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…

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.

A Neighbor to Know

Emily Shaw is thankful for the nonprofit work she does and the life experiences that shaped her vision. Emily first came to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County simply looking to lend a hand.

Evan Duke is Thankful He Chose to Come Home

For Classic Creations in Diamonds and Gold’s Evan Duke, 46, it was a combination of family loyalty, deep love for the Venice community and an abiding sense of responsibility that finally saw him take the helm of the business his parents started. But running Classic Creations wasn’t always his plan. Having grown up in his parents’ various jewelry businesses, by the time…

Wildlife Center of Venice

No matter where you call home in our lovely region, one of the best reasons to be thankful for living here is our wildlife. Cottontails, grey squirrels and ibises populate our lawns. At any body of water, little blue herons wade beside great egrets. Red-shouldered hawks patrol the skies. Gopher tortoises burrow in our parks, coyotes run across our golf courses and…

Beach Life by Terry’s Gorgeous, Ocean-Themed Designs

At Beach Life by Terry, a classy, beach-themed jewelry and accessories store in the Pinebrook Plaza, the ideas all come from the creative mind of owner Terry Magruder. Working in sterling silver and semi-precious stones, Terry creates bright, elegant and eye-catching designs that tell of a love for the beauty of the sea. A silver-toned multicolored sea glass necklace and earring…

Brewburgers’ Michael Bacon Feeds Us Like Family

The smashing success of Brewburgers—founded ni 2011 and repeatedly voted best burger joints in town—is certainly due to the chain’s perfectly named owner, Michael Bacon.

Sumptuous Fall Recipes Told Step-by-Step

 Time: Overnight  Dish Type: Entrée   Pork tenderloin