Outdoors

Visit Old Florida in Our Back Yard

Two Preserves, 26,000 Acres, Minutes from Downtown

05/04/2016 By Kim Hackett

Travel

Pinebrook/ Honore Extension Opens

$11.7 million project now connects Venice's Pinebrook Road to University Parkway

04/22/2016 By Kim Hackett

Eat Here Now

A Gourmet Oasis in North Venice

Former Ruth's Chris Executive Chef Brings Southern-Caribbean Gourmet to town.

04/15/2016 By Kim Hackett

Jaws

Shark's Tooth Festival Starts April 8

Will you be at the annual celebration of prehistoric fangs?

04/08/2016 By Kim Hackett

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

A Critical Choice

New Competition for Venice Regional?

After years of embracing its hometown hospital, Venice considers new options and opportunities.

04/04/2016 By Kim Hackett

Snowbird Fatigue

Signs of the Times: It's Peak Season

Locals have a little fun with our tourists and traffic.

03/17/2016 By Kim Hackett

Erin Go Bragh!

Italian Venice Embraces Its Inner Irishman

Today your biggest problem is choosing where you want to go to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

03/17/2016 By Kim Hackett

Sports Economy

Braves' New World in South County

A look at the proposed $100 million Atlanta Braves complex for North Port/Venice.

03/10/2016 By Kim Hackett

Road Warrior

Last Leg of Honore Extension Nearly Finished

New south-north road is an alternative to I-75.

03/07/2016 By Kim Hackett

Food News

Local Sauces Spice Up Home-Cooked Meals

No reservations needed with locally brewed sauces.

03/01/2016 By Kim Hackett

Talks

Prof. R. Bruce Stephenson Wraps Up Lecture Series Celebrating John Nolen

Rollins professor R. Bruce Stephenson will wrap up a series celebrating landscape architect John Nolen.

02/23/2016 By Kim Hackett

Venice Life

Where to Retire in Venice

New and improved options mean better living at senior communities in Venice.

02/16/2016 By Kim Hackett

We Heart It

Venice YMCA Cardiac Club Provides Support for Your Heart

A Venice YMCA program offers unique support your heart when you need it most.

02/16/2016 By Kim Hackett

Drive Time

Inside Michael Lombardo's Ideal Classic Cars

For Ideal Classic Cars' Michael Lombardo, automobiles are a driving passion.

02/11/2016 By Kim Hackett

Breaking News

A Look at the Proposed Interim Sites for the Venice Public Library

Kim Hackett takes a look at the proposed interim sites for the Venice Public Library, which is closing due to mold issues this weekend.

01/26/2016 By Kim Hackett

Breaking News

As County Prepares to Close Venice Public Library, Citizens Rally to Save Location

As county officials prepare to close the Venice Public Library Feb. 1 because of mold, they've come up with three possible interim sites.

01/25/2016 By Kim Hackett

Lectures & Talks

Venice Museum Kicks Off New Lecture Series

With record tourism and residential building going on here, you don’t need to remind locals about the charm of historic downtown Venice.

01/12/2016 By Kim Hackett

Chalk Talk

Art Remains from Venice's Chalk Festival

A peek at the art from this year's Venice Chalk Festival.

11/16/2015 By Kim Hackett

Chalk Talk

Chalk Festival's International Artists at Work for Next Week's opening

The Chalk Festival opens on Nov. 9 in Venice, and artists are already at work on this year's pieces.

11/04/2015 By Kim Hackett