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 Preservation

Ringling Museum Dedicates Restored Ca’ d’Zan Reflecting Pool

Funds for the restoration were donated in honor of Ron McCarty, retiring Keeper of the Ca’ d’Zan.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Aug. 23-29

Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged at FST, a Back to School Bash at Music Compound and more.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Preservation

A 1936 Siesta Key Cottage Finds a New Home at Triangle Ranch

The pecky cypress cottage, originally slated for demolition, instead will become a river camp.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

History Lessons

Free tours of Hermitage Artist Retreat Set for Sept. 7, 14 and 21

The historic Manasota Key campus will open to the public for these rare one-hour tours.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Events

Fifth Annual Sarasota MOD Weekend Celebrates Paul Rudolph

Tickets are on sale now for the midcentury modern architecture festival Nov. 9-11.

08/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Aug. 16-22

Remembering Ricky Nelson, Paws at the Park at Ed Smith Stadium and more.

08/16/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Aug. 9-15

A free outdoor movie at Benderson Park, Rob Schneider at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, drumming at the Ringling Museum and more.

08/09/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Gulf-front Siesta Key Estate Sells for $5,675,000

It’s the third highest residential sale in Sarasota County this year.

08/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Aug. 2-8

Two new plays at FST and Urbanite Theatre, a YMCA Back to School Bash, Selby Library celebrates 20 years and more.

08/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Ringling Museum

Ca d'Zan Curator Ron McCarty Says Good-Bye

The longtime curator of the Ca d'Zan will retire Aug. 31.

07/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture

Sarasota Architecture Firms Win Big at State AIA Awards

Sweet Sparkman Architects was named Florida Firm of the Year.

07/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 26-Aug. 1

Van Wezel Friday Fest, Sinbad at McCurdy’s and more.

07/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

Spirit of Sarasota

Halflants + Pichette Architects' Venice Residence Wins Our Spirit of Sarasota Readers' Choice Award

Our readers’ choice for the architectural icon that best represents Sarasota’s unique sense of place.

07/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Longboat Key Bayfront Estate Sells For $6.88 Million

It’s Manatee County’s highest priced residential sale of July.

07/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture News

The Walker Guest House Travels to Palm Springs

The replica is on loan to the nonprofit Palm Springs Modern Committee through March 2020.

07/23/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 19-25

Star Wars Night at the Bradenton Marauders, a family-friendly WBTT musical and more.

07/19/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

100-Acre Equestrian Farm Sells for $8.6 Million

The property includes a 19,000-square-foot estate.

07/12/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: July 12-18

Sarasota Improv Festival invades FST, an art glass exhibit at Selby Gardens, Dog Days Theatre opens summer season.

07/12/2018 By Ilene Denton

Lakewood Ranch Update

Toll Brothers Begins Construction in Lakewood Ranch

More growth for the No. 2 top-selling master-planned community in the U.S.

07/11/2018 By Ilene Denton