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.)

Insider's Guide

Your Guide to Sarasota Beaches

See some famous beaches

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2018

How to Take Advantage of Sarasota's Great Outdoors

Let's see what's out there.

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

Five Fun Facts From Discover Sarasota Tours About What Makes Our Town Special

Discover Sarasota promises it offers fascinating insight into Sarasota's rich cultural past.

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

It's Here!

Finally Approved, Huge Civic Project The Bay Begins With a Linear Park

Phase 1A is expected to be completed in 2020.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

The big, big downtown Sarasota holiday parade and more.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

High Prices in Hi Hat Ranch, Tocobaga Bay

The luxury market continues to notch impressive sales both on the waterfront and out east.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Events

A Downtown Walking Tour, a Closer Look at Architect Philip Johnson and More

Presented by the Center for Architecture Sarasota, Sarasota Architectural Foundation and Ringling Museum.

11/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Tis the Season

Holiday Tour of Homes is Dec. 1-2

Entre Nous’ 41st annual tour features four beautifully decorated homes.

11/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Model Homes in The Lake Club, Neal Communities Debuts Canoe Creek and More

Real estate news and notes.

11/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 22-28

Last chance for the Orchid Show at Selby Gardens, the mammoth Downtown Venice Holiday Parade and more.

11/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Watch

A Look at the Casey Key Real Estate Market

Privacy and natural beauty abound on this beautiful barrier island.

11/16/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 15-21

The Music Man opens Asolo Rep’s season, Venice Blues Fest and more.

11/15/2018 By Ilene Denton

Architecture News

Cocoon House Video Premieres

The Siesta Key cottage is one of Sarasota School of Architecture standout Paul Rudolph’s most celebrated designs.

11/12/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 8-14

Sandcastles on Siesta Beach, the Medieval Fair continues and more.

11/08/2018 By Ilene Denton

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