A nearly native Floridian, Ilene Denton has lived in Sarasota since her senior year in high school. Besides her long journalism career, she had a 10-year stint as deputy director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (Ask her about some of her backstage shenanigans sometime.)

Travel

For a Serene Mountain Getaway, Head to Cashiers

Cashiers, Highlands' quieter, equally exclusive cousin, offers a private, picturesque retreat.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

North Carolina is a Buyer's Market

The price is right on a piece of mountain paradise.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Get a Taste of the (Relatively) Big City in Asheville

Asheville was named No. 10 on Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Cities" list.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Off the Clock

MagnifyGOOD's Sam Stern on How a Bicycle Saved His Life

Sam Stern bikes for a good cause.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 14-20

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota party, Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, free admission to the Ringling Circus Museum and more.

04/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

More Developments Rise in a Booming Market

New condos announced for downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home View Events

Celebrate Spring at These Classes and Events.

This week's events highlight spring flowers and architecture.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Big House

Secrets of the Ca d'Zan

Curator Ron McCarty on what may surprise you about John and Mable Ringling's Italianate mansion.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Harbor Acres Notches Another Mega-Sale

A Paul Rudolph-designed midcentury modern home sells for $5.25 million.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 7-13

Selby Gardens Music Series, Jazz in the Ballpark, graffiti art battle and more.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Happy Trails

5 Hiking Adventures for Every Level

Here in Southwest Florida, there's a trail for every kind of hiker.

04/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

Kennedy Center's Darrell Ayers Moves to Sarasota

Kennedy Center VP Darrell Ayers is jazzed about Sarasota’s arts scene.

04/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Longboat Key Home Sells for $7 Million

A Longboat Key was the region's top sale in February.

03/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home View Events

Sparkman to Speak on Architecture as Visual Storytelling

Your guide to upcoming home-related events .

03/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Town Hall

Retired Four-Star Gen. David Petraeus Speaks in Sarasota

The former commander in Iraq and Afghanistan talks geopolitics.

03/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

You Do What?

Gene Payson Customizes Drones With His Troy Built Models

The Sarasota-based company customizes drones for commercial applications.

03/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Big Deals

Two Mega-Deals Buoy the Luxury Home Sales Market

Two mega-deals buoy the luxury home sales market.

03/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Big Moves

Susie Bowie Tapped to Lead Manatee Community Foundation

New role for longtime exec at Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

My New Hometown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer John McEuen Settles Down on the Manatee River

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer John McEuen recently moved to a five-acre spread on the Manatee River from Manhattan.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton