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.)

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: March 23-29

"Chicago" comes to the Van Wezel, Cirque des Voix in the Circus Sarasota Big Top, a free Joy of Jazz concert and more.

03/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

View from Mexico

“Stronger Together”: Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon Speaks at Ringling College Town Hall

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lays out the case for greater cooperation between our two countries.

03/22/2017 By Ilene Denton

News

Here's Who's Speaking at the Ringling College Town Hall Lecture Series in 2018

The lineup for 2018's Town Hall Lecture Series includes the former CIA director, a cancer physician and author and the founder of Girls Who Code.

03/22/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Casey Key Estate Sells for Just Over $6.1 million

It’s one of the largest beachfront gated estates on the island.

03/22/2017 By Ilene Denton

Art of Architecture

Umbrella House Tour, Ex-Miami Mayor Talks Urban Innovation and More

Upcoming public events from the architecture community.

03/21/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 16-22

Once comes to the Van Wezel, Selby Gardens’ outdoor music series, a biocruise aboard the Carefree Learner and more.

03/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 9-15

Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Van Wezel, Jim Breuer at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Paul Duffy plays Irish music and more.

03/08/2017 By Ilene Denton

Wow Effect

Back to the Future

Here’s a first look at a spaceship-like home planned for Lido Beach.

03/07/2017 By Ilene Denton

Garden Home Tour

Gardens in Paradise Tour Set for March 18

Five inspirational home gardens will be on display.

03/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

State of the Market

The Latest Sarasota Real Estate News

Hot properties, top sales and more.

03/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: March 2-8

A jam-packed Sarasota Jazz Festival, WBTT’s newest musical revue, Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point and more.

03/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Road Trips

For An Art-Filled Getaway, Head to St. Pete

Today's St. Pete is so lively, interesting and full of hipster cheer that it makes for a fun, and certainly convenient, weekend road trip.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

Employment Recruiter Doug Warrington Helps a Local Youngster Thrive

Warrington reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast in 2013. The rest is history.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Lakewood Ranch Notches Highest-Ever Resale at $4.6 million

The Tuscan-inspired estate is in The Lake Club.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Historic Homes Tour

Indian Beach is the Focus of the 2017 Historic Homes Tour

Five distinct residences will be open for viewing Sunday, March 5.

02/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Wall Flowers

Tips for Taking Your Landscaping Vertical

Seth Stottlemyer sheds light on “living architecture.”

02/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Feb. 23-March 1

Spring training starts, Mote premieres an exhibit with teeth, Lang Lang at the Van Wezel and more.

02/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 16-22

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show, Orioles Springfest and more.

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

In Town

Geena Davis Is On a Mission for Gender Equality in the Media

In Sarasota, the Academy Award-winning actor talks movies, politics and even archery.

02/13/2017 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

Urban Exploring, The Founders Club Tour of Homes and More.

News and notes from the real estate industry.

02/10/2017 By Ilene Denton