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Bed Races are Back – Sun Fiesta 2018 by Marty Damon

Bed Races are Back – Sun Fiesta 2018 by Marty Damon

Proving that some things only get better with time, Venice’s Sun Fiesta returns again this fall, more fun than ever. The Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice will present the 46th year of this celebration of the Venice community at the Airport Festival Grounds October...

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Hurricane Expo by Marty Damon

Hurricane Expo by Marty Damon

Hurricanes are usually known for their powers of destruction, but the opposite happened for Judy Braham when the Hurricane Expo blew into Venice last year. Her company, Gulfcoast Marketing Consultants, was created as a result of her work coordinating this first-time...

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Freedom Boat Club Goes International by Heidi Reslow

Freedom Boat Club Goes International by Heidi Reslow

“Great family. Great friends. Great Community. Great Business,” says John Giglio, CEO of Freedom Boat Club, whose headquarters are right here on the Island of Venice. And he does not take it all for granted. “Every day I thank God for everything I have. I am so...

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The Historic Venice Train Depot: A Legacy by Maria Baskin

The Historic Venice Train Depot: A Legacy by Maria Baskin

Every Christmas after our house is all decorated, I place the family’s wooden train set under the tree. I purchased the set for my now thirty-six-year old son, Jonathan, when he was little. I have continued the tradition of placing it under the tree because even...

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TriMonsters: The Team Sport Any Kid Can Do by Heidi Reslow

TriMonsters: The Team Sport Any Kid Can Do by Heidi Reslow

Following their first steps, toddlers will soon take off to scampering through the house beginning their lifelong quest to explore every nook and cranny.  Next comes the tricycle to the bicycle stage, complete with scrapes and bruises.  And finally, living in the...

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The Venice Art Walk by Leah Sherman

The Venice Art Walk by Leah Sherman

The Venice Art Walk, birthed in Collectors’ Gallery and Framery in downtown Venice, began a third successful season on January 5th according to Leah Sherman, proprietor of Collectors’ Gallery & Framery. Sherman attributes the success of the Venice Art Walk to the...

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The Story Behind the Brush by Heidi Reslow

The Story Behind the Brush by Heidi Reslow

The walls of An Original Hitt, Fine Art and Atelier, literally paint the story of nationally acclaimed artist, Karen Ann Hitt.  Referred to as her Miracle Studio, it is indeed a working studio.  Her door signage reads, If not in, gone painting.  If she and her husband...

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