Fit Life

11 Ways to Get—and Stay—Fit in Venice

Kim and Laura Hackett find all sorts of ways to get into shape in our great outdoors.

03/06/2018 By Kim Hackett and Laura Hackett

Dining Dynasty

Angelo's Italian Market Keeps Growing

So does the number of family members working there.

02/06/2018 By Kim Hackett

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

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

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Venice Newcomer FAQs

How to get a license, register to vote and much more.

06/16/2017 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Here's What Venice is Talking About Right Now

A newcomer’s guide to what Venice is buzzing about.

06/16/2017 By Kim Hackett

Hoops Hero

Wes Meltzer Helps Keep Older Guys in the Game

For the past 17 years, no one has played a larger role or commanded more respect in adult basketball in South County.

03/01/2017 By Kim Hackett

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

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Venice's Cultural Clout

A world of exhibitions, concerts and fun awaits.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Tennis, Everyone?

In Venice, finding a game is as easy as showing up.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Get Into Venice's Great Outdoors

A world of recreation—much of it free—awaits you.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Venice Education

Finding the right school for your family comes easily in Sarasota County.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Join the Club and Get Involved With These Organizations

Meet friends and support the community by getting involved with these groups.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Your Guide to Venice Health Care

Resources and facilities to keep you well.

10/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Spirit of Giving

Monument Honors YMCA Benefactors

The south county campus has been named for Herb and Jeannette Hanchey.

07/20/2016 By Kim Hackett

Everybody Ready?

Get On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Beach Run

A chance for kids to have fun and get fit.

07/13/2016 By Kim Hackett

Dining

Word on the Street: Sarasota's Original Word of Mouth Coming to Venice

The Gulf Gate restaurant will open second store on East Venice Avenue.

06/23/2016 By Kim Hackett

Rise and Dine

First Watch Venice Opens June 20

The Bradenton-based company opens its seventh area restaurant in Venice.

06/09/2016 By Kim Hackett

Congrats

Venice High School Seniors Graduate Tonight

Kim Hackett shares a moving Venice High School tradition.

06/03/2016 By Kim Hackett

Entertainment

A Memorial Day Weekend Filled with Festivities

Beer Bash, Blues Festival and BBQ all over town.

05/25/2016 By Kim Hackett