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.)

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

Article

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

Article

"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

How We Rank

How Sarasota Rates Nationally and Statewide

How Sarasota ranks, from sunshine and seniors to health and happiness.

12/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Home & Garden

Step Inside Four Stunning Sarasota Beach Houses

Whatever its size or style, owning a beach house makes you happy.

12/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Van Wezel Ticket Sale Begins Black Friday at 10 a.m.

Van Wezel's annual Black Friday ticket sale kicks off November 27 at 10 a.m.

11/24/2015 By Ilene Denton

Holidays

Holiday Tabletop Tips from Norris Furniture and Interiors

The experts at Norris Interiors share their secrets for creating memorable holiday tabletops.

11/23/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Top Real Estate Sales, November 2015

8306 Sanderling Road and 1240 Hillview Drive are this month's top Sarasota residential real estate sales.

11/09/2015 By Ilene Denton