Meet the Maestro

Troy Quinn Named Music Director for Venice Symphony

The 33-year-old conductor brings a versatile background to Venice.

06/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

Wild Child

A Fun Kids’ Scavenger Hunt at Osprey’s Bay Preserve

The Jungle in Your Backyard combines nature and art.

05/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Concert Planner

Venice Symphony Announces 2018-2019 Season

For its 45th annual season, the symphony will present seven concerts.

05/08/2018 By Pam Daniel

Seafood Sensation

Venice Seafood & Music Festival Returns May 5 and 6

Great food and music in Centennial Park.

05/02/2018 By Pam Daniel

Smokin' Hot

Venice’s Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash Returns

Great food and music at the Venice Airport Festival grounds April 20 and 21.

04/20/2018 By Pam Daniel

Showtime!

Venice Institute for the Performing Arts Announces its 2018/2019 Season

Sixteen really big shows, from rock tributes and opera to dazzling dance.

04/12/2018 By Pam Daniel

Jaws: The Festival

Venice Shark's Tooth Festival Runs April 13-15

The 26th annual celebration offer fossils, food and family fun.

04/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

Floating Musuems

Two Columbus-Era Replica Ships Visit Venice

The public is invited aboard for historical tours.

03/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Beach Blanket Bingo

4 Beach Bag Essentials

Come up a winner with these shoreline essentials.

01/06/2017 By Alicia King Robinson

Profiles From Our Past

Looking Back at Venice's Famous Faces

5 people that helped define Venice.

01/06/2017 By Staff

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

Sidekicks

8 Great Side Dishes

These stellar side dishes steal the spotlight from the main attraction.

01/05/2017 By Su Byron

Table Talk

Restaurant Review: Bushido Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine

Bushido offers sushi classics alongside more adventurous edibles.

12/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

My Venice

Previewing the Holiday Season

Venetians tell us the seasonal events they're most excited about.

12/02/2016 By Pam Johnson

Natural Beauties

Clyde Butcher's New Book Celebrates Our National Parks

The new book covers more than five decades of his work at 33 national parks.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Young Achievers

5 South County Teens Who Make us Proud

In Venice, all the children are way above average.

12/02/2016 By Sylvia Whitman

Review

Venice Theatre's Billy Elliot The Musical

The theater tackles this challenging but potentially entertaining show.

11/11/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Newcomers' Guide 2016

Finding Your Place in Paradise

As South Sarasota County grows, its diverse neighborhoods make it a great place to live, work and play.

10/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

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