Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

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…

Salvation Army of Venice to Host Traditional Thanksgiving Luncheon

In a season often associated with overeating, the Salvation Army of Sarasota County helps to prevent South County from going to sleep hungry. On Thanksgiving Day, the Salvation Army of Venice hosts a community Thanksgiving luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. that includes traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Friends of Venice Lifestyle on Why They are Thankful

 Name: Michael Bacon  Business: Brewburgers  370 Commercial Court 941.484.2337

Thankful for Venice

November is finally here, and we’re eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving, the holiday season and the time we will spend with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in 2019; looking back on turkey time stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade or afternoons … 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

The Contour Day Spa’s Pre-launch Party—Fun and Educational!

The Contour Day Spa opened for business Oct. 1 as the only boutique in Southwest Florida dedicated to CoolSculpting, a proven, safe body fat reduction procedure. The owners hosted a pre-launch party at the Venetian River Club for family, friends and members of the community. 405 Commercial Court, Suite A, Venice | 941.777.4448 | TheContourDaySpa.com

Sassy Sisters Englewood Monthly Social Held At Stefano’s Family Restaurant

"Behind every successful woman should be a tribe of women who have her back."  An informal group of sassy, bold, lively, spirited, jaunty and savvy successful women who are committed to building relationships, growing their business and helping others do the same, Sassy Sisters, Inc. offers socials in various cities each week. Be prepared to smile and have fun! SassySistersInc19.WildApricot.org

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…