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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Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home & Garden

Upcoming Home & Garden Tours

Mark your calendars for these upcoming home and garden tours.

12/14/2015 By Ilene Denton

Art News

Selby Gardens to Present Marc Chagall Exhibit

The blockbuster exhibit featuring the artist's work will open at Selby Gardens in February 2017.

12/10/2015 By Ilene Denton

"I Do" All Over Again

Love, Life and Siesta Beach

The longtime annual wedding vow renewal event, sponsored by Sarasota County parks and rec, takes place around Valentine’s Day.

12/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

Home & Garden

Step Inside Four Stunning Sarasota Beach Houses

Whatever its size or style, owning a beach house makes you happy.

12/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Van Wezel Ticket Sale Begins Black Friday at 10 a.m.

Van Wezel's annual Black Friday ticket sale kicks off November 27 at 10 a.m.

11/24/2015 By Ilene Denton

Holidays

Holiday Tabletop Tips from Norris Furniture and Interiors

The experts at Norris Interiors share their secrets for creating memorable holiday tabletops.

11/23/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Top Real Estate Sales, November 2015

8306 Sanderling Road and 1240 Hillview Drive are this month's top Sarasota residential real estate sales.

11/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Luxury Home: Modern Ski Lodge - Nov. 17, 2015

Designer Mark Dalton gives a Longboat Key condo a renovation inspired by a ski lodge.

11/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Shane Chalke Has Lofty Goals for Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Shane Chalke embraces Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

11/03/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Home Tour: A Ski Lodge-Inspired Longboat Key Condo

Step inside a renovated Longboat Key condo that takes creative cues from a cozy ski lodge.

11/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Good Sport, Dr. Daniel Lamar

DR. DANIEL LAMAR of Coastal Orthopedics is aiming for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as team physician for the U.S. men’s soccer team.

10/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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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