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70 47 GET SET FOR THE HOLIDAYS Holiday food, décor and table settings By Jacqueline Miller Photographer: John Revisky

40 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Our gift picks support everything local

56 BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE USF Sarasota-Manatee plans new Science & Research Building By Sue Cullen 64 DISTINCTLY MARCELO World-renowned dancer Marcelo Gomes choreographs a world premiere ballet for Sarasota Ballet By Steven J Smith

70 ELITE ESCAPES PART II This month’s picks for exclusive travel destinations By Jacqueline Miller

82 KIDS + NATURE = WOW! Youngsters create a meaningful relationship with the outdoors thanks to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast By Ryan G. Van Cleave

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On the Cover: Locally made, all natural gluten and preservative free Italian Almond Cookies from Mia Bella Baking Company (miabellabakingcompany.com). Holiday décor from Shelly’s Gifts & Christmas Boutique (shellysgifts.com). Photographer: John Revisky

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86 DIVING BACK TO HEALTH The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge links up with Mote Marine Laboratory By Steve J. Smith

SARASOTA SCENE | NOVEMBER 2017

Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee’s season-long celebrations By Sue Cullen

Profile for SARASOTA SCENE Magazine

November 2017 issuu  

Get ready to gather around the holiday table and enjoy the November issue of Sarasota Scene!

November 2017 issuu  

Get ready to gather around the holiday table and enjoy the November issue of Sarasota Scene!