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

Luxury Condo Tower Sells Out with Highest Priced Sale of the Year

One buyer purchased the remaining two units in Aqua at a total price of almost $9 million.

11/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Nov. 1-7

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at the Van Wezel, Cine-World Festival begins, a free Wild About Nature family fest and more.

11/01/2018 By Ilene Denton

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Mod World

This Year's Sarasota MOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Paul Rudolph

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger headlines this year’s Sarasota MOD Weekend.

10/29/2018 Edited by Ilene Denton

Education

Pine View Grad Minnah Stein Helps Educate Fellow Students About Sexual Assault

"The most important part of solving this is starting the conversation.”

10/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Oct. 25-31

Selby Gardens Spooktacular, season openers at the Opera and Ballet, and more.

10/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 18-24

Hunsader Pumpkin Festival continues, Kenny G returns to the Van Wezel and lots more.

10/18/2018 By Ilene Denton

Open House

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes is Oct. 19-Nov. 18

Seventy-plus models and move-in-ready homes will be open for viewing.

10/16/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 11-17

Eddie Izzard at the Van Wezel, Selby Gardens' Orchid Show and lots more.

10/11/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Oct. 4-10

Sarasota Orchestra’s free family concert, Sō Percussion at New College and more.

10/04/2018 By Ilene Denton

Come Together

Arlington Park's Porchfest Turns Strangers into Neighbors

The third annual music festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 7.

10/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Casey Key Home Sells for $4 Million

The nearly new home has direct Gulf frontage.

10/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens its season, a Modern Works Festival at Urbanite and more.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Dream Homes

Three Gorgeous Homes We Love

Three new projects display a dazzling range of innovation and style. Plus: the latest high tech home products and thoughts on a looming real estate bubble.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Dream Homes

Textile Designer Charlotte Osterman’s New Family Home Reflects her Love of Color

Osterman has put her joy-filled aesthetic sensibility to eye-catching effect.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Dream Homes

Architect Guy Peterson Grounds His Latest Home Design in Nature

The Agee House, architect Guy Peterson’s latest residential project, is remarkable for the way it sensitively takes advantage of its setting on a peninsula at the end of a very private, wooded cul-de-sac.

09/27/2018 Photography by Ilene Denton

Dream Homes

A Siesta Key Condo Gets a Modern Makeover

Sleek and spare, with an abundance of wood, steel and concrete, the project is the result of combining two corner units on the 15th floor of The Terrace, the iconic condominium tower that hovers over a broad stretch Siesta Beach.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Events

Center for Architecture Presents October Architecture & Design Month

Building a Day e-blasts, weekly architectural trolley tours and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

Mark Your Calendars for these Fall Plant Events

Plant fairs, classes, workshops and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 20-26

Jerry Seinfeld at the Van Wezel, Laura Benanti at the Opera House, a Historic Spanish Point Ghost Tour and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton