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SRQ Daily Dec 8, 2017

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"Women helped our profession, the same as the profession helped women."

- Dr. Thomas Quinn, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

[Film]  Osteopathy Documentary Wins Regional Emmy Award
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

As a faculty member at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Thomas Quinn (D.O., not M.D.) teaches in multiple departments. And that’s not unusual for a physician specializing in family practice, especially in the osteopathic tradition, which emphasizes a holistic approach. “Just about every course, I have my hand in a little bit,” he says. But that didn’t stop him from finding time to write a book. Entitled The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine, the project took six years. And this month, a documentary based on Quinn’s book and produced by WEDU PBS-TV—The Feminine Touch: The Struggle for Equality in Medicine—has won the Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for best historical documentary.

The idea began back in 2006, when Quinn took a trip to Kirksville, MO, and the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. Located at the site of the original school of osteopathic medicine, the A.T. Skill University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), Quinn was struck by the black and white photos of the school’s opening, back in the early 1890s. “And every class had a large number of women,” says Quinn. “I knew that was extremely unusual for that time in history.” Looking closer, he found that ATSU-KCOM was actually one of the first medical schools in the United States to regularly accept women, beating Johns Hopkins School of Medicine by a year.

Through his book, Quinn chronicles the impacts of several women physicians through time, including LECOM’s own senior vice president and provost, Dr. Silvia Ferretti (D.O.), and found a surprising parallel narrative. “Women helped our profession, the same as the profession helped women,” says Quinn. Just as the osteopathic schools were quick to welcome women into the fold at a time when others would not, the achievements of these women in turn helped bolster the reputation of osteopathic medicine as a whole within the medical community still dominated by M.D.s as opposed to D.O.s.

The book and the film tell these twin narratives, and though the events of both may have roots back in the 19th century, Quinn believes the messages should and will still resonate today. “Because the struggle for both women and the osteopathic profession is still going on,” he says. “Both have made great strides, but the fight is not over.” 

Pictured: Director Christine Kelly sets up a shot during the filming of the documentary, "The Feminine Touch." Photo courtesy of LECOM.

[Apricot Lane]  Dress up your denim

Dare to be different in this snazzy piece from Apricot Lane. Wear this dress alone with no accessories in the day or pair it with a black choker and heels for an edgy dinner look. Light-wash denim meets a flowing design making a serendipitous combination in this piece by Naked Zebra. The 1250°C line is a playful take on classic denim, an American staple. This splendid mix of styles is reinventing the word casual with its down-to-earth feeling. The off-the-shoulder neckline adds a touch of skin with cascading bell sleeves, creating a flirtatious day look. Apricot Lane, $60. 

Apricot Lane, 464 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, 941-960-1435.

Apricot Lane

[Community]  Booker High Hosts Booker Bash Robotics Competition

The first-ever Booker Bash VEX Robotics Competition will be held from 8am–noon, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Booker High School cafeteria. The event will feature over 40 robotics teams from 13 Sarasota County schools, plus teams from Tampa, Naples and Orlando. Teams will compete in Robot Skills is an official VEX Robotics category that includes students and robots competing in one-minute driving and programming skills. Scores from this event may qualify teams for the Florida VEX Robotics State Championship in February and serve as practice for the Florida State Conference and Competition in Orlando in March. The Booker Bash is open to the public; admission is free. Concessions are available, with proceeds benefiting the Booker High Engineering Program and Key Club. The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation sponsors student competitions using the VEX system of components for programmable robots. The REC Foundation exists to connect students, mentors, and schools in every community to a variety of successful and engaging technology-based programs. 

Booker Bash VEX Robotics Competition

[Recognition]  Dumbaugh Inducted into Riverview Hall of Fame

Sarasota attorney John D. Dumbaugh, a partner with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been inducted into the Riverview High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Dumbaugh was inducted during the Class of 1967's 50th reunion celebration. Classmate Cheryl Morey Stanzione was inducted as well. The Florida Bar has recognized attorney Dumbaugh for over 30 consecutive years as a board-certified attorney in the field of real estate law, which means he has continuously met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members have earned board certification. In 2014, Dumbaugh was recognized with the Legacy Award by Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, in honor of his 20-plus years of service to the organization. He has been a partner with Syprett Meshad since 1984, after joining the firm in 1974. His practice areas are focused on real estate development, international real estate investment, title insurance, lending practice and estate planning and estate administration. He is an Approved Closing Agent for all area institutional lenders, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and Attorneys' Title Fund Services. 

Syprett Meshad

[Exec Moves]  Mortons Welcomes Bland as Executive Pastry Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market has welcomed Lauren Bland as its new executive pastry chef. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Bland will supervise the company’s extensive bakery and pastry operations. Bland most recently served in an executive role at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC. In addition to earning a degree in baking and pastry from CIA, Bland completed an externship at The French Laundry, an award-winning fine dining restaurant in Napa Valley. She studied at Mami Camilla’s Cooking School in Sorrento, Italy where she earned a certification in Mediterranean and Neapolitan cuisine. She also received a degree in French cuisine from Liasion Culinary Arts College in Toronto, Canada. Her professional experiences include serving as a pastry chef at UNC – Chapel Hill and as a pastry coordinator at CIA’s Apple Pie Bakery and Café. Established in 1969, Morton’s Gourmet Market has been a Sarasota fixture for decades and is known for its award-winning catering services, talented in-house chefs, and personalized customer service. 

Morton's Gourmet Market

[TODAY]  BUSINESS: SRQ Media's 14th Annual Home of the Year Competition , December 8

Calling all builders, architects, designers and landscape companies —the 14th Annual SRQ Home of the Year Competition is officially open! From serene water features to breathtaking bay views and green buildings, SRQ MEDIA is thrilled to produce this prestigious annual architecture and home design program, recognizing truly stunning spaces from Venice all the way to Anna Maria Island. Our panel of qualified judges hail from regions outside the geographic area of the HOTY competition and represent excellence in the areas of architecture and interior design. They will review entries based on innovation, functionality and overall design aesthetic to bestow SRQ’s Home of the Year Platinum, Gold and Silver awards. Local professionals are invited to submit their best work in home design by the Call for Entries deadline of Friday, December 8, 2017. Winners in each category will be featured in the coveted SRQ Home of the Year awards supplement in the March 2018 issue of SRQ Magazine.

[TODAY]  MUSIC: Symphonic Carnival , December 8 – December 10, 8pm Friday and Saturday; 2:30 Sunday

Along the exciting journey, audiences will visit American icon Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from his popular musical West Side Story, before being set ablaze by the powerful pyrotechnics of Barber’s Violin Concerto. Finally, listeners will be subdued by the emotional intensity of Stravinsky’s Firebird, the perfect close to an electrifying evening spearheaded by guest conductor Larry Rachleff and violin soloist Benjamin Beilman.

Van Wezel, 777 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[TODAY]  MUSIC: Pine View Jazz Band , December 8, 8pm

For all of your holiday favorites, check out the award-winning Pine View Jazz Band. The young musicians of Pine View School are known for their sophisticated performances and natural affinity for jazz classics. The featured vocalists will have you dreaming of snow as they perform some of the greatest music by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Mel Torme and more.

Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota

[WEEKEND]  BUSINESS: The Nutcracker , December 9, 7:00PM

Sarasota Cuban Ballet School students will perform the World-Famous Nutcracker at the Venice Performing Arts Center for the very first time on December 9. This holiday classic is conceived and choreographed by the school’s artistic directors Ariel Serrano and Wilmian Hernandez, master teacher Delia Ballart Arcia, and resident choreographer Tania Vergara.

Venice Performing Arts Center , 1 Indian Ave Venice, FL 34285

[WEEKEND]  BUSINESS: Holiday Boat Parade of Lights , December 9, 6:00PM

The 32nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is a beloved local holiday tradition and fun for all ages. Whether you choose to view the show from Marina Jack Restaurant at Bayfront Park, City Island or Centennial Park, join the approximately 15,000 spectators for the most sparkling night of the year as boats decked in festive adornments glitter on Sarasota Bay. The Holiday Boat Parade begins at 6pm and benefits Suncoast Charities for Children. 

Sarasota Bay, Marina Jack Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

[WEEKEND]  GALLERY: Sea Debris - Awareness Through Art , December 9 – June 15, 10am to 5pm

Artwork made of marine debris including Greta the Great White Shark and Natasha the Turtle will arrive to Mote Marine this winter. This exhibit will bring awareness to the 4.4 pounds on average of trash genereated by each American daily. These larger-than-life sculptures are entirely made from plastic and other debris gathered from the Oregon Coast.

Mote Marine, 600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota

[WEEKEND]  MUSIC: Holiday Popera , December 10, 3pm

Hometown soprano superstar Jenny Kim-Godfrey heralds in some holiday cheer, performing holiday standards like “Sleigh Ride,” “My Favorite Things,” “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and more. Audiences will also enjoy Kim-Godfreys renditions of opera arias by Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Mozart. Ring in the yuletide spirit and do your ears a favor.

Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota

[WEEKEND]  MUSIC: Jazz Bebop Sax Master , December 10, 7pm

World renowned jazz bebop sax master, Greg Abate joins Michael Royal on piano and Mark Neuenschwander on bass for a performance at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.  Greg Abate is a jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer who tours 225 days out of the year playing and recording International Jazz.

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Play That changed my life , December 11, 5pm

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is inviting a community programs featuring prize-winning playwright-in-residence Doug Wright. He is a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner recently represented on Broadway. There will be a reading from "The Play That Saved My Life," followed by a conversation with the audience. 

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 South Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Heisenberg , December 13 – March 4, 2pm, 3pm, 7pm or 8pm depending on day

Initiating a comic and electric dance of love, young Georgie falls for the much older Alex, planting a surreptitious kiss on his neck as the two collide in the crowded London train station. Strangers now connected through an impulsive act of affection, the two engage in a back and forth of romantic stakes, where everything is uncertain.

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Avenue Sarasota

[SOON]  GALLERY: Floating Cubes , December 14 – January 19

Recently showing with the Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration exhibition uniting The Ringling Museum with the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Museum of Art, artist Akiko Kotani comes to Art Center Sarasota for another site-specific installation. Working in weaved plastic, Kotani explores minimalism and simplicity as she pushes the boundaries of her medium.

ArtCenter Sarasota, 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  FOOD: Men, Whiskey, Watches and Wheels , December 15, 6:00PM

Men, Whiskey, Watches & Wheels features whiskey tasting from select distillers, an assortment of fine luxury watches, exotic cars, a live and silent auction, casino-style games, and networking with the area’s business community. Proceeds will support Child Protection Center’s mission in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. This year's poker tournament will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at One Eyed Jacks Poker Room at Sarasota Kennel Club at 6pm. Ticket to the main event includes an open bar, whiskey tasting and food buffet.

Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 South Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231

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