Venice’s Very Own ‘The Wright DJ’

“Once you think you are greater than the music, you're done,” says Venice’s Harry Wright, known from Orlando to Fort Myers as "The Wright DJ" and by his loyal fans as "DJ Harry."

How They Get It All Done

 Joel Anderson  CEO, Village on the Isle  Originally from Kentucky, Joel met his wife, Angela, during undergrad, earned a master's degree in aging, public policy and management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and has 25 years of experience in aging services administration. Father to Miller and Samuel, Joel has been leading Village on the Isle through a $100 million…

June is for Gents

June is a month of so many celebrations. Long, sunny days are busy with graduation parties, backyard cookouts, baseball games, camping trips, bike rides, fishing excursions and so much more. One of the highlights of this wonderful month is Father’s Day, a time to appreciate the men in our lives.  In this issue of Venice … 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

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County volunteers help build safe, affordable, energy-efficient homes for local families in need. ReStore Volunteers help to provide funding for two homes a year. Featured here are just some of the men who have dedicated years and hours of volunteering as their passion is giving back to our community.    

IslandWalk: Luxury and Amenities at the Center of Everything

Situated right in the thriving center of the rapidly expanding West Villages, the first sight that greets visitors at the new IslandWalk community is the gorgeous and stately main gate tower. An unforgettable landmark, the tower promises luxury, space, exclusivity and security, all of which are indeed found within IslandWalk’s broad and winding streets. With a wide array of attached…

Freedom Takes to the Roads

Having grown Freedom Boat Club to 179 locations in the U.S., Canada and France since taking over the company in 2011, Venice’s John Giglio is bringing the club concept to the highway with Freedom RVing.

Reflections in Gold: A Grandson’s Father’s Day Tribute to His Grandpa 

Though the star of the show at Reflections in Gold has always been the family matriarch, Liz Maggio, her husband, Tony; and grandson, Tony III, have a special bond.

Off-Trail Bike & Brew: Craft Beers and the Biking Lifestyle

At the end of the Legacy Trail, Off-Trail Bike & Brew is a welcoming new neighborhood watering hole for locals and visitors alike. Owner Casey Arena offers 50 craft beers—most brewed in Florida—as well as snacks and free treats for kids. Always dog-friendly, Off-Trail reflects Casey’s passions for bicycling and having friendly conversations over delicious pints.