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.)

Top Sale

A Gulf-Front Lot on Siesta Key Sells for $5 Million

The lot, at 4266 Higel Ave., is the priciest residential land sale in Sarasota or Manatee counties to date in 2020.

09/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

What Your Money Can Buy

What a Penthouse on Golden Gate Point Will Cost You

Plus a newly renovated Arlington Park ranch and a coastal contemporary home in Englewood.

09/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

Wellen Park Neighborhood Guide

Nine Communities Comprise Fast-Growing Wellen Park

Slated for an eventual 33,000 homes, this south Sarasota County mega-development has begun to boom.

09/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

Test of Time

SarasotaMOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Carl Abbott

This year's architecture festival will featuring self-guided driving tours of several Abbott buildings, virtual conversations with the architect and more.

09/24/2020 By Ilene Denton

Mod Squad

The Butterfield House Joins 3 Iconic Modernist Homes on North Siesta Key

Sarasota School of Architecture enthusiasts have one more reason to look to north Siesta Key’s Bayou Louise neigh-borhood as a hotbed of modern architecture.

09/24/2020 By Ilene Denton

They Inspire Us

Meet Seven Bold Women With Fresh Ideas and Big Dreams

Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always a...

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward, Megan McDonald, Giulia Heyward, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

The Powerhouse

Carrie Cox Is a Leader in the Global Biopharmaceutical Industry

Cox has been named to Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" list six times.

09/17/2020 By Ilene Denton

Come Together

The Merger of Historic Spanish Point With Selby Gardens May Foretell a Trend

We may be seeing more such mergers, given the dire financial situation many nonprofits are finding themselves in.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

History

Flashback: Fishing at Longbeach Village in the 1910s

A look back at simpler times, when fishing off the dock at Longbeach Village's north end was the chief entertainment.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Guide

Twenty-Five Years After Its Inception, Lakewood Ranch Has Become a Thriving Metropolis

The "Ranch," as its known, is comprised of almost 18,000 homes and nearly 43,000 residents—and growing.

09/04/2020 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Cherokee Park Property Sells for $4.2 Million

It’s the highest non-waterfront residential sale in Sarasota County year to date.

08/28/2020 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Guide

Your Guide to Lakewood Ranch

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

08/24/2020 Edited by Ilene Denton

Out East

Nine Reasons to Love Lakewood Ranch

For more than 20 years, a new city has been rising to the east. Here are nine reasons to celebrate that right now.

08/24/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Toll Brothers at Venice Woodlands Premieres

The gated community will have 263 homes at completion.

08/17/2020 By Ilene Denton

Preview

SarasotaMOD Weekend Reinvents Itself for the Pandemic Age

The architecture festival returns Nov. 6-8 with some novel twists to honor the career of longtime Sarasota architect Carl Abbott.

08/17/2020 By Ilene Denton

Moments of Joy

A Home Chef ‘Travels’ to Her Beloved New Mexico in Her Kitchen

Online classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking are helping her through the pandemic.

08/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Murray Homes Wins Best in Show at Southeast Builders Conference

The annual competition encompasses 12 Southeast states and the Caribbean.

08/11/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: The Summerhouse Restaurant, 1975

The ‘glass pavilion set in a tropical jungle’ was the height of Sarasota nightlife.

08/11/2020 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A South Longboat Key Waterfront Estate Sells for $7.9 Million

The all-cash deal was the highest price year-to-date for a single-family home in the Sarasota County portion of that exclusive island.

08/05/2020 By Ilene Denton