Spooky Halloween Happenings Around Town

Halloween in the Venice area includes parties, hauntings and the 25th annual Children’s Halloween Parade.

10/22/2015 By Kim Hackett


"Dr. Don" Saves Animals of All Kinds

“Dr. Don” saves animals of all kinds, at home and on the road.

10/08/2015 By Kim Hackett

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


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


Dr. Don's Animal Kingdom, Now in a Strip Mall

Dr. Don's Animal Clinic is now located in Venice's Plaza Venezia.

08/21/2015 By Kim Hackett


City's Historic Banyan House B&B Closes

The Banyan House Bed and Breakfast is shuttered after 26 years in business.

08/20/2015 By Kim Hackett


Karaoke and Red Wine Mix at the Allegro Bistro

Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night? Head to Venice's Allegro Bistro, where you can do karaoke and enjoy a glass of wine.

07/29/2015 By Kim Hackett


Civic Pride Brings Fireworks Again to Venice

Thanks to the Sertoma Club, you'll be able to watch the fireworks in Venice this year.

07/02/2015 By Kim Hackett


Season is Over--Here's What to Do in Venice Right Now

With summer in full swing, here's what to do in Venice right now--without a wait.

07/01/2015 By Kim Hackett


Visiting Blackburn Point Park, a New Slice of Old Florida

Kim Hackett on the beauty of Blackburn Point Park, a new slice of old Venice.

05/21/2015 By Kim Hackett


"John Nolen Plan" Signs Pop Up Around Venice

The signs are part of the effort to mark the parts of the city designed by Nolen, the planner who brought European-style walkable communities to the U.S.

05/11/2015 By Kim Hackett

Shopping for a Cause

Cinderella's Closet Makes Prom Dress Fairytales Come True

Sarasota County's Cinderella's Closet makes prom dress dreams come true for underprivileged girls.

04/23/2015 By Kim Hackett


2015 Venice Shark's Tooth Festival Wraps Up

The 23rd annual Venice Shark's Tooth Festival brought crowds to the city for entertainment, food, music, and of course, shark's teeth.

04/13/2015 By Kim Hackett


Events Popping Up All Over Town This Weekend

There's lots to do in Venice this weekend, from the Book Fair and Writers Festival to the farmers market to the Sweet Home Habitat fundraiser.

03/26/2015 By Kim Hackett


Crow's Nest Limerick Contest Winners Announced

A limerick contest at Venice's Crow's Nest restaurant on St. Patrick's Day yielded hilarious results.

03/18/2015 By Kim Hackett


St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Abound in Venice

Kim Hackett gives us the lowdown on some of the shenangians that will be taking place in Venice for St. Patrick's Day.

03/12/2015 By Kim Hackett


Here's Your Chance to Get a Book Deal at the Venice Book Fair

Newbie authors, here's your chance to get a book deal at this year's Venice Book Fair, March 28 in Centennial Park.

03/02/2015 By Kim Hackett


Remembering Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper, one of Venice’s biggest boosters and volunteers, passed away this week.

01/21/2015 By Kim Hackett


Meet New Venice MainStreet Executive Director Erin Silk

Erin Silk takes over the executive director position for Venice MainStreet.

01/14/2015 By Kim Hackett