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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Sarasota Real Estate News: January 2014

Rosie O'Donnell buys a home on Casey Key, plus more news and notes from the top of the market.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton

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Take a Tour of The Ringling's "Living Collections" on Bayfront Gardens Walk

Ilene Denton admires The Ringling's beautiful plant life on its new Bayfront Gardens Tour.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton

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House Tour: An Award-Winning Sarasota Green Home

Go inside Josh Wynne's award-winning green home: The Pearl in Sarasota's Oyster Bay neighborhood.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma

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My New Hometown: Dr. Frances Daly Fergusson

Vassar President Emerita Frances Daly Fergusson on why she chose Sarasota.

01/02/2014 By Ilene Denton

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Pinecraft's Sherry Gore Gains National Attention for Her Amish Cookbook Series

Pinecraft’s Sherry Gore is gaining national attention for a new cookbook series featuring comforting Amish favorites.

12/02/2013 By Ilene Denton

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House Tour: A Modern Anna Maria Island Beach House

Take a tour of Seagrape House, a recently completed home on Anna Maria Island.

12/02/2013 By Ilene Denton

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How's Biz?

11/04/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Real Estate News: November 2013

Ilene Denton rounds up the top Sarasota real estate news for November 2013.

11/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Home Tour: A Modern Coastal Cottage on Siesta Key

A Siesta Key cottage with an artistic pedigree goes from tear-down to terrific.

10/01/2013 By Ilene Denton Photography by Raif Fluker

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Look Inside the Most Buzzed-About Home in Sarasota: Guy Peterson's Spencer House

Follow us inside the most talked-about new home in Sarasota.

10/01/2013 By Ilene Denton Photography by Greg Wilson

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Andrea Chu Makes Cake Pops for Circus Sarasota’s Big Top Education

Pine View grad and Sailor Circus alum Andrea Chu makes cake pops for Circus Sarasota's Big Top Education program.

09/02/2013 By Ilene Denton Photography by Cat Pennenga

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Giving Circles Provide a New Way to Give

Think about the good that can happen when you gather 12 or 22 like-minded people together to support causes they care about.

09/02/2013 By Ilene Denton

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The Next Generation of Philanthropists

Meet four young people who are embracing philanthropy.

09/02/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Casey Key Home Boasts Grand Asian-Inspired Landscape Design

An Asian pagoda garden on Casey Key was the first step in an Asian-inspired landscape design.

08/01/2013 By Ilene Denton Photography by Max Kelly

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One Great Room: Master Bedroom in Jewels on the Bay Showhouse

A serene master bedroom steals the show at Sarasota's Jewels on the Bay showhouse.

07/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Real Estate News: July 2013

Sarasota real estate news: July 2013

07/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Local Saxophonist Kenny Soderblom Celebrated at Surprise Party

Local saxophonist Kenny Soderblom's musical accomplishments are celebrated at a party in his honor.

06/19/2013 By Ilene Denton