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.)

Architecture Awards

Tetreault-Pirman House Wins National Award for Seibert Architects

The modern home was singled out by the Society of Registered American Architects.

01/20/2020 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design

2020 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse Canceled

Difficulty in obtaining permitting caused the cancellation.

01/17/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: Jan. 16-22

The Naked Magicians visit the Van Wezel, Mozart and Mahler with the Sarasota Orchestra and lots more.

01/16/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 9-15

"Murder on the Orient Express" at Asolo Rep, Guitar Sarasota starts its season and more.

01/09/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: Pavarotti at the Van Wezel, 1978

Pavarotti sang at the hall in 1978 and again in 1980.

01/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

This New Old House

An Antebellum-Style Home Makes Its Mark on the Manatee River

Old Grove is meticulously detailed.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Just Like Old Times

The Pace of Life is Languid Along the Manatee River

And that's just how residents like it.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 2-8

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Itzhak Perlman at the Opera House, "The Book of Mormon" at the Van Wezel and more.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Venice Neighborhood Walking Tours Commence for Season

The Venice Museum & Archives offers two tours: Grand Homes and Venezia Park.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Sapphire Point Comes to Lakewood Ranch

Pulte Homes will develop the 472-home community, expected to debut this fall.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Sailor Circus holiday shows, the New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop party and more.

12/26/2019 By Ilene Denton

Best of the Year

5 Notable Sales of 2019

From the Ohana estate to a near record-breaking Siesta Key deal, here are our favorite Top Sales of 2019

12/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Best of the Year

5 Homes We Loved in 2019

From a midcentury modern masterpiece to a ‘60s Southgate ranch, here are 5 great homes we covered this year.

12/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 19-25

John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker, the Perlman Music Program Suncoast kicks off and more.

12/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 12-18

Lights in Bloom at Selby Gardens, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at the Van Wezel, and more.

12/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

MOD World

Check Out This Sarasota MOD Weekend Video Wrap-Up

The modern architecture festival attracted attendees from as far away as Canada and Sweden.

12/10/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Dec. 5-11

The big downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade, Holiday Splendor at The Ringling and more.

12/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Casey Key Estate Sells for $8.75 Million

It’s the highest-priced sale on Casey Key in 10 years.

12/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: Fishermen at The Bay Island Hotel

The three-story, 65-room hotel on the north end of Siesta Key welcomed visitors from 1912 all the way up to the early 1950s.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton