Gardening

A Venice Couple’s Thai-Inspired Garden Wins International Attention

The tropical oasis is anchored by fountains, spirit houses and statuary of Buddhist and Hindu gods.

11/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Watch

You'll Find Privacy and Natural Beauty on Casey Key

"The people coming here have not changed, and there is a sense of community.”

11/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

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