The Rosemary District has come a long way since the first Rosemary Rising, but its potential remains unrealized

Published in Creative Loafing Sarasota, Dec. 1, 2009   Rosemary Rising V Holiday Walk 5-9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 3, between Central, Lemon and Orange Avenues, just north of Fruitville Road, Sarasota, free, 954-8800 or facebook.com/rosemaryrising. The Rosemary District has been an up-and-coming area in the city for the past decade, but the ascent has proven to […]

The final destination in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Englewood

Mar. 25, 2009 Here is the final stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: ENGLEWOOD Chatting with locals at the front bar ofEnglewoods on Dearborn (362 W. Dearborn St., 475-7501, picture at right), the hot spot inOlde Englewood Village, I learned thatEnglewood (or “Wrinklewood,” or “Deadwood”) is the town where Venice retirees’ […]

Next pit stop on my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Rubonia

Mar. 25, 2009 Here’s the next destination in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: RUBONIA When I showed up to Rubonia the town was on fire — literally. A brush blaze was smoking from behind the African Methodist Episcopal Church. I escaped into a convenience store called theRubonia Crown Town (couldn’t find the address, […]

Next destination in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Anna Maria

Mar. 24, 2009 Here’s the next stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: ANNA MARIA Anna Maria Island is known as the “wedding capital of Florida,” but I managed to emerge with my bachelorhood intact. The Rod & Reel Pier (875 N. Shore Drive, 778-1885, picture at right) is a […]

Next stop in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Limestone

Mar. 23, 2009 Here’s the next pit stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: LIMESTONE Drive north from Arcadia on County Route 661 and before you know it you’re in Limestone. And you might not know it at all if it wasn’t for Herb’s Limestone Country Club (at the intersection […]

First up in my epic journey to remote towns of the Suncoast: Arcadia

Mar. 23, 2009 I invite you all to join me on a journey into some of the most desolate and isolated places on the Suncoast. Just because it has a dot on the map, doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything there. But you never know unless you go. So I made the drive to find out. […]