February 2020 Around Town

Davi & Valenti Movers Announces Opening Of Newest Location Family-owned Davi & Valenti Deluxe Worldwide Movers is pleased to announce the opening of its new Lakewood Ranch location at the Gatewood Corporate Center. Professional and always friendly, Davi & Valenti offers a full range of moving and storage services. Whether you are moving across town, … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Child Protection Center’s Night of Hope and Healing Next Month The Child Protection Center’s Night of Hope and Healing returns to the Suncoast Air Center, Thursday, Feb. 6th, from 6 – 9:00 p.m. Join one of the fastest growing events in the South County with sample dishes and libations provided by the area’s top restaurants. The … 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

November 2019 Around Town

Sassy Sister’s Dollar Auction Benefiting Our Mother’s House of Venice Join the Sassy Sisters (Spirited Networking for Professional Women) for their Dollar Auction at 7 p.m. at Hotel Venezia. Guests will be eligible to win spectacular prizes for a dollar. The event includes raffles, 50/50, paddle bidding, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Proceeds go to Our Mother’s House, a nonprofit for homeless mothers. … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Village on the Isle CEO Named Advocate of the Year Joel Anderson, CEO of Village on the Isle, was honored as Advocate of the Year by LeadingAge Florida at their 56th Annual Conference and Exposition. The prestigious award recognizes the LeadingAge member who demonstrates leadership, expertise and excellence in advocating for LeadingAge members and seniors. Joel … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Legacy Trail Extension Kick-Off Celebration The Sarasota County Commissioners unveiled the signed bond that finances the voter approved project at the kick-off celebration for the Legacy Trail Extension in late June. Held at Sarasota’s Payne Park, the event brought together elected officials, volunteers and the community to mark the official start of the ‘Race to Completion.’ The Legacy … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

County Teen Honored With National Award for Work Against Tobacco Sachit Gali, a recent Pine View graduate and president of the Youth Advocacy Board for Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), is a Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Youth Advocate of the Year. Sachit was honored in Washington, D.C., along with other U.S. regional winners, a group winner and a national winner. The … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Off-Trail Bike & Brew 5K Race July 27 Off-Trail Bike & Brew will be hosting a 5K race on Saturday, July 27, at 6 p.m., and all are invited to participate. This neighborhood pub recently opened by owner Casey Arena offers 50 craft beers—most brewed in Florida—as well as snacks and free treats for kids. Off-Trail has bike … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam Tells of Escaping Nazis Venice resident and Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam told a standing-room-only audience at the Venetian Golf & River Club about his family’s escape from the Nazis during World War II. Kohnstam, author of the award-winning book A Chance to Live, speaks to groups around the world about his remarkable journey and his … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

American Association of University Women American Association of University Women worked with girls ages 9–-12 in a Jacaranda Library event called “Girls STEAM Ahead” to excite them about science, technology, engineering, art and math. The Venice branch of this nationwide organization is Florida’s largest with 250 members and hosts an annual Home Tour to fund scholarships for women delayed in pursuing … Continued