These are all the Blogs posted in April, 2009.
Council Considers Citizen Views, Names Park for Volunteer/Activist Maxine Barritt.
City Council voted today to rename Tramonto Vista Park, the former site of a wastewater treatment plant, on beachfront property between Sharky's and Brohard Park, for citizen, volunteer, activist the late Maxine Barritt.
Barritt, in her mid 70's at the time, (2003-4), was indefatigable in collecting signatures and organizing other volunteers in a petition drive which gathered about 3000 signatures in opposition to commercial development on the site after at least two council memb
Posted By ed martin at 10:07 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Earl Quandt Provide Support for Naming Park for Maxine Barritt
218 Rio Terra
Venice, FL 34285
April 26, 2009
Editor, Council Members:
On Tuesday another chapter in Venice history will be written as the city council considers naming the new gulf beach on South Harbor Drive “Maxine Barritt Park”. In simplest terms this action honors a person who lead the petition fight to acquire this site and restore it. But, her name will invoke many other reasons for the council to approve this action. Most critical
Posted By Earl Quandt at 5:16 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Venice Island Resort and Spa Still an Active Project
Harvey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO of "West Beach Hotels & Resorts" reports that he is actively working on the company's proposed "Boutique" Venice Hotel.
The property, to be known as Venice Island Resort and Spa, will be located on Avenida del Circo, near the Venice Airport and is planned to include 165 Rooms and Suites, three restaurants, a 5000 sqare foot spa, and conference facilities.
Wasserman hopes to open in the Fall of 2010, and ultimately have other hotels in
Posted By Ed Martin at 6:19 PM in Category:Inside Venice
FAA TO ADVISE CITY ON RUNWAY SAFETY MEASURES
The Federal Aviation Administration in Orlando is reviewing the situation of runway 4-22 at Venice with the intention of advising the City what it has authority to do with regard to the safety of the planes using the runway.
In conversations with Mayor Ed Martin, Bart Vernace acting director of the Orlando office, on April 22,2009, reviewed the correspondence between Nick Carlucci, president of the Venice Aviation Society, Inc. (VASI), Mike Rafferty, a Venice citizen with a backgrou
Posted By Ed Martin at 10:01 PM in Category:Inside Venice
City Receives Multiple Grants to Enhance Venice
Public Information Officer Pam Johnson reports on a number of grants the City has received supplementing our local funding.
City staff has done an excellent job of research and application.
The city received $3.7 million dollars from the state of Florida to pay half the cost of purchasing the property that will become Legacy Park. The property is on Hatchett Creek, between Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway Trail, behind the Venice Historic Train Station an
Posted By Ed Martin at 7:43 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Boating From Venice Florida to Venice California!
Follow the adventures of Captain Buzz, Bruce Lebedun and his loyal Piermaster, Bob Kleinschmidt as they cross the nation in the trusty Boatmobile for charity, fun and more. Admiral BJ will make the return crossing, (if there is one).
An InsideVeniceFlorida exclusive story will appear here shortly.
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directly to this article publisheed in the Boating Across America Website
Posted By Ed Martin at 10:46 PM in Category:Inside Venice
City Has Attractive New Brochure on Highlights of Proposed Comprehensive Plan.
This website is unable to copy the brochure, color graphics, etc. The brochure is available from Pam Johnson, the Public Information Officer, or the Department of Planning and Zoning.
Both may be reached through the switchboard at 941-486-2626. The text in plain print may be of interest and so I am posting it here.
Planning for the Future:
Venice Comprehensive Plan Update
“The comprehensive plan lays out a philosophy of growth for t
Posted By ed martin at 8:44 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Happy Thai New Year at Thai Bistro
There is still time this week to have a delicious Thai New Year meal and at a very low price, $9.95 for a main course. Three specials were offered on Monday April 13 and I expect there will similar offerings all week. Also there will be some special prizes from Thai Bistro's free drawing, and a possible free trip to Thailand.
Our party enjoyed a special appetizer of grilled pork bits, a special shrimp soup, a main course of chicken and ginger and a fine green curry with fish, plus
Posted By ed martin at 4:52 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Habitat For Humanity Works with New Owners, Community to Prepare Two New Homes in Venice Area
On the Spring Saturday between Passover and Easter the keys to new homes were turned over to families who had helped build them with leadership from Habitat For Humanity and volunteers, neighbors and friends.
Habitat, often associated with former President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter, who were active as volunteers in building or restoring homes, is a “faith-based” organization and a large number of churches in the Venice area have been essential to its successes here.
Posted By ed martin at 11:11 AM in Category:Inside Venice
Quiznos Scores With Torpedo
Check out the sub scene on Best Bytes on the right
Posted By ed martin at 4:30 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Torpedo by Quiznos Hits the Spot
I am not likely to choose Best Bytes from chains, but the truth is that Quiznos has tasty stuff and their new Italian Torpedo, ($4.00) with pepperoni, capicola, mozzerella, lettuce and tomato, (I add banana peppers), with oil and vinegar, is spicy and tasty. Two nice guys and their Mom run this well.
B. 41 next to Publix.
Steve's subs on Venice Avenue and Obee's on B 41 are good sub stuff, too and if the truth be known, I am not unknown in Taco Bell and Mickey D's to keep f
Posted By Ed Martin at 4:19 PM in Category:Best Bytes (Food)
Rita Kutie Guest Column, "Vedder's Views are out of Whack."
Rita Kutie shares her views on Bob Vedder's recent column, also cited on this website in correspondence between Vedder and me.
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directly to this article publisheed in the Venice Gondolier
Posted By Ed Martin at 8:01 PM in Category:Inside Venice