Authentic Mango Ice Cream

Robin Draper

Summer is when Florida mangos are in season and mango ice cream is the perfect dessert to help you cool down.Try this fresh, delicious, tropical and refreshing dessert that requires no ice cream machine! [Authentic Florida features this full recipe on our website, including many Florida dishes.] The distinctive mango flavor combined with coconut milk […]


Photo of the Week: Jetty Surfing

Bobbilynn Hollifield

The jetties on either side of the Venice Inlet provide great surfing on Florida’s west coast, according to local surfers. By far the best place to catch a southwest swell, the jetty just north of Venice is one of the few places on the coast that will hold a big enough wave. Surfing conditions are best when […]

Venice Firefighters Benevolent Fund

Venice Firefighters Raise $4,000 for Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Venice firefighters presented a check for $4,000  to Venice Regional Bayfront Health on Nov. 6. The money was raised through a fundraiser by the firefighters’ Benevolent Fund in an effort to make sure all local women can afford to have mammograms. The fundraiser took place throughout October, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Firefighters sold […]

Hermitage Artist Retreat

Photos: The Artful Lobster

Kay Kipling

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The Artful Lobster Hermitage

Artful Lobster Benefits Hermitage Artist Retreat

Kay Kipling

The weather gods certainly smiled down for Saturday’s Artful Lobster event to benefit the Hermitage Artist Retreat. The sun shone, the air temperature was just right, and, oh, yes, the lobster and fixin’s were delicious. The luncheon, which included a brief vocal performance by one of the retreat’s artists in residence, Ruthie Stephens, was a […]

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