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 Karen Fordham  CEO of Venice Regional Bayfront Health  What are the most important issues facing our community from your perspective?

To the Women Who Are Making a Difference

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” And those words couldn’t ring truer to me as I was born in Detroit in the month of May. This month brings with … 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

Night of Hope and Healing Sponsored by Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold

The Child Protection Center held its annual Night of Hope and Healing event at the Suncoast Air Center Feb 21. Guests sampled food and libations from local restaurants; participated in silent and live auctions; and bid on items such as a trip to Atlanta for a Braves game, dinner from Bonefish Grill and a cruise. Proceeds went to CPC.  

Gulf Coast Women in Networking Monthly Luncheon Exceeds All Expectations

GWIN members met Tuesday, March 5, for their monthly meeting/luncheon held at Allegro Bistro in Venice. A record-breaking 63 business women attended. GWIN founder Judy Braham announced the launch of a new Membership Perks program. Guest Speaker Karen Fordham explained some of the features and services the community can expect when the new Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital is completed.     

Second Annual West Villages Invitational Presented by the Atlanta Braves

The second annual West Villages Invitational presented by the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility and benefiting Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County was held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Sarasota National Golf Club. The well-attended event featured a shotgun start, four-person scramble, a cocktail awards reception and a silent auction. Awards were given for first, second and third place foursomes.  … Continued

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Ferris Wheel Finance – A New Twist on an Old Idea

Anyone who puts their finances in the hands of Kate Hyland-Mercer at her Ferris Wheel Finance boutique investment firm will quickly know just how savvy and customer-oriented this financial guru is. Kate loves what she does and has immersed herself in all things finance ever since she began her career in Boston in the late '90s. Trained in computer science and engineering, early in…

A Flair for Fine Eyewear

At the corner of Venice and Nokomis avenues in the very heart of downtown Venice, Joyce McCaffrey’s bright and stylish boutique, Eyes on You, has been happily serving residents and visitors for the past 12 years. Featuring beautiful, high-end eyewear and luxury apparel, this interesting, artsy shop is known not just for the wonderful goods for sale, but for Joyce…

Tra Ponti Villaggio: An Urban Retreat

On the northeast corner of the island of Venice, directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, Pro Group Realty is up to something truly unique and special: Tra Ponti Villaggio—"The Village Between the Bridges." This new community of four spectacular townhomes and 19 single-family courtyard homes features flowing, high-ceiling living spaces of the most modern design, all within walking distance of everything…