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What: Fourth Annual Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

Where: Centennial Park, Venice Theatre and Venice Centre Mall Community Room

When: Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What Else: More than 50 authors will sell and sign their books, as well as speakers talking about writing and publishing. A tribute to Walter Farley includes a real black stallion. Children and adults will enjoy this event. For more information, see



What: Eggstravaganza, egg hunt for children

Where:Centennial Park Gazebo

When: Saturday, April 4,

9:30 - 11 a.m.

What Else: For children. Free admission.


Latest News

 Traffic Advisory:

This month, Sarasota County will be milling and paving several streets on the island of Venice, including Ringling Drive, Park Boulevard, Fairway Drive, Gulf Street, Verdi Street and Beach Park Boulevard. Watch for workers on the road and try to use an alternate route when possible. Be prepared for minor delays in these areas.

BE HAPPY - VOTE FOR VENICE: Venice, Florida was named one of the Top 10 “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns in America” for 2015 by Coastal Living magazine. 

A contest to name the “Happiest Seaside Town” is being held.  Voters can vote once per hour. Voting begins today and continues through March 31, 2015 at www.coastalliving.com/happytowns2015.

          For more information please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at (941) 955-0991, ext. 104, or lhobeck@visitsarasota.org. 

Beach Renourishment Update: Thursday, March 24: The majority of the work is currently taking place around Flamingo Ditch and near the public beach. The contractor brought in a second booster pump, located about 6,500 feet from shore. The booster will increase the rate at which the sand is pumped. Shore birds are being monitored.

To date, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has placed more than 295,884 cubic yards of sand on the beach. The completed project will place about 791,000 cubic yards of sand on 3.2 miles of shoreline. At this time, the project is expected to be completed in early April. 


Beachgoers, please help these little ones get a start. The city recently planted indiginous beach plantings to help hold the sand in place. Please do not walk on the plants because they are vulnerable until established. The area planted is south of the public beach from Granada Avenue to Alhambra Road. Watch where you walk and try to stay in the designated paths.



Garage Sale Update: The new garage-sale registration regulations will go into effect on April 27. For more detailed information, please see the February and March Venice City E-News newsletters.

Important Notice: St. Augustine Avenue, on the island of Venice, is a one-way street westbound as of Dec. 5. The decision to make it one way was in an effort to eliminate some of the confusing traffic pattern and congestion on Tampa Avenue, where four areas used to pour into Tampa in a just a few feet. Please watch for signs and enter St. Augustine only from Tampa Avenue. To travel eastbound to Tampa Avenue in that area, use Nokomis Avenue. Law enforcement will issue tickets to wrong-way drivers.

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My Waste App
Ever forget what day your garbage collection is, what is recyclable and what is not, or want to report a pothole? These and many more things can be done easily with the My Waste App.You can scan the app to the left on your I-Phone or Android.

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Call the Information Helpline: (941) 999-1415;                
or Switchboard: (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005.
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
E-mail: pjohnson@venicegov.com; or
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Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




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