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FILE PHOTO Monty Andrews addresses a crowd at the Historic Train Depot celebrating the city's Bike Friendly Community status last year.
Fri May 17, 2013
Groups gather in Venice to help veterans
Groups that help area veterans gathered Tuesday in a roundtable meeting to learn more about what each does, and to discuss ways to better help those they serve.
Venice gets - chalked' with colorful artwork
SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL Gary Maria, a professional chalk artist and 2-time winner of previous chalk festivals puts the finishing touches on his sidewalk rendition of a Star Trek mural.
Wed May 15, 2013
Sharky's voted best Florida beach bar
Sharky's on The Pier in Venice was voted the 2013 Best Florida Beach Bar, with Jimmy B's on St.
City offering hurricane seminar Friday
Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, and Humberto are just some of the names designated for the 2013 hurricane season, which begins in June and runs through November.
Beach improvements scaled back in Venice
Plans by the city of Venice to clean up Flamingo Ditch and Deertown Gully, which offers drainage into the Gulf for roughly 100 acres on the island, were scaled back this week after city engineers learned project costs have nearly tripled.
Tiny telescope helps treat Venice woman
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA RETINA INSTITUTE Dr. Marc Levy performs eye surgery at Cape Surgery Center at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
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Republican Hopeful Julio Gonzalez Has Good Head Start to Replace Doug Holder
With state Rep. Doug Holder, R-Venice, facing term limits next year, Dr. Julio Gonzalez, an orthopedic surgeon from Venice, is off to an impressive head start as he looks to represent parts of Sarasota County.
Tue May 14, 2013
Dorothy A. Flynn
Dorothy A. Flynn, originally from the Chicago, Southshore and Beverly, Ill., areas, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.
Mon May 13, 2013
One of Florida's 'Best Beach Bars' is on Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach is home to one of the state's best beach bars. That's according to voters on FloridaBeachBar.com , which on Monday released the results of its annual "best beach bar" contest .
Teen actor funding dream of acting camp
If 14-year-old budding actor Justin "Jay" Harrington wants to go to the New York Film Academy Acting Camp in Orlando next month, he's got to sell a lot of Origami Owl jewelry.
Sat May 11, 2013
Tale of Matthew, bankers and a plumber
PHOTO COURTESY OF TANYA MORRIS Matthew Dupree, a plumber with Michael Douglass Plumbing, holds a 5-week-old kitten he pulled Monday from a pipe beneath the parking lot at Florida Shores Bank in Venice.
Mission team visits Bahamas
Nine men from Venice Presbyterian Church traveled to Eleuthera in the Bahamas recently to meet with the island's "Men of Faith" team to work together on projects to benefit the Christian community there.
Fri May 10, 2013
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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL Shannon Gerace has the same b irthday as her husband, Butch Gerace.
Mom, son honored for mental health work
Florida ranks low in the services it provides to people with mental illness, but one Venice family has been celebrated for doing more than its share to help them.
Classic cars, beautiful day, intracoastal mark show
Thirty cars were featured at the Senior Friendship Center's First Classic and Antique Car Show held recently.
Unity welcomes mother-daughter ministry
When the Rev. Patricia Reiter, senior minister at Unity Church of Venice, got a call from her daughter, the Rev.
Daisy Troop honors InStride Therapy
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED Members of Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 094 in Venice stand with one of the horses at InStride Therapy.
Farmers Market amps up summer hours
With the opening of stores such as Hobby Lobby and Sports Authority, the North Port Farmers Market is seeing an increase in Saturday traffic.
Albert C. Kelly Jr.
Albert C. "Kelly" Kelly Jr., 83, of Venice, Fla., died Monday, May 6, 2013, with his loving daughter, Kathy at his side.