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.)

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The Modern Show Returns May 12-13 to Center for Architecture Sarasota

A modernism art show and sale, walking tour, Lego building party for kids and more.

05/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: April 27-May 3

FST’s Comedy Lottery, Sarasota Ballet presents a Jerome Robbins classic, SARTQ’s print party and more.

04/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Tiny House

Tour a Historic Burns Court Bungalow

This pint-sized home has outsize appeal.

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Tiny House

Home Tour: A Historic Burns Court Bungalow

This pint-sized home has outsize appeal.

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Why I Care

Why I Care: Gene Rose Feeds the Homeless

An encounter with a homeless man caused Gene Rose to start volunteering at the Salvation Army.

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Liquid Highways

Can a New Ferry and Water Taxis Help Reduce Our Growing Gridlock?

Can a new ferry and water taxis help reduce our growing gridlock?

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 13 Things to Do: April 20-26

Our big, big Best of Sarasota party (you won't want to miss Selby Gardens' huge announcement!); Jazz in the Ballpark; Kinky Boots at the Van Wezel and more.

04/20/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: April 13-19

World Circus Day at The Ringling, an Easter egg hunt at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, David Sedaris at the Van Wezel and more.

04/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 12 Things to Do: April 6-12

Shakespeare at Selby Gardens, Sharks Tooth Festival, Sailor Circus and much more.

04/05/2017 By Ilene Denton

Passover Alert

Beyond Matzo

A sampling of area restaurants offering matzo ball soup, potato kugel and more for Passover.

04/03/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A Golden Gate Point Condo is the Top Sarasota Sale for March

The Grande Riviera penthouse sold for $4.35 million in 30 days.

04/03/2017 By Ilene Denton

Home Again

An Architecture Lover Gives New Life to Her Childhood Dwelling

Tamara El Boukfaoui restores her 1950s home with love.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

You won’t miss the boat with this guide to family fun on our beautiful local waters.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles, Ilene Denton, and Isaac Eger

Incredible Journey

A Local Sailor Crosses the Atlantic With His 14-Year-Old Grandson

Joe Barnette and his grandson, Robbie, sailed from the Bird Key Yacht Club to England.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Midcentury Modern Architecture

Last Chance to Tour the Replica of Paul Rudolph’s Iconic Walker Guest House

It closes April 30 on the grounds of the Ringling Museum.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: March 30-April 5

The Sarasota Film Festival opens, a Whiskey Obsession Festival, La Musica and more.

03/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Home Again

An Architecture Lover Gives New Life to Her Childhood Dwelling

Tamara El Boukfaoui restores her 1950s home with love.

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma

Why I Care

Carol and Mort Siegler Fund Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council

"We need to make statements and be proactive.”

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: March 23-29

"Chicago" comes to the Van Wezel, Cirque des Voix in the Circus Sarasota Big Top, a free Joy of Jazz concert and more.

03/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

View from Mexico

“Stronger Together”: Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon Speaks at Ringling College Town Hall

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lays out the case for greater cooperation between our two countries.

03/22/2017 By Ilene Denton