My real name is Boleneviks Marshinvitz. I wanted to become David Smash; to all those artists that I admired when I was a teenager, like Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash; and every detail I was admiring; Johnny Cash used to come up on stage, and, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”
Ben, the front man of a Sarasota indie band, The Send Offs, will be venturing away from the louder surfy sounds of The Send Offs to perform some of his quieter, melodic songs on Friday May 24th at Word of Mouth Cafe to raise money for The Send Offs Spring Mini Tour with Viva La Record's The Other Ryan Willis.
About two years ago, when new home building executive Michael Rego went in for his regularly scheduled cardiology appointment with Dr. Eric Calderon, the cardiologist asked him a question that almost stopped his heart right then and there.
I began to wonder if teaching my son just to love was good enough… don’t I need to give him more answers, more guidelines? Then I remember: love is the only thing that is real. Fear is a feeling, usually about something that hasn’t yet happened and judgment is just a limiting thought.
Perhaps you’ve walked by it and wondered, “what the heck is that store?” Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique? is also a Healing Center. Owner Johnna White calls it her “project of love.” Check it out...
With my many recent uses of shipping pallets, from grow walls to tool bank shelving, the abundance of the ready-made platforms of refuse seemed like the perfect medium. Gathering 42 pallets in two truck loads, I constructed a maze and called upon my community to come help me paint them.
With 15 taps proudly consisting of ONLY Florida craft beers, the beer box is Sarasota's newest and probably most unique craft beer bar. Our very own beer geek extraordinaire James was there to catch every delicious Florida drop.
A brush is a brush is brush, right? Well that’s what I thought until I stepped foot into Nessentials on Pineapple Ave. I can only describe this store as totally unique, there's literally nothing else like it in Sarasota.
Mademoiselle Rowdy Pants, Titty Titty Bang Bang, Salty Cheri, Lotta Luv, Gypsy Allure,Candy Muldune, Titty Bella, Mina Munro and Top Hat Dave. With names like that, who wouldn’t be intrigued?
The idea stemmed from a conversation I had with a fellow parent about a friend of her child having issues in school because she was standing up against kids discriminating against homosexuality.
In each game of self we play, when the board is finally cleared, all that remains is the memory of the playing, and we are but the spectators.
It will scan your item and tell you if it was produced by one of the many corporations that fund the opposition of mandatory labeling of genetically modified food. Awesome. Might make buying cereal literally impossible, but awesome none-the-less.
We’re getting rid of everything except what will fit in a backpack.
For me, spending time in nature is not so much what I absorb from it, but what it allows me to let go of. Sharing that experience with people for the first time, even sugared-up, hyperactive preteen people with demented musical tastes, is kind of transcendent.
Hair, it’s a love hate relationship! When your luscious locks are looking good you feel a million dollars but when you’re having a bad hair day it is a different story. As far as hair goes though I think we can mostly agree that there is only one place that we really want it, on our head.
As some of you know, Founders is going to be distributing to FL in sometime this month and I am beyond excited. Based soley on these two beers alone, I'm am confident that Founders will not disappoint.
Fast Company cited a strong hyper-local focus and collaborative work environments as integral parts of the state's high rankings.
I’m pretty sure that’s what the cookies taught me… cherish THIS moment, because it will never happen again. ?
Since I still haven't found much use for money yet, I figured I'd do what I could to balance out the negative vibes over the whole panhandling ordeal, so we can start to move forward in the right direction. I've got too much to say to resign myself to only one sign, so thanks to the proliferation of white boards that came with the Flow Factory, I decided to just let the words flow.
Guess what - I’m that friend who is telling you that if you don’t hurry and get your tickets, you will have missed one of the best plays of the season. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll need to bring tissues to wipe away those hysterical tears! What more need I say?
Linda Le Doan was brought up in America, but she is Vietnamese and many of her concepts and foundations of healthy eating stem back to her culture and her upbringing. Yogurt is an Asian dessert “fresh fruits and yogurt is what I grew up eating… my mom would make yogurt from scratch.” said Linda.
Our featured writer this week is Lucas Steitz, a Sarasota native currently attending Florida State University’s creative writing program. In his poem “The Life of a Dr. Pepper Can/I Want to Have Consciousness like Clean Water,” Steitz explores what it feels like to bottle up emotions that feel too big to let out – and the sticky, bloated, unstable after-effects.
"Really, if the HuB hadn't already been in existence, it would have been something that Gulf Coast Community Foundation would have wanted to set up," said Teri Hansen, the group's president and chief executive. "It is so necessary for the growth and vitality of our community."
“Part of the fabric of a city is the past” says owner/operator Carolyn Heath. In the heart of the creative arts district with a rich history including old circus families with old stories and memories, The Broadway Bar is definitely worth stopping by.
One of the ideas we like to cultivate at the Flow Factory, and one that I firmly believe in, is that our skills are sufficient for our challenges, and when we allow ourselves to find that zone, amazing things happen.
So in the theme of choosing happiness, where can we all find ways to be of service? Even when we look at how what we are already doing contributes to the world, there is a freedom to play and create not available when we keep ourselves in the smallness of our little selves.
Watching you discover and experience things for the first time has been fascinating and beautiful, but watching you experience surprises, fear and pain for the first time has renewed the reality that you are not mine. It has uncovered some fear in this mothers’ heart…
The 2010's have been called the decade of Craft Beer. With small breweries offering up something special popping up, there is always a beer that's trying to break that status quo. But have you ever been curious about all the breweries we have in FL?
“I knew it would be a good fit for me because it was instantly apparent that this place was a little different than most. I didn’t know it at the time but it was exactly what I needed in order to take the next step on my entrepreneurial quest.”
At one time, the only people who worked with a trainer were celebrities, boxers, and sports teams. Today, personal trainers are not just for the rich and famous. Our fearless fitness blogger takes on 'Inside Out Nutrition & Fitness'.
What you want… baby we’ve got it! What you need … you know we’ve got it! The store has been here in Sarasota for twenty five years. Owners Bill and Kathy relocated to Sarasota as they were drawn to the beauty here, they believe that Sarasota is the gem of the gulf coast - naturally I happen to agree!
One of the mind-jarring, nerve-wracking, patience-pushing issues of setting up the Flow Factory has been the insistent, pulverizing sound of the compressor used by the the body shop next door. It sits right beneath the open fan to the shop, eliciting a soul-shaking grumble every fifteen minutes or so, turning every conversation into a yelling match and every focused endeavor into a struggle for sanity. Yeah, life at the Flow Factory isn't all peaches and cream.
Christine Alexander and Joey Panek have a couple of drinks and ask for your likes.
I noticed that here in Sarasota this morning, things went on as normal. I got up, snuggled with my kids, made breakfast and walked them to the school bus. But with a different sense of gratitude and appreciation, not being able to imagine what anyone touched by the explosions in Boston must be dealing with today.
What I loved about the play is how Vanda lives in the moment and isn’t afraid to be who she is. If you see one play, be sure this is the one!
The key is we never let your body get comfortable with what you are doing. These exercises have been created to engage all of your muscle groups and keep your body challenged at all times
I love getting a double dose of sweet fashion education. Do you know where I can get my hands on a velvet covered steel chest plate? If so, drop me a line!
As of April 1, my family isn't watching any movies or TV shows for 1 year. What has driven me to that extreme, what will I do to entertain myself, how will I survive, won't I be so outside the loop?! Well, I've noticed a few things that I'd love to share with you…
When it comes to art, to what truly moves us, words are ever-present. Behind the scenes of every great painting is its story. Behind the scenes of every great song are its lyrics. Behind the scenes of every great movie is its script, its dialogue, and its instructions, meticulously pieced together to get the wide shot just right. To say that art transcends written and spoken language is, too, an understatement.
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Just riding the thing around seems to make people smile, but I find it much more rewarding when I can actually put it to practical, utilitarian use. I was able to help my friend Shane get his laundry to and from the laundromat the other day, and filled it with pillows so that my friend Lois could get a Cleopatraesque ride down Main Street.