Welcome, UNWLA Post 56!

Welcome, UNWLA Post 56!

Thank you, UNWLA Post 56, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! This Ukrainian American women’s organization is part of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America. Established in 1925, the UNWLA is the longest-running and largest Ukrainian women’s organization in the US. Its mission is to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide. The local branch for the Osprey/Venice/North Port area is #56.

To learn more about Ukrainian holiday customs and traditions, be sure not to miss the Ukrainian Christmas Festival on December 2, 2023 in Centennial Park at the gazebo from 12pm-5pm. Choral and instrumental performances will be from 1pm-3pm. Enjoy Ukrainian folk art such as embroidery, wood carving, ceramics, pottery, and Christmas ornaments. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Welcome, The Artistic Flip Flop!

Welcome, The Artistic Flip Flop!

Thank you, The Artistic Flip Flop, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! The Artistic Flip Flop is a boutique featuring art, home decor/furniture, gifts, fashion & jewelry. Monthly Classes too! Sassy + Bold – this creative space showcases a unique blend of artistic styles. From coastal to contemporary, we invite you to explore colorful art, home decor and accessories, trendy fashion and jewelry, and distinctive gifts. Our studio element will offer pet photography, business portraits, and small group classes. Embrace your own creative spirit, get inspired, and join us for some fun!

Contact:
The Artistic Flip Flop
1954 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 999-7141
info@theartisticflipflop.com
theartisticflipflop.com
Find on Facebook: facebook.com/TheArtisticFlipFlop

Welcome, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice!

Welcome, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice!

Thank you, The Pavilion of Downtown Venice, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! The Pavilion offers the privacy and security you need, with the independence and social life that helps you thrive. Schedule a tour at Pavilion of Downtown Venice today!

About Us
At The Pavilion of Downtown Venice, we pride ourselves in the care programs we have created. Our team provides specialized services that are customized to meet your needs and wishes. We strive for you to be inspired to enjoy all life has to offer. Call or visit our community today, and let us exceed your expectations.

At our community, you will find lifestyle options of assisted living and memory care. Whichever living option is best for you, when you enter Pavilion of Downtown Venice you will leave your worries behind, by joining a community of laughter, friendship, and purpose. Reach out to learn more about our programs, schedule a tour, and discover why seniors love the vibrant lifestyle at Pavilion of Downtown Venice.

Contact:
The Pavilion of Downtown Venice
200 Nassau St N, Venice, FL 34285
941-485-2404
https://pavilionsl.com/downtownvenice/

 

Welcome, Epiphany Cathedral School!

Welcome, Epiphany Cathedral School!

Thank you, Epiphany Cathedral School, for joining Venice MainStreet as a Nonprofit Partner! Epiphany Cathedral School offers premier education for a life of purpose. 

Mission Statement:

Epiphany Cathedral School provides excellence in Catholic education, which nurtures a loving relationship with God and builds a caring community that serves others.

The School:
Educational specialist teachers complement the classroom teacher in the areas of: Music, Spanish, Technology, Library, Art, and Physical Education. We offer a variety of athletic, artistic and educational competitive teams.

Best instructional practices, current textbooks, latest technology, and quality teachers enable our students to score in the upper percentile of all national testing. Most of our students have gone on to higher education after completing high school.

Our school serves as a partnership with teachers, parents, families and feeder parishes in reinforcing morality, spirituality, and other important Christian values in the faith-filled teaching process. Community service is an integral part of our daily lives. We offer a number of outreach programs organized and completed by our students.

Our students can begin their journey at age three at the pre-school level and continue through middle school to grade eight.

Contact:
Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School
316 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285
Main Office: 941-488-2215
ecstigers.com

Barstool Open was a fun time for all

Barstool Open was a fun time for all

Thank you to all the golfers who came out last Saturday to participate in Venice MainStreet’s Barstool Open putt putt challenge and to the 18 businesses and organizations that hosted a putting green!

A special thank you to the Rotary volunteers from the Venice-Nokomis Rotary and Rotary Club of Venice Suncoast. Also to our Venice MainStreet volunteers who ran the registration booth, side games, score tallying, and putting green holes throughout the day. All proceeds raised during this event will directly go to support Venice MainStreet, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Best Team Score 1st Place:
Boca Birdie Babes
Winners of $500 cash with a score of 94
(after tie-breaking putt-off with Gotta Love Venice team)

Best Team Score 2nd Place:
Gotta Love Venice
Winners of Papa’s Pilar Rum with a score of 94

Best Dressed:
Mulligan Mullet Masters
$200 cash prize

Best Team Name:
Putt Holes
$100 cash prize

Venice MainStreet’s volunteers are back for the 2023-2024 season

Venice MainStreet’s volunteers are back for the 2023-2024 season

Venice MainStreet’s Downtown Ambassadors, also known as the “Downtowners,” had their Volunteer Strut last week where they visit the downtown businesses to let them know the Downtowners are back for the 2023-2024 season. Our volunteers staff the information kiosk in Centennial Park and walk the historic district’s avenues to greet visitors, give out brochures, and answer questions.

The information kiosk is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm. To learn about how you can volunteer with Venice MainStreet, please visit www.visitvenicefl.org/volunteer or call 941-484-6722.

Buying Local Pays Back 11/24 – 12/15

Buying Local Pays Back 11/24 – 12/15

Buy Local between November 24th – December 15th for your chance to WIN BIG! 10 Lucky Local Winners will each receive a $500 CASH Prize to help with your holiday gifting. Watch promo video HERE.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Save your receipts for any purchases made locally dated November 24th – December 15th.

2. Bring your receipts to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 S Tamiami Trail, between 10 AM & 4 PM from Monday, November 27th – December 15th to be entered!

3. Contest eligible receipts will be honored from more than 5,000 Venice Area Businesses in Zip Codes: 34285, 34292, 34293, 34275, 34229, and 34223.

Winners will be announced during a Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook LIVE event on Monday, December 18th at 9 AM.

*Buying Local Sweepstakes Official Rules Apply. Receipts dated between November 24, 2023 – December 15, 2023 ending at 4 PM are eligible. Minimum purchase of $25 required (per receipt). Maximum of 1,000 entries.

Presenting Sponsors:
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Venice MainStreet
Venice Gondolier

Information provided by Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome, Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company!

Welcome, Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company!

Welcome, Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company, to downtown Venice and thank you joining Venice MainStreet as a Business Partner! Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company is an express dessert location that carries over 125 four-inch cheesecake flavors throughout the year (savory or sweet) and features Fine European Chocolates all for your enjoyment. Locations include Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint Augustine, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; and Venice, Florida. Also available for delivery through Door Dash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats within the Sarasota Area!

Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company
219 Miami Ave W., Venice, Florida 34285
941-786-1999
barharborcheesecakecompany.com
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Survey to begin of Historic Gulf View Section

Survey to begin of Historic Gulf View Section

The City of Venice has hired Chronicle Heritage to conduct a historic structures survey of the Gulf View Section of Venice. 

As part of being in the Certified Local Government Program (CLG), the City is required to regularly survey areas in Venice that may hold historically significant structures. It has been almost 40 years since the City has had any professional survey work performed. Chronicle Heritage, with offices in Tampa, will be in Venice over the next couple of weeks to conduct field work on the Gulf View Section. This area basically encompasses downtown and the area northwest of downtown. (See map.) Beginning this week, field workers will be canvassing the streets, documenting and photographing buildings constructed prior to 1960 as part of their field work.

Once completed, the final survey report will provide the City’s Historical Resources Division and the Historic and Architectural Preservation Board with updated information on which historic structures remain since the previous survey, as well as provide information on more modern historic structures. The report will also provide guidance on identifying historic resources that may be eligible for both the Local Register of Historic Resources and the National Register of Historic Places.

“Thanks to the support and interest of City Council, we have been able to get a start on this survey work prior to being eligible for state grants through the CLG program,” said Historical Resources Manager Harry Klinkhamer. “This is a big first step in understanding what historic structures we have here in Venice.”

Information and map provided by City of Venice

Grow a Mo. Save a Bro.

Grow a Mo. Save a Bro.

Venice Fire Rescue is teaming up with Mature Image Barber Shop and Venice MainStreet to raise money for men’s health. Firefighters are twice as likely to be impacted by testicular & prostate cancers.

Join us at 6 p.m., Dec. 1, for Bid on Bro where you get to bid on firefighters. The highest bidders get to pick the firefighter’s mustache design. Proceeds will go to a cancer foundation. Photo ops, meet the chief, light refreshments, music and bidding on mo’s to save some bros!

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