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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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

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Sarasota Real Estate News: International Buyers and More

Ilene Denton reports on international buyers and other Sarasota real estate news.

06/03/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Fast Track

05/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Agenda: May/June

05/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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How's Biz?

05/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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The Luxury Home

Building news on Longboat Key, a report from the Parade of Homes and more.

05/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Thanks to Today Show Segment, Pinecraft Takes National Stage

Cookbook author Sherry Gore and the Pinecraft Amish-Mennonite community will be in the national spotlight thanks to an upcoming Today show segment.

04/16/2013 By Ilene Denton

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How's Biz? January 2013

01/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota's Top Spas

Ilene Denton is rubbed, scrubbed and soaked at some of Sarasota's top spas.

01/01/2013 By Ilene Denton

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Wish We Were Here

12/01/2012 By Ilene Denton