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.)

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

Pop

Andy Warhol Is the Inspiration Behind a Kicky New Interior Design Project.

The homeowner has family ties to the pop-art superstar.

02/10/2017 By Ilene Denton

Making History

National Recognition for Center for Architecture Sarasota’s New Home

Scott Building, now the McCullough Pavilion, earns spot on National Register of Historic Places.

02/10/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: Feb. 9-15

Circus Sarasota, Twyla Tharp, Madama Butterfly, Chagall at Selby Gardens and so much more.

02/09/2017 By Ilene Denton

The Rest of Your Life

How to Retire to Sarasota

Forget about driving your golf cart into the sunset. Boomers want more from retirement.

02/07/2017 By Ilene Denton

The Color of Dreams

Marc Chagall Exhibit is Coming to Selby This Month

The exhibit opens Feb. 12 and runs through July 31.

02/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 2-8

Sarasota Highland Games, Itzhak Perlman at the Van Wezel, Lakewood Ranch arts festival and lots more.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

Aqua Condo Sale Makes History at $7.79 Million; On Siesta Key, Spice Bay Model Sells for $2,235,000

Record-setting sales keep the luxury market moving.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Meanwhile back at the Ranch

Make Way For Millennials in Lakewood Ranch

The master-planned community sees a new cohort of buyers, and with it a new set of expectations.

01/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Going Up

The Strand on Whitaker Bayou Premieres

A mile north of downtown Sarasota, it will have 156 units and 47 private boat slips.

01/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design

A Sneak Peek at the Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

The Showhouse is open to the public through Feb. 19.

01/27/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Gladys Knight and Kenny Rogers at the Van Wezel, the Suncoast Blues Festival and more.

01/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Taste Test

Dining Our Way Around St. Armands

We taste-test a Key Culinary Tour lunch excursion.

01/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 19-25

Tribute to Elton John, Illusionist Adam Trent, Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival and more.

01/18/2017 By Ilene Denton

Feast Mode

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week

Brisket tacos, grilled snapper and more of our favorite food finds.

01/17/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Ilene Denton, and Hannah Wallace