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 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

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Biz(941) Off the Clock: Goal!

Attorney Christina Unkel scores big as an international soccer referee.

01/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Go Inside a Restored Sarasota School of Architecture Home

Architect and interior designer Sam and Pam Holladay preserve a Tim Seibert-designed Sarasota School of Architecture treasure.

01/05/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Go Inside a Restored Sarasota School of Architecture Home

Architect and interior designer Sam and Pam Holladay preserve a Tim Seibert-designed Sarasota School of Architecture treasure.

01/05/2015 By Ilene Denton

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New York's Metropolitan Opera GM Relocates to Sarasota

Joseph Volpe, former general manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera, and his wife recently relocated to Sarasota.

01/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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New York's Metropolitan Opera GM Relocates to Sarasota

Joseph Volpe, former general manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera, and his wife recently relocated to Sarasota.

01/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Real Estate Takes Off Again

In most Sarasota neighborhoods, real estate is booming.

12/31/2014 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Real Estate Takes Off Again

In most Sarasota neighborhoods, real estate is booming.

12/31/2014 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Goal!

Attorney Christina Unkel scores big as an international soccer referee.

12/31/2014 By Ilene Denton

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Home Tour: Lido Beach Vacation Cottages

Jenny Acheson and Dale Rieke turn a Lido Beach triplex into ultra-cool cottages.

12/30/2014 By Ilene Denton