Private Lives

Sarasota County Commissioner Charles Hines Values the Environment

“If you choose to move back to the area like I did, you want to make it better."

03/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Neighborhood Guide: Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club offers attractions old and new.

03/01/2018 By Ilene Denton

The Great Outdoors

Lavish Landscapes for Living in Paradise

Three examples of homeowners who went above and beyond.

02/08/2018 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Watch

At Plantation Golf & Country Club, it's About Community—and Golf

The Plantation Community Foundation, an all-volunteer organization that, since its founding in 1988, has raised $3 million to help fund area nonprofit initiatives.

02/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Meet Venice MainStreet CEO Erin Silk

Venice MainStreet CEO Erin Silk has a mission: to keep downtown Venice vibrant.

02/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Neighborhood Watch: Eagle Point Club

Its past makes this club an enduring community.

01/01/2018 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Meet Venice Symphony Concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck

It’s full circle for new Venice Symphony concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck.

01/01/2018 By Ilene Denton

Season Preview

Manasota Key’s Restored Palm House Hosts Artistic Explorations

Since 2015, the Hermitage has had a second, lesser-known space for many of those visiting artists to present lectures, salons and workshops free and open to the public.

10/25/2017 By Ilene Denton

Civic Duty

Sandra Terry Makes South County a Better Place

The Laurel Civic Association executive director has been on the job for 30 years.

10/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Neighborhoods to Live in Venice

Whether your passion is boating, golf or beachfront bliss, there’s a spot for you in Venice.

10/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Modern Love

Inside a Quintet of Midcentury Gems in Venezia Park

A recent tour of five of the finest, presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, opened our eyes to their many pleasures.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Venice Mayor John Holic Cooks Up a Busy Life

Venice Mayor John Holic is also a master barbecue cook.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

A Grande Retreat

Boca Grande Mixes Celebrity Wealth with Small-Town Charms

Boca Grande is an idyllic Old Florida town.

02/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Venice Elementary Principal Erin del Castillo is True to Her School

Venice Elementary principal Erin del Castillo is true to her school.

02/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Mary Moscatelli Leads Venice Art Center Through Hyper-Growth

The number of visitors to the Art Center has more than doubled.

01/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Meet Venice Theatre's Eric Watters

All the world’s a stage for Venice Theatre’s Eric Watters.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Finding Your Place in Paradise

As South Sarasota County grows, its diverse neighborhoods make it a great place to live, work and play.

10/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Private Lives

Former Commissioner Shannon Staub Champions Libraries and Literacy

Get to know former county commissioner Shannon Staub.

04/04/2016 By Ilene Denton

Giving Back

Mark Pritchett Takes the Helm of Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Pritchett, the new president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, came to Venice and the foundation in 2008

02/12/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

A Chat With Venice Symphony's Ken Bowermeister

A chat with Venice Symphony's Ken Bowermeister.

10/08/2015 By Ilene Denton