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.)

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

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Modern Classic

Victor Lundy's Herron House Is a Timeless Example of the Sarasota School of Architecture

The home continues to inspire 62 years after it became an icon of the midcentury-modern Sarasota School of Architecture.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: At Sea With the Ringlings

Ringling used to take potential financial investors on pleasure cruises along Sarasota Bay.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

09/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

A Modern Classic

Victor Lundy's Herron House Is a Timeless Example of the Sarasota School of Architecture

The home continues to inspire 62 years after it became an icon of the midcentury-modern Sarasota School of Architecture.

09/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Ski-A-Rees kicks off its fall show season, a big Venice Beach party, the Sarasota Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Fifth and more.

09/26/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 19-25

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, a bhangra dance party at The Ringling, free admission to area museums and more.

09/19/2019 By Ilene Denton