Petable Portraits’ Daniele Jones Captures Pet Personalities in Art

Daniele Jones moved to Venice four years ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She finds Venice to be "the perfect balance between a small town where everybody knows your name and a city where you feel anonymous." She has been making art as long as she can remember. Daniele earned a BFA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 

Puppy Love

A new puppy was just the thing to soothe their pain, as well as their patients’ pain.

Kids + Pets: What’s Not to Love?

August is a turning point in the calendar year. The school bells will be ringing soon, and not long after, the first snowbirds will start coming back home. While the lazy days of strolling the quieter beaches and emptier parks may be drawing to a close, August also brings a great sense of anticipation of our vibrant … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

County Teen Honored With National Award for Work Against Tobacco Sachit Gali, a recent Pine View graduate and president of the Youth Advocacy Board for Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), is a Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Youth Advocate of the Year. Sachit was honored in Washington, D.C., along with other U.S. regional winners, a group winner and a national winner. The … Continued

Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Nurses at Venice Regional Bayfront Health were recently honored with DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses, part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Honorees also receive a sculpture called "A Healer’s Touch," hand-carved by Shona tribe artists in Zimbabwe. More information is available at        

The 24th Annual Loveland Players Production of Planting Seeds

Loveland Center, in collaboration with Venice Theatre, presented the Players production of Planting Seeds in May and June. Sponsored by Pinkerton Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth, the opening night reception was sponsored by PGT Industries. More than $9,500 was raised. Since 1962, Loveland Center is a nonprofit providing life-skills development programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 941.493.0016,   

Prion Photography: Venice Lifestyle Magazine’s Master Photographers

Venice is blessed with many first-rate artists. Foremost among them are Harald and Petra Prion, German-educated and -trained photographers who moved to Venice in 2012. Married in 1981, Harald and Petra are a true love story, both in their lives and in their art.

St. Francis Animal Rescue: A Shelter for Homeless Cats 

For the past 25 years, the volunteers and staff at Venice’s St. Francis Animal Rescue have shared a deep passion and commitment to one overriding mission: to rescue and care for homeless cats until a loving home is found for them. A no-kill shelter since its inception in 1993, St. Francis Animal Rescue seeks to provide care and comfort to…

What I Brought Back

Mason, 6, recently traveled with his Grammy (our publisher, Charmaine Tincher) his Papa and K Cup to North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains to visit family and attend his cousin’s high school graduation. Mason saw mountains and the rivers that tumble through them for the first time. The family drove from Venice to a small town south of Asheville, where they rented a cute…