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.)

Smart Home

A Harbor Acres House Showcases the Latest in Smart-Home Technology

An ultra-modern local home is packed with cutting-edge tech.

07/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 28-August 3

Jah Movement plays Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, last chance to catch Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Roadside Relics

A New Plan May Rescue the North Trail's Historic Motels

The Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance is exploring using the hotels for affordable live-work spaces for artists.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 21-27

Snooty’s birthday bash, Sinbad at McCurdy’s and more.

07/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

TOP SALE

Bird Key Claims June’s Highest Home Sale

The Royal Flamingo Drive mansion sells high after just one month on the market.

07/15/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

News and Notes from the Home Building Industry

Announcing the Aurora Award winners, a talk by architect Carl Abbott and Lee Wetherington Homes’ newest Lakewood Ranch model.

07/15/2016 By Ilene Denton

WHAT I’M CRUSHING ON

Five Cool Finds from Interior Designer Christine Brown

A nifty horizontal shower, outside-in fabrics and more.

07/15/2016 By Ilene Denton

Taking Home the Gold

Architect Guy Peterson Wins Major Award

He receives the Gold Medal from the AIA Florida/Caribbean Chapter for his acclaimed body of work.

07/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Media Picks

Local Sarasotans Share What's On Their Pop-Culture Radar Right Now

Here's what Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom,Key Chorale's Joseph Caulkins and Sarasota County Library Foundation's Linda Getzen are watching, listening to and reading right now.

07/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: July 14-20

Comedy, bluegrass, a full-moon cruise and more.

07/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do July 7-13

The Odd Couple meets Pulp Fiction in The Roommate at FST; a Florida artists exhibit at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION

How does Sarasota rank in $1 million-plus real estate listings?

A national Luxury Market Report reveals the answer.

06/30/2016 By Ilene Denton

WEEKEND PLANNER

Your Top 7 Things to Do June 30-July 6

Powerboat races, fireworks and more for a busy Fourth of July weekend.

06/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 23-29

Suncoast Powerboat Grand Prix Festival kickoff, Kids Rock at Lakewood Ranch, Urbanite Theatre and more.

06/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Mod Squad

The Butterfield House Joins 3 Iconic Modernist Homes on North Siesta Key

Sarasota School of Architecture enthusiasts have one more reason to look to north Siesta Key’s Bayou Louise neigh-borhood as a hotbed of modern architecture.

06/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

Pet Portraitist Nancy Colby is an Advocate for Animals

The North Port-based artist travels with her cats to art shows around Florida.

06/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Sapphire Shores Notches a Top Sale

A South Shore Drive residence in the museum area sells for $4.5 million.

06/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Developments in Downtown Sarasota and North Venice

Risdon on 5th in the Rosemary District breaks ground; DR Horton opens model in Toscana Isles.

06/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

Spirit of Sarasota

Announcing the Winners of the Spirit of Sarasota Architecture Awards

Sarasota Magazine sponsors competition in conjunction with biennial AIA Design Conference.

06/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton