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.)

Architecture News

Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House is for Sale

It’s the first time the property has been on the market since it was built in the 1950s.

02/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Recap

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales on Why He Doesn’t Accept Advertising

Wales spoke at the Town Hall series presented by the Ringling College of Art and Design Library Association.

02/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Jewel Penthouse Sells for $5.5 Million

It is the highest priced condominium sale in Sarasota and Manatee counties year to date.

02/18/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Feb. 14-20

Seal and Stomp at the Van Wezel, Baltimore Orioles Springfest and much more.

02/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Openings

St. Armands Circle Parking Garage Opens to the Public on Feb. 12

The four-level garage has 484 parking space, five electric vehicle charging stations, a bicycle storage and repair station, and public restrooms.

02/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 7-13

Patti LaBelle and Michael Bolton at the Van Wezel, “Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise” exhibit opens at Selby Gardens and much more.

02/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Harbor Acres Bayfront Home Sells for $9.85 Million

The off-market deal is the highest price for residential real estate in Sarasota County since October 2014.

02/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

The Junior League's Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes Takes Place Feb. 22 and 23

Six stunning residences, from the midcentury Round House to the 1917 Higel House, are on this year’s tour.

02/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Fountains of Youth

Want to Look and Feel Great Forever? Follow These Five Tips for Youthful Aging

Keep moving, stretch your soul, protect your skin, get your shut-eye and focus on balance.

02/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Lean on Me

Finally, LGBTQ Seniors Have Support for Aging Issues

In Sarasota County, where more than a third of the population is 65 and older, the demand for services for the aging is high. But it’s a crisis for LGBTQ adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

02/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Travis Tritt at the Van Wezel, “Knights” exhibit opens at the Ringling Museum and more.

01/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

2019 Parade of Homes Kicks Off Feb. 16

More than 100 model homes will be open for touring in six communities.

01/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

NEST

A Historic Venice Estate Hits the Market

The House of Land and Sea is up for sale for $2.489 million.

01/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

Life of the Party

How to Plan the Ultimate Party

One party can change everything.

01/25/2019 By Ilene Denton, Giulia Heyward, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Michael Riedel

Life of the Party

How to Plan the Ultimate Party

One party can change everything.

01/25/2019 By Ilene Denton, Giulia Heyward, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Michael Riedel

Life of the Party

14 Party Venues with Pizzazz

Our area is full of places to host your gathering.

01/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

Set the Stage

Catering Captain Tracey McCammack on How to Make a Party Stand Out

If you’ve been to a party catered by Michael’s on East in the past 25 years, you’ve met Tracey McCammack.

01/24/2019 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Jan. 24-30

Jerry Lee Lewis, Gladys Knight, FST’s gripping new production, an Art Battle and more.

01/24/2019 By Ilene Denton