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.)

Plant Sale Preview

Selby Gardens Holiday Tree Bromeliads Go on Sale Jan. 10

The holiday tree is on display starting Dec. 18.

12/18/2018 By Ilene Denton

Building History

Conversations at the Crocker Continues Jan. 8 with “Owning a Historic Home”

The Historical Society panel discussion will feature a realtor, a historic salvage expert and an architect.

12/17/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Dec. 13-19

A night of klezmer with Itzhak Perlman, WBTT’s "Black Nativity" and more.

12/13/2018 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Casey Key Notches Its Highest Sale of the Year

A North Casey Key Road Gulf-to-bay estate sells for $6.1 million.

12/10/2018 By Ilene Denton

Gardening

A Venice Couple’s Thai-Inspired Garden Wins International Attention

The tropical oasis is anchored by fountains, spirit houses and statuary of Buddhist and Hindu gods.

12/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 6-12

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, Brian Wilson’s Christmas show at the Van Wezel and more.

12/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

One Book

Author David Grann Talks About Killers of the Flower Moon

The best-selling nonfiction murder mystery about mass killings in the Osage Nation in the 1920s is Sarasota County’s 2019 One Book.

12/04/2018 By Ilene Denton

Tickled Pink

Everything You Need to Know About Flamingos

Does anything say “Florida” more than the flamingo?

12/03/2018 By Ilene Denton

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