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.)

What Your Money Can Buy

What $1 Million Will Buy You in Granada Park

Plus, homes for $740,000 in Artistry Sarasota and $1.3 million in Lakewood Ranch—you know, if you're still on the hunt for real estate right now.

12:51pm By Ilene Denton

Back to the Future

A Midcentury Home in Forest Lakes Gets a Makeover

The home's original blueprints proved that it had been designed by the firm of Ralph Twitchell, long considered the father of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

12:29pm By Ilene Denton

Coping with COVID-19

Working From Home Right Now? We've Got Tips for Making It More Bearable

Our editors share their strategies.

04/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Media Picks

What We're Reading, Watching and Listening To

Our readers weigh in.

04/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: Bandleader Rudy Bundy at the Lido Casino, 1947

Debonair clarinetist Rudy Bundy brought his 12-piece big band to Sarasota in 1940 and quickly became the musical soundtrack of the ’40s and 1950s.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

‘We’re Going to Be Here When It’s Over’: The View From a Small Business Owner

“If independent bookstores like ours are to survive in this difficult time we need your help," says Bookstore1Sarasota's Georgia Court.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Passover-To-Go

Restaurants Are Offering Complete Takeout Seder Meals for Passover

Passover starts at sundown next Wednesday, April 8.

03/31/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

‘It’s a Blow’: Nonprofits Get Nimble When Their Fund Raisers Are Canceled

Here's how some organizations are pivoting.

03/30/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Is the COVID-19 Crisis Affecting Real Estate Sales?

A Sarasota realtor weighs in.

03/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota’s Newest Luxury Condo Project Offers a Sneak Peek—Virtually

Bayso Sarasota is the second residential tower to come to the Quay District.

03/25/2020 By Ilene Denton

Closures

Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse Closes

The 25th annual showhouse was to run through April 12.

03/24/2020 By Ilene Denton

Making Connections

Grandparenting in the Time of COVID-19

How are you connecting with your little ones at a social distance?

03/24/2020 By Ilene Denton

Book Report

What We're Reading: Books Getting Us Through These Uncertain Times

Our editors suggest some good reads.

03/23/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota: March 12-18

The Manhattan Transfer headlines the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Keith Lockhart conducts the Sarasota Orchestra, Garden Music at Selby Gardens and more.

03/12/2020 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: March 5-11

A free Jazz in the Park concert, Josh Groban plays the Van Wezel and more.

03/05/2020 By Ilene Denton

Play Ball!

For Baseball Fans, Spring Training is the Happiest Time of the Year

Take us out to the ball game.

03/04/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

The Showhouse Must Go On

A last-minute relo for the 2020 Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse, opening March 15.

03/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Upcoming Garden and Architectural Walking Tours

It’s springtime, and several events await.

03/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Living History

The Powel Crosley Estate Invites You to a Historical Open House

It’s only the fifth such tour in the estate’s 91-year history.

03/02/2020 By Ilene Denton