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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Actor Jeffrey Wright Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Actor Jeffrey Wright wrapped up this year's Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab with a visit to campus this week.

04/08/2015 By Ilene Denton

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News from the Sarasota Real Estate Market: April 2015

Advice for home builders, new home models and more.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Top Sale: 26 S. Sandy Hook Road, Siesta Key

The Siesta Key homes on Sandy Hook Road and Beach Road, respectively, are January's top residential real estate sales.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: Bradenton’s Riverview Boulevard

Riverview Boulevard has been Bradenton's most exclusive address for nearly 100 years.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Pool Featured on HGTV's "Amazing Water Homes"

A Siesta Key fantasy lagoon earns its spot on HGTV's "Amazing Water Homes."

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Brad Ellis

Attorney Brad Ellis of the Sarasota law firm Icard Merrill advocates for the wilderness.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Top Sale: 1436 John Ringling Parkway, Lido Shores

A home at 1436 John Ringling Parkway in Lido Shores sold for $5,725,000, the highest-priced residential sale in Sarasota County in December 2014.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: The Founders Club

Go inside this exclusive, gated golf community.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Designer Sigrid Olsen Sketches Out New Life in Sarasota

With a new clothing line debuting on HSN, Sarasota's Sigrid Olsen is reinventing her career.

03/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Former California Academy of Sciences Director Moves to Sarasota

Science couple Greg and Jean Farrington explore our area.

03/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Tibbal's Luxury Home

03/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry's "Ocean Soul" on View at South Florida Museum

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry's "Ocean Soul" will be on exhibit at the South Florida Museum through June 7.

03/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Artist Felix de la Concha's Paintings on Display at Alfstad & Contemporary

Spanish artist Felix de la Concha's oil-on-linen paintings are now on display at downtown Sarasota's Alfstad & Contemporary.

03/11/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Renowned Composer Jerry Bilik Moves to Sarasota

The composer has been music coordinator the Oscars and Emmys, as well as VP of creative development at Feld Entertainment. His new piece premieres at La Musica in April.

03/03/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Real Estate News

New downtown condos, this month's top sale, Sarasota Garden Club's "Gardens in Paradise" tour and more.

03/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Inside Circus Collector Howard Tibbals' Colorful Home

The home of the greatest circus fan on Earth is as exuberant and dazzling as you'd expect.

03/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner Speaks at Ringling Town Hall

The author spoke at two sold-out lectures in Sarasota today, part of the Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series.

02/23/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Trend Report: Cool Modern Kitchens

Less is more when it comes to contemporary kitchen design.

02/05/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Stephen Fancher, Piano Man

Financial adviser Stephen Fancher stays in tune.

02/03/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Mary Braxton-Joseph Moves to Sarasota

Emmy Award-winning journalist Mary Braxton-Joseph splits her time between Sarasota and Chapel Hill.

01/30/2015 By Ilene Denton