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Kids Won’t Have to Hunt Far for Downtown Fun

Kim Hackett

Saturday’s “Eye Spy Venice” scavenger hunt downtown is worth borrowing a child to participate if you don’t have your own. It begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Centennial Park Gazebo and will take you through the Venice Farmer’s Market where some vendors will give out freebies, and then all over downtown in search of a […]


Karaoke and Red Wine Mix at the Allegro Bistro

Kim Hackett

Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night? Head to Venice’s Allegro Bistro, where you can do karaoke and enjoy a glass of wine.


Embracing the Authentic Florida Life

Robin Draper

  I always try to keep things simple. Why complicate life? I have learned that by keeping my ideas, concepts and routines simple, my life doesn’t get sidetracked with unnecessary clutter that makes me feel overwhelmed. Simplicity helps me feel grounded. And that’s good. So that’s why Authentic Florida is dedicated to sharing simple and delightful […]


Grilling Pizzas With Authentic Florida

Robin Draper

  Authentic Florida is grilling homemade pizza using fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market.  Pick up fresh cheeses, tomatoes, herbs and whatever toppings are available that day.  And remember, keep it fresh from Florida! Grilled Pizzas Recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. Serving size: Six pizzas Ingredients For the dough: 1 ¼ cups warm (100 […]

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Photo of the Week: Incoming Tide and a Venice Sunset

Bobbilynn Hollifield

This week, take a minute to appreciate the unique sunsets we enjoy here in Venice, Florida.