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.)

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

What Your Money Can Buy

What $2.7 Million Will Buy You on Holmes Beach

A home with a kitchen Martha Stewart loved; plus, other homes in Indian Beach Sapphire Shores and Palmer Ranch.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Botanical Gems

Unusual Trees and Plants are The Ringling’s Other Works of Art

Workshops and guided garden tours throughout the season give museum-goers a greater understanding of the botanical gems in the collection.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Beach Style

How to Get the Coastal Cottage Look

Tips from the designer who literally wrote the book.

12/02/2019 Photography by Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Tony Bennett at the Van Wezel, A Motown Christmas, Ai Weiwei’s “Lego Zodiac” and more.

11/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

'Tis the Season for Holiday Home Tours

Coming up: The Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes and Deck the Halls at the Ca d’Zan.

11/26/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 21-27

Sarasota Ballet’s Symphonic Tales, the Englewood Beach Waterfest and more.

11/21/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Nov. 14-20

Dwight Yoakam and John Leguizamo at the Van Wezel, Giving Hunger the Blues and lots more.

11/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Sneak Peek: The 2020 Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

It’s a historic red brick home in Sarasota’s Bungalow Hill.

11/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

An Oyster Bay Landings Home Sells for $4 Million

The modernist home was designed by award-winning architect Guy Peterson.

11/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 7-13

FST presents Bright Star, Classical Romance from the Sarasota Orchestra, the Medieval Fair returns and more.

11/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Conductor JoAnn Falletta Returns to Lead the Sarasota Orchestra Next Month

Falletta makes a return visit to lead the Sarasota Orchestra in concert Dec. 6-8.

11/07/2019 By Ilene Denton