The coronavirus has wrecked havoc with people’s lives, the world economy, the arts and entertainment business and, with each passing day, may be putting thousands of small business owners out of business.
VENICE — Many of us have been in the habit of venturing out each Monday to listen to Kitt Moran and the Mike Moran Trio at Allegro Bistro and George DeJong, Greg Wollaston and Chris Smith (the Broadway Knights) at Norma Jean’s or other spots around this area.
SARASOTA — Asolo Rep announced in a Thursday news release that it is suspending “all public performances and related events for the remainder of the 2019-20 season” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
VENICE — With public schools closed at least until April 15, families who depend on free or reduced-price school lunches may be struggling to feed their kids.
This summer, Venice developers Frank Cassata and Mike Miller will break ground at the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Miami Avenue East for what will be the Prime Serious Steak partners’ third steakhouse.
SARASOTA — Sarasota Opera suspended all performances of operas and other concerts and events as of March 13 in response to the coronavirus situation, following guidance of the city of Sarasota and state health officials.
SARASOTA — Due to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations advising the cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 50 people in the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe officials have closed the current p…
SARASOTA — Andy Sandberg, the artistic director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that the organization is cancelling this year’s Greenfield Prize Weekend, which was scheduled for April 18 and 19.
Out of concern for the health and safety of our audience, musicians, staff and volunteers, and following Gov. DeSantis’s March 12 press conference recommending that “all mass gatherings” (over 250 people) be cancelled or postponed, The Venice Symphony has postponed the March 27-28 Linda Eder…
Celebrating Mardi Gras Madness fashion show and luncheon brought smiles to chairs Donna McGinnis, Bernadette Raferty and Kathy Yaglenski as it was their biggest event ever.
IslandWalk resident David Hemmings implemented a garden club at the community, with the first general meeting in January for any and all residents interested in participating.
ENGLEWOOD — “Red Tide Mitigation” will be the topic of the March 10 Family Garden Club of Englewood meeting at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St.