VENICE CITY E-NEWS November 2014 A PUBLICATION FOR THE CITIZENS OF VENICE, FLORIDA INSIDE • Calendar.........................2 • Living Green...................4 • News from City Hall........5 • Projects Update..............6 • Venice for Families.........7 • App for Public Works......7 • Development Update.....8 • History..........................10 • Utilities News...............11 • Photo Album................12 • Bulletin Board...............16 Mayor John Holic Vice Mayor Emilio Carlesimo Council Members Jim Bennett Bob Daniels Kit McKeon Jeanette Gates Dave Sherman Left, the coral clad wall in the lobby climbs to the second-story balcony in the Venice Performing Arts Center. Above, the stage includes an orchestra pit, movable acoustical shell, and other stage accoutrements. Nov 6 at 6 p.m. Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at the new state-of-the-art Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Ave. Take the backstage tour, celebrate a new era in the Venice arts and culture The public will have a rare opportunity to tour backstage at the new Venice Performing Arts Center, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the facility’s grand opening and ribbon cutting. The $15 million performing arts center was paid for by the Sarasota County School Board and City of Venice. It is a state-of-the-art performance hall, meticulously acousticized and professionally equipped with high-tech sound and lighting. It will serve as the performance home for the Venice Symphony, Venice Concert Band and Exsultate! Chorus, as well as the theater and music students at Venice High School. The 1,070-seat facility can be rented for other performances, as well. VPAC director is VHS theater teacher Miles Mowry. Cassandra Trascik is the VPAC manager. For more information, see www.veniceperformingartscenter.com. Charter Officers City Manager Edward Lavallee City Clerk Lori Stelzer City Attorney David Persson For questions, or to be placed on the newsletter distribution list, call Marketing and Communications Officer Pam Johnson:(941) 486-2626, ext. 24005 or e-mail:[email protected] November 2014 Venice City E-News • Special Government Meetings • Holidays • Special Events All city meetings take place in Council Chambers at Venice City Hall, unless otherwise stated. All activities are subject to change. To verify a meeting or event, call (941) 486-2626. 1 Several special events this month require road closures. Please use caution when driving. 2 Daylight Saving Time Venice MainStreet Art Fest downtown, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (No Farmers Market today.) Howlin’ Halloween Pet Parade in Blalock Park, 9 a.m. - noon 3 4 Election Day 5 Venice MainStreet Art Fest, downtown, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 11 Veterans Day 6 12 9 10 REV3 Triathlon, Maxine Barritt Park Chalk Festival, Airport Festi- City Hall closed, Garbage, yard val Grounds and downtown, waste and recycling collected City Council, 9 a.m. as usual. Ceremony, Patriots all day Park, 9 - 11 a.m. Chalk Festival 17 18 19 Chalk Festival Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 3 p.m. Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. City Council Certiﬁcation of Election and Swearing In, 11 a.m. Economic Development Advisory Board, 3:30 p.m 25 26 24 City Council, 9 a.m. __________________ 30 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - noon REV3 Triathlon, Maxine Barritt Park . 14 15 Architectural Review Board, 9 a.m Friday Night Live free concert by Steve Arvey, Centennial Park, 7 p.m Progressive Dinner, see P. 13 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - noon Venice MainStreet Blues Fest, Maxine Barritt Park, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Chalk Festival Chalk Festival Chalk Festival 16 8 13 Chalk Festival Chalk Festival 7 Code Enforcement Board, canceled Venice Performing Arts Center Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, 6 p.m. Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. Ends, turn clocks back one hour and replace batteries in smoke detectors. 23 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY 2 20 21 22 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. Historic Preservation Board, 9 a.m. 8 a.m. - noon 27 28 Friday Night Live free 29 concert by Larry & Taylor, Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. City Hall closed. Garbage, yard Centennial Park, 7 p.m 8 a.m. - noon Thanksgiving Day waste and recycling will not be collected until the next regular City Hall closed in observance Annual Holiday Parade, collection day. of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage, yard waste and re- downtown, 7 p.m. with preparade activities at 5 cycling collected as usual. p.m. Venice City E-News • Special Government Meetings • Holidays • Special Events SUNDAY MONDAY 1 7 14 TUESDAY 3 All city meetings take place in Council Chambers at Venice City Hall, unless otherwise stated. All activities are subject to change. To verify a meeting or event, call (941) 486-2626. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 2 3 4 Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. Environmental Advisory Board, 2:30 p.m. Municipal Code Enforcement Board, 9 a.m Downtown Christmas Walk, 5 - 8 p.m. 28 5 SATURDAY 6 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - noon Christmas Boat Parade, Along the ICW, 6 p.m. 8 9 10 11 12 13 . City Council, 9 a.m. Public Art Advisory Board, 3:30 p.m Architectural Review Board, 9 a.m. Friday Night Live free concert by Karen Klarich at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - noon Christmas Tree Lighting in Blalock Park and Venice Museum Open House, 6 p.m. 15 16 17 18 19 20 Historic Preservation Board, 9 a.m. Venice Farmers Market, 200 W. Tampa Ave., 8 a.m. - noon 26 27 Parks and Recreation Advisory Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. Board, 3 p.m 21 FRIDAY 22 29 23 24 25 City Council, canceled City Hall closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recycling collected as usual. City Hall closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recycling will not be collected. 30 31 January 1 New Year’s Eve City Hall closed in observance Garbage, yard waste and recy- of New Year’s Day. Garbage, cling collected as usual. yard waste and recycling will not be collected. Venice Farmers Market, 200 W. Tampa Ave., 8 a.m. - noon November 2014 Venice City E-News LIVING GREEN Projects improve the way we live Working toward better water quality A water quality improvement project will begin in November at Outfalls 1 and 2. Rain water will be routed into an underground exﬁltration trench and then to an open vegetated swale within the existing beach dune system. This will allow the stormwater to be absorbed into the ground, treating it for pollutants and bacteria before entering the recreational waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Some of it will percolate through the sand to help ﬁll the aquifer. Outfall 1 is located at Venice Beach, while Outfall 2 is located near the end of Alhambra Road. The $542,255 project, constructed by Quality Enterprises USA Inc., is overseen by the Engineering Department. Sharrows make biking safer Sharrows will be painted on The Esplanade, Tarpon Center Drive, Bayshore Drive and Laguna Drive this month. Sharrows are markings on the pavement that provide notice to drivers that bicyclists are sharing the lane with vehicles. Drivers should expect to see bicycle riders and wait for a safe opportunity to pass them. Sharrows are being used nationwide as a safety enhancement for bicyclists and to promote awareness to drivers. Vehicle drivers should always maintain a minimum of 3 feet of safe distance from bicycles on all roads, regardless of whether sharrows are painted on the pavement. Green Tip: Always clean up after your pet. Pet waste, as well as grass clippings, fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals that get into storm drains go straight to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Not only do they pollute the natural environment, but some items can block the flow of stormwater and cause flooding. If you see someone placing something in a stormwater management conveyance--that’s a ditch, stormwater drain or any natural body of water--call Stormwater Engineer James Clinch, (941) 486-2626, ext. 25002. 4 November 2014 Venice City E-News 5 News from City Hall Citizens serve their community Joe Dalton and Jim Kraut were reappointed to the Venice Housing Authority to serve until Sept. 30, 2018. Jean Trammell and Leah Sherman, reappointed to the Public Art Advisory Board to serve until Oct. 31, 2017. Alicia Scarpellini reappointed to the Historic Preservation Board to serve until Oct. 31, 2017. Douglas Roach reappointed to the Venice Housing Authority to serve until Oct. 31, 2018. Jack Robson nominated to serve as city representative to the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee for three years. Volunteers needed Venice Museum and Archives is looking for volunteers to perform the several tasks at the local history museum. • Computer literate volunteers, who are detail oriented and comfortable talking to people, are needed to answer phones, greet visitors, give tours, assist with clerical and other miscellaneous tasks, and manage gift shop sales during museum hours. Volunteers would be expected to work one day a week, Monday through Wednesday, for 3 hours at a time, either 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. There are also opportunities on the ﬁrst and third Saturdays of the month, from 10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 4. Both seasonal and full-time residents are welcome. • Volunteers are needed to help with special events, including set up, break down and staﬃng during the event. • Those who like to work outdoors are needed to perform light weeding and checking for potential structural improvements on the museum grounds. Volunteer applications are available at the museum, 351 S. Nassau St. Applicants whose skills, experience and availability match the museum needs will be contacted for an interview. For more information, call (941) 486-2487. Road closures Several roads will be closed to vehicular traﬃc this month due to special events: • Nov. 1 and 2 - West Venice Avenue, due to Venice Art Fest. • Nov. 9 - South Harbor Drive, from Airport Avenue, and intermittent lane closures throughout the area due to the REV 3 bicycle competition. • Nov. 10 - 17 - 200 block of West Miami Avenue due to the Sarasota Chalk Festival. • Saturdays (except. Nov. 1), 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., 200 block of West Tampa Ave., due to Venice Farmers Market. If you wish to receive emails about lane and road closures as they are happening, send your name and email address with the request to be added to the Traﬃc Advisory distribution list. When we learn of a local road project, we will share it with you. Have a question or a concern and don’t know who to call? Call the Venice Helpline (941) 9991415, or Marketing and Communications Oﬃcer Pam Johnson, (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005, or email: [email protected] City of Venice Mission Statement To provide exceptional municipal services through a financially and environmentally sustainable city with engaged citizens. Vision Venice is a vibrant, charming, historical community in which to live, learn, work and play. Follow city meetings To access meeting agendas, visit www.venicegov.com. On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on Meetings-Granicus, find the meeting you want to view, look to the right of it and click on Agenda, click open, and view. To listen to live audio of meetings, or to watch city council meeting live videos, after clicking on Agenda and the meeting of interest, click on video. The meetings are also aired on Comcast Channel 19 and Verizon Channel 32. Check www.scgov.net for the schedule. November 2014 Venice City E-News 6 PROJECTS UPDATE U.S. 41 Bypass widening project • January - Florida Department of Transportation to bid contract. • April - Physical construction of the project to begin from Bird Bay Drive to Gulf Coast Boulevard including improvements to the Venice Avenue intersection. • After completion of Phase I, the area between Gulf Coast Boulevard and Center Road will be constructed. This phase is not funded at this time, but expected to be funded for 2018. • Background: The project eliminates the bottle neck of one of the area’s major hurricane evacuation routes. It was ﬁrst requested in 1989, but was put on hold until after the U.S. 41 Business corridor was widened and able to accommodate the additional temporary traﬃc construction on the bypass would create. There will always be access to the road throughout construction. Beach Renourishment • December or January- Army Corps of Engineers will begin the project. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock began staging equipment last month. Flamingo Ditch will be demolished Dec. 1. • Background: This is the third restoration of Venice Beach since 1996 in accordance with the city’s agreement with the corps to renourish every 10 years for 50 years. The original nourishment in 1994 and 1996 added 250 feet of sand seaward of the high water line and what then was a minimal stretch of beach due to erosion. The restored beach serves to preserve natural and manmade infrastructure from erosion and tropical storms and hurricanes. It also serves to provide more sand for endangered sea turtles, which normally nest on the same beach where they hatched, to ﬁnd suﬃcient areas for nesting. Several species of shorebirds also nest along the beach. And, of course, the beach is essential to the area’s greatest economic driver, tourism. • Sand: A dredge will bring sand close to the shore from a borrow site about 8 - 12 miles oﬀshore, then pump it through submerged pipes onto the beach. Special screens ﬁlter unwanted materials at the dredge and again at the end of the pipe. Once the sand is on the beach, heavy equipment is used to spread it to ﬁll in the beach template. Surveyors and inspectors will monitor the sand and its placement to ensure it meets speciﬁc standards for Venice Beach. • Where will sand go? About 3.2 miles of shoreline will receive around 791,000 cubic yards of sand, starting at the north end, near the South Jetty. • When will the work take place? The work will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to expedite the project, which is expected to be complete in three months, barring unforeseen delays. • Noise: There will be noise from pumps, the use of heavy equipment and backup alarms. The direction of the wind and other factors may inﬂuence the way in which the noise is perceived. • Watching the action: The process of renourishment is actually quite interesting to many people. It is important that people respect the signs and markings designating safe areas from which to watch the activities in the work zone. Boaters should also refrain from entering the work zone in the water. • Protecting the environment: The City of Venice will monitor sea turtles and shore birds for their safety during the project. The hopper dredge will use a deﬂector to protect sea turtles from harm. Coral and other bottom sea life will be surveyed and photographed in advance of the project and dredging and piping will be done with consideration for these environmental areas. The city will provide information frequently once these projects get started. For questions or concerns, call Marketing and Communications Oﬃcer Pam Johnson, (941) 4862626, ext. 24005. November 2014 Venice City E-News 7 Venice: Great place to raise a family Nerd Wallet named Venice the 13th best place in Florida to raise a family. The selection was based on quality of schools, home aﬀordability, growth and prosperity, and median income. The article may be seen at www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/economics/best-places-for-youngfamilies-in-ﬂorida/. County oﬀers health opportunities Florida Health Department employees in Sarasota County's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit will provide free and low-cost health services at several sites and two special events around the county during November. Credit and debit cards are accepted. The services oﬀered through the mobile unit include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, health education and adult immunizations. A number of adult immunizations including ﬂu shots, the human papillomavirus vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines are now being oﬀered. No appointment is needed. Some services are free, including HIV rapid testing with results in 20 minutes and tobacco cessation referrals to any of the three no-cost options oﬀered by Tobacco Free Florida's 3 Ways to Quit. Other services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on income. A registered nurse is available at all sites. The following take place in Venice: • Fall Wellness Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S. • Health in Motion, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 9:30-3 p.m., Salvation Army Family Store, 1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South. Did you know? If you are expecting a city inspector to come to your home, you may call the Building Department at (941) 486-2626 for a 2-hour window of the inspector’s expected arrival time. Be sure to coordinate this information with the contractor who obtained the permit and did the work on your property. November 2014 Venice City E-News The following map depicts recent and current development activity in the downtown and surrounding area of the City of Venice. 8 November 2014 Venice City E-News The following map depicts current or recent development in North Venice. 9 November 2014 Venice City E-News 10 The Past Connects the Future Celebrate the circus with style and beneﬁt the train depot Celebrate Circus, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Sailor Circus, Sarasota County’s circus education program for teenagers, will be the theme of the Venice Area Historical Society’s ninth annual style show. The event takes place Thursday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m., at the Plantation Golf and Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd. Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs, world famous circus aerialists and leaders of the Circus Arts Conservatory, umbrella organization to the Sailor Circus, will be honored. The society’s past president, Sue Chapman, is chairing this popular sell-out event. Vee ChilulliGarry will coordinate an array of “what to wear to the circus” fashions in circus colors of red, yellow, and blue, from Venice MainStreet shops. There will be basket and 50/50 raﬄes. Tickets are $40, a portion of which is tax-deductible, and will be available at Sandy’s Designer Clothing, J & G Jewelers, Collectors’ Gallery and Venice Stationers. This year, the event proceeds will beneﬁt the Venice Area Historical Society’s “Preserve the Venice Depot’s Circus Train Heritage” project, with a goal of completing the railroad car exhibit at the historic depot campus with a circus performers’ coach car. For more information email: [email protected] or leave a message at (941) 412-0151. News from Venice Museum and Archives The Venice Museum and Archives in the historic Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nassau Street, is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; the first and third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. until April 4; or at other times by appointment. For information, call (941) 486-2487. The current display, “Journey into the Wild Frontier,” continues through Jan.21. Learn about the first settlers who came to the area. While at the Triangle Inn, visit the gift shop for interesting books, trinkets and collectors’ items, such as the limited number of decks of playing cards featuring area historic photos, available for $15. To learn about the history of Venice, visit the web site: http://venicefl.pastperfect-online.com. Like us on Facebook: Venice Museum and Archives Historic Train Depot open for tours Venice Area Historical Society docents provide free tours of the 1927 Historic Venice Train Depot and red caboose, 303 E. Venice Ave., Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The red caboose is open Saturdays. To arrange a tour for a group of 10 or more, or for more information, call (941) 412-0151. The organization meets Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Room, Mark Manor Building, Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail S. The program will be about the Civil War. Dine at DQ Grill and Chill, 1465 E. Venice Ave., Nov. 12, from 5 - 8 p.m., and 10 percent of your bill will be contributed to the restoration of the Lord-Higel House. November 2014 Venice City E-News 11 News from the Utilities Department New pipes will provide better service Water main replacement, Phase I The ﬁrst phase of the water main replacement program is near completion. Old deteriorated water mains are no longer in use in rear lots in this phase. New water service lines and meters were installed in front of the homes where the work was done. Property and road restoration is estimated to be complete by the end of November. Beneﬁts of this project include elimination of rear lot entry for maintenance or repairs, increased water pressure, with improved and additional ﬁre protection. Water main replacement, Phase 2 Preconstruction activity is taking place on most of the west side of the island, from Roberts Bay to Gulf Manor Drive. Bordering the east side of the work area will be Osprey Street, Madrid Avenue, Narvaezi Street, North Park Boulevard, Avenue des Parques, and South Park Boulevard. Water main replacement, Phase 3 Preconstruction activity is also taking place in the area bordered by Nokomis Avenue on the west, Firenze Avenue on the north, Base Avenue on the south, and Davis Street to the east. Pipe repair The Utilities Department had the city’s entire sanitary sewer system inspected by video camera to identify areas needing rehabilitation, such as cleaning, relining, excavation and repair. A sewer line on Sleepy Hollow Road in Pinebrook South was repaired in mid-summer. This sewer line caused signiﬁcant ﬂow restriction due to the internal condition of the pipe. The road is located between two bodies of water, which ﬂow underneath it. Three concrete stormwater pipes are directly above the sewer line. The sewer line was in immediate need of repair to protect the lake, road and surrounding homes. Given the depth of the line and constraints of the work area, the project went smoothly. The department extends its appreciation to city customers for their support and good will during the process. To stay informed with all the utility projects from design through construction; please visit the website: www.venicegov.com and click on Departments, Utilities, Projects, Projects Status Report or copy and paste this link: www.venicegov.com/Files/Utilities/Projects1.pf Above, Sleepy Hollow Road is located between two bodies of water which ﬂow underneath the road. In the area between the lakes, a large conﬂict box protects the waterway, stormwater pipes and workers while the sewer line is repaired in Pinebrook South. Information compiled by Cynthia Hogan November 2014 Venice City E-News 12 PHOTO ALBUM Mayor John Holic proclaims November Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Susan Towsley, representing Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC). Mayor John Holic puts on a mask and lets a Southeastern Guide Dog take him around the park on White Cane Day to get a feel for what it is like to be blind. Members of the Venice Area Historical Society wear clown bow ties and show oﬀ the railcars of the model circus train to highlight the upcoming style show, "Celebrate Circus." For more information, go to veniceareahistoricalsociety.org or call (941) 412-0151 and your call will be returned. From left, front, are Jane Gill and Penny Phelps; back row, Edy Browne, Janie Ewell and Jeana Hilligoss. See Page 9 for more information. State Sen. Nancy Detert holds a replica of the new KMI Bridge sign at a ceremony celebrating the change in the name of the north bridge from Hatchett Creek Bridge on Oct. 17. November 2014 Venice City E-News 13 PHOTO ALBUM Pictured above are some of the scouts from Boy Scout Troop 77 who will be collecting food at the Venice Holiday Parade, Nov. 29 to give to people in need. Parade viewers are asked to bring canned goods to the parade. The boy scouts will be in the front of the parade collecting the contributions, which will be given to the All Faith’s Food Bank. Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5 p.m., with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. It will follow West Venice Avenue from The Esplanade to Nokomis Avenue, where it will turn south, terminating at the Venice Community Center. Chairs may be placed along the parade route after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Chairs placed before that time may be subject to conﬁscation. Bob Vedder, member of Venice Area Beautiﬁcation Inc. who spearheaded the Venice participation in the America in Bloom competition, presents the recognition for Venice for its community involvement. The winners this year were Arroyo Grande, Calif., Washington, Mo.; Gallipis, Ohio; Pella, Iowa; Holland, Mich. and Madisonville, Ky. Vedder plans to spearhead another competition entry next year. November 2014 Venice City E-News 14 PHOTO ALBUM Left, Beverly Alden’s Venice High School class participated in Make a Diﬀerence Day in Blalock Park where they installed mulch and did other projects to enhance the beauty of the park. Below, a group of volunteers from Grace United Methodist Church worked in Venezia Park. MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY OCTOBER 25, 2014 November 2014 Venice City E-News 15 PHOTO ALBUM Above, among the nearly 500 people working in the parks on a beautiful Saturday morning in October, this group painted the wall of the chiller plant at City Hall, while, below, another group painted the kiosk in Centennial Park. Sertoma Club members gathered at Service Club Park - one the club helped build - to remove invasive species of plants, such as Brazilian pepper trees and the poisonous rosary pea, a vine that looks like a fern and has small poisonous red berries. November 2014 Venice City E-News Bulletin Board If you haven’t signed up for CodeRED, you’ll want to go to www.venicegov.com, scroll down to the bottom, click on the CodeRED icon, and ﬁll out the form. The CodeRED system will alert residents about impending projects in their neighborhoods, water outages, and of course, hurricane information. 16 November 2014 Venice City E-News 17 Bulletin Board REV3 takes place Nov. 8 and 9, headquartered at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 S. Harbor Drive. The following is where the bicycle events will take place. Please drive with care and avoid these areas as much as possible. Below is a map of the Kids Triathlon on Saturday, and below that the HalfRev bike schedule. Sunday, November 9, HalfRev and OlympicRev Triathlons, traﬃc areas to be impacted as follows: Harbor Drive, from Venice Avenue to Caspersen Beach, 5 a.m. - 3 p.m. Venice Avenue and U.S. 41 Business and Bypass intersections, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Venice Avenue, from Harbor Drive to Jacaranda Boulevard 7:30 - 10 a.m. Pinebrook Road, from Center Road to Edmondson Road.7:30 -11:30 a.m. Center Road, from Pinebrook Road to Stoneybrook, 7:30 - 10 a.m. Jacaranda Boulevard, from Center Road northbound to Laurel Road, 8 -11 a.m. Edmondson and Border roads, Forbes Trail 8:30-11 a.m. Albee Farm Road, from Colonia Lane to Laurel Road, 8:30 a.m. - noon Laurel Road, from Albee Farm Road to the eastern end, 8:30 a.m - noon U.S. 41 southbound, from Colonia Lane to Tampa Avenue, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Northern Venice Island roads (Tarpon, St. Augustine, Laguna, The Esplanade), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 2014 Venice City E-News Bulletin Board Pancake Breakfast every ﬁrst and third Saturday through April, 8 - 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 400 Field Avenue East. Includes plain and blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, gravy, peaches, orange juice and coﬀee, $6. 18 November 2014 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD Other performers: Twinkle Kat Riggins R J Howson The Florida Blues Brothers Luca Sestak Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information call Venice MainStreet (941) 484-6722 or see www.veniceblues.com. 19 November 2014 Venice City E-News 20 BULLETIN BOARD Venice Theatre 140 W. Tampa Ave. (941) 488-1115 www.venicestage.com Box Office: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour before the show Venice Art Center 390 S. Nokomis Ave. (941) 485-7136 www.veniceartcenter.com Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. “Maxi & Mini - Members Show” Oct. 10 - Nov. 6 “The Full Monty “ Nov. 4 - 30 “Late Nite Catechism “ Nov. 9 & 10 “God of Carnage” Nov. 13 - 30 “Reimagining Venice, Chalk and Pastel Show” Nov. 11 - 21 November 2014 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD The Venice Symphony and Exsultate! chorus perform their joint inaugural concert in the new Venice Performing Arts Center, Nov. 21 and 22. Imre Pallo, who has conducted orchestras around the world, will be a guest conductor. For more information, see www.thevenicesymphony.org. 21 November 2014 Venice City E-News 22 WATER RULES City of Venice residents are permitted to irrigate lawns one day per week: Even addresses on Tuesdays Odd addresses on Thursdays Before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Hand watering hot spots and micro-irrigation of other plants is allowed on any day at any time. There are no restrictions on car washing, pressure washing, use of fountains, or use of reuse or reclaimed water. A shut-off nozzle on hoses should be used for car washing and hand watering of garden plants. Conservation is encouraged. Like us on Facebook: Venice, Florida Municipal Government November 2014 Venice City E-News 23 Bulletin Board Mayor John Holic presents the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for 2013 from the Government Finance Oﬃcers Association to Finance Director Jeﬀ Snyder. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Turn clocks back one hour. The Venice Fire Department reminds you it’s time to replace batteries in smoke detectors.
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