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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Neighborhood Watch: Shoreland Woods

A look at Shoreland Woods, a charming West of Trail neighborhood bounded by Siesta Drive and South Osprey Ave.

10/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Kicks Off on Friday

The annual Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes kicks off Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 22.

10/14/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Washington, D.C. Traffic Reporter Jerry Edwards Moves to Sarasota

D.C. traffic reporter Jerry Edwards enjoys life in our slow lane.

10/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighbors Rally to Restore South Gate Community House

The building was designed by the Sarasota School of Architecture's Victor Lundy.

10/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Tour a Reinvented Sarasota School of Architecture Home on Lido Shores

An art broker's residence pays homage to its architectural heritage.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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A Casey Key Home Gets a Magnificent Landscape Design

A five-acre landscape design honors the home's beautiful natural setting.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Step Inside a Creative, Family-Friendly Waterfront Home

The creative renovation of a waterfront home puts the teens on top.

09/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Bob Arello

Hydrograss Technologies CEO Bob Arello is a world-class heavyweight master thrower.

09/04/2015 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

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Local Amish Author Sherry Gore Publishes New Book

Gore's new book is titled "The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life."

09/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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What Makes a Great Board Member?

Four fundamental rules of board service.

09/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Inside Selby Gardens' Tropical Conservatory

Take a look at these stunning greenhouse glories.

09/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Tour a Gorgeous Siesta Key Beachfront Estate

Aquadisia is an oasis of calm and beauty on the Gulf of Mexico.

07/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Weekend Getaway: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is a worthy trip for any art lover.

07/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Bay Point Park Home Sells for $6.825 Million

It's the second-highest residential sale in Sarasota County this year.

07/21/2015 By Ilene Denton