All Faiths Food Bank Helps Feed Neighbors in Need

Since 1989, All Faiths Food Bank has been the only food bank serving Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Together with its partners, All Faiths Food Bank works to provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community. The largest huger relief organization of any kind in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, All Faiths serves more than 82,000 neighbors in need through its…

Inaugural ‘Leadership Venice’ Class Launches Their Class Project

The Venice Chamber of Commerce’s first annual "Leadership Venice" class includes 26 participants who celebrated their October graduation from the program by announcing the launch of their class project, "Venice Quest." Venice Quest is a series of four different free scavenger hunts that residents and visitors to Venice can participate in through a cell phone application called Scavify. The four scavenger…

Believe in the Magic of the Holidays!

Thank you, Venice, for believing in us at Venice Lifestyle! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time has sure flown by this year. We can’t believe we’ve put together the 12th issue of Venice Lifestyle! This is a huge milestone for us as we have completed our first full year of publication, … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Classic Creations Hosts Venice Area Young Professionals Monthly Mixer Classic Creations in Diamonds and Gold will host the Venice Area Young Professionals Monthly Mixer Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. VAYP will collect toys for the Child Protection Center of Sarasota. These toys will be distributed to the children in the CPC program during this holiday season. Everyone is welcome to attend this event! VAYP and … Continued

Ribbon Cutting at Venice Location of Any Lab Test Now

Karen Williams and Robert Gray, RN, opened the Venice location of Any Lab Test Now on Oct. 9 with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Their first location is at 2300 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Their pre-negotiated costs make for substantially lower prices. An annual panel costs just $129. Walk-ins are welcome!  1846 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 11, Venice 941.922.4500

Ribbon-Cutting at Venice’s Contour Day Spa

Lori and Dave Bailey opened the Contour Day Spa in October. "We specialize in CoolSculpting," Dave says. "It's a noninvasive, safe, proven process designed to reduce stubborn body fat that diet and exercise don't address. This is an elegant day spa. People can relax here, sculpt their bodies and anticipate great results." 405 Commercial Court, Suite A, Venice 941.777.4448

Nonprofit, The Twig, Receives $25,000 Grant from State Farm

The Twig, a nonprofit for children in foster care, received a $25,000 grant from State Farm for being one of the top 40 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. Children visit The Twig Boutique and "shop" for free clothing. The check was presented through Rob Reisdorf State Farm. 826 Pinebrook Road, Venice | 941.220.7958 |

Expert Venice Realtor Pamela Hogan Phildius ‘Educates’ Her Customers

Pamela Hogan Phildius cares about her customers. A patient and thoughtful listener, Pamela has a refined sense of style and taste. She takes into account each one of her customers’ needs and desires as she guides them through the home-buying or -selling journey. Her ultimate goal is her customers’ satisfaction. 

Attorney Patricia Ferrari’s Legal Tips for a Smooth 2020

Originally from Chicago, Patricia Ferrari graduated from John Marshall Law School and practiced law in the Windy City for a year before the cold made her move to Florida in 1982. One of the first female attorneys to practice in Manatee County, Patricia has spent her professional life mastering the ins and outs of Florida law.

At Mary’s an Bayshore, Residents are Loved Like Family

In a pretty, well-appointed home just across Bayshore Road from the calming waters of Roberts Bay, Mary Ann Hodge and her daughter, Katie Hodge Corrigan, keep their assisted living facility, Mary’s on Bayshore, “all in the family.” After all, it was in this very house that Mary Ann herself grew up in as a child.