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Fun Things To Do in Venice

Venice is a unique small town.  Known as the “City on the Gulf,” it is a destination whereyou can indulge your senses and pamper your soul.  When you meander the Avenues of Miami, Venice and Tampa and take in the sights and sounds of children playing in the...

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Lovin’ Our Locals: Wine Walk!

Lovin’ Our Locals: Wine Walk!

During Season, downtown loves its visitors, but on Thursday, August 17 we will take the time to thank our locals for supporting us all year long. In recent months, it is refreshing and exciting to see many new boutiques and restaurants opening up on Tampa, Venice and...

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Come & Sail with Venice Youth Boating Association!

Come & Sail with Venice Youth Boating Association!

The more exposure a student receives in learning how to sail, the better equipped they become to increase their skill level.  Challenging themselves builds their confidence level and keeps them interested in the sailing arena. The kids sail from Roberts Bay, travel by...

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VMS Named Main Street of The Month

VMS Named Main Street of The Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today the Venice MainStreet program has been designated the July 2017 Florida Main Street Community of the Month. Communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street...

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Christmas In July – Sat & Sun, July 21-21 from 10am to 5pm

Christmas In July – Sat & Sun, July 21-21 from 10am to 5pm

Downtown Venice: “Christmas in July” By Maria Baskin Don’t panic!  Don’t wrack you brains out because you don’t know what to get for the kids or your husband or the friend who has everything for Christmas. Come to Downtown Venice on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22...

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Have you been to Miami lately?

Have you been to Miami lately?

Have You Been to Miami Lately? Miami Avenue, that is, in downtown Venice.  Whatever your answer, next time you are downtown, or “on the island” as the locals say, start out on Miami Avenue as you work your way to West Venice and Tampa Avenues.  You will find unique...

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Made in Italy

Made in Italy

Made in Italy, a restaurant located near the entrance to downtown Venice, has new owners.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Rachel, Andrea and Hector, three of the managing partners, for what I thought would be a typical interview. We sat in...

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