Venice Youth Boating Association

Since 1952, the nonprofit Venice Youth Boating Association has seen more than 5,000 young people participate in its sailing program. They have gone on to study at prestigious schools including Dartmouth, Yale, Brown, Bowdoin, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and Florida universities, as well as enjoying success in life and careers. Founded one year after the charter…

More Space Place Offers Innovative Designs for Multifunctional Rooms

Everyone loves to visit us in our gorgeous winter months. That’s why optimizing our living spaces is the ultimate summer project. In Florida, many of us have downsized from the big homes we lived in during our careers and child-rearing years. More Space Place offers elegant solutions to maximizing the smaller living spaces we now enjoy. Murphy beds and other…

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Off-Trail Bike & Brew 5K Race July 27 Off-Trail Bike & Brew will be hosting a 5K race on Saturday, July 27, at 6 p.m., and all are invited to participate. This neighborhood pub recently opened by owner Casey Arena offers 50 craft beers—most brewed in Florida—as well as snacks and free treats for kids. Off-Trail has bike … Continued

Paradise Grill’s Battle of the Charters Fishing Tournament

Mary Beth Hansen's Paradise Grill in Nokomis hosted its inaugural Battle of the Charters fishing tournament at the end of April, with a plaque awarded after the event. Everyone celebrated a wonderful day of fishing and friendship. Paradise Grill is a neighborhood establishment dedicated to Florida's laid-back lifestyle. Paradise Grill, 1097 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, 941.786.1524.

Summertime at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club

“In the summer,” says Ian Fetigan, general manager of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, “half of our residents disappear. If you are local, summer is the best time to try our facility.”

Village on the Isle Foundation’s Golf Classic Raises $125,000

The Village on the Isle Foundation hosted 80 golfers at its inaugural Golf Classic on Saturday, May 11, at Lakewood Ranch's Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. The VOTI Foundation is committed to assisting the community, supporting retired clergy and missionaries, and enhancing programs and education that improve the quality of life of VOTI residents. 920 Tamiami Trail S, 941.486.5485,

Inaugural ‘A Taste for the Twig’ Fundraiser

The inaugural "A Taste for the Twig' fundraiser was held at Sarasota's The Devyn May 2. Many from surrounding communities came to support The Twig while enjoying a fun evening. With the help of these communities, The Twig has served more than 1,000 children in its first three years. The Twig, 826 Pinebrook Road, Venice, 941.220.7958, 

Venice’s MarineMax Offers Gorgeous Boston Whaler

Power, speed, sleek modern design and enough versatility to make cruising, overnighting, entertaining, fishing and diving are just the starting points of what the new Boston Whaler 350 Realm can do. The first in the Boston Whaler express model family, the 350 Realm always shows off its stylish comfort and class. Featuring a beautiful hardtop sunshade, huge cockpit, spacious deck,…

Local Fisherman Chris Tritschler

"Fishing's an outdoor activity you can do with the whole family—nieces, nephews, grandparents, everyone," Chris Tritschler says. "I love fishing with my kids. And maybe one day when I am old, my kids will take me fishing, too."