Venice Sertoma Club

Sandra Sims Terry Receives Citizen Award from Venice Sertoma Club

Sandra Sims Terry grew up in Laurel, graduated from VHS, where she was the first black student to attend, and over the past few decades has made a difference in the lives of so many people in her community – especially children. She recently added another recognition to her long list of well deserved accolades […]


What To Do in Venice: Walk the South Jetty

There is no better way to unwind than taking a walk on the south jetty in Venice. Dolphins playing, pelicans diving and manatees munching on grass along the rock – people pay good money to take a vacation to see these things, but we have it for free in our own backyard. As you can […]


1896 Lord Higel House Receives Funding

Jean Trammell

A number of local individuals and organizations have provided the remaining funds needed to complete the exterior restoration of the Lord Higel house. The historic 1896 building will house exhibits of early settler artifacts, as well as related events and educational programs. Venice Heritage Inc. had to raise the approximately $157,000 that was needed to […]


Photo of the Week: Sunset on Venice Beach

Bobbilynn Hollifield

  Yet another jaw-dropping Florida sunset. This one was captured on Venice Beach. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Solum via Flickr


Photo of the Week: Easter sunrise on Myakka River

Bobbilynn Hollifield

  The Myakka River, a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies and pinelands.  Visitors can enjoy viewing wildlife, sunrise and sunset from a boardwalk that stretches out over Upper Myakka Lake, and the river also provides for fishing and canoeing. The river, and the prairies it flows through, […]

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