Horse Sense

The Four-Legged Therapists at a Nokomis Nonprofit Help Healing Happen

Hippotherapy facilitates emotional as well as physical healing.

01/09/2019 By Sylvia Whitman

My Venice

What Was Unique About Growing up in Venice?

Local notables share memories of growing up in Venice.

01/09/2019 By Pam Johnson

Flashback

Flashback: Warm Mineral Springs, North Port

Taking the waters at warm Mineral Springs.

01/09/2019 By Pam Daniel

Enchanted Forest

Prepare to be Dazzled at This Year’s Orchid Show and Sale

When you walk into the Venice Community Center on Feb. 2 and 3, you'll see thousands of breathtaking blooms in brilliant colors and astounding shapes.

01/09/2019 By Pam Daniel

Private Lives

Young and Homeless in the Land of Affluence

Jason Whittenburg and his mother were among nearly 2,000 homeless people in Sarasota. Then a Venice family offered him a temporary home.

01/09/2019 By David Hackett

G Man on the Scene

A Pair of Former FBI Agents Launch G-Man Home Watching Service

George and Barbara Martinez tackle home security.

01/09/2019 By Pam Daniel

Learn Something New

Venice Offers a Vibrant Variety of Continuing Education Classes

Feed your brain and stretch your life with these great classes and lectures.

11/12/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Pip

Southeastern Guide Dogs Debuts a Short Film

An adorable animated film stars a pup who dreams of becoming a guide dog.

11/06/2018 By Pam Daniel

Flashback

Flashback: Venice Avenue, 1955

A walk down memory lane.

11/06/2018

Perfect Party

Our Guest List for a Get-Together of the Town's Newsmakers and Notables

From a music-video star to two hospital CEOs, here's who we'd gather together at our perfect party.

10/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Dreamer

Maria Alejandra, a DACA Student, Dreams of Remaining in the Only Country She Knows

“I was 16 months old when my parents brought me and my brother here from Colombia. My father did not see a future for us because the drug cartels had made life so dangerous."

10/29/2018 By David Hackett

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Nature Recession?

Scientists and citizens have been warning we need to protect our fragile natural assets, yet during the last decade, our elected officials have stripped away regulations and oversight. Is nature finally striking back?

10/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Future Shock

Chamber Hosts an Economic Forecast Breakfast

Over breakfast on Oct. 17, learn about Venice's economic future.

10/09/2018 By Pam Daniel

Algae Attack

Can Scientists Stop Red Tide?

Mote scientists answer your questions about red tide.

08/31/2018 By Pam Daniel

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Tervis Time

Tervis’ Osprey Store Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary

Festivities include tent sale, scavenger hunt and the opportunity to build your own tumbler.

05/16/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Close Call

A Venice Retiree Played a Key Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1962, Brigadier General (retired) Jerry McIlmoyle, 33 years old and a Captain in the Air Force, was a member of an elite team of pilots who flew the ultra-secret U-2 spy plane over Cuba.

03/20/2018 By Michael Tougias

Treasure in the Sand

How Venice Came to be Known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World

Shark teeth abound in Venice.

03/06/2018 By Tony D'Souza

All in the Family

Driving Success for Three Generations

Car man Bill Buck’s family carries on his tradition.

03/02/2018 By Laura Hackett

Private Lives

Sarasota County Commissioner Charles Hines Values the Environment

“If you choose to move back to the area like I did, you want to make it better."

03/02/2018 By Ilene Denton