VENICE - The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce is feeling better after a half-year of pandemic that interrupted business around the globe.
As Tropical Storm Sally drenched Southwest Florida this weekend, residents who are used to heavy downpours continued on with life as usual. Kids still played sports, cheerleaders still were in full-force, people flocked to the beaches to see the waves and kids enjoyed the puddles.
VENICE — As COVID-19 shut down large parts of the world, it has also shut out loved ones and residents of assisted living facilities — who are now largely shut in.
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Every year, some of the residents around Ollie's Pond Park in Port Charlotte await the return of the white pelicans. Well, they have landed. Photographer James V. Allen caught the birds playing in the water.