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

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

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

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

Private Lives

Meet Venice MainStreet CEO Erin Silk

Venice MainStreet CEO Erin Silk has a mission: to keep downtown Venice vibrant.

02/06/2018 By Ilene Denton

The Super Heroes

Six Men and Women Who Are Making Venice Even Greater

Six men and women who are making Venice even greater.

01/01/2018 By Vicki Dean

Memories are Made of This

For Three Generations, the Maggio Family Has Bedazzled Customers With Cherished Jewelry

“My goal is making my customers happy,” says Liz Maggio.

01/01/2018 By Kim Hackett

Civic Duty

Sandra Terry Makes South County a Better Place

The Laurel Civic Association executive director has been on the job for 30 years.

10/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

Neighbors

Roberts Insurance Has Weathered Storms, Growth and a Changing Industry

Roberts Insurance has weathered storms, growth and a changing industry.

10/24/2017 By Kim Hackett

Private Lives

Venice Elementary Principal Erin del Castillo is True to Her School

Venice Elementary principal Erin del Castillo is true to her school.

02/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Kennel Queen

For Rita Figg, Training and Caring for Four-Legged Friends is a Calling

There are dog likers, dog lovers--and then there is Rita Figg.

02/01/2017 By Kim Hackett

Private Lives

Mary Moscatelli Leads Venice Art Center Through Hyper-Growth

The number of visitors to the Art Center has more than doubled.

01/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

Editor's Letter

Behind the Scenes of Our April/May Issue

Venice Magazine editor Kay Kipling shares a preview of our April/May issue.

04/04/2016 By Kay Kipling

Iconography

Architect-Turned-Artist Vladimir Blagonadezhdin Paints Religious Icons

Painter Vladimir Blagonadezhdin’s creations spring from a religious spirit.

04/04/2016 By Kim Hackett

Private Lives

Former Commissioner Shannon Staub Champions Libraries and Literacy

Get to know former county commissioner Shannon Staub.

04/04/2016 By Ilene Denton

Local Love

It's "Locals Season" in Venice with Festivals, Food and Live Music

Kim Hackett rounds up fun upcoming events for locals.

10/02/2015 By Kim Hackett

Article

Venice Museum's John Nolen Exhibit Offers Surprises

"The Design for Living: John Nolen and the Renaissance of New Urbanism" has opened at the Venice Museum.

09/16/2015 By Kim Hackett