Food Cruise

Three Restaurants Worth the Drive to Venice

Chef Judi highlights three Venice restaurants serving up seriously delicious fare.

03/19/2018 Photography by Judi Gallagher

Happily Ever After

Venice Named a Great Place to Retire

Where to Retire magazine highlights Venice.

03/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

Insider's Guide 2017

The Insider's Guide to Historic Downtown Venice

Venice draws throngs to its charming shops and restaurants.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron

The Seen

Photos From the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce's Consumer Expo

Dozens of area businesses showcased their products at the Venice Community Center.

10/17/2017 Photography by Lori Sax


Venice Chamber of Commerce Leader Dies

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO John Ryan died Saturday after a heart attack.

08/14/2017 By staff


Groundbreaking for New Venice YMCA Preschool Set

The new 10,000-square-foot building will include a 12-classroom preschool for children ranging from infants to 5 years old.

08/02/2017 By staff


Clubhouse Completed at New Venice Neighborhood

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently finished construction of the clubhouse at Watercrest, a new gated community in Venice.

08/02/2017 By staff

The Seen

Photos From the Venice Area Chamber's Meet the Leaders Event

Local leaders gathered to learn how to find and keep the best business talent.

08/01/2017 Photography by Lori Sax


Workforce Housing Plan Moves Forward in Venice

First project of its kind in decades would have rents starting at $750

05/26/2017 By staff

On the Homefront

Urban Exploring, The Founders Club Tour of Homes and More.

News and notes from the real estate industry.

02/10/2017 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Snapshots

Your Guide to Sarasota Neighborhoods

From old-Florida beachy to bustling downtown, these hotspots have charms and amusements all their own.

12/01/2016 By Su Byron

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on the Island of Venice

Visitors flock to Venice's palm-tree lined streets, lively historic downtown district and powdery white beaches.

11/30/2016 Photography by Su Byron


Electrical Upgrades Coming to Venice Airport Festival Grounds

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children for a project to increase the electrical capacity at the Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds.

11/22/2016 By staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Contemporary Southern Mansion in Myakka River Trails

This week, Bob Plunket takes us inside a 8,000-square-foot home in Myakka River Trails.

10/20/2016 By Robert Plunket


Lennar Acquires Fellow Homebuilder WCI Communities

The Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corporation announced Thursday that it has acquired WCI Communities, Inc., a homebuilder based in Bonita Springs.

09/22/2016 Research by staff

The South Rises

South County Explodes with New Developments and Residents

Sleepy little South County is waking up with a roar.

09/08/2016 By Kim Hackett

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 1-7

Young Guns of Country; $6 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium; a Brews, Bands and Boots Festival at Snook Haven, and more.

09/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Vintage Spanish Beauty in Venice

Take a peek inside one of the grande dames of Venice real estate.

08/31/2016 By Robert Plunket

Real estate

Bradenton Golf Club Settles Bond Debt

Bradenton's Waterlefe Golf & River Club recently negotiated down its debt from more than $8.3 million to just over $2.5 million.

08/31/2016 Research by staff