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.)

Crushing On

Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse Co-Chair Joyce Hart Shares Her Current Interior Design Loves

Joyce Hart, who's co-chairing the 2016 Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse, shares her favorite home and decor trends right now.

01/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Watch

The Landings is One of Sarasota's Hottest Neighborhoods

Developed in the '80s and '90s, The Landings has both single-family homes and condos of every kind.

01/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

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01/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

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Stephen King, John Grisham Take Center Stage at Manatee County Library Foundation Fund Raiser

Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.

01/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

New College’s Emily Saarinen is Saving Florida Butterflies

The NCF professor continues her research into using genetics to save certain Florida butterfly species from extinction.

01/18/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Jennifer Soos

Plant Love

Selby Gardens 40th Anniversary Orchid Show Kicks Off February 14

Nearly 2,000 orchids will be on display.

01/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Think Drinks

Sarasota's Vic Motto Advises Winery Owners on Biz Strategies

Vic Motto reinvented his life as a global wine consultant.

01/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

Off the Clock

Attorney David Silberstein Teaches High School Golf

Attorney David Silberstein took his love for golf and dedication to helping young people and turned it into a volunteer role as high school golf coach.

01/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Lakewood Ranch

There are many reasons to love Lakewood Ranch—even if you don’t live there.

01/06/2016 Edited by Ilene Denton

Makeover

A 1920s Spanish Revival Home in Indian Beach Gets a Makeover

The historic Taylor-Whitfield home in Indian Beach is gloriously revived.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

Why I Moved to Sarasota: Zoologist Diane Ledder

Zoologist Diane Ledder explores Sarasota's natural wonders.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Hot Neighborhoods

Sarasota Real Estate Market Sets Records in 2015

Ilene Denton reports on red-hot neighborhoods in Sarasota's record-setting real estate market.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

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Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home & Garden

Upcoming Home & Garden Tours

Mark your calendars for these upcoming home and garden tours.

12/14/2015 By Ilene Denton

Art News

Selby Gardens to Present Marc Chagall Exhibit

The blockbuster exhibit featuring the artist's work will open at Selby Gardens in February 2017.

12/10/2015 By Ilene Denton

Food and Drink Events

Seven-Chef Dinner Showcases Sustainable Meat

Local chefs are gathering Dec. 14 to promote the use of organic meat that comes from ethically and sustainably raised animals.

12/10/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker

"I Do" All Over Again

Love, Life and Siesta Beach

The longtime annual wedding vow renewal event, sponsored by Sarasota County parks and rec, takes place around Valentine’s Day.

12/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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"Why I Moved to Sarasota"

Intriguing new people are moving to Sarasota at record rates. What brings them here?

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine