Welcome, Family Promise of South Sarasota County!

Welcome, Family Promise of South Sarasota County!

Thank you, Family Promise of South Sarasota County, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Its mission is to provide housing support to children and their families in South Sarasota County. It is an affiliate of Family Promise National based in New Jersey. At a national level, Family Promise exists to ensure that homelessness for children is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Family Promise was established in the 1980s and has since then expanded across the US with over 200 separate affiliates. Locally, since 2015, Family Promise of South Sarasota County has existed to serve hundreds of local families experiencing a housing crisis in Englewood, North Port, Venice, Nokomis, and Osprey. 

Contact
941-497-9881
850 Cockrill Street, Venice, Florida 34285
info@familypromisessc.org
familypromisessc.org

Welcome, Mature Image Barbershop!

Welcome, Mature Image Barbershop!

Thank you, Mature Image Barbershop, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner. Located in the heart of Downtown Venice, experience confidence with every cut at Mature Image Barbershop! To schedule your appointment, CLICK HERE.

About Us
Founded in 2015, Mature Image Barbershop is the place for all types and styles of hair. Founder/ Owner Dave Dorgelus decided to start his business endeavor in Venice, Florida for the first 18 months of the business he worked alone with the goal of creating a solid household name around town, before he began to hire other barbers. What started as an idea, quickly became a reality with the support of a great community of people in Venice. Mature Image quickly became THE place to be. Professionalism, customer service and a great energy is the environment that we strive to bring you day in and day out. Thank you for trusting our team of talented barbers to provide you with style and service that you can trust.

Services:
Haircut
Kids Haircut
Teen Haircut
Senior Haircut
Haircut and Beard Trim
Beard Trim and Lineup
Hot Towel Shave
Shape Up
Haircut & Hot Towel Shave
Skin Fade
Long Hair

Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome!
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:
101 West Venice Ave., Suite 4
Venice, Florida 34285
matureimage.llc@gmail.com
(941) 447-6181
mibcuts.com

Welcome, Bay Indies Christmas Club!

Welcome, Bay Indies Christmas Club!

Thank you, Bay Indies Christmas Club, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! The Club is a community-based, volunteer organization that raises funds each year to decorate and enhance the common areas of the Bay Indies community each Christmas season. The Club hosts numerous fun, holiday-themed events annually such as Oktoberfest, golf car parades, Christmas events, New Years Eve celebration, and concerts.

Contact
Chuck Jackson
cjackson4797@gmail.com
740-983-4797
Facebook: BayIndiesChristmasClub

Welcome, Temple Sinai!

Welcome, Temple Sinai!

Thank you, Temple Sinai, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Temple Sinai is a place where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. “We place a priority on social action and justice and create a space that all may call home. We seek to be a meaningful values-based congregation, that provides experiential lifelong learning, deep connections, joyful living, and spiritual exploration now and for generations to come.”

Mission
– Create a welcoming, inclusive, diverse, and innovative Jewish community that will thrive, grow and strengthen from generation to generation;
– Serve as a spiritual Reform congregation, a place of sanctuary and a kehillah k’doshah (a holy community), for all interested Jewish and Jewish adjacent individuals and families in the Sarasota-Manatee area; and
– Promote tikkun olam (repairing the world), leaving our community, our city, our nation, and our world better than we found it.

Contact
4631 S Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, Florida 34231
(941) 924-1802
templesinai-sarasota.org

Welcome, The Coastal Concierge!

Welcome, The Coastal Concierge!

Thank you, The Coastal Concierge, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! Let The Coastal Concierge craft a memorable stay for you or your guests. Their wealth of custom options, detail-oriented services and commitment to excellence guarantee an unforgettable experience – one that your guests will treasure forever. 

Their mission is to revolutionize the way people experience their precious vacation time. By 2025, they are committed to establishing partnerships with 50 property management firms, 50 hotels and 250 unique tourism service providers. They believe all vacationers deserve the type of truly personalized guest experience that they’ll never forget.

The Coastal Concierge serves vacationers or local residents, hoteliers, property managers or owners, and tourism service providers. Options include adventures, attractions, businesses, cuisine, events, necessities, transportation, and wellness. Let their team help make the experience you or your guests are expecting into a reality!

We are blessed to have experienced plenty of travel and have always been passionate about making the most of our precious time away. We have always looked forward to our vacations and indulging in fun experiences! However, at times we found ourselves so busy making arrangements, running down supplies, and planning activities that there was less time to soak in all the delight of the trip.

Then, one day on the beach it hit us – we were enjoying a gorgeous Florida sunset and found ourselves without dinner options and a very hungry family! We said, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could call or text a dedicated resource who could quickly give us an array of dinner options that was customized for our family? At that moment and with a passion to help others, it prompted us to create a business with the mission of delivering solutions to those facing frustrations similar to our own.

It has been an inspiring journey thus far and it brings us great joy that we can now offer vacationers our white glove concierge service designed to tackle all the little problems they may encounter on their trip. Our goal is always making sure our guests enjoy a stress-free trip along with helping them create lasting memories!  – Chris Morton, Founder

For more information contact:
941-786-0697
chris@thecoastalconcierge.com
thecoastalconcierge.com

Welcome, Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa!

Welcome, Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa!

Thank you, Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! Oasis provides quality services in relation to eye care, eye disease, and skin care striving to stay at the forefront of technology and products offered and used during services. Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized to increase the health of their eyes and/or skin. 

Dr. McKinney & Dr. Brocato offer patients excellent eye care services using state–of–the–art technology. As eye care providers, they specialize in the diagnosis of cataracts, diseases of the cornea, retina (including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic eye care, macular degeneration and flashes, and floaters), glaucoma, dry eye, blepharitis, and routine eye exams. As a medical eye doctor, Dr. McKinney is one of the area’s leading cataract surgeons. As an optometrist, Dr. Brocato fits specialty contact lenses and sees children as young as 4 years old. 

For more information or to book your appointment today contact:
(941) 493-9393
1868 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
For Eye Care: veniceeyedoctors.com
For Med Spa: oasismedspavenice.com
medspa@veniceeyedoctors.com

Welcome, Impact100 SRQ!

Welcome, Impact100 SRQ!

Thank you, Impact100 SRQ for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Impact100 SRQ is one of more than sixty chapters worldwide and joins its sister chapters in embracing the local collective giving model. Founded in 2018, Impact100 SRQ brings together a diverse group of women that annually fund transformational grants to local nonprofits in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

At least 100 women each give a $1,000 tax deductible donation, and together they collectively award grants in increments of at least $100,000 to local nonprofits in five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; and Health & Wellness. Each member‘s annual donation strengthens the power of giving and funds the innovative projects that make a high Impact and sustainable difference in our community.

For more information or to donate:
P.O. Box 49887
Sarasota Florida 34230
info@impact100srq.org
impact100srq.org

W. Venice Ave. at Park Blvd. closure starts 8/7/23

W. Venice Ave. at Park Blvd. closure starts 8/7/23

A contractor will begin work on a stormwater project Monday, August 7, 2023 that will close one lane of eastbound W. Venice Ave. at Park Blvd. for approximately two weeks. Eastbound traffic on W. Venice Ave. will still be able to get through; however, travel on Park Blvd. through the intersection will be detoured. Please follow the posted signage. Please see map showing project location in red. This work will replace aging stormwater infrastructure. Your patience is appreciated as this project is completed. Visit VeniceGov.com.

Information and photo courtesy of Lorraine Anderson, Public Information Officer, City of Venice.

2023 Call to Artists for poster contest

2023 Call to Artists for poster contest

Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest Official Poster Design Contest
Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for its Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival official poster design. The artist selected by the Design Committee will be awarded $500 for their design and a booth at the future festival ($500 value, for a prize package worth $1,000). The winning design will be featured as the official poster, which will be showcased on merchandise* and in advertising**. The winner must be available for an unveiling event on the evening of Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Guidelines:
– Original (unframed) artwork must be delivered to Collectors Gallery & Framery at 114 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice, FL (call ahead 941-488-3029); deliver on or before September 28, 2023.
– The winner must also submit a high-resolution editable, working digital file (for poster and merchandise production).
– Finished poster size will be 22” x 28” (original does not need to be the same size).
– Image must follow a theme of “Sanctuaries, Venice, FL” What comes to mind when you think of a/your sanctuary in Venice? (Copy that will be incorporated into the poster/merchandise will include “Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival”).

*The design may be showcased on other merchandise, such as t-shirts.
**The design will be utilized in advertising done by Venice MainStreet, Inc. Any advertising done by Howard Alan Events may not include the design.

About the Downtown Venice Art Festival
The Downtown Venice Art Festival is one of the area’s largest and finest art shows. Thousands of visitors kick-off the season with this Howard Alan event that takes place along Venice Avenue in beautiful, Historic Downtown Venice. For more information, please call Venice MainStreet at (941) 484-6722. Find out more about Howard Alan Events at www.artfestival.com.

To download application form, CLICK HERE.

Venice MainStreet and Venice Area Historical Society recognized at preservation conference

Venice MainStreet and Venice Area Historical Society recognized at preservation conference

Information and photo provided by Venice Area Historical Society and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
Photo caption:
Venice Area Historical Society leaders Mary Huba (second from left) and George Miller (at right) were on hand at the Preservation on Main Street 2023 conference in Ocala to accept the prestigious award from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Mary and George led the decade-long rehabilitation and 2023 opening of the Circus Train Car Museum on the Historic Venice Train Depot campus, which the award recognized.

Pictured with them are Harry Klinkhamer, Historical Resources Manager for the City of Venice (on left); Jean Trammell, Chair of the Venice MainStreet Design Committee (at center); and Tracy Silver, President of Venice MainStreet (second from right). Venice MainStreet, which was co-founded by VAHS Vice President Betty Intagliata, was recognized for its 35th anniversary as an organization working to strengthen and promote Venice’s historic downtown. 

Venice Area Historical Society wins 2023 Florida Preservation Award
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation recognized excellence in historic preservation throughout the state with its 2023 Florida Preservation Awards during the 2023 Preservation on Main Street conference. The awards were conferred along with the Secretary of State Awards, which are an important event at the annual conference.

Preservation Award nominations were submitted by the public with recipients selected by a jury composed of preservationists from around the state. Preservationists and projects were recognized in five categories: Master Artisan, Restoration, Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use, Preservation Communications/Media, Organizational Achievement and the Sallye Jude Award for Resilient Preservation. Additionally, the Board of Trustees granted its prestigious President’s Award.

The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was the winner of the Organizational Achievement Award. The Organizational Achievement category acknowledges achievement in preservation by a group, corporation, neighborhood or other organization.

About VAHS
For over three decades, the Venice Area Historical Society has remained steadfast in its commitment to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Venice. Through their educational programs and initiatives, VAHS has made significant contributions to the community.

Offering free tours of the Historic Venice Train Depot and hosting the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series, the organization ensures that residents and visitors alike have access to in-depth knowledge about Venice’s history. Its commitment to education extends to scholarships for graduating high school seniors and outreach programs with youth-related organizations, fostering a deep appreciation for Venice’s past among younger generations.

VAHS has actively supported the restoration of the Venice Train Depot, commissioned a statue in honor of a circus legend and played a pivotal role in preserving historic buildings and exhibits. A notable achievement is the Circus Train Car Museum project. By successfully fundraising, acquiring and rehabilitating a former Ringling circus car, VAHS created a museum that not only showcases the city’s circus legacy, but also offers visitors a glimpse into the daily lives of performers.

VAHS’s comprehensive and sustained commitment to historic preservation and education has established the organization as a leader in their field that works to enrich the local community and contribute to a broader understanding and appreciation of Venice’s history. VAHS continues to preserve, promote and celebrate the unique cultural tapestry of Venice, ensuring that future generations can cherish and learn from the city’s rich heritage.

Tours of the Circus Car and Train Depot
Saturdays – 10 AM to 1 PM
303 E. Venice Ave. Venice FL 34285
941-412-0151