While 30,000 is infinitesimal in Google terms, I think it is significant because the readers here are interested in the City and its management. No pinups, videos, etc., just news and commentary. In our small way we are part of the evolution of communication about the City.
Too tall buildings, ending troublesome short term rentals in single family neighborhoods, new efforts to be green, new parks, no campaign funds from those doing business before City C
Venice News and Notes: Authentic Mexican, and Asian Art
"Rincon Mexicano" is a welcome and hardly discovered authentic Mexican Restaurant, secreted away on the storefronts on the south side of Indian Avenue as you head toward the High School. As yet there is no sign outside, but the Rincon is on the end and an open sign is in the window.
When I entered I found that not only the food was authentico, but so were many of the diners--a sure sign you are in the right place. We have a popular Tex Mex restaurant in Venice and I have already con
After more than a year of planning including visits from two Ambassadors of Japan, (Washington and United Nations), various security examinations, the National Center for Disability Services on Long Island received the Emperor and Empress.
As President and CEO I welcomed the Royal Couple and showed them through our school, vocational rehabilitation, employment and research programs where the physically disabled school children greeted the Empress by singing (transliterated) a so
Obama's Healthcare--The Social Security and Medicare Route?
Outside Venice—Healthcare in Congress—Medicare Déjà vu
During my first stay in Washington, Congress was considering Medicare or as it was frequently called, “Socialized Medicine” and the “Destruction of medical care in the United States.” It was a very partisan fight, and if your memory doesn’t serve you, you can probably guess who was for it and who was against it. Same cast of characters as now.
It passed, as we all know, and there are very few retired folks in
Koszarski, Kadi, Present Video Interviews of Veterans on Google Media
Veteran Interview Videos on Google Videos
Ted Koszarski, who has been lecturing on Veterans at the Venice Library and his wife, Marjorie Kadi have a series of interesting and informative interviews of Veterans from different services on Google, link below. Another aspect of life in Venice, FL
"Past is Prologue" is inscribed on the National Archives.
Politics in Venice, 2006-a reminder
As the November campaign season heats up we have an expressed interest by a developer and a single minded advocate who has approved the buildings that led to Voters ousting three incuments, among others. Ready to go back to those "bad old days" when Council candidates took contributions from people seeking money-making approvals by Council--instead of the way candidates have run in 2007 and 2008 who now are a majority of Council?
See the 2006 article from the Archives
Click Here to Link directly to this article publisheed in the Venice Gondolier, Inside Venice Florida.
Do you know what the Venice Code says about Legal Coverage of all City employees and appointees?
There has been considerable misinformation and misunderstanding about the payment of legal fees. Here is the actual language from the code.
Sec. 2-161. Defense and indemnity.
(a) Definition. The term "city official," as used in this section, shall mean and include all elected and appointed officials of the city that serve on any council, board or commission (including all members of advisory committees, whether formal or not), all Charter officers and all employees of the
City PIO Pam Johnson Tells The Story on Venice Beaches
I was disappointed not to see Venice Beach listed in our hometown newspaper’s editorial about the wonderful area beaches. It is a winner of the 2008 Best Restored Beaches, a national award, and is designated as a Blue Wave Beach by the Clean Beaches Association. City beaches extend from the South Jetty, a popular place to fish and watch sunsets, and extends to Brohard Park. From the South Jetty to the south end you’ll find parking and a pavilion just a few blocks from downtown, more parking and
Crow's Nest Awarded Clean Marina Designation: Ecotourism is Budding in Venice.
Helping recognize the Crow's Nest Marina being named a "Clean Marina" by the Florida Environmental Protection folks, turned out to be more than a chance to congratulate Crow's Nest owner Steve Harner and his marina staff.
It is very much in keeping with the Council's emphasis on "Green" businesses and preserving our natural resources. Many people interested in Economic Development see "Eco-tourism" as viable for Venice, in fact, we have kayaks, diving, biking and more going on now
Boatswagen Crew Visits Toilet Seat Museum in San Antonio.
Who says we are "dysfunctional." Here is proof of our normalcy. Ed
museum of seats
went to the toilet seat art museum in san antonio today tuesday.this guys has 856 toilet seats decorated in his garage!!!i can't make that up ,see his web site www.unusualmuseums.org/toilet .....the piermaster was actually helpful today for 2 hours and then slipped into his old bad habits like not being able to subtract to get proper mileage numbers and needed exit inf