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Hesitate and admire the glass paneled front before entering the new Café Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar at 101 Venice Avenue. Owner Kay Ann Kropac demonstrated how the panels folds back opening into a stylish and extensive long wine bar with displays of liquor, cocktails, wines and beers.

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Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County will present author Randy Wayne White on Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Venice Yacht Club. He is the creative force behind Doc Ford and Hanna Smith books. White has almost 30 bestselling mystery novels. He has resided in Sanibel/Pine Island most of …

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Born in England, Claire Kirby has traveled, lived and worked in Europe, Asia and more recently Arizona and now with husband Nick chosen Venice as their home. During a road trip around the state they found and acquired Avenue Hair Design at 1211 U.S.41 Bypass S in Regency Square Plaza.

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A growing new company is bringing relief to sufferers of stiffness and soreness, making them feel lighter and younger. Their services assist in increasing and maintaining a clients’ range of motion and enhancing their physical and athletic skills.

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A brief informational session takes place on Tuesday, Jan.15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural Leadership Class of 2019 begins with an orientation on Monday, March 4. Thereafter, sessions will take place on the second Friday of each month until Oct. 11. For …

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Most families have watched LeBron James score by putting the ball in the net, but for 2019 City of Venice employees stage the first basketball contest. A challenging test when a back hoe or digger driver demonstrates lifting a basketball off the ground with the extended arm bucket and skillf…

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For the second time in a month, members of Mission Valley Golf & Country Club at 1851 Mission Valley Boulevard in Nokomis gathered for a special occasion. It was the ribbon cutting to celebrate the $100,000 invested in upgrading their clubhouse.

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Born in England, Claire Kirby has traveled, lived and worked in Europe, Asia and more recently Arizona and now with husband Nick chosen Venice as their home. During a road trip around the state they found and acquired Avenue Hair Design at 1211 U.S.41 Bypass S in Regency Square Plaza.

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A growing new company is bringing relief to sufferers of stiffness and soreness, making them feel lighter and younger. Their services assist in increasing and maintaining a clients’ range of motion and enhancing their physical and athletic skills.

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GitChewSum BBQ catering is offering to provide their services following the closure of two BBQ restaurants in Venice. They were Sonny’s BBQ on the U.S. 41 Bypass and Brew-B-Q and Catering on Jacaranda Boulevard.

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Two design excellence awards for the interiors of Pinkerton Private Wealth building were received by Space as Art, PLC. It was part of the new custom interior for their building at 301 W. Venice Avenue expressing the firm’s unique identity and values, while honoring its local history.

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The Venice Yacht Club announced a $88,000 grant through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County for the construction of a home in North Port.

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The newly assembled staff of experts ensuring Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay community residents enjoy healthy, engaging and fulfilling lifestyles at the progressive senior living community was announced recently.

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Green Fairways Financial is moving in 2019 to their first family owned location at Jacaranda Commons Shopping Plaza. A multi-generation practice owned by Jim and Kelley Tate, they will build on an outparcel in front of Black Gold Coffee on East Venice Avenue by the roundabout.

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FourThought Institutions, a division dedicated to meeting the investment and retirement plan needs of businesses and nonprofit organ-izations is the latest service to be launched by Pinkerton, Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth.

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A brief informational session takes place on Tuesday, Jan.15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural Leadership Class of 2019 begins with an orientation on Monday, March 4. Thereafter, sessions will take place on the second Friday of each month until Oct. 11. For …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast received $6,000 from Eluend and Edward Russell Charitable Foundation to support Gateways to Graduation (GTG) in Sarasota County. Gateways to Graduation serves 8th-12th grade students who have been identified by school personnel as those at risk of no…

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Most families have watched LeBron James score by putting the ball in the net, but for 2019 City of Venice employees stage the first basketball contest. A challenging test when a back hoe or digger driver demonstrates lifting a basketball off the ground with the extended arm bucket and skillf…

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In the past, people shopped at those small mom and pop stores where choices were limited, but the owners experience enabled them to provide personal, professional, knowledge from their experience.

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Are you ready for more road work? The final stretch of U.S. 41 widening to six lanes project is expected to begin in the spring of next year, March or April, said Lauren Hatchell, Community Outreach Manager Florida Department of Transportation in an email.

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Celebrating more than 25 years of investment experience, Caldwell Trust Company and having one billion dollars in assets under management, gave a $30,000 contribution to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program for the 2018-19 school year.

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Could 2019 see the demolition of the former Pineapples restaurant which has stood abandoned for so long? Current owner Mike Miller in new relationship with Frank Cassata has encouraging news.

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The string lights are hung on the lanai with care, the last-minute shopping is done. You’re stressed out enough that you can’t even think. Go out for a meal and a drink!

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With the urgent need to encourage and support workers in the Venice area, local developer Mike Miller is announcing his new relationship with Frank Cassata and having formed the entity Cassata Miller Development, LLC. announce their 2019 study plans to provide workforce housing.

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