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.)

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Off the Clock: Good Sport, Dr. Daniel Lamar

DR. DANIEL LAMAR of Coastal Orthopedics is aiming for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as team physician for the U.S. men’s soccer team.

10/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: Shoreland Woods

A look at Shoreland Woods, a charming West of Trail neighborhood bounded by Siesta Drive and South Osprey Ave.

10/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Kicks Off on Friday

The annual Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes kicks off Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 22.

10/14/2015 By Ilene Denton

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The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 10/1/15

Our panel of experts share their top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

10/01/2015 By Megan McDonald

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October 2015: Home & Garden Annual

Sarasota Magazine October 2015: Home & Garden Annual

10/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

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Washington, D.C. Traffic Reporter Jerry Edwards Moves to Sarasota

D.C. traffic reporter Jerry Edwards enjoys life in our slow lane.

10/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Sunshine Canning Makes an Old Art New Again

Lisa Fulk says canning is her jam.

10/01/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Four Fashion and Beauty Picks for Fall

Heather Dunhill rounds up her favorite products for the season.

10/01/2015 By Heather Dunhill

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Venice Museum Celebrates John Nolen Plan

Rollins College professor Bruce Stephenson takes us on a walking tour to highlight enduring features of the plan.

10/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

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Good Deal: Burger & Beer Joint's Wagyu Beef Sliders

Food critic Marsha Fottler finds a good deal at Burger & Beer Joint in the Mall at University Town Center.

10/01/2015 By Marsha Fottler

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Sarasota's Best Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese has won a place on many local menus--but where's the best in town? Our judges taste and tell.

10/01/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Neighbors Rally to Restore South Gate Community House

The building was designed by the Sarasota School of Architecture's Victor Lundy.

10/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Tour a Reinvented Sarasota School of Architecture Home on Lido Shores

An art broker's residence pays homage to its architectural heritage.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Myakka's BioScent K9 Trains Dogs to Detect Diseases

Plus, SMH's new Milk Depot helps babies in need and Key to the Cure kicks off.

09/30/2015 By Hannah Wallace

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A Casey Key Home Gets a Magnificent Landscape Design

A five-acre landscape design honors the home's beautiful natural setting.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Step Inside a Creative, Family-Friendly Waterfront Home

The creative renovation of a waterfront home puts the teens on top.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Bob Arello

Hydrograss Technologies CEO Bob Arello is a world-class heavyweight master thrower.

09/04/2015 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

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Local Amish Author Sherry Gore Publishes New Book

Gore's new book is titled "The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life."

09/02/2015 By Ilene Denton