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.)

Sneak Preview

October a Busy Month for Architecture Events

A 99th birthday party for Paul Rudolph, an exhibit on the work of Jack West and lots more.

10/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Lakewood Ranch

The Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes is Oct. 20-Nov. 19

More than 70 models will be on display.

10/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Smart Giving

How Three Companies Created Win-Win Partnerships with Nonprofits

Three satisfying strategies.

10/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

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

Willie Nelson at the Van Wezel, RIAF returns to The Ringling, the Selby Gardens Orchid Show opens and more.

10/11/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 5-11

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s "In the Heights;" Beer, Bands and BBQ; FST Children’s Theatre and more.

10/05/2017 By Ilene Denton

State of Sunshine

Lakewood Ranch’s First All-Solar Community Debuts

Polo Run is planned for 500 homes powered by the sun.

10/04/2017 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Selby Gardens Goes Elemental for its Newest Orchid Show

Earth, Air, Fire, Water celebrates nature’s essential elements.

10/04/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

September’s Highest Residential Sale in Sarasota County?

It’s a Gulf-to-bay Casey Key estate that sold for $6.55 million—cash.

10/03/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

The World Rowing Championships continue with a Sunset on the Bay party at the Van Wezel and lots, lots more.

09/28/2017 By Ilene Denton

One Cool Pool

A New Anna Maria Home Makes a Splash

Trust us, you don't want to miss this pool.

09/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

CineBistro to Screen Met Opera Live in HD Broadcasts Starting Oct. 7

Ten Metropolitan Opera productions will air live, with additional taped rebroadcasts.

09/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Interior Design Awards

Meet the Winners of Our 2017 Interior Design Awards

Meet the winners of our 2017 Interior Design Awards.

09/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Building a Day

Great Florida Architecture in Your Inbox

Center for Architecture Florida's daily newsletter will feature some iconic Florida work.

09/21/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 21-27

World Rowing Championship opening ceremonies, a Venice beach party, the Sarasota Orchestra season begins and more.

09/21/2017 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

Is Your Yard Suffering Post-Irma Blahs?

A Sarasota Garden Club volunteer offers advice on how to bring it back.

09/19/2017 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

Fall Plant Fair Season Beckons

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

09/19/2017 By Ilene Denton

Irma

Social Media App Nextdoor Kept Neighbors Connected During Hurricane Irma

In times of crisis, the Nextdoor social media app brings Sarasotans together.

09/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 14-20

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, the Sarasota Opera’s Taste of Downtown and more.

09/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Irma

Updates on Selby Gardens, Mote and Historic Spanish Point After Hurricane Irma

The Sarasota area is slowly coming back to life after the wildest weekend we can remember. We checked in with three cultural institutions to see how they fared.

09/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

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

Tony Bennett at the Van Wezel, Young Guns of Country and more.

09/07/2017 By Ilene Denton