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Civic Pride Brings Fireworks Again to Venice

Kim Hackett

Thanks to the Sertoma Club, you’ll be able to watch the fireworks in Venice this year.

The view from Fin's deck during happy hour.

Season is Over–Here’s What to Do in Venice Right Now

Kim Hackett

With summer in full swing, here’s what to do in Venice right now–without a wait.

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Old Florida Charm on the Chassahowitzka

Robin Draper

  The otter family quietly slipped out of the water and onto the riverbank with barely a sound. On the opposite side of the river, a raccoon was scouting the shoreline for breakfast within yards of her home–an uprooted Sabal palm. Close by, I heard the loud grunts of a wild hog foraging for food […]

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Robin Draper

  Sea grapes grow all along Florida’s coastline. Distinguished by large heart-shaped leaves, woody stems and green and purplish berries, sea grapes are synonymous with Florida’s coastal landscape. But did you know the grapes can be made into delicious jelly? Old-timers and newcomers alike enjoy making the classic sea grape jelly, and now is a […]

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Authentic Florida Homes

Robin Draper

  As I drive around the state, one of my favorite things to do is admire homes that fit well in Florida. What do I mean by that? I enjoy homes that have been designed to suit the lifestyle in which we live. In Florida, we are more relaxed about our way of living because […]