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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Talking with Riverdance Associate Director Padraic Moyles

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour visits the Van Wezel Jan. 24-25.

01/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Designer Showhouse 2017

Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse Set for Jan. 22-Feb. 19

The project benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Models in Boca Royale, Blu Harbor Planned for South Manatee County, a Talk with Fallingwater Director and More

News and notes in local real estate, architecture and interior design.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Longboat Key Condo Sells in 27 Days for $5.25 Million

The luxury beachfront condo originally sold last June for $4.28 million.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 12-18

Glee’s Matthew Morrison and Michael Bolton at the Van Wezel, Ringling by the Bay and much more.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 5-11

Dirty Dancing at the Van Wezel, Thunder by the Bay, the Minnesota Orchestra and much more.

01/04/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 29-Jan. 4

The Moscow Ballet Nutcracker, last chance for the Asolo Rep’s Guys and Dolls, Jungle Jack Hanna and more.

12/29/2016 Photography by Ilene Denton

Bodies of Work

Super-Fit Local Trainers Show Us Why Their Routines Work

Consider these 5 fitness buffs inspiration for your New Year's resolutions.

12/28/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

On the Homefront

Interior Design Trends for 2017

Cool new ideas for your home.

12/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Awards

A Modern Phillippi Creek Private Home Wins Accolades

It was designed by Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture.

12/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

New Year’s Eve Planner

Six Spectacular Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Downtown Sarasota’s big celebration, a Starlight and Fire family party at Historic Spanish Point, fireworks on the bay and more.

12/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 22-28

“High Flying Holidays” with Sailor Circus, Community Chanukah Celebration, Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions and more.

12/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 15-21

Sarasota Ballet presents Jewels, free screening of Frozen at Benderson Park and more.

12/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

Rare Siesta Key Beachfront Parcel Comes on the Market

Siesta Key Estates debuts.

12/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 8-14

Full moon kayaking, holiday boat parade, Garrison Keillor at the Van Wezel and more.

12/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

Big Buys on Golden Gate Point

As AQUA nears completion, three units close.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

A Venice Midcentury Modern Home Tour, Architecture in the Public Realm

Upcoming architecture events; bayfront garden tours at The Ringling.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Dec. 1-7

Bradenton Blues Festival, downtown Sarasota’s holiday parade, a Live Art Battle and more.

12/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 24-30

Jazz, comedy and rock ‘n’ roll at the Van Wezel, an international tennis tourney and Cigar Box Guitar Fest.

11/22/2016 By Ilene Denton