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.)

Real Estate

Winners Announced for 2019 Parade of Homes

The tour of 107 homes in six communities ends Sunday.

03/08/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 7-13

Last chance to catch Circus Sarasota, An Evening with Judy Collins and more.

03/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Michael Saunders Named a Hero of History

The Historical Society of Sarasota County will honor the real estate pioneer at a luncheon March 20.

03/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Uptown Downtown

A Surge of New $2-Million-Plus Condos Lifts the Sarasota Real Estate Market

A string of ultra-luxury condominium projects are filling in the downtown Sarasota skyline: Auteur, Blvd, Epoch, the Ritz-Carlton Residences at the Quay and, completed last season, 624 Palm.

02/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Feb. 28-March 6

The Sarasota Jazz Festival kicks off, David Foster at the Van Wezel and more.

02/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

Home of the Braves

The Atlanta Braves' New Spring Training Facility Opens March 24

The Braves, who have relocated from their 20-year home at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, will play their final spring training game of 2019 at Cool Today Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

02/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Feb. 21-27

Spring training opens, the Italian Feast & Carnival spices up Venice, Sarah McLachlan returns to the Van Wezel and much more.

02/21/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

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