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.)

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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Fright Night on St. Armands, the Cine-World Film Festival, a downtown Sarasota country music festival and more.

10/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

Mod Moment

SarasotaMOD Weekend Celebrates 'Sarasota in the Sixties'

“The story of Sarasota architecture in the ’60s is that it went from the high architecture of Paul Rudolph, Tim Seibert and Victor Lundy and filtered down to the everyday person."

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Atomic Mod

Home Tour: A ’60s Southgate Ranch Meets the 21st Century

Southgate's concrete-block ranch-style residences were carved from more than 1,200 acres of orange groves in the late 1950s and ’60s.

10/30/2019 Photography by Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: Sailor Circus, 1952

Sailor Circus began as a Sarasota High School gym class in 1949.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

One Day, Two Mega Sales on Anna Maria Island

The highest priced sales ever for Gulf-front and bayfront homes took place Oct. 18.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Essential Intelligence

Inside the Wide World of Cricket

The Sarasota International Cricket Club goes global at this month’s Six-A-Side Festival.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

What Your Money Can Buy

What $475,000 Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a $5 million home on Casey Key and a $675,000 Siesta Key condo.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 24-30

Season openers at the Sarasota Ballet and FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Wild-O-Ween at Big Cat Habitat and more.

10/24/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 17-23

Gospel concerts, Eerie Evenings at Historic Spanish Point, the annual Celebration of the Arts and more.

10/16/2019 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Events

Center For Architecture Presents "4-Site Lines" Exhibit, Laurel Park Walking Tour

The exhibit features works by architectural photographers Greg Wilson, Ryan Gamma and Sean Harris, and illustrator John Pirman.

10/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Continues Through Nov. 17

The tour features more than 90 models and move-in ready homes.

10/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 10-16

Fall festivals, the Selby Gardens Orchid Show opens, an Indian dance ensemble at The Ringling and more.

10/10/2019 By Ilene Denton

Treating the Uninsured

Manatee County's Remote Area Medical Clinic Treats Patients Facing Health Disasters

Longtime Bradenton physician Dr. Richard Conard brought RAM to Manatee County in 2015.

10/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 3-9

A water lantern festival, Old Miakka Hootenanny and more.

10/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

What I'm Crushing On

Designer Tracey Rapisardi on How to Achieve the Coastal Cottage Look

Color, texture and—surprise!—plenty of nooks and crannies.

10/03/2019 By Ilene Denton