Photo of the Week: Pelicans diving for dinner

Bobbilynn Hollifield

  At dinnertime, beachgoers are treated to an elegant diving show. Squadrons of brown pelicans plunge gracefully but purposefully into the Gulf water to retrieve their suppers. Photo courtesy of Chris Anderson via Flickr

Venice firefighters

Venice Firefighters Help Women Obtain Mammograms

  Venice firefighters are helping women with financial challenges obtain mammograms. The Venice Firefighters Benevolent Fund teamed up with Brew Burgers to provide a firefighter-themed shirt with the benevolent logo and a pink cancer ribbon. The shirts may be purchased for $20 as part of the fundraising efforts. These shirts can be ordered either by […]


Photo of the Week: Large Sunset

Bobbilynn Hollifield

It’s common knowledge that one of Florida’s best features is the nightly sunset.  It’s difficult to overlook the uniqueness of each one, but every so often a particularly exceptional sunset will bowl over even the most longtime residents. This particular evening, the sun appeared comically, beautifully large. Photo courtesy of Al, via Flickr

Venice Farmer's Market

Things to Do: Venice Farmers Market

The Venice Farmers Market is a morning experience. There is entertainment, arts and crafts, classes, fresh produce, coffee and bakery items for sale, as well as plants and experts to help you find the right spot for them. It takes place Saturdays, 8 a.m.–noon in the 200 block of West Tampa Avenue.


Photo of the Week: Nokomis Beach sunset

Bobbilynn Hollifield

  Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County’s oldest beach, and is popular among families for picnicking and fishing. It is also home to several species of wildlife, including the gopher tortoise. Other features include a playground, boardwalk, boat ramps and stunning sunset views. Photo courtesy of Matt Kremkau via Flickr

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