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.)

Run For It

‘Go the Social Distance’ in a New Series of Virtual Races at Nathan Benderson Park

Compete for prizes in one mile, 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, all at your own pace and place.

04/22/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coping with COVID-19

‘I’m Not Waiting Around for Things to Happen:’ The View from a Small Business Owner

Daniel Milks turns to delivering for Instacart while he strategizes what his travel company will look like when it reopens.

04/18/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coping with COVID-19

Cat Depot’s Foster ‘Parents’ Come to the Rescue

When the nonprofit shelter closed temporarily, dozens of volunteers responded.

04/15/2020 By Ilene Denton

Call of the Wild

Selby Gardens, Ringling Museum Are Offering Online Garden Tours

The experts bring the great outdoors to you.

04/08/2020 By Ilene Denton

Creative Fire

Adventure Chef Sophie Hollingsworth Brings Her Urban Fire Feast to the Hermitage Artist Retreat

"The kind of meals you might imagine crafted if Indiana Jones and Martha Stewart threw a dinner party.”

04/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

Things To Do

Sarasota County is Livestreaming Sunsets Tuesdays and Fridays

‘Almost like being there in person, except for the sand in between your toes.’

04/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

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.

04/03/2020 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.

04/03/2020 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

Coping with COVID-19

‘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