These are all the Blogs posted in May, 2010.
Venice, FL. News--Hundreds turn out to help save Circus Arena --Part of Venice’s History.
In what has to be one of the largest outpourings of citizen volunteer support in City history, an estimated 300 people turned out at the Circus Arena, Saturday morning, May 29 to clean up the area. The Arena was the winter home of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus until the rail line from Sarasota became unusable around 1991.
Instead of what many anticipated might be ten to twenty committed members of the non-profit group dedicated to trying to save and reopen the Arena a
Posted By Ed Martin at 7:20 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Good News Department
Herald Trib correspondent Terry O'Connor has been covering the City's comprehensive planning progress and captures the essence for the public.
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directly to this article publisheed in the Sarasota Herald Tribune
Posted By Ed Martin at 9:01 AM in Category:Inside Venice
Venice News: Turtles, Future Plans and Police in the news.
Priority areas identified by the Council made major steps forward at Tuesday’s Council Meeting.
Venice, once again became the area leader in protection for nesting sea turtles as Council adopted a new ordinance combining the effective Sarasota County ordinance with suggestions from the Fish and Wildlife service for new, model language.
The City was the first in this area to have a “turtle ordinance” but its version had been super
Posted By Ed Martin at 6:51 PM in Category:Inside Venice
CONCERNS EXPRESSED ABOUT IMPACT OF 48 INCH WATER MAIN ON CITY’S MYAKKA PARK, VENETIAN GOLF AND RIVER CLUB RESIDENTS.
The resident organization of the Venetian Golf and River Club arranged a meeting with the Peace River Authority at the River Club, May 18th, to discuss the impact of a new pipeline on the area. A meeting earlier in the day at the Myakka Park site, reviewed new plans for the impact of the pipeline on the Park. Residents and representatives of the City and County met with the water authority and their consultants to review the site and authority plans.
For several years the Peace R
Posted By Ed Martin at 10:50 AM in Category:Inside Venice
"Voices" Publishes Extended Interview With Mayor
The editor of "Voices," the newsletter of the Venice Area Democratic Club, has published an interview which covers, why I think I was elected, what I feel Council has accomplished, what my views are on the Sunshine lawsuit and more. I think it might be of interest.
Scroll down to the newsletter's page 4
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directly to this article publisheed in the Voices
Posted By Ed Martin at 3:08 PM in Category:Inside Venice
PBS/WEDU Special on Venice Sunday Night at 7:30 and more!
I saw the new PBS special on Venice last night at a preview showing for the Venice Area Historic Society, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the City Council and other citizens involved in City affairs.
Here is a link to the broadcast schedule for WEDU containing the following broadcast schedule for Venice, Florida: Moving Forward by Looking Back: http://www.wedu.org/Content/Programming/Full_Schedule.aspx
It is an interesting show from the historical perspectiv
Posted By Ed Martin at 7:19 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Mayor “Encouraged” by City Meeting With FAA
Based on a report from the City Manager detailing some of the process and not getting into specifics, I feel that the discussions with the FAA are going in the right direction and I am encouraged.
It seems clear that the FAA understands our basic goals and that they are willing to explore a variety of possibilities for handling the Gulf Shores and Lake Venice Golf course issues, without compromising the utility and safety of the airport users.
I am particularly pleased
Posted By Ed Martin at 5:32 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Bushido Dish Makes “World’s Favorite List;” There is no such thing as “too much ice cream.”
I have had the good fortune to have been able to eat on each continent, (exception being Antarctica, where we watched the penguins eat.) As followers of the space know, I do not do classic restaurant or wine reviews, but rather focus on special dishes that I enjoy.
The other day, once more enjoying the wonderful Squid Salad at Bushido, I realized that it had become a memorable dish, something I will remember as especially good along with a handful of others from around the wor
Posted By Ed Martin at 4:28 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Breaking News: City and FAA meet in Orlando
From: Pam Johnson
Public Information Officer
City of Venice
486-2626, Ext. 24005
DATE: May 6, 2010
Federal Aviation Administration staff members, from Orlando and Washington, D.C., met with the city of Venice and its consultant, DY Consulting, on May 6 in Orlando.
The meeting was a working session to address the runway protection zone concerns and ways to minimize impacts to the golf course,
Posted By Pam Johnson at 7:25 PM in Category:Inside Venice
UPDATE--Venice Airport/FAA News.
The FAA has asked to visit the airport before the Orlando meeting they are hosting. City manager, staff, and possibly DY consultants will show them the Gulf Shores neighborhood, Golf Course and natural limits to the airport.
No non-staff people, Council, public, airport businesses, etc. will attend so "one side" will not be left out. FAA wants to feel free to explore ideas with our side without having ideas prematurely judged, publicized, etc.
I have had correspondenc
Posted By Ed Martin at 5:44 PM in Category:Inside Venice