"John Was Venice"

Venice Loses a Leader in John Ryan

Friends remember John Ryan, who guided the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly 20 years.

08/16/2017 By David Hackett

The Preservationist

Christine Johnson Fights to Preserve Wild Florida

Johnson is leader of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.

02/01/2017 By David Hackett

With a Song in Her Heart

Nella Valenti Creates a Haven for Live Music

"The Cookie Lady of Venice," a lifelong music lover, turns her restaurant into a hotspot for jazz.

12/02/2016 By David Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

How to Live La Dolce Vita in Venice

The Italian influence on this Florida town shows in its design, its restaurants, and its social fabric.

10/01/2016 By David Hackett