Growth spurt

A New Lakefront Restaurant Is Headed to Downtown Wellen

The Banyan House will have a bar, a lounge and outdoor dining.

04/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Southern Living

Two New Housing Developments Are Headed to South Sarasota

In total, the two will add 528 residences to the area.

03/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Development

City of Venice Buys Land for $1.5 Million to Develop a Park

Engineering and permitting for the park will begin in October, with construction expected to begin 10 to 12 months after that.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Chalk Walk

Stroll Through a 3D World at the International Chalk Festival

This year, the festival’s theme is resilience. It will take place at Venice Municipal Airport.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fat Tuesday

Here's Where to Get Paczki, Just in Time for Fat Tuesday

Yummies Donuts & BBQ is serving up a variety of paczki from Friday, Feb. 25, through Tuesday, March 1.

02/21/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Fast Track

FourThought Adds Two New Team Members

Erin Guzzo has been named director of marketing and Alex Wolfe associate planner.

01/18/2022 By Staff

Awards

Margaret Monti of Venice Urban Forest Given Land Preservation Award

The award recognizes an individual who has exemplified dedication toward keeping Sarasota County beautiful.

12/07/2021 Photography by Staff

Winning Sunset

A Photo of the Venice Pier Recently Won a Global Online Contest

For one month, Liesl Walsh's picture is on display on a billboard on I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland.

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Health News

SMH Venice Announces Inaugural Team of Physician Leaders

The hospital is preparing to open this month.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Up to Bat

Ecologist and Educator Dr. Katherine Clements Shares Nine Fun Facts About Bats

Peek into local bat life at the Venice Audubon Society and Rookery.

10/20/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Restaurant Review

Chaz 51 Serves Up Steakhouse Classics in Venice

Chaz 51, which has morphed from a cafe and coffee shop to a bistro to a steakhouse, moved into Bird Bay Plaza last year.

10/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Elections

Early Voting Set for Nov. 2 City of Venice General Election

Early voting will run Monday, Oct. 25, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 30.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sheila Miller Named Venice Area Chamber's ‘Empowering Woman of the Year’

Miller is the vice-president of philanthropy at the Child Protection Center.

10/12/2021 By Staff

Red-Hot Neighborhoods

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the Sarasota-Manatee real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Venice Wins National 'America in Bloom' Award

The city was awarded the “Eye Popping Pots – Best Use of Containers in the Landscape” special award.

09/30/2021 By Staff

Elections

Voter Registration Deadline Nearing for Nov. 2 Elections

Voters must be registered by Oct. 4 to participate in the City of Venice and Town of Longboat Key elections.

09/27/2021

The Pandemic

Sarasota Chiropractor, Mask Exemption Events Make National News

According to CNN, more than 1,200 people attended a Venice event this past weekend, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who now lives in Boca Royale.

09/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Commercial Real Estate

T-Mobile, Mr. Brews Lease Space in Venice

T-Mobile leased space in Jacaranda Plaza and Mr. Brews near CoolToday Park.

09/15/2021 By Staff

9/11

Where to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in Sarasota-Manatee

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty years later, local organizations are honoring them.

09/09/2021 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for Nov. 2 Municipal Elections Now Available Online

City of Venice voters will elect council members for seats 3 and 4; Town of Longboat Key voters will be voting whether to approve or reject a density referendum.

09/07/2021 By Staff