded<br />

in recent years, while<br />

green turtle nesting — although<br />

very low in numbers<br />

— has increased.<br />

On nesting beaches,<br />

light from waterfront<br />

properties can disorient<br />

nesting female turtles and their<br />

young, which emerge at night and<br />

use dim natural light to find the sea.<br />

Also, beach furniture, trash and other<br />

obstacles can impede sea turtles and<br />

their young. While Mote documents<br />

turtle nests, the best thing you can do<br />

to help is to refrain from using artificial<br />

light while on the beach.<br />

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Here are some tips to keep beaches<br />

turtle-friendly:<br />

• DO stay away from sea turtle nests<br />

marked with yellow stakes and tape,<br />

and seabird nesting zones that are<br />

bounded by ropes.<br />

• DO remain quiet and observe from<br />

a distance if you encounter a nesting<br />

sea turtle or hatchlings.<br />

• DO shield or turn off outdoor lights<br />

that are visible on the beach from<br />

May through October.<br />

• DO close drapes after dark and<br />

stack beach furniture at the dune line<br />

or, ideally, remove it from the beach<br />

• DO fill in holes that may entrap<br />

hatchlings on their way to the water.<br />

• DON’T approach nesting turtles<br />

or hatchlings, make noise, or shine<br />

lights at turtles.<br />

• DON’T use flashlights, head lamps<br />

or fishing lamps on the beach.<br />

• DON’T encourage a turtle to move<br />

while nesting or pick up hatchlings<br />

that have emerged and are heading<br />

for the water.<br />

• DON’T use fireworks on the beach.<br />

• DON’T walk dogs on any Sarasota<br />

County beach other than Brohard<br />

Paw Park in Venice. There, dogs must<br />

be leashed or under voice control, according<br />

to county ordinances.<br />

Report stranded sea turtles and<br />

marine mammals. Mote Marine<br />

Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations<br />

Program responds 24 hours a<br />

day seven days a week to reports of<br />

sick, injured and dead marine mammals<br />

and sea turtles for animals<br />

in Sarasota and Manatee County<br />

waters. Live animals are brought<br />

back to Mote’s Dolphin and Whale<br />

Hospital or Sea Turtle Rehabilitation<br />

Hospital for treatment and the deceased<br />

animals undergo a detailed<br />

post-mortem examination so that<br />

we may learn more about the natural<br />

history of these animals and evaluate<br />

long-term trends in mortality.<br />

Within Sarasota or Manatee County<br />

waters, if you see a stranded or<br />

dead dolphin, whale or sea turtle,<br />

call Mote’s Stranding Investigations<br />

Program, a 24-hour response service,<br />

at 888-345-2335.<br />

If you see a stranded or dead manatee<br />

anywhere in state waters or a<br />

stranded or dead dolphin, whale or<br />

sea turtle outside of Sarasota or Manatee<br />

counties, call the FWC Wildlife<br />

Alert hotline at 1-(888) 404-3922.<br />

Coming Up:<br />

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Sarasota’s<br />

original indie-craft show,<br />

returns to Robarts Arena on November<br />

26-27. Celebrating 15 years of<br />

creative commerce supporting local<br />

artists and crafters who specialize in<br />

off the beaten path gift items for the<br />

holiday shopping. https://atomicholidaybazaar.com/<br />

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Wine Women & Shoes is back<br />

November 17-19. Wine, Women features<br />

an over-the-top signature luncheon<br />

at the Ritz-Carlton including<br />

fabulous wines, stunning stilettos,<br />

shopping, and a not-to-be-missed<br />

fashion show. Visit https://www.<br />

winewomenandshoes.com/event/<br />

fortycarrots/<br />

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Just for Girls’ Annual Awards<br />

Showcase Event returns on November<br />

4, <strong>2022</strong>, at IMG Academy Golf<br />

Club. Join them as they celebrate<br />

Honorary Girl (and JFG alum) Marianne<br />

Barnebey, and give thanks to<br />

Gail Hannah for her years of service<br />

as President of the Manatee County<br />

Girls Club Foundation, Inc.<br />

Sponsorships for this event are<br />

available. Call Samantha Daggett at<br />

941-777-0707 x3204 or email Events@<br />

myjfg.org.<br />

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The 12th Annual Tour de North<br />

Port “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” is on<br />

October 23. Registration is now open<br />

for this fun, organized, on-road scenic<br />

bicycle ride with routes of 15, 35, or<br />

65 miles that travel through some of<br />

North Port’s most beautiful, natural<br />

settings featuring the Florida pine<br />

flatwoods and the parks that border<br />

the Myakkahatchee Creek with each<br />

route having its own color-coded road<br />

markings. The Tour de North Port is<br />

not a race.<br />

Breakfast, catered lunch, homemade<br />

desserts and pies, fully stocked<br />

rest stops with homemade snacks,<br />

full mobile Support And Gear (SAG).<br />

Pre-registration online by Oct. 21 is<br />

$50; day-of, $55.<br />

Doors open at 7a.m. for check-in and<br />

breakfast, with group starts beginning<br />

at 8a.m. from Imagine School, 2757<br />

Sycamore St., North Port. Register<br />

online at www.peoplefortrees.com.<br />

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New College of Florida will celebrate<br />

the 43rd anniversary of its<br />

annual Clambake, hosted by the New<br />

College Foundation, on November 3, at<br />

6 p.m. The event will take place on the<br />

New College bayfront beside College<br />

Hall, 351 College Drive in Sarasota.<br />

All ticket proceeds benefit student<br />

scholarships. Event chairs are Erin<br />

Christy, Doug Christy, and Charlene<br />

Heiser Wolff. Tickets start at $275.<br />

For more information, call 941-487-<br />

4800 or email foundation@ncf.edu.<br />

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023 Season, “Ever Onward”<br />

Artist Series Concerts<br />

will present 25 concerts<br />

during its 27th season,<br />

“Ever Onward.” The<br />

season – sponsored<br />

by Ernie Kretzmer – runs from<br />

October 2, <strong>2022</strong> through May 14,<br />

2023 and offers a diverse range<br />

of musical experiences featuring<br />

emerging and established<br />

classical, jazz, pops, and chamber<br />

artists.<br />

Marcy Miller, executive director<br />

of Artist Series Concerts, stated,<br />

“We’re thrilled to present the<br />

first season planned by Daniel<br />

Jordan, our new director of artist<br />

programs. This schedule highlights<br />

our mission of presenting<br />

acknowledged stars of the next<br />

generation.” She continued, “Our<br />

various series allow patrons to easily<br />

choose their favorite genres or<br />

venues, whether they purchase a<br />

subscription or single tickets. We<br />

have experiences to meet everyone’s<br />

musical preferences.”<br />

The season opens October 2<br />

with a concert in the Virtuoso Violins<br />

Series presented at Sarasota<br />

Opera House. The Magnificent<br />

Markovs – Alexander, Albert,<br />

and Marina Markov – are<br />

known as the “first family<br />

of the violin.” The three<br />

will perform classical<br />

favorites together. Then<br />

Alexander will play his<br />

original composition,<br />

Caesar, on his gold electric<br />

violin, accompanied by<br />

Key Chorale and Booker High<br />

School VPA Choir. Young violinists<br />

Blake Pouliot and Simone Porter<br />

take the stage as Double Feature<br />

on December 6, with pianist<br />

Hsin-I-Huang. Vivaldi and<br />

Mendelssohn on May 9 brings<br />

together young concertmasters<br />

from four American orchestras<br />

for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and<br />

Mendelssohn’s String Octet.<br />

The Lunch & Listen Series<br />

moves to the Sarasota Yacht Club<br />

this season, but still spotlights<br />

gifted young artists in concert at<br />

11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at<br />

12:15 p.m. Prize winners Anthony<br />

Trionfo, flute and Albert Cano<br />

Smit, piano, present the first<br />

concert in this series on October<br />

27, followed by Vision Duo (Ariel<br />

Horowitz, violin and Britton-René<br />

Collins, marimba), on December<br />

15. Young Concert Artists’ classical<br />

accordionist Hanzhi Wang, praised<br />

for her captivating stage presence,<br />

plays February 9. The March<br />

23 concert features Sarasota Orchestra’s<br />

principal second violin<br />

Samantha Bennett; and Canadian<br />

cello sensation Cameron<br />

Crozeman with Meagan Milatz, piano,<br />

close this series on April 27 in<br />

a program inspired by composers’<br />

vacation trips.<br />

The Lighter Fare Series offers<br />

classic jazz and musical theater<br />

favorites outdoors at Marie Selby<br />

Botanical Gardens Downtown<br />

Campus and indoors at Plantation<br />

Golf & Country Club in Venice.<br />

Bass to Bass: John Miller<br />

and Michael Ross on<br />

November 9 offers<br />

Young Concert<br />

Artists’ classical<br />

accordionist<br />

Hanzhi Wang<br />

jazz standards plus a little rhythm<br />

and blues. Danielle Talamantes,<br />

soprano and her husband Kerry<br />

Wilkerson, bass-baritone, perform<br />

classics from the Great American<br />

Songbook on January 18. Sarasota’s<br />

own Broadway star Maria<br />

Wirries (Dear Evan Hansen) presents<br />

a homecoming concert on<br />

February 23. Guitarist JIJI, who<br />

performs April 20, was selected<br />

by the Washington Post as “one of<br />

the 21 composers/performers who<br />

sound like tomorrow.”<br />

Sarasota’s 18th century theater<br />

serves as the backdrop for the<br />

Tuesdays at the Historic Asolo<br />

Theater series. SYBARITE5,<br />

a genre-crossing quintet with<br />

Sarasota roots, performs November<br />

15. The 442s, comprised of<br />

three members of the St. Louis<br />

Symphony and two of that region’s<br />

finest jazz musicians, take the<br />

stage December 13. Grammy-<br />

Sarasota<br />

Orchestra’s<br />

principal<br />

second<br />

violin<br />

Samantha<br />

Bennett<br />

nominated Dover Quartet – one<br />

of the most in-demand chamber<br />

ensembles in the world – performs<br />

on January 10. Lincoln Trio,<br />

joined by clarinetist Bharat Chandra,<br />

presents Olivier Messiaen’s<br />

moving Quartet for the End of Time<br />

on February 28. The piece was<br />

composed in a World War II German<br />

prisoner-of-war camp for fellow<br />

prisoners to perform. Pianist<br />

Michelle Cann, the <strong>2022</strong> Sphinx<br />

Medal of Excellence winner, plays<br />

on March 7.<br />

The Soirée Series returns to<br />

the music room of the Fischer/<br />

Weisenborne residence with<br />

award-winning tenor John Kaneklides,<br />

November 20 and 21; Santa<br />

Fe Opera’s concertmaster Steven<br />

Moeckel, January 29 and 30; and<br />

Sarasota native Daniel Solowey,<br />

clarinet, March 5 and 6. These<br />

intimate performances give the<br />

audience the opportunity to get<br />

up-close-and-personal with the<br />

musicians.<br />

Artist Series Concerts is collaborating<br />

with The Sarasota Ballet<br />

on two programs. The first, from<br />

October 21-23, pairs chamber<br />

music with a triple bill of world<br />

premieres by Sarasota Ballet choreographers.<br />

The second, on May<br />

2, showcases young dancers of The<br />

Sarasota Ballet Studio Company<br />

and Margaret Barbieri Conservatory.<br />

Tickets are available at sarasotaballet.org.<br />

Concerts that are not part of a<br />

series include pianist Lin Ye with<br />

principal string musicians from<br />

the Sarasota Orchestra on March<br />

26. Cheryl Losey Feder and her cellist<br />

husband Abraham Feder perform<br />

on April 9. Brothers Paul and<br />

Steven Laraia present Viola Royale<br />

on May 14. Paul is part of the<br />

Grammy Award-winning Catalyst<br />

String Quartet and Steven is with<br />

the Boston Symphony Orchestra.<br />

For tickets and more<br />

information, visit<br />

ArtistSeriesConcerts.org<br />

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focus on the arts<br />

What’s on at Sarasota Art Museum<br />

Katrina Coombs<br />

Three Exhibits: Coombs, Biggs and Ladds (2)<br />

S<br />


Katrina Coombs I M(O)ther<br />

Threads of the Maternal Figure<br />

through October 2, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Katrina Coombs (b. 1986, Jamaica)<br />

has a passion for fiber and an understanding of the sensitivity<br />

of threads and<br />

fabric, which she uses<br />

to bring forth unique<br />

designs and sculptural<br />

forms. Coombs’ works<br />

are inspired and guided<br />

by a quest to deepen<br />

the spiritual, emotional,<br />

and psychological<br />

understanding of the<br />

numerous conflicting<br />

roles that have been<br />

attributed to women in<br />

contemporary society.<br />

Sarasota Art Museum kicks off its fall exhibitions<br />

with Steven and William Ladd: Lead With a Laugh,<br />

on view Sept. 4, <strong>2022</strong> – Feb. 5, 2023. The exhibition will<br />

feature new, never-before-seen works and a history<br />

of Scrollathon, the community engagement program<br />

founded by Steven and William that transforms participants’<br />

original works of art into public Collaborative<br />

Masterworks. A new masterwork made in collaboration<br />

with 20 regional community partners during the<br />

Sarasota Scrollathon will open to the public Oct. 16,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>, kicking off the National Scrollathon.<br />

archival, handbound books, and to sprawling floor pieces<br />

that invite visitors to take a closer look. While the artworks<br />

vary in scale, color, and subject matter, they are<br />

united through the artists’ dedication to collaboration and<br />

personal narrative. Whether it is stories from their childhood<br />

or more recent adventures, the artworks are created<br />

by Steven and William Ladd through conversation and<br />

shared memories of these experiences.<br />

Also coming up is Journeys to Places Known and<br />

Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter<br />

campus, the first exhibition at the Museum dedicated<br />

to video and digital media. On view Oct. 2 – Jan 15,<br />

2023, Journeys to Places Known and Unknown is the first<br />

collaborative show for Janet Biggs and peter campus.<br />

Journeys to Places Known and Unknown looks at the<br />

contrasting ways two artists of different generations<br />

use moving images to explore intersections of science,<br />

philosophy, and spirituality. Janet Biggs (b. 1959) is a<br />

research-based, interdisciplinary artist known for her<br />

immersive work in video, film, and performance. peter<br />

campus (b. 1937) is an influential artist in the canons of<br />

new media and video art. Beginning in the 1970s, peter<br />

campus pioneered the nascent medium of video and moving<br />

images as a way to make art.<br />

Steven & William Ladd<br />

Steven & William Ladd<br />

Steven and William Ladd are brothers who have been<br />

making art together for over two decades. They began<br />

their artistic careers as accessory designers. They<br />

transform beads, textiles, and trinkets through cutting,<br />

weaving, sewing, and scrolling into highly ornamented,<br />

detailed sculptures. Steven and William Ladd: Lead With<br />

a Laugh narrates various episodes of the Ladds’ collective<br />

career – those of past, present, and future – with anecdotes<br />

of the memories and recent encounters that characterize<br />

their work.<br />

Steven and William Ladd: Lead With a Laugh at<br />

Sarasota Art Museum will present nearly 500 artworks,<br />

objects, and ephemera, including a range of works from<br />

never-before-seen beaded landscapes and drawings, to<br />

Journeys to Places Known and Unknown includes<br />

multi- and single-channel projections as well as video<br />

installations on flatscreen monitors. Individual galleries<br />

house the different works, giving each video space for<br />

contemplation while also creating a dynamic dialogue<br />

that stretches across the second floor of the Museum.<br />

The show highlights the strengths of both artists: Biggs<br />

presents expansive, hauntingly beautiful tributes to<br />

humanity’s perseverance in intense situations; campus,<br />

meanwhile, offers quiet moments of meditation with his<br />

painstakingly constructed, painterly videographs.<br />

Janet Biggs &<br />

peter campus<br />

Sarasota Art Museum<br />

is at the<br />

Ringling College Museum Campus, 1001 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.<br />

https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/visit/<br />

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Dr.<br />

Phyllis<br />

Brown<br />

She’s the Director<br />

of (OLLI) at<br />

Ringling College<br />

and housed at the<br />

Sarasota Art Museum.<br />

Dr. Brown hails from<br />

Rhode Island and<br />

has spent a good<br />

bit of her career in<br />

the New England<br />

area, but has been<br />

in Sarasota for<br />

the past 20<br />

years and<br />

at OLLI<br />

since<br />

March.<br />

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It’s a quiet and very warm<br />

August day and, like so many<br />

places in Sarasota, work and<br />

life in general are at a slower<br />

pace. But looks can be<br />

deceiving. Just six weeks<br />

away in late September, OLLI<br />

will be buzzing with people who have come<br />

for its lectures and workshops.<br />

In case you need a refresher, OLLI is an<br />

acronym that stands for Osher Lifelong<br />

Learning Institute and is housed at the<br />

Sarasota Art Museum. According to their<br />

website, OLLI offers “finance, history, science,<br />

current events, languages, and more<br />

without the pressure of credits or grades.”<br />

And a little background on the name<br />

Osher. Since 2001 philanthropist Bernard<br />

Osher has made grants from the Bernard<br />

Osher Foundation to launch OLLI programs<br />

at 120 universities and colleges<br />

throughout the United States—including<br />

Sarasota which is unique because it is in<br />

an art museum, not a college. That being<br />

said, OLLI is a division of Ringling College<br />

of Art and Design.<br />

New and returning students will find<br />

they have a new director, Dr. Phyllis Brown,<br />

when sessions start on September 28. Dr.<br />

Brown hails from Rhode Island and has<br />

spent a good bit of her career in the New England<br />

area, but she has been in Sarasota for<br />

the past 20 years and at OLLI since March<br />

of this year.<br />

She has degrees and extensive experience<br />

in higher education most recently as<br />

associate dean/campus director for the<br />

School of Professional and Continuing<br />

Studies at Springfield College in Tampa.<br />

Dr. Brown also led undergraduate studies<br />

at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont,<br />

and Port Townsend in Washington. Prior to<br />

Goddard, she served as assistant professor<br />

of education, School of Education at Lesley<br />

University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.<br />

Dr. Brown graduated from the University<br />

of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts<br />

degree in history; earned a Master in Management<br />

of Human Services from Brandeis<br />

University, Waltham, Massachusetts; and<br />

has a Doctorate in Education from the University<br />

of Massachusetts, Amherst.<br />

She’s been involved locally with the<br />

Manatee Literacy Council, Friends of the<br />

North Sarasota Library, and State College of<br />

Florida and Florida Heritage House, showing<br />

her keen interest in history and community<br />

as well as education.<br />

Since beginning her new position, for example,<br />

she knows the building that houses<br />

OLLI was Sarasota High School (SHS) and<br />

was once segregated. It took ten years after<br />

Brown v. Board of Education, she notes, for<br />

the school to desegregate. She’s met many<br />

African-American natives and transplants<br />

in the area who have given her the fuller<br />

history of Sarasota. Fredd Atkins, first<br />

African-American mayor of Sarasota and<br />

longtime city commissioner, shared with<br />

her his experience of being bused to SHS in<br />

the late 60s.<br />

Lovette W. Harper, a retired New York<br />

State educator and fellow Sarasota transplant<br />

who for decades has been active in<br />

supporting African-American heritage here<br />

and elsewhere, introduced Dr. Brown to a<br />

variety of people. Having these first-hand<br />

accounts, Dr. Brown notes, “Helped with<br />

the adjustment” to this community.<br />

While the current calendar year is mostly<br />

set, and she always believes in collaboration,<br />

not a top down management style, Dr.<br />

Brown says she would indeed like to have<br />

future lectures that discuss the history of<br />

Sarasota’s Black community which, sadly,<br />

few people know.<br />

We talk about choosing courses, topics<br />

and presenters and she emphasizes again<br />

that it’s a collaborative effort. “There’s a<br />

curriculum committee,” she explains, that<br />

also includes “members and instructors.”<br />

She adds OLLI is “going with what’s popular”<br />

this year, thus the ubiquitous, but always<br />

sold out iPhone classes, but generally,<br />

OLLI follows a “liberal arts curriculum and<br />

that will stay the same.”<br />

“People love the history, arts appreciation<br />

and literature classes, and the walking<br />

tours are super popular.” A quick scan of<br />

the listings in the catalog shows things like<br />

“Afghanistan and Southeast Asian Politics”<br />

alongside “Basics of Crypto and Digital<br />

Currency” alongside “Quiet the Mind, Relieve<br />

Stress, Find Peace with Meditation”<br />

alongside “Democracy and the Electoral<br />

College.” And OLLI doesn’t shy away from<br />

hot button topics as seen in its “The Constitution<br />

– Gun Control, Abortion, and Right to<br />

Life Issues” class.<br />

Dr. Brown feels strongly in the value of<br />

lifelong learning (LL) experiences.”It [LL]<br />

adds to the quality of life as people age. It<br />

keeps people engaged in their community….people<br />

grow and develop.” And, lifelong<br />

learning students engage for the “joy of<br />

learning” and OLLI students “desire and<br />

seek knowledge; they want to engage with<br />

diverse views.” The average age of OLLI students<br />

is mid-70s and most are newly retired.<br />

Collaboration again comes into our conversation<br />

when talking about OLLI being<br />

located on the same campus as the Sarasota<br />

Art Museum (SAM). SAM’s Executive Director,<br />

Virginia Shearer, also sees the value<br />

of collaboration between the two entities.<br />

OLLI offers art appreciation classes for<br />

example, but you can also take art classes<br />

(with Continuing Studies, another part of<br />

the SAM campus) and of course, experience<br />

artists and their work on display —making<br />

it a true community space. “Our goal is<br />

more cross-fertilization,” Dr. Brown adds,<br />

“OLLI members can become art museum<br />

members” and vice versa, of course with<br />

“opportunity there for growth.”<br />

Dr. Brown heard about the OLLI position<br />

through professional job sites, but admits<br />

she’s always “loved Ringling College.”<br />

When she saw the position she recalls, “I<br />

was ecstatic to work in lifelong learning and<br />

be close to my home.” Her advisory council<br />

is “so passionate and motivated” and admits<br />

she’s “caught the OLLI fever.”<br />

“We will grow in our diversity with instructors<br />

and offerings…everyone will see<br />

OLLI as a space for them…let’s bring them<br />

all together — a double rainbow, that’s how<br />

I envision OLLI being one day.”<br />

Her office is on the ground floor and<br />

she’ll be out in the hallway saying hello<br />

when OLLI is in session but adds, “My door<br />

is open…stop in and say hello.” And if you<br />

have an idea, she adds, “I’d like to hear it.”<br />

STORY: Louise Bruderle<br />

IMAGES: Evelyn England<br />

OLLI Open House<br />

You can meet Dr. Brown at OLLI’s Fall<br />

Preview on September 8, 1-3:30 p.m. on<br />

the Ringling College Museum Campus.<br />

They’ll be showcasing some of their upcoming<br />

programs. RSVP by September 5<br />

by emailing olli@ringling.edu or by calling<br />

941-309-5111. The fall term begins on<br />

September 28. For more information, visit<br />

https://olliringlingcollege.org/about-us/<br />

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a traditional travel site, but this allows<br />

you the freedom to experience a<br />

variety of properties without having to<br />

book a room. They partner with hotels<br />

to offer Day Passes, Spa Passes, and<br />

Cabanas, for guests that don’t have a<br />

hotel room booked, but would still like<br />

to enjoy the pool and amenities.<br />

ResortPass prices and availability<br />

vary per date, so select the date you<br />

wish to visit the hotel to see these<br />

details. Here’s how it works:<br />

Find the hotel you’d like to visit<br />

on ResortPass<br />

After selecting a date from the<br />

calendar to see pricing, select the<br />

number of guests<br />

Purchase your ResortPass<br />

Select number of people, an available<br />

day in the calendar, and book<br />

Receive booking confirmation<br />

with details and instructions<br />

Bring valid photo ID to hotel and<br />

check-in at the front desk.<br />

Note that bookings are non-refundable<br />

and non-transferable after the<br />

cancellation window has closed. If<br />

you don’t show up, the fee will be the<br />

total price of the reservation.<br />

Read instructions carefully not all<br />

hotels have the same offerings, hours,<br />

features, etc., and some have different<br />

cancellation policies and parking costs.<br />

As you’ll see, some hotels offer lots<br />

more options including a monthly pass.<br />

Area Resorts and Hotels<br />

offering day stays/resort passes<br />

The Sarasota Modern<br />

A boutique hotel in downtown<br />

Sarasota, they have a pool deck complete<br />

with an outdoor swimming pool<br />

and hot tub. If you’re feeling adventurous,<br />

go for a dip in the cold plunge<br />

pool or enjoy poolside food and drink<br />

service. A ping pong table and deck<br />

games are nearby, in case you’re in<br />

the mood for some friendly competition.<br />

They offer lots of options.<br />

DAY PASS starts at $25; Cabana $125<br />

Day Pass includes:<br />

Outdoor swimming pool<br />

Cold plunge pool<br />

Hot tub<br />

Poolside food and drink service<br />

Fitness center<br />

Ping Pong table and deck games<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Valet parking available for $10<br />

Rosemary Cabana includes:<br />

Day Passes for up to 6 people (all<br />

amenities included in the Day Pass)<br />

Shaded cabana with premium<br />

comfort couch seating for 5 hours<br />

Complimentary ice water and soft<br />

drinks<br />

Ringling Cabana Package includes:<br />

All amenities in the Rosemary<br />

Cabana<br />

Shaded cabana with premium<br />

comfort couch seating for 5 hours<br />

from 11am - 5pm<br />

Complimentary bottle of wine or<br />

Prosecco<br />

Work Pass includes:<br />

Guest room from 9am - 5pm with<br />

work desk and chair, flatscreen TV,<br />

coffee maker, mini-fridge and full<br />

bath<br />

Highspeed wifi<br />

Grab and go food and beverage<br />

available 24 hours<br />

Outdoor pool<br />

Valet parking available for $10<br />

Fitness Pass includes:<br />

Fitness center<br />

Two Pelaton bikes, ellipticals, and<br />

treadmills<br />

Free weights<br />

Valet parking available for $10<br />

The Fitness Pass only includes access<br />

to the Fitness Center. For pool<br />

access, book a Day Pass<br />

Individual Monthly Membership<br />

includes:<br />

$125 monthly membership for 1<br />

guest and a plus 1 with pool access<br />

Sunday through Saturday.<br />

Outdoor swimming pool<br />

Cold plunge pool<br />

Hot tub<br />

Poolside food and drink service<br />

Fitness center<br />

Ping Pong table and deck games<br />

10% discount on food and beverage<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Valet parking available for $10<br />

Family Monthly Membership<br />

includes:<br />

$150 monthly membership for<br />

family of up to 2 adults and 2<br />

children with pool access Sunday<br />

through Saturday.<br />

Outdoor swimming pool<br />

Cold plunge pool<br />

Hot tub<br />

Poolside food and drink service<br />

Fitness center<br />

Ping Pong table and deck games<br />

15% discount on food and beverage<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Valet parking available for $10<br />

Address: 1290 Boulevard of the Arts,<br />

Sarasota<br />

Hyatt Regency Sarasota<br />

Enjoy a free-form outdoor pool overlooking<br />

the private marina at Hyatt<br />

Regency Sarasota, featuring lounge<br />

seating, a sundeck, waterfall, and a<br />

whirlpool spa. Offers a poolside bar<br />

and lounge the Hurricane Hut that<br />

offers tropical cocktails, appetizers,<br />

and more delivered to you by the<br />

pool. Enjoy the scenery with a kayak<br />

or paddleboard rental.<br />

DAY PASS starting at $30<br />

Day Pass includes:<br />

Outdoor heated pool<br />

Hot tub<br />

Food and drinks available for purchase<br />

from Hurricane Hut<br />

Towel service<br />

Watercraft rentals such as kayaks<br />

and paddle boards<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Self-parking for $10 and valet parking<br />

for $20<br />

Address: 1000 Boulevard of the Arts<br />

Sarasota<br />

Art Ovation Hotel<br />

This hip hotel is dedicated to the arts.<br />

Make your way up to the rooftop and<br />

you’ll find an outdoor heated pool, cabanas,<br />

poolside food and drink service.<br />

DAY PASS starting at $35<br />

Day Pass includes:<br />

Outdoor heated pool<br />

Poolside food and drink service<br />

available for purchase from the<br />

Rooftop Pool Bar<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Complimentary self-parking with<br />

validation<br />

Address: 1255 N Palm Ave., Sarasota<br />

Compass Hotel Anna Maria<br />

Sound by Margaritaville<br />

Find your personal slice of paradise<br />

at the Compass Hotel Anna Maria<br />

Sound by Margaritaville, a boutique<br />

hotel situated at the gateway to Anna<br />

Maria. Take a dip in the marina-front<br />

pool, or swing the day away at a hammock<br />

beneath the palm trees. Head<br />

to Compass Bar & Chill for craft cocktails,<br />

signature Margaritaville frozen<br />

drinks and delicious light bites.<br />

DAY PASS starting at $20; Cabana<br />

$120<br />

Day Pass includes:<br />

Outdoor pool<br />

Poolside food and drink service<br />

from Compass Bar & Chill<br />

Food and drinks available from<br />

Floridays Woodfire Grill & Bar<br />

(dine-in only)<br />

Outdoor games<br />

Bike rentals available<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Complimentary self-parking<br />

Cabana includes:<br />

Day Passes for up to 4 people (all<br />

amenities included in the Day Pass)<br />

Private shaded cabana with chaise<br />

lounge seating, table, and chairs<br />

Address: 12324 Manatee Ave.,<br />

Bradenton<br />

Waterline Villas & Marina<br />

Waterline Villas & Marina is part of<br />

the Autograph Collection offering a<br />

laidback, beach town vibe of Anna<br />

Maria Island. Take in island and bay<br />

views from the resort-style swimming<br />

pool with oversized sun deck extending<br />

into the marina.<br />

DAY PASS starting at $20<br />

Day Pass includes:<br />

Reserved pool chair<br />

Heated outdoor pool<br />

Kids games such as ping-pong,<br />

jenga, and chess<br />

Dining available at The Chateau<br />

Anna Maria<br />

Complimentary bottled water<br />

Complimentary wifi<br />

Complimentary self-parking<br />

Address: 5325 Marina Dr., Holmes<br />

Beach<br />

For now, ResortPass is available<br />

in most US cities and is beginning<br />

to expand internationally. To see a<br />

listing of Florida properties offering<br />

day passes via Resort Pass, visit: www.<br />

resortpass.com/hotel-<br />

18 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

Offbeat Attractions Across Florida<br />

10 experiences for travelers who think they know everything about Florida<br />

Martin County: Hobe Sound<br />

Lake Country: Showcase of Citrus<br />

Jefferson County: Victorian Haunted History Tour<br />

Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens<br />

Florida is the top<br />

destination for<br />

American travelers,<br />

but there’s more to the<br />

state than its beaches<br />

and major attractions according to<br />

VISITFLORIDA. Theme parks and<br />

watersports are always popular, but<br />

many travelers want to experience<br />

something they never imagined.<br />

Statewide, offbeat experiences and<br />

rarely-visited attractions await those<br />

who are willing to dig deeper into what<br />

Florida has to offer. These 10 contenders<br />

may not have made all the top ten lists<br />

previously, but they are some of the best<br />

kept secrets in Florida.<br />

Martin County: Hobe Sound<br />

embodies the definition of small beach<br />

town charm in Martin County. Consider<br />

staying at the nearby Jupiter Waterfront<br />

Inn for a dose of “Old Florida”charisma.<br />

Imagine a wine tasting experience<br />

at Case del Vino, followed by an<br />

afternoon of exploring the quaint<br />

downtown shops. Hobe Sound is also<br />

home to Jonathan Dickinson State<br />

Park, Southeast Florida’s largest state<br />

park, where visitors can go horseback<br />

riding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cycling,<br />

camping and more.<br />

Jefferson County: Ghost<br />

stories aren’t just for October. In “The<br />

South’s Most Haunted Small Town,”<br />

Monticello is home to a Victorian<br />

Haunted History Tour. Visitors will<br />

wander the streets, including the old jail,<br />

to hear about the ghostly apparitions<br />

that haunt this corner of Florida.<br />

Pensacola: While Pensacola<br />

is hardly off anyone’s radar, nearby<br />

Perdido Key often goes unnoticed.<br />

Home to the iconic Flora-Bama and<br />

picturesque hikes, this area is a<br />

favorite for locals and a must-see for<br />

savvy visitors. One of the best ways<br />

to enjoy a sunrise or sunset over the<br />

Gulf of Mexico is one<br />

of the picturesque<br />

hikes leading to Perdido<br />

Key. The trail winds<br />

over the salt marshes,<br />

maritime forest, sand<br />

dunes and breathtaking<br />

views over the Gulf.<br />

Vero Beach: Families<br />

and adults alike will be enticed<br />

by the many famous shipwrecks<br />

off the coast of Vero<br />

Beach, where they’re transported<br />

back centuries, with<br />

submerged remains still there.<br />

Treasure hunters salvaged<br />

millions of dollars in gold<br />

coins and valuable artifacts,<br />

much of which is on view at local<br />

museums. On Sea Grape Trail Beach,<br />

a wreck is so close to shore that after<br />

storms you may find treasures washed<br />

up on the beach. One wreck sunk with<br />

70 pounds of emeralds on board, with<br />

only three pounds recovered to-date.<br />

For a closer look, scuba divers, snorkelers<br />

and paddle boarders can easily<br />

reach these wrecks.<br />

Florida Sports Coast: It’s<br />

not easy to say its name, but Zephyrhills,<br />

home to “Skydive City,” is certainly an<br />

offbeat trip for any visitors to Florida.<br />

Professional skydivers from all over<br />

the world regularly visit the area due to<br />

its ideal jump conditions and specialty<br />

aircrafts, marking it as a premier drop<br />

zone. First-time jumpers can enjoy these<br />

supreme conditions and learn why the<br />

area earned the title “Skydive City.”<br />

Clay County: For visitors<br />

passing through, Clay County boasts<br />

the centerpiece of Green Cove<br />

Springs’ Spring Park, located along the<br />

banks of the St. Johns River. While it<br />

may appear that the park’s pool is just<br />

another pool, that couldn’t be farther<br />

from the truth. At 135,000-gallons, it is<br />

Vero Beach: Famous Shipwrecks<br />

spring-fed with the spring water flowing<br />

into the west side of the municipal<br />

swimming pool, and then flows out the<br />

east side forming a stream eventually<br />

emptying into the St. Johns River. The<br />

water comes from below at a rate of<br />

1,346 gallons per minute, at a constant<br />

temperature of 77 degrees, making it<br />

a popular spot for locals and visitors<br />

during the summer months.<br />

Jacksonville: Jacksonville’s<br />

reef system provides a unique<br />

experience for divers looking to<br />

sample the Sunshine State’s unspoiled<br />

waters. With 22 miles of beaches and<br />

the most shoreline of any Florida city,<br />

Jacksonville is home to more than 100<br />

artificial reefs with hundreds of colorful<br />

species of marine life off the Atlantic<br />

Coast shore. Boats, planes and culverts<br />

have been placed, or in some cases<br />

found, along the continental shelf to<br />

form Jacksonville’s reef system. These<br />

sunken objects placed in the waters<br />

provide food and shelter to marine<br />

life and in turn, have created beautiful<br />

spots for divers.<br />

Lake Country: With 1,000<br />

lakes and communities filled with<br />

historic charm, there’s plenty to keep<br />

visitors entertained. The Citrus Label<br />

Tour stops at attractions like Showcase<br />

of Citrus, Citrus Tower and the Howey<br />

Mansion. Travelers learn how the gilded<br />

age citrus growing industry impacted<br />

these towns. A guided kayak trip heads<br />

down the Dora Canal while a seaplane<br />

ride offers a view of the lakes from<br />

above. It even boasts the oldest hotel in<br />

Florida: the Lakeside Inn.<br />

Miami: Though Miami is full of<br />

well-known attractions, not everyone<br />

visits Vizcaya Museum and Gardens,<br />

a National Historic Landmark. Built<br />

between 1914 and 1922, as the winter<br />

home of farming manufacturer James<br />

Deering, Vizcaya is one of the most<br />

intact remaining examples from this era<br />

in the United States, when the nation’s<br />

most successful entrepreneur-built<br />

estates were inspired by the stately<br />

homes of Europe.<br />

St. Augustine: Florida is<br />

covered in history, but none quite<br />

like Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine.<br />

The offbeat fortress dates back to the<br />

18th century, and is constructed of local<br />

materials including rock-like materials<br />

created by seashells. It’s a little bit of<br />

history that whole families can enjoy<br />

exploring together.<br />

Happy exploring! To learn<br />

more go to visitflorida.org.<br />

<strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong> WEST COAST WOMAN 19

How savvy CIA officers travel safely<br />

Here are some “secrets” they have shared<br />

A<br />

s you can<br />

imagine, CIA<br />

officers travel<br />

to some of the<br />

most dynamic<br />

and dangerous<br />

places on earth— from global<br />

capitals to remote outposts to<br />

active conflict zones. After all,<br />

CIA’s informal motto is, “We<br />

accomplish what others cannot<br />

accomplish and go where others<br />

cannot go.”<br />

Their officers follow many safe<br />

travel best practices that anyone<br />

can use. Here are some “secrets”<br />

they have shared.<br />



TIP: Make a copy of your<br />

passport. While traveling<br />

abroad, your passport might be<br />

your ticket home during a bad<br />

situation. If the front desk of your<br />

hotel asks to hold on to your<br />

passport, see if they’ll accept that<br />

copy. While you’re at it, write<br />

down some important phone<br />

numbers—emergency contacts,<br />

your country’s local embassy,<br />

etc.—just in case.<br />

TIP: Register with your embassy.<br />

Think of it as establishing<br />

communications with your<br />

home base.<br />

Registering with<br />

your country’s<br />

embassy ahead<br />

of your foreign<br />

travel enables<br />

embassy staff<br />

to contact you<br />

in the event of<br />

an emergency<br />

or unfolding<br />

crisis. If<br />

you’re a U.S.<br />

citizen, you<br />

can sign up<br />

with the State<br />

Department’s<br />

Smart Traveler<br />

Enrollment<br />

Program (STEP).<br />

TIP: Learn some local lingo.<br />

You don’t need to go full incognito,<br />

but if you have time, try to<br />

pick up key words and phrases in<br />

the language of your destination.<br />

We think that “hello,” “goodbye,”<br />

“yes/no,” “help,” and “police” are<br />

just a few of the essentials. These<br />

phrases might come in handy if<br />

you find yourself in a tight spot.<br />

And feel free to use the CIA<br />

World Factbook to do some allaround<br />

research on your international<br />

destination—it’s publicly<br />

available and a great resource.<br />

Our World Factbook team even<br />

created special travel briefings<br />

for several countries, which you<br />

can find here: World Factbook<br />

Travel Facts.<br />

TIP: Scout out local transportation.<br />

Upon arrival, ask an<br />

airport official or travelers’ aide<br />

how much it should cost to catch<br />

a public shuttle or taxi to your<br />

hotel. If you choose a taxi, be<br />

sure to negotiate the price before<br />

loading your baggage and getting<br />

inside. Only use taxis from the<br />

official queue that are clearly<br />

marked and have a functioning<br />

meter and the driver’s ID displayed<br />

inside.<br />



TIP: Know your escape<br />

route. That cliché about<br />

knowing the fastest way out of a<br />

room? We might have invented<br />

it. When you get to your hotel,<br />

take a moment to familiarize<br />

yourself with emergency evacuation<br />

plans. How many doors are<br />

between yours and the nearest<br />

stairwell? Could you find it in<br />

the dark? In a smoky haze?<br />

TIP: Use the elevator (unless<br />

it’s an emergency). Using the<br />

stairs is great for exercise, but<br />

crimes frequently occur in isolated<br />

stairwells. If you can, try to<br />

stick to the elevator.<br />

TIP: Look for a middle<br />

floor. Being on the ground floor<br />

can leave you more vulnerable<br />

to break-ins, but many countries’<br />

emergency response personnel<br />

aren’t equipped to reach higher<br />

than a few floors off the ground.<br />

Consider requesting a room<br />

somewhere in between.<br />

TIP: Lock it up. The automatic<br />

locks on hotel room doors can<br />

often be forced open, and the<br />

chains can often be cut. Use<br />

the deadbolt. Do you know<br />

what else can help keep a door<br />

closed? A door stop. Consider<br />

investing in a traveler’s portable<br />

door lock or alarm to help further<br />

secure your hotel room. Yes,<br />

it’s our job to be paranoid, and<br />

we’re professionals at it.<br />

TIP: Beware of unsolicited<br />

knocks. A knock at your hotel<br />

door? Don’t open it unless you<br />

know or can verify who’s on the<br />

other side. Special delivery, turndown<br />

service, or room service<br />

that you didn’t request? Call the<br />

front desk to confirm. The same<br />

goes for unexpected maintenance<br />

or housekeeping.<br />




TIP: Taking a car? Lock the<br />

doors. Whether you’re renting<br />

your own wheels or taking a taxi,<br />

lock the doors as soon as you<br />

get in. Best practice is to keep<br />

the windows rolled up, as well.<br />

Carjackers often prey on simple<br />

mistakes like an open door—<br />

don’t let them.<br />

TIP: Stay alert. Our officers<br />

are trained to be highly attuned<br />

to their surroundings, constantly<br />

maintaining situational awareness.<br />

It’s a habit that’ll pay you<br />

dividends, too. If you use all<br />

five senses to pay attention to<br />

what’s happening around you,<br />

you’ll not only spot telltale signs<br />

if something is amiss, you’ll also<br />

soak up your destination’s unique<br />

atmosphere.<br />

TIP: Be mindful when drinking<br />

adult beverages. Spies<br />

might swill martinis in the movies,<br />

but alcohol impairs alertness<br />

and judgement. Similar to the tip<br />

above, you’ll want to be alert and<br />

maintain situational awareness,<br />

especially in an unfamiliar country.<br />

Some countries also have<br />

local customs and restrictions on<br />

alcohol consumption, so be sure<br />

you know what those are and<br />

follow them closely before you<br />

decide to imbibe.<br />

TIP: Walk the walk. Your demeanor<br />

on the street can sometimes<br />

be the best deterrent to<br />

criminals. Don’t look like an easy<br />

target. Take it from us, you don’t<br />

want to attract attention by looking<br />

meek, lost, or distracted. For<br />

example, don’t stand on a busy<br />

street corner poring over a map<br />

or your smart phone. Instead,<br />

channel quiet confidence. At the<br />

same time, you don’t want to be<br />

too flashy, showing off extravagant<br />

items or wealth. Leave at<br />

home the fancy jewelry, watches,<br />

electronics, and other items that<br />

might make you an especially<br />

appealing target to thieves.<br />

TIP: Plan your route and<br />

reroute as necessary. Whether<br />

you’re traveling by car, public<br />

transit, or foot, prepare in<br />

advance. Do your day’s activities<br />

take you through a dangerous<br />

part of town? Take a different<br />

route. Adjust your plans and<br />

routes as necessary to avoid<br />

walking alone at night and stick<br />

to well-lit areas that aren’t too<br />

isolated, if possible.<br />

TIP: Trust your instincts. We<br />

know from experience that when<br />

something doesn’t feel right, it<br />

often isn’t. Someone standing too<br />

close to you, following you across<br />

multiple locations, loitering<br />

outside your room—if a situation<br />

raises your suspicions, remove<br />

yourself from it or seek help.<br />

TIP: Commotion? Don’t check<br />

it out. The fastest way to get out<br />

of a crisis is to avoid trouble in<br />

the first place. If you hear a disturbance<br />

unfolding when you’re<br />

out and about, steer clear and<br />

leave the intelligence gathering to<br />

us. The commotion could be an<br />

escalating danger or a distraction<br />

designed to help someone pickpocket<br />

you. Your mission is to get<br />

home safe. Don’t take unnecessary<br />

risks.<br />

20 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

Travel deals in Florida<br />

for RESIDENTS<br />

I<br />

f you are in<br />

need of a<br />

vacay and<br />

don’t want<br />

to travel far<br />

AND you’d<br />

like some great offers,<br />

we have them<br />

here. Many hotels<br />

and resorts in Florida<br />

offer summer deals<br />

for residents. Some<br />

are available until<br />

September 30; others<br />

October 31, so best to<br />

book these fast. Be sure<br />

to check their websites<br />

for dates, resort fee information,<br />

parking fees,<br />

etc. Many require proof<br />

of residency and many<br />

have blackout dates.<br />

AC Hotel<br />



AC Hotel<br />

Clearwater Beach<br />

The just-opened (June 14) AC<br />

Hotel Clearwater Beach ha a<br />

special “Try Our New Hotel”<br />

offer that includes a twonight<br />

stay at up to 20% off<br />

standard rates, which start at<br />

just $249 per night. The 144-<br />

room AC Hotel Clearwater is<br />

situated between a stretch<br />

of Florida’s sandy-white<br />

shoreline and picturesque Intracoastal<br />

waterway. AC-Hotels.<br />

Marriott.com.<br />

Luminary Hotel & Co.<br />

Fort Myers<br />

Available for stays through Sept.<br />

30, guests visiting the AAA Four<br />

Diamond Luminary Hotel & Co.<br />

can take advantage of the Summer<br />

Getaway package and receive 15%<br />

off accommodations and complimentary<br />

valet parking for one<br />

car. To view this offer and more,<br />

visit LuminaryHotel.com/offers.<br />

Soaring 12 stories above downtown<br />

Fort Myers, the 243-room<br />

boutique hotel has several restaurants,<br />

a rooftop lounge, a diner and<br />

more. The pool on the fourth floor<br />

features an event deck overlooking<br />

the Caloosahatchee River.<br />

Fenway Hotel<br />

Dunedin<br />

Originally opened in 1927, Fenway<br />

Hotel is an icon of the jazz age,<br />

playing host to notable explorers,<br />

artists, politicians, musicians<br />

and living legends in its time as<br />

an operating hotel. Their special<br />

Summer Getaway offer includes<br />

a 10% discount on two-night stays<br />

with complimentary valet parking<br />

for visits through Sept. 11. Book<br />

directly at FenwayHotel.com/summer-getaway-in-dunedin.<br />

(Promo<br />

Fenway Hotel<br />

Plantation on Crystal River<br />

Discovery Cove<br />

Code: MAJ).<br />

The boutique hotel features 83<br />

guest rooms a resort-style pool,<br />

signature HEW Parlor & Chophouse,<br />

and Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar.<br />

TradeWinds Island<br />

Resorts<br />

St. Pete Beach<br />

TradeWinds Island Resorts has<br />

a Florida/Georgia resident offer<br />

through Dec. 26, <strong>2022</strong>. Treat yourself<br />

to a well-deserved staycation<br />

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happening this month<br />


Evidence<br />

shows that<br />

the first<br />

coffee was<br />

enjoyed<br />

in 15th century Yemen,<br />

where monks from<br />

the Sufi monasteries<br />

in Mokha first roasted<br />

beans and brewed<br />

coffee. Traders then<br />

brought the seed to<br />

Ethiopia, so that they<br />

could cultivate and farm<br />

coffee beans.<br />

Coffee made its way<br />

to Europe by way of<br />

Lavender Chai Latte<br />

Venice in 1615, where<br />

it was deemed to be ‘Satan’ drink’ due INGREDIENTS<br />

to its bitter taste, but eventually, the 1-1/2 cups water<br />

drink got the approval of the Pope 1-2 Tbsp. dried lavender flowers<br />

himself, and the first coffee house 1 chai tea bag<br />

opened in Venice in 1645.<br />

1 Tbsp. agave nectar<br />

The drink became popular in America<br />

in 1773 when Americans revolted 1 cup unsweetened, plain soymilk<br />

1 cup brewed strong coffee<br />

against the British tea tax and replaced<br />

tea with coffee as their pre-<br />


Per serving: 40 calories<br />

ferred drink. James Folger was one Pour water into small pot and bring to<br />

of the first people to successfully sell a boil.<br />

coffee in the 19th century. The drink Add lavender flowers and chai tea bag<br />

also traveled across to Canada where and set aside for about 15 minutes to<br />

the first business to call itself a coffee steep.<br />

house opened in Toronto in 1801. Pour liquid through strainer, squeezing<br />

In the 1960s people became interested<br />

in the concept of specialty and chai tea bag, and return liquid to<br />

remaining liquid from lavender flowers<br />

coffee and Starbucks was founded in pot. Discard lavender and tea bag.<br />

1971. As the interest in good coffee Add agave nectar, coffee, and soymilk<br />

grows, so do different ways of brewing and reheat, stirring well, just until<br />

it and the appearance of independent mixture is hot. Do not boil.<br />

coffee shops, where coffee connoisseurs<br />

can try the latest flavors and<br />

Pour into 4 coffee cups.<br />

roasts from around the world. Professional<br />

coffee tasters are called Adjust the amount of lavender you use<br />

NOTES<br />

cuppers, and according to them the based on your taste preference.<br />

perfect cup of coffee depends on its Pure maple syrup may be substituted<br />

body, acidity, aroma, and flavor. This is for agave nectar.<br />

all determined by the bean, the roast, Reduced-fat dairy or milk alternative of<br />

and the brew of the coffee.<br />

choice may be substituted for soymilk.<br />

Here are some unique takes on the<br />

beloved bean:<br />

Lavender<br />

Chai Latte<br />

Lavender is not only fragrant and<br />

pretty—it is edible. Lavender can<br />

offer a floral, herbal taste and aroma<br />

to many recipes, such as this delicately<br />

spiced beverage. Filled with chai<br />

tea, coffee, soymilk, dried lavender<br />

flowers and just a touch of agave, you<br />

can enjoy this relaxing beverage as a<br />

much healthier option over many coffee<br />

shop latte drinks, which are often<br />

laden with sugar and high-fat additions<br />

that are high in calories.<br />

is on September 29<br />

Try Something different<br />

Power Mocha<br />

Smoothie<br />

Power Mocha Smoothie<br />

Start your day with more than just a<br />

cup of coffee. This delicious mocha<br />

smoothie features coffee, nutritious<br />

bananas, energy-rich nut butters and<br />

anti-inflammatory turmeric. Coffee contains<br />

a variety of phytochemicals, many<br />

of which have antioxidant properties.<br />


1 vanilla bean<br />

1 frozen banana<br />

1 cup brewed coffee, chilled<br />

2 Tbsp. hulled hemp seeds<br />

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder<br />

1 Tbsp. nut butter (e.g. peanut butter,<br />

almond butter, cashew butter)<br />

1 tsp. fresh turmeric root, minced<br />

Pinch of black pepper<br />

Per serving: 340 calories<br />


Combine all ingredients in a high- power<br />

blender or food processor and blend<br />

until smooth. Drink immediately.<br />

NOTES<br />

Brew coffee according to instructions,<br />

then let chill in refrigerator overnight.<br />

One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract<br />

can be used in place of the whole vanilla<br />

bean. The fresh turmeric root can<br />

be replaced with 1/2 teaspoon of powdered<br />

turmeric.<br />

Dalgona<br />

Coffee<br />

A recent food trend that<br />

has taken the TikTok, Instagram,<br />

and YouTube by<br />

storm is dalgona coffee.<br />

This is a newish trend<br />

as the phrase “Dalgona<br />

Coffee” was non-existent<br />

on Google until January<br />

26, 2020, when there was<br />

a tiny blip of interest.<br />

But the trend has received<br />

millions of views<br />

since then. TikTok alone<br />

recorded about 141.4<br />

million views for the<br />

hashtag dalgona coffee,<br />

and the numbers<br />

are in millions on<br />

other platforms such as<br />

Twitter, Facebook, You-<br />

Tube, and Instagram.<br />

But what is dalgona<br />

coffee if you’re<br />

not into TikTok? Dalgona<br />

coffee is a twotoned<br />

coffee that contains<br />

coffee froth on top<br />

of iced milk. It’s named<br />

after a South Korean<br />

candy, dalgona (candy<br />

made with melted sugar<br />

and baking soda) sometimes<br />

called ppopgi,<br />

because the coffee froth<br />

resembles the foam that is formed<br />

while preparing the dalgona when its<br />

ingredients are mixed together.<br />

Some say the dalgona coffee trend<br />

originated in South Korea after a<br />

South Korean actor shared the picture<br />

of the coffee that reminded him of the<br />

dalgona honeycomb.<br />

Others say dalgona coffee is not a<br />

brand new innovation, instead it is the<br />

same as the Indian “phenti hui coffee”<br />

or “beaten coffee.” The only difference<br />

between the dalgona coffee and<br />

Indian “phenti hui coffee” is in the<br />

preparation. In making dalgona coffee,<br />

iced milk is used, and the coffee froth is<br />

poured on the top of the milk compared<br />

to the Indian version which is prepared<br />

using the hot milk, and the froth is<br />

placed at the bottom of the glass. Does<br />

it matter?<br />

The goal is to create a light,<br />

whipped coffee that’s somewhat similar<br />

to a dense whipped cream. The<br />

mixture is served over milk, sometimes<br />

with ice. To add to the presentation<br />

and enhance the flavor a bit, some<br />

sprinkle the top with cocoa, coffee<br />

powder, or crumbled cookies. Dalgona<br />

coffee is typically served with a straw<br />

to stir the whipped coffee concoction<br />

into the milk.<br />


Instant coffee, white sugar, water, and<br />

milk<br />

Dalgona Coffee<br />


First make the coffee froth that will<br />

go on the top of iced milk. To prepare<br />

the froth, mix two tablespoons<br />

of instant coffee, two tablespoons of<br />

white sugar, and two tablespoons of<br />

hot water. After making a mix of all<br />

the ingredients, whip the mixture vigorously<br />

until it turns foamy, and the<br />

froth is ready.<br />

Pour iced milk in a cup or glass and<br />

pour the coffee froth on top of<br />

the milk.<br />

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you’re news<br />

Accolades<br />

■ More Too Life, Inc. honored Dr.<br />

Kameron Partridge Hodgens, Gulf<br />

Coast Community Foundation’s<br />

Director of Community Leadership,<br />

with the<br />

Community<br />

Hero<br />

Award at<br />

their Inspire<br />

Change Anniversary<br />

fundraiser in<br />

June.<br />

For over<br />

Dr. Kameron Partridge<br />

Hodgens 18 years,<br />

More Too Life, Inc. has been dedicated<br />

to fighting human exploitation<br />

and providing victim services<br />

and programs to children, families,<br />

and the community. As the former<br />

CEO of The Glasser/Schoenbaum<br />

Human Services Center, Hodgens<br />

has been a loyal supporter of the<br />

More Too Life mission and vision.<br />

Dr. Hodgens has also been an outstanding<br />

leader and advocate for<br />

the work of nonprofits throughout<br />

the community.<br />

More Too Life’s approach is<br />

to provide opportunities to turn<br />

“victims to survivors, survivors to<br />

thrivers, and thrivers into champions.”<br />

In the fight to attack human<br />

trafficking, they provide care to its<br />

victims and those on the fringe by<br />

addressing root causes.<br />

Appointments<br />

■ Halfacre Construction Company,<br />

a Lakewood Ranch-based<br />

commercial construction company,<br />

recently welcomed Tammi Dodson<br />

as its marketing<br />

and<br />

proposal<br />

manager.<br />

Dodson<br />

brings over<br />

30 years of<br />

experience<br />

in marketing,<br />

graphic design,<br />

media<br />

Tammi Dodson<br />

relations and event planning to the<br />

commercial construction company.<br />

In her new role, she will be tasked<br />

with managing the requests for the<br />

proposal and qualification process,<br />

overseeing marketing initiatives,<br />

event planning, communication<br />

efforts, collateral creation and file<br />

management, among other duties.<br />

Most recently, Dodson served<br />

as the marketing specialist for Advanced<br />

Orthopedic Center in Port<br />

Charlotte. During her time there,<br />

her tasks included managing the<br />

website, growing the organization’s<br />

social media presence, overseeing<br />

commercial and educational video<br />

production, coordinating physicians’<br />

speaking engagements and<br />

business development.<br />

■ Neal Communities, a homebuilder<br />

based in Lakewood Ranch,<br />

has promoted 14 employees over<br />

the last several months.<br />

The promotions include two<br />

vice presidents: Ivory Matthews<br />

promoted<br />

from director<br />

of community<br />

and<br />

governmental<br />

affairs to vice<br />

president of<br />

community<br />

and governmental<br />

affairs,<br />

Ivory Matthews and Carlos<br />

Puente promoted from vice president<br />

of sales to vice president of<br />

sales and marketing.<br />

In addition, the following<br />

employees were promoted: Pam<br />

Curran from bank financing<br />

manager to director of finance, Rob<br />

Kozlowski from senior financial<br />

analyst to business insights and<br />

analytics manager, Janet Ladwig<br />

from director of design to director<br />

of community design and<br />

product development, Mathew<br />

Lavish from project manager to<br />

director of construction, Heidi<br />

Lustig from staff accountant III to<br />

senior accountant, Jodi McConnell<br />

from assistant controller to<br />

controller, Marjory McGloin from<br />

job coordinator to purchasing<br />

supervisor, Kristin Mullins from<br />

senior accountant to accounting<br />

manager, Ben Renner from area<br />

construction manager to director<br />

of construction, Kameren<br />

Saffold from assistant construction<br />

manager to construction manager,<br />

Michael Thomas from purchasing<br />

agent to estimator and Rob Woods<br />

from project manager to area<br />

construction manager.<br />

For more information, visit https://<br />

www.nealcommunities.com/<br />

■ Elisabeth Owen has<br />

joined ArtisTree Landscape<br />

Maintenance & Design as its newest<br />

designer to serve the company’s<br />

growing client roster. A Florida<br />

Certified Horticulture Professional,<br />

Owen will create plans for new<br />

builds and renovations. Her 20-plus<br />

years in the green industry includes<br />

design, managerial and sales experience<br />

for residential and commercial<br />

clients. Owen graduated cum<br />

laude from the University of Florida<br />

with a Master of Science degree in<br />

environmental horticulture.<br />

■ Forza Wealth Management, an<br />

SEC-registered investment advisor,<br />

has added Kimberly Evener as its<br />

new Director<br />

of Client<br />

Services.<br />

Evener will be<br />

responsible<br />

for all aspects<br />

of client services<br />

including<br />

strategic<br />

direction,<br />

Kimberly Evener,<br />

coordination,<br />

Director of Client<br />

Services for Forza and operations.<br />

Wealth Management<br />

Prior to joining Forza, Evener<br />

worked for six years at Caldwell<br />

Trust Company, most recently as<br />

an Assistant Vice President and<br />

Trust Officer. Before that, she spent<br />

12 years at Northern Trust Company,<br />

advancing to the roles of Officer<br />

and Account Manager. Learn more<br />

at forzawealth.com.<br />

Board News<br />

■ Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright<br />

and Hermitage alumnus<br />

Doug Wright, Sondra<br />

Biller, Stephanie Jones, and Liz<br />

Richardson have joined the<br />

Hermitage Board of Trustees.<br />

Robyn Citrin<br />

will continue<br />

in her<br />

second year<br />

as President of<br />

the Hermitage<br />

Board,<br />

with David<br />

Greenserving<br />

as Vice President,<br />

Steve<br />

Sondra Biller<br />

Adler as<br />

Treasurer, Ellen<br />

Berman as<br />

Secretary,<br />

and Carole<br />

Crosby as<br />

Chair of Governance.<br />

Doug<br />

Wright is a<br />

Stephanie Jones Pulitzer Prize<br />

and Tony<br />

Award-winning<br />

playwright.<br />

He is<br />

a Hermitage<br />

alumnus and<br />

served as a<br />

juror for the<br />

inaugural Hermitage<br />

Major<br />

Liz Richardson<br />

Theater Award<br />

in 2021. His plays and musicals<br />

include I Am My Own Wife (Tony<br />

Award, Pulitzer Prize in Drama),<br />

Quills (subsequently adapted<br />

by Wright as a screenplay), Grey<br />

Gardens, The Little Mermaid, War<br />

Paint, and Hands on a Hardbody,<br />

among others.Stephanie Jones,<br />

having worked in corporate<br />

recruiting for over 20 years, is currently<br />

the Director of Experienced<br />

Talent Acquisition for Kroll, a global<br />

professional services firm.<br />

Sondra Biller has worked at the<br />

UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill,<br />

where she held positions as a nurse<br />

educator clinician and nurse manager<br />

for a new acute rehabilitation<br />

unit. Upon moving to Chicago, she<br />

worked in health care marketing for<br />

assisted living and rehabilitation facilities.<br />

Sondra served as Co-Chair<br />

of the <strong>2022</strong> Hermitage Greenfield<br />

Prize Dinner.<br />

Liz Richardson began her career<br />

in the healthcare industry, starting<br />

as a clinical speech pathologist and<br />

then moving into management as<br />

a program evaluation director, followed<br />

by establishing a healthcare<br />

quality management consulting<br />

practice. Richardson was President<br />

of the Board of the Newton Schools<br />

Foundation for multiple years and<br />

served as a volunteer and board<br />

member for “Understanding Our<br />

Differences,” an award-winning<br />

national disability awareness and<br />

acceptance program.<br />

The Hermitage’s board officers<br />

for the <strong>2022</strong>-2023 season are:<br />

Robyn Citrin, President; David<br />

Green, Vice President; Steve Adler,<br />

Treasurer; and Ellen Berman, Secretary.<br />

The full Hermitage Board<br />

of Trustees includes Sondra Biller,<br />

Christine Boone, Maryann Casey,<br />

Carole Crosby, Marletta Darnall,<br />

Leslie Edwards, Stephanie Jones,<br />

Tina Shao Napoli, Michael Pender,<br />

Charlotte Perret, Liz Richardson,<br />

Edward M. Swan, Jr., Nelda<br />

Thompson, Mary Lou Winnick,<br />

Doug Wright, and Andy Sandberg,<br />

Hermitage Artistic Director and<br />

CEO (ex-officio).<br />

■ Child welfare agency Safe<br />

Children Coalition has announced<br />

its <strong>2022</strong>-2023 board of directors.<br />

Michael Rahn is the new chair<br />

of the board. New directors are<br />

Jamara Clark and Lee Lipton;<br />

they join continuing directors Ken<br />

Alexander, Tony Gamelin, David<br />

Fairy, Brian Goodrich and Ann<br />

Marie Jones.<br />

Rahn is the SWFL Regional<br />

Production Manager for South-<br />

State Bank, with nearly 30 years<br />

as a mortgage broker in Sarasota/<br />

Manatee. He has served in multiple<br />

capacities with the Home Builders<br />

Association of Manatee-Sarasota as<br />

well as served as the vice chair of<br />

the Florida Home Builders Association.<br />

He was elected to the Florida<br />

Housing Hall of Fame in 2017 and<br />

sits on the National Association of<br />

Home Builders board. He currently<br />

serves on the Manatee County<br />

Planning Committee. This will be<br />

his third year on the board and his<br />

first as chair.<br />

Clark is currently the principal<br />

at Rowlett Middle Academy in<br />

Bradenton and has over 15 years<br />

of experience as an educator in<br />

Manatee County. He has first-hand<br />

knowledge of how life events can<br />

directly impact a student’s ability to<br />

learn and grow, both academically<br />

and socially.<br />

Lipton spent nearly 30 years in<br />

the healthcare industry, working<br />

for national organizations in both<br />

the home health and physician<br />

management fields. Recently, he<br />

left the healthcare industry to focus<br />

on opening his own business<br />

and supporting local activities<br />

and causes.<br />

The core functions provided<br />

by Safe Children Coalition (SCC)<br />

include child welfare case management,<br />

foster care, adoption,<br />

independent living, prevention,<br />

diversion, quality management,<br />

and support services. Last year,<br />

SCC served nearly 1,700 children in<br />

foster and out of home care as well<br />

as nearly 6,000 children in its diversion<br />

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■ Hearing Charities of America<br />

(HCOA) has announced the appointment<br />

of Carol Pandis, to the<br />

board of directors for a three-year<br />

term starting this past July 1.<br />

Pandis, a hearing aid specialist<br />

for Hear Again America-Sarasota,<br />

has seen firsthand how hearing<br />

loss negatively impacts loved<br />

ones. Growing up with a father<br />

with hearing loss and meeting<br />

her husband, who has singlesided<br />

deafness, she felt becoming<br />

a hearing care professional was<br />

the perfect way to help improve<br />

lives. Carol received her Bachelor<br />

of Science from Elmira College<br />

and has over 30 years of extensive<br />

knowledge in the medical field.<br />

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arts news<br />

Another Mural added<br />

to The Rosemary<br />

District<br />

Another mural has been added to the<br />

Rosemary District - this one of baseball<br />

icon John “Buck” O’Neil, who is now<br />

being immortalized in a 40-foot rendering<br />

at 1468 Boulevard of the Arts. O’Neil was<br />

posthumously inducted into the National<br />

Baseball Hall of Fame in July while at the<br />

same time, the mural was unveiled.<br />

The mural is a part of the Rosemary Art<br />

+ Design District’s (RADD) Walter Gilbert<br />

Mural Initiative, dedicated to highlighting<br />

the stories and people from the district’s<br />

not-so-distant past name of Overtown,<br />

Sarasota’s first Black neighborhood.<br />

O’Neil lived in Overtown and moved to<br />

Newtown, an area north of the Rosemary<br />

District. In his early life, O’Neil worked the<br />

celery fields in Sarasota while his father<br />

ran a pool hall in Newtown.<br />

O’Neil played for the Negro American<br />

League’s Memphis Red Sox in 1937 and<br />

made his professional debut in 1938 as<br />

the Kansas City Monarchs’ first baseman.<br />

He went on to manage the Kansas<br />

City Monarchs from 1948 through 1955,<br />

and became baseball’s first Black coach<br />

when he was added to the Chicago Cubs’<br />

coaching staff in 1962. O’Neill died in<br />

2006, at the age of 94.<br />

2<br />

Lots of Plays<br />

Submitted<br />

One hundred plays were received from all<br />

over the United States 15 days after the<br />

call for plays by Theatre Odysey. Michael<br />

Bille, President of Theatre Odyssey’s Board<br />

of Directors, said, “We’re setting a new<br />

record annually with how quickly plays<br />

are received following our announcement<br />

requesting them. We’re encouraged that<br />

playwrights throughout the country are<br />

carefully following our announcements.”<br />

Greg Burdick’s play about a widow receiving<br />

an unexpected delivery was judged<br />

Best Play at the 17th Annual Ten-Minute<br />

Play Festival: Sign Here For<br />

All That Remains<br />

Best Play at the 17th Annual Ten-Minute<br />

Play Festival. Sign Here For All That Remains<br />

was directed by Alan Brasington and<br />

featured performances by Sue Bachman<br />

and Glenn Schudel. Greg, from Lakeland,<br />

FL, won the Verna Safran Prize ($500).<br />

Connie Schindewolf’s Ancestry was<br />

determined as the runner-up play. Leona<br />

Collesano directed Kathi Faulkner and<br />

Glenn Schudel in this story of an ancestry<br />

test shared in a unique way. Connie, who<br />

is from Bradenton, received $300.<br />

The One-Act Play Festival runs October<br />

6-9 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre,<br />

FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing<br />

Arts. Tickets available in September.<br />

www.theatreodyssey.org/tickets/.<br />

2<br />

Embracing Our<br />

Differences has a New<br />

Exhibition Director<br />

Embracing Our Differences recently<br />

named Sheila D. McKoy as its exhibition<br />

director. As an employee of the New<br />

Jersey Transit system for nearly 30 years,<br />

McKoy, a public art and creative placemaking<br />

expert and consultant, coordinated<br />

more than 150 public arts projects at<br />

transit facilities throughout the transportation<br />

system.<br />

During her<br />

tenure there,<br />

she managed<br />

the selection<br />

of artists from<br />

around the<br />

nation and<br />

oversaw contract<br />

negotiations<br />

with<br />

contractors<br />

and artists<br />

alike. In her<br />

new role,<br />

Sheila D. McKoy<br />

McKoy will<br />

oversee the<br />

planning, staging and management of Embracing<br />

Our Differences’ annual exhibit.<br />

“This is a new position for EOD,” says<br />

Sarah Wertheimer, executive director. “As<br />

our exhibitions and programs grew, we<br />

realized we needed someone who was<br />

dedicated to this initiative alone. Sheila is<br />

the perfect fit for this job. She’s spent years<br />

working in this field and was a member of<br />

our art selection committee for three years,<br />

serving as chair of the committee last year.”<br />

McKoy participates regularly in panel<br />

discussions on public art at events<br />

and venues around the nation, including<br />

Audible, Pratt Institute, New Jersey State<br />

Council on the Arts, creative place-making<br />

conferences, and at museums and galleries.<br />

She is a board member of the Arts<br />

and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.<br />

For more information about Embracing<br />

Our Differences, visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.<br />

2<br />

New Director at FSU/<br />

Asolo Conservatory<br />

for Actor Training<br />

Andrei Malaev-Babel has been selected<br />

as director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory<br />

for Actor Training. Malaev-Babel, an<br />

expert on Russian theater and acting techniques<br />

and an award-winning director and<br />

scholar who served as head of acting at<br />

the Conservatory for more than a decade,<br />

succeeds Greg Leaming, who retired.<br />

Malaev-Babel began his tenure in July.<br />

Malaev-Babel continues a distinguished<br />

international career, having co-founded<br />

and served as artistic director for both the<br />

Stanislavsky Theater Studio in Washington,<br />

D.C., and the Moscow Chamber Forms<br />

Theatre in Russia.<br />

Malaev-Babel has authored numerous<br />

books and articles and received awards,<br />

including the<br />

20th International<br />

Green<br />

Wave Book<br />

Fair Grand<br />

Prize in 2016<br />

in Ukraine.<br />

In the same<br />

year, he was<br />

awarded the<br />

International<br />

Moscow Jewish<br />

Film Festival’s<br />

Grand<br />

Jury Prize<br />

Andrei Malaev-Babel<br />

for the film<br />

documentary<br />

“Finding Babel,” for which he served as<br />

co-writer and principal actor. In 2020, he<br />

received a Fulbright Award from the Bureau<br />

of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the<br />

U.S. Department of State, hosted by The<br />

Polish National Film, Television and Theatre<br />

School in Lodz.<br />

Academically, Malaev-Babel is best<br />

known internationally for his work related<br />

to 20th century Russian theatre practitioner<br />

Nikolai Demidov, having translated many<br />

of his works into English and specializing in<br />

teaching Demidov’s School of Acting.<br />

For information about the FSU/Asolo<br />

Conservatory for Actor training, visit asolorep.org/conservatory.<br />

2<br />

Selby Gardens to<br />

Celebrate Louis<br />

Comfort Tiffany<br />

In 2023 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens<br />

will present Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty<br />

in Nature as the 2023 installment of its<br />

Jean & Alfred<br />

Goldstein Exhibition<br />

Series.<br />

Opening February<br />

12, 2023,<br />

the exhibition<br />

will showcase<br />

the creativity<br />

and innovation<br />

of the American<br />

artist<br />

and designer<br />

Louis Comfort<br />

Tiffany.<br />

Louis Comfort<br />

Tiffany<br />

(1848-1933)<br />

was one of the<br />

most influential<br />

American<br />

artists and<br />

designers of<br />

the late 19th<br />

and early 20th<br />

centuries. He<br />

founded Tiffany Studios and served as the<br />

first design director of Tiffany & Co., the<br />

renowned jewelry and<br />

silver firm established by<br />

his father, Charles Lewis<br />

Tiffany. Tiffany was<br />

closely associated with<br />

Art Nouveau, an international<br />

style of art and<br />

design characterized by<br />

organic line and natural<br />

form. He began his<br />

career as a painter, but<br />

later turned his attention<br />

to decorative arts, particularly stained<br />

glass, for which he became best known.<br />

Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature<br />

will be the first exhibition of its type to be<br />

presented in a botanical garden, an especially<br />

appropriate setting in which to highlight<br />

the connection between Tiffany’s work and<br />

the natural world. Tiffany’s stained-glass<br />

windows and lamps will inspire horticultural<br />

displays in Selby Gardens’ Tropical Conservatory<br />

and throughout the grounds of the<br />

Downtown Sarasota campus.<br />

Accompanying the horticultural displays<br />

will be examples of Tiffany’s work, in various<br />

media, on view in the Museum of Botany &<br />

the Arts. Lent from a private collection, this<br />

group of lamps, vases, and other objects<br />

will be used to tell the story of Tiffany and<br />

his firm, which revolutionized glassmaking<br />

and elevated the status of American decorative<br />

arts at home and abroad.<br />

Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in<br />

Nature will be on view at Selby Gardens’<br />

Downtown Sarasota campus from<br />

February 12 through June 25, 2023. For<br />

more information visit www.selby.org.<br />

2<br />

Even More Creative<br />

Liberties<br />

Creative Liberties has announced that<br />

Even More Creative Liberties…Studios,<br />

Gallery, Classroom and Community<br />

Space will be opening at 925 Lime Avenue<br />

in Sarasota later this fall.<br />

They will have artist studio spaces<br />

available for rent, classroom space, rental<br />

display walls and more. They’re existing<br />

location is at 901-B Apricot Avenue.<br />

Interested in learning more about studio<br />

space rental? Go to their website for an<br />

application at www.creativeliberties.net.<br />

You can also email them at info@creativeliberties.net.<br />

2<br />

AGAMI is seeking<br />

displaying artists<br />

The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island<br />

has openings in its gallery at 5414 Marina<br />

Drive, Holmes Beach, for new artists to<br />

display their work in the renovated space.<br />

All media are welcome. Send inquiries to<br />

Anne Abgott at annecabgott@gmail.com.<br />

For more information, visit www.amiartistsguildgallery.com/<br />

or call 941-778-6694<br />

The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island,<br />

an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non profit organization,<br />

was formed in 1989 to promote<br />

and support creative processes by bringing<br />

together artists to share experiences,<br />

expertise and work together to develop<br />

and promote the artistic community.<br />

2<br />

26 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

healthier you<br />

Brain Washed<br />

in Your Sleep<br />

Boston University study reveals the first ever<br />

images of cerebrospinal fluid washing in and out<br />

of the brain during sleep<br />

It is absolutely necessary that you<br />

get an adequate amount of restful<br />

sleep. But… According to the American<br />

Sleep Association, insomnia is the most<br />

common sleep disorder. About 30 percent of<br />

American adults report short-term problems<br />

and 10 percent experience chronic trouble<br />

falling or staying asleep.<br />

Of course, it is intuitive that we need<br />

sleep. All of us have felt the devastating<br />

effect of just one restless night. Only now<br />

we have the scientific reason why it is so<br />

important.<br />

Why we need to sleep<br />

Research from Boston University suggests<br />

that tonight, while you sleep, something<br />

amazing will happen within your brain.<br />

Your neurons will become quiet. A few seconds<br />

later, blood will flow out of your head.<br />

Then, a watery liquid called cerebrospinal<br />

fluid (CSF) will flow in, washing through<br />

your brain in rhythmic, pulsing waves.<br />

According to this 2019 study, sponsored<br />

by the NIH and the Martinos Center for Biomedical<br />

Imaging, during the awake hours,<br />

our brains are very active.<br />

At an average weight of 6 pounds, the<br />

brain is the most bioactive organ in our bodies,<br />

utilizing over 10% of our total energy<br />

consumption! But, with all this activity, the<br />

brain builds up nasty free radicals and toxic<br />

proteins which “gum up the works”, stealing<br />

our brain power and adding to an<br />

increase in fatigue, irritability and risk of<br />

Alzheimer’s…..That is, unless we sleep.<br />

Amazingly, MRI and EEG studies reveal<br />

that during – and only during – sleep, the<br />

brain actually shrinks, allowing the increase<br />

in CSF flow and slow wave activity to flush<br />

these toxic, memory impairing proteins out<br />

of the brain. Without sleep, these dangerous<br />

toxins build up and up, eventually killing<br />

healthy brain tissue.<br />

What Helps You Sleep<br />

Sleep Hygiene– Sleep in complete<br />

1. dark. White noise or no noise. No<br />

TV (and it’s better not to have one in the<br />

bedroom). Avoid caffeine, too much alcohol<br />

and eating too late. If possible, go to bed<br />

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Breathing Exercises– Our busy and<br />

4. fast-paced society, filled with homework,<br />

long work days, financial strains, parenting<br />

burnout, or other emotionally<br />

exhausting situations, can make it difficult<br />

to unwind, calm down, and get restful sleep.<br />

When it’s hard to sleep, focusing on your<br />

breath may help.<br />

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dining in<br />

It’s a blend of summer<br />

bounty, very<br />

fresh and lightening,<br />

and has a little<br />

bit of acid to it and<br />

a little bit of heat.<br />

It starts everything<br />

off with the right<br />

tone, gets the palate<br />

excited and<br />

makes you want to<br />

eat more.<br />

½ head celery,<br />

roughly<br />

chopped<br />

1 cucumber<br />

1 Thai chili,<br />

seeds removed<br />

1 cup parsley leaves<br />

1 quart spinach<br />

½ cup mint leaves<br />

1 cup Greek yogurt<br />

1 ½ ounces Sherry vinegar<br />

Keep it light, a bit sweet and easy to prepare<br />

F Green Gazpacho<br />

Green Gazpacho T<br />

1 ½ teaspoons salt<br />

1 tablespoon sugar<br />

20 ounces water<br />

¼ cup olive oil<br />

½ cup toasted slivered almonds<br />

(optional)<br />

Place everything, except the almonds, into a blender (or use an immersion blender).<br />

Blend until smooth.<br />

F Strawberry, Cucumber & Pearl Couscous Salad<br />

Strawberry, Cucumber & Pearl Couscous Salad T<br />

Crunchy walnuts, crisp<br />

cucumbers and fresh<br />

strawberries combine<br />

with pearl couscous,<br />

mint and a honey balsamic<br />

vinaigrette for a<br />

tasty summer side or<br />

main dish. Crunchy<br />

balsamic glazed walnuts<br />

finish this salad.<br />

Okay, it does call for<br />

turning on the oven,<br />

but only for about 15<br />

minutes - time enough<br />

to make a Margarita.<br />

SALAD:<br />

1 tablespoon olive oil<br />

1 cup pearl couscous<br />

1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or water<br />

1 cup sliced strawberries<br />

1 cup thinly sliced English cucumbers<br />

1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves,<br />

chopped<br />

Kosher or sea salt and pepper<br />


1 teaspoon butter<br />

1/4 cup sugar<br />

When it’s still too hot to cook<br />

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar<br />

1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt<br />

1 cup walnut halves and pieces<br />


3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar<br />

2 tablespoons olive oil<br />

1 tablespoon minced shallot<br />

2 teaspoons honey<br />

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard<br />

1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt<br />

To prepare couscous, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous<br />

and stir to coat with oil. Cook for about 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring<br />

frequently. Add broth or water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered,<br />

for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool.<br />

To prepare walnuts, while couscous is cooking, preheat oven to 350°F and line a small<br />

baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat.<br />

Add sugar, balsamic vinegar and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved,<br />

stirring frequently. Add walnuts and stir to coat completely with mixture. Transfer to<br />

baking sheet and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.<br />

Remove from oven and let cool, stirring occasionally. When completely cool, break into<br />

small bite-size pieces.<br />

Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous,<br />

strawberries, cucumber and mint to bowl. Toss well to coat all ingredients with dressing.<br />

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. (May be prepared up to 8<br />

hours in advance.) Stir in walnuts just before serving.<br />

F Pasta Salad with Cotton Candy Grapes,<br />

Baby Spinach and Feta T<br />

Cotton Candy grapes are a<br />

beautiful bright green color,<br />

juicy and naturally sweet (yes,<br />

they taste like cotton candy),<br />

and they contain antioxidants,<br />

including health-promoting<br />

resveratrol. Grapes bring interest<br />

to appetizer and snack<br />

boards and they are the star<br />

in this sweet and savory pasta<br />

salad made with whole-wheat<br />

orzo, Cotton Candy grapes, red<br />

bell peppers and baby spinach.<br />

For the VINAIGRETTE:<br />

1/4 cup extra-virgin<br />

olive oil<br />

2 Tbsp. lemon juice<br />

2 tsp. Dijon mustard<br />

1 tsp. champagne vinegar (or any<br />

other white vinegar)<br />

1 small garlic clove, minced<br />

1 tsp. honey or maple syrup<br />

Kosher salt, to taste<br />

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste<br />

For the PASTA SALAD:<br />

8 oz. whole-wheat orzo pasta<br />

1 1/2 cups green grapes, halved<br />

1 small red bell pepper, cut into<br />

¾-inch dice (about 1 cup)<br />

1 cup packed baby spinach, roughly<br />

chopped<br />

1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped<br />

1/3 cup diced red onion (cut into 1/4<br />

inch dice)<br />

1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, cut in<br />

half<br />

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese<br />

2 Tbsp. roasted pumpkin seeds or<br />

sunflower seeds<br />

Place olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, garlic and honey in small container with<br />

a tight-fitting lid and shake until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.<br />

Set aside.<br />

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in colander when done,<br />

and rinse under cold water to cool.<br />

Place pasta in large bowl. Stir in grapes, bell pepper, spinach, mint, onion, olives, feta<br />

and pumpkin seeds until well combined.<br />

Add half the vinaigrette and stir well until all ingredients are well coated. Season with<br />

additional salt and pepper, to taste. Add remaining vinaigrette, if needed. (If making<br />

ahead and storing for several hours or overnight in refrigerator, stir in remaining<br />

vinaigrette before serving, if needed.)<br />

In this recipe,<br />

use a quality<br />

olive oil like<br />

Olio Terre di<br />

Siena PDO for<br />

its fruity aroma<br />

with a strong<br />

hints of spice.<br />

F Citron, Cherry and Quinoa salad<br />

1/2 cup of<br />

quinoa<br />

1 citron<br />

2 cucumbers<br />

10 cherries,<br />

seedless<br />

1 bunch of<br />

coriander<br />

1 bunch of mint<br />

1 lime<br />

1 hot pepper<br />

1 shallot<br />

Citron, Cherry and Quinoa salad T<br />

1 Tbsp. of cumin<br />

3 Tbsp. of yogurt<br />

Olive oil to taste<br />

salt<br />

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Gulf Coast Community<br />

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has received<br />

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This is the sixth Arts Appreciation grant<br />

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visit westcoastblacktheatre.org.<br />

Bishop-Parker Grant<br />

Provides Funding for<br />

Children in Foster Care<br />

The Florida Center for Early Childhood<br />

received a $50,000 grant from the Bishop<br />

Parker Foundation for its Early Childhood<br />

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The grant funded the purchase of a transit<br />

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A Community Day School preschool student<br />

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Hershorin Schiff Community Day School<br />

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of Sarasota County. The grant will<br />

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Dan Ceaser, Community Day’s head of<br />

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was top on its wish list.<br />

“This generous grant allows us to expand<br />

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one which offers faculty and students the<br />

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voices, and perspectives from around<br />

the world,” says Ceaser.<br />

To learn more about Community Day<br />

School, visit communityday.org.<br />

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The Community Foundation of Sarasota<br />

County has provided a $59,461 grant to<br />

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Central Florida (PPSWCF). Financial<br />

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in Sarasota County to access vital sexual and<br />

reproductive health services.<br />

The funds are now available to help uninsured<br />

and underinsured people in Sarasota<br />

County area access birth control, emergency<br />

contraception; acute care (STI/HIV testing<br />

and treatment of infections); and transgender<br />

care. Because of the Community Foundation<br />

of Sarasota County’s support, the<br />

financial burden is taken off patients, allowing<br />

them to access the care they need at our<br />

health center and via telehealth.<br />

“Your zip code and income level should<br />

not determine your ability to access basic<br />

health care,” said Stephanie Fraim, President<br />

and CEO of PPSWCF. “When people have access<br />

to high-quality, non-judgmental health<br />

care and accurate information about sexual<br />

health they experience healthier outcomes,<br />

leading to healthier communities overall.”<br />

Funding for this grant provided in part<br />

by the Charlotte Jones Fund and the Evelyn<br />

Hanig Osterweil Fund II from the Community<br />

Foundation of Sarasota County.<br />

Kiwanis Club of Sarasota<br />

Celebrates 100th Anniversary<br />

Granting to Local Nonprofits<br />

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Sarasota<br />

Kiwanis Club and its Foundation gave<br />

$100,000 in grants to 28 local nonprofit<br />

organizations for <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

“Our Club is dedicated every year to giving<br />

needed funds through our grants process,<br />

as it is part of our mission to support nonprofits<br />

in our local community,” said Marla<br />

Doss, president of the Sarasota Kiwanis Club<br />

Foundation. “This year, as it is our 100th year<br />

as a Club, we committed to giving a total of<br />

$100,000 in grants.”<br />

A total of 28 nonprofit organizations were<br />

gifted checks this year, they are: All Friends<br />

Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters , Boys &<br />

Girls Clubs, Child Protection Center, Children<br />

First, Children’s Cancer Center, Early<br />

Learning Coalition, Easterseals Southwest<br />

Florida, Embracing Our Differences, Foundation<br />

for Dreams, Girls, Inc., Heart Gallery<br />

of Sarasota, Manasota BUDs, Manasota<br />

Solve Maternity Homes, The Mark Wandall<br />

Foundation, Mayors’ Feed the Hungry, Meals<br />

on Wheels Sarasota, Operation Eco Vets,<br />

Pines of Sarasota, The Players Centre for<br />

Performing Arts, Pregnancy Solutions, Safe<br />

Children Coalition, Sarasota School of Innovative<br />

Studies, Selah Freedom, Senior<br />

Friendship Centers, Sertoma Kids, SPARCC,<br />

and SRQ Medical Pregnancy Center.<br />

Children First<br />

Children First has received a $30,000<br />

grant from the Jerome & Mildred Paddock<br />

Foundation to help fund a new classroom<br />

that will bring eight infants and toddlers<br />

off the waiting list.<br />

Along with other funders, the grant will<br />

allow the renovation of a previously existing<br />

space, where the agency already has two<br />

classrooms that serve sixteen infants and<br />

toddlers in partnership with First Presbyterian<br />

Church.<br />

As the exclusive provider of Head Start<br />

and Early Head Start services, Children First<br />

serves hundreds of children and their families<br />

living at or below the Federal Poverty<br />

Level ($23,030 for a family of 3) across 15<br />

locations each year.<br />

“With costs of childcare rising at such a<br />

rapid rate, coupled with the overall inflation<br />

we are experiencing around the nation, our<br />

community’s most vulnerable families are<br />

under extreme duress. Our waitlist of those<br />

in need of our services can reach up to 180<br />

children, so every slot that we are able to<br />

open is crucial,” says CEO Philip Tavill. For<br />

more information, visit childrenfirst.net.<br />

Embracing Our Differences<br />

Receives Arts<br />

Appreciation Grant<br />

Sarah Wertheimer, the executive director of<br />

Embracing Our Differences, announced<br />

that the organization has received a $50,000<br />

Arts Appreciation grant from the Helen<br />

Hamilton Fund at the Gulf Coast Community<br />

Foundation. The grant will fund<br />

various aspects of the organization’s yearround<br />

educational initiatives.<br />

“Our ongoing arts education programs<br />

represent the most important aspect of our<br />

efforts – reaching and impacting the lives of<br />

thousands of students and teachers locally<br />

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Since 2004, more than 529,000 students have<br />

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year alone.<br />

EOD partners with local educators and<br />

arts organizations to create a variety of educational<br />

programs, including free school<br />

field trips to EOD’s annual outdoor exhibit<br />

and two reading day programs for pre-k<br />

through third grade students in Sarasota and<br />

Manatee counties. Programs created for high<br />

school students include docent training as<br />

part of the Coexistence Club experience and<br />

the Unity Day program, a full-day workshop<br />

that promotes empathy and respect through<br />

team building activities.<br />

Next year’s Bayfront Park exhibit runs<br />

January 18-March 12, 2023. The exhibit will<br />

be displayed at Butler Park in North Port,<br />

March 22-April 19, 2023; and at State College<br />

of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, April 26-May<br />

29, 2023. For information, visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.<br />

Gulf Coast Community<br />

Foundation Funds Programs<br />

for the Workforce<br />

CareerEdge, the workforce development<br />

initiative of the Sarasota Chamber of<br />

Commerce, will continue its workforce efforts<br />

thanks to a $125,000 grant from Gulf<br />

Coast Community Foundation.<br />

This grant award extends the 11-year-long<br />

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Coast, who was a founding investor in CareerEdge<br />

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CareerEdge will use the grant funds for<br />

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Fast-Track training is a way for employers<br />

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s cumulative<br />

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“With the one-two punch from inflation,<br />

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www.careeredgefunders.org. For information<br />

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