Local Rides

Joe Thro

During the past month local riders have had the opportunity to participate in two big time events. The first, on 3/24, was Tour de Parks organized by the Friends Of the Legacy Trail. The second will be this coming Sunday, 4/27, Sharkey’s Ride the Beaches  to benefit Livestrong. Both events are well organized and feature […]


Exsultate! Chorale Concert in Venice

Jean Trammell

The final concert this season for Exsultate! Chorale and the last to be held in the Grace Methodist Church on Venice Island, 400 E. Field Avenue, is Sunday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. “Exsultate!” is pronounced “x-sul-tah-tay”. This not for profit secular choral organization based in Venice is grateful for having had the opportunity to […]

Fossilized imprint from a nautilus shell

New Exhibit at Venice Museum

Jean Trammell

fossil exhibit flyer    A new must see is at the Venice Museum & Archives. Located at 351 Nassau Street South, in the historic Triangle Inn, the museum has had a fossil exhibit since it opened. They are now shining a spotlight on this area’s amazing ancient creatures, from both land and sea in its […]

Cycling in Florida

The Cycling Sage of Venice Florida Introduces Himself

Joe Thro

I, Joe Thro, your Cycling Sage, am a former runner, converted cyclist and nascent journalist. After running multiple local, several national and one international road races, I began to transition to cycling in the mid nineties and now spend some of my spare time with cycling clubs in Venice, Florida–albeit much of what we do […]

The tiki bar at Casey Key Fish House, Nokomis

Waterfront Dining: Eating Up Old Florida

Kelly Fores

When you think of “Old Florida,” many things come to mind: perhaps miles-long stretches of two-lane highways lined by saw palmettos and nothing else, kitschy roadside attractions with colorful hand-painted signs advertising live alligators, touristy pastel-painted seashell shops, or quaint beachfront bungalows with metal roofs. Symbols of a less hectic time in Florida history when […]