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

Harbor Acres Notches Another Mega-Sale

A Paul Rudolph-designed midcentury modern home sells for $5.25 million.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 7-13

Selby Gardens Music Series, Jazz in the Ballpark, graffiti art battle and more.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Happy Trails

5 Hiking Adventures for Every Level

Here in Southwest Florida, there's a trail for every kind of hiker.

04/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

Kennedy Center's Darrell Ayers Moves to Sarasota

Kennedy Center VP Darrell Ayers is jazzed about Sarasota’s arts scene.

04/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Longboat Key Home Sells for $7 Million

A Longboat Key was the region's top sale in February.

03/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home View Events

Sparkman to Speak on Architecture as Visual Storytelling

Your guide to upcoming home-related events .

03/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

Town Hall

Retired Four-Star Gen. David Petraeus Speaks in Sarasota

The former commander in Iraq and Afghanistan talks geopolitics.

03/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

You Do What?

Gene Payson Customizes Drones With His Troy Built Models

The Sarasota-based company customizes drones for commercial applications.

03/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Big Deals

Two Mega-Deals Buoy the Luxury Home Sales Market

Two mega-deals buoy the luxury home sales market.

03/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Big Moves

Susie Bowie Tapped to Lead Manatee Community Foundation

New role for longtime exec at Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

My New Hometown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer John McEuen Settles Down on the Manatee River

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer John McEuen recently moved to a five-acre spread on the Manatee River from Manhattan.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home Tour

Glass Stars in a Striking New West-of-the-Trail Residence

Peek inside the home of Ian Collins, CEO of Novum Structures, which creates glass-glazed elements for buildings around the globe.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Eastep Photography

Stamp of Approval

Ringling Grad Creates Coastal Bird Stamps for U.S. Postal Service

Ringling graphic design alum Tyler Lang was tapped to create a series of postcard stamps for USPS.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Animal Planet

Disney's Wild Africa Trek is Fun for the Whole Family

Behind-the-scenes experiences create indelible family memories at The Happiest Place on Earth.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

News

Joseph Volpe Joins the Sarasota Ballet

Former Metropolitan Opera head Joe Volpe steps into an interim Sarasota Ballet position

02/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home Tour

Home Tour: Atomic Mod in Laurel Park

A Laurel Park home gives the classic ranch house a decidedly modern twist.

02/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

East Meets West

Dazzling Ringling Center for Asian Art Opens

East meets West at the newest addition to the Ringling Museum complex.

02/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Great Sarasota Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Watch: Historic Sapphire Shores

New vitality for the grand old museum-area neighborhood.

02/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

V-Day Cheat Sheet

Valentine's Day in Sarasota: Where to Dine Out

Tips for the most romantic meal of the year.

02/11/2016 By Ilene Denton