Team Effort Brings the Atlanta Braves to South Sarasota County

It’s been an incredible team effort to bring the Atlanta Braves new $100 million stadium and spring training facility to fruition in booming south Sarasota County, the finishing touches of which are being completed even as you read this article. Named the “Deal of the Year” by the Florida Economic Development Council, the stadium brought together the Braves, the state…

Our Home Issue

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning our homes are central in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. Our homes are the epicenters of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized possessions. … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Joy of Jazz – Tom Ellison Quartet Joy of Jazz is a free concert at Venice’s Centennial Park Gazebo on Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 PM. The event is co-sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Tom Ellison, on woodwinds and vocals, leads the quartet. The Jazz Club is dedicated to preserving … Continued

Volunteer Fair/Show Off at the Venetian Golf and River Club

A Volunteer Fair sponsored by the Venetian Golf and River Club Community Association was held on Monday, Jan. 14 and showcased 10 local charity organizations including the Laurel Civic Association and Habitat for Humanity. Accompanying the Fair was a "Show Off," which featured authors and artists. The event was organized by Roger Effron, publisher of VGRC's Parcels from … Continued

Beach Life by Terry Hosts a Grand Opening Celebration

Beach Life by Terry celebrated its grand opening party on Saturday, Jan. 12. Mimosas, wine and hors d'oeuvres were served to a lively crowd. With an eclectic variety of handcrafted items, jewelry and other treasures, Beach Life by Terry displays owner Terry Magruder's panache for discovering the offbeat, chic and beautiful.  838 Pinebrook Road, Venice, … Continued

Legacy Trail Overpass at Laurel Road Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Florida Department of Transportation completed construction of the Legacy Trail Overpass at Laurel Road. Twelve feet wide and 90 feet long, the overpass crosses Laurel Road and is strong enough to support emergency vehicles. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, Jan. 9 with remarks by County Commissioner Alan Maio and FDOT Director of Transportation … Continued

Body – Mind – Spirit Health & Wellness Expo

The Body – Mind – Spirit Health & Wellness Expo was held at the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall on Saturday, Jan. 12. Out of the many vendors that were participating, one could not help but to recognize a few of our own local Venice businesses.  

Neal Communities’ Grand Palm Offers Luxury in a Natural Setting

When Neal Communities first broke ground on its more than 1,000-acre Grand Palm development in south Venice in 2010, critical executive decisions were made to preserve as much of the natural landscape as possible, including many of the old pine and oak trees. Those choices have resulted in one of the ever-growing south county’s loveliest places to live. Today, Grand…

A Tropical Oasis: Pelicans and Flamingos 

Walking into Pelicans and Flamingos, visitors feel as though they have arrived at Key West’s Margaritaville for an island adventure. This unique furniture store is a feast for the senses. Selling both new and consignment furniture Pelicans and Flamingos has something for everyone!