VENICE CITY E-NEWS January 2015 A PUBLICATION FOR THE CITIZENS OF VENICE, FLORIDA INSIDE • Calendar.........................2 • Beach Update.................4 • Saving History.................5 • Neighborhood grants.....6 • Surrey Ride.....................6 • SCOPE Report.................7 • Photo Album..................8 • Bulletin Board.................9 Mayor John Holic Vice Mayor Jeannette Gates Council Members Deborah Anderson Jim Bennett Emilio Carlesimo Bob Daniels Kit McKeon VNC to see improvements Venice Municipal Airport will soon complete the rehabilitation of two taxiways. The work includes energy eﬃcient LED lighting system improvements. The City of Venice received grants from the Florida Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration to pay for 94 percent of the $4.7 million project. The airport will also add a bank of t-hangars to fulﬁll the needs of customers on a waiting list. FDOT will fund 80 percent of the $1.5 million project, which is expected to add nearly $80,000 a year in revenue for the Airport Enterprise Fund. The airport will pay for the remainder of all project costs and reA Cessna lands at Venice Municipal Airport and preceives no funding from the city’s general fund. pares to pull onto a taxiway. 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. 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] www.venicegov.com January 2015 Venice City E-News • Special Government Meetings • Holidays • Special Events SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY 2 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 1 FRIDAY 2 City Hall is closed. Garbage, yard waste and recycling will not be collected. All items will be collected Monday. 11 8 5 6 7 . Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. Gentlemen of Jazz, Centen- Architectural Review nial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Board, 9 a.m. Friday Night Live free con- Venice Farmers Market cert at Centennial Park, 7 200 W. Tampa Ave. p.m. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 12 13 14 16 17 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 3 p.m. City Council, 9 a.m. Gentlemen of Jazz, Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Historic Preservation Board, 9 a.m. Convocation of Governments, SCTI, 9 a.m. Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Venice Rotary Art Fest, Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds, , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 23 24 15 Happy Time Band Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. 18 3 YMCA Resolution 5K Run, Maxine Barritt Park and Harbor Drive Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. News Year’s Day 4 SATURDAY 19 20 21 22 9 10 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Commission, 1:30 Economic Development Architectural p.m. Advisory Board, 3 p.m Review Board, 9 a.m. Venice Rotary Art Fest, Venice City Hall is closed. Garbage, yard waste and recycling will Happy Time Band Municipal Airport Festival not be collected. All items will Centennial Park Gazebo, Grounds, , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gentlemen of Jazz, Centenbe collected Monday. 3 - 4 p.m. nial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Friday Night Live free con- Venice Farmers Market cert by The David Smash 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Band Centennial Park, 7 p.m. 25 30 Miami Avenue Craft Fair, Downtown, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 26. 27 28 City Council, 9 a.m. Environmental Advisory Board, 2:30 p.m Happy Time Band Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Gentlemen of Jazz, Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. 29 Miami Avenue Craft Fair, Downtown, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 31 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Venice City E-News • Special Government Meetings • Holidays • Special Events SUNDAY 1 MONDAY 2 TUESDAY 3 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 4 THURSDAY 5 FRIDAY 6 Planning Commission, 1:30 Gentlemen of Jazz, Centen- Municipal Code Enforcep.m. nial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. ment Board, 9 a.m. Happy Time Band Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. 8 15 12 SATURDAY 7 Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 9 10 11 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 3 p.m. City Council, 9 a.m. Budget Hearing, 5 p.m. Happy Time Band Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Architectural Gentlemen of Jazz, Centen- Review Board, 9 a.m nial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Friday Night Live free con- Venice Farmers Market cert at Centennial Park, 7 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. p.m. 16 17 18 20 19 13 14 21 Cruisin’ at the Gazebo, Cen- Presidents Day City Hall is closed. Garbage, tennial Park, 1 - 3 p.m. Planning Commission, 1:30 Construction Board of Ad- Historic Venice Farmers Market p.m. Gentlemen of Jazz, Centen- justment and Appeals Preservation Board, 9 a.m. 200 W. Tampa Ave. yard waste and recycling will nial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. , 9 a.m. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. not be collected. All items will Happy Time Band be collected Monday. Centennial Park Gazebo, 22 23 24 25 City Council, 9 a.m. Budget Hearing, 5 p.m. Happy Time Band Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. Environmental Advisory Architectural Board, 2:30 Review Board, 9 a.m Gentlemen of Jazz, Centennial Park Gazebo, 3 - 4 p.m. 26 27 28 Friday Night Live free concert, Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Venice Farmers Market 200 W. Tampa Ave. 8 a.m. -1 p.m. January 2015 Beach Renourishment Update • January: The Army Corps of Engineers will perform the third restoration project as part of its 50-year agreement with the city. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock won the bid to pump sand onto the beach. They will pump from Flamingo Ditch north, then from Flamingo Ditch south, and ﬁnally relocate equipment to the north end of the beach and pump sand to meet the parcel already complete. • Getting sand. The hopper dredge, Liberty Island, will be utilized during the project. This 315-foot vessel has a hopper capacity of 6,540 yards of sand, with a nominal digging depth of 108 feet. It uses one stern anchor and two bow anchors and will be stationed about 10,000 - 12,000 feet oﬀshore using a booster system. Hopper dredges are designed to vacuum material from he sea ﬂoor through drag arms that load the material into the hold of the vessel. • 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 nat- Venice City E-News ural and manmade infrastructure from erosion, 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 shore from a borrow site about 9.4 nautical miles oﬀshore from the southern limits of the project, 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. • 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 completed 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. 4 • Watching the action. the process of renourishment is 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. Since this is not the nesting season for sea turtles they will be less likely to be aﬀected by 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. For questions and concerns, call Marketing and Communications Oﬃcer Pam Johnson, (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005. Fun Fact: A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the planet Earth. If you were to cut the Earth in half at the equator, you could pick up one of the halves and look at the equator as a circle. You could divide that circle into 360 degrees. You could then divide a degree into 60 minutes. A minute of arc on the planet Earth is 1 nautical mile. This unit of measurement is used by all nations for air and sea travel. A nautical mile is 1.1508 miles or 6,076 feet. January 2015 Venice City E-News 5 The Past Connects the Future News from Venice Museum and Archives The Venice Museum and Archives in the historic Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nassau Street, is open Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or at other times by appointment. For information, call (941) 486-2487. 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., Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. To arrange a tour for a group of 10 or more, or for more information, call (941) 412-0151. Dine at DQ Grill and Chill, 1465 E. Venice Ave., Jan. 14, from 5 - 8 p.m., and 10 percent of your bill will be contributed to the restoration of the Lord-Higel House. January 2015 Venice City E-News 6 News You Can Use Could your neighborhood use a grant to make improvements? Neighborhood associations, homeowners associations and ad hoc groups of neighbors may apply for the next cycle in the Sarasota County Neighborhood Grants. At least one representative from the neighborhood must reserve a spot and attend one of the following certiﬁcation classes: Saturday, Jan. 24 Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park, 5:30-7 p.m. The goal is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in area neighborhoods and to encourage residents take an active role in determining their neighborhood needs. The grant program provides matching grants to help fund needed improvement projects. Grants are awarded for projects that provide public beneﬁt and fall into one of the following categories: providing safety, preserving character and value, building neighborhood leadership, promoting healthy lifestyles or improving the environment. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Tuesday, April 28 at 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathlyn Clayton at (941) 861-5000 or [email protected] Surrey ride on Legacy Trail The Friends of the Legacy Trail (FLT) Surrey Ride Program, which oﬀers a way for mobility challenged residents and visitors who would otherwise be unable to share in The Legacy Trail experience, returns next month for another season. Starting Wednesday, Jan. 7, FLT volunteers will be pedaling the surrey and passengers on 30-minute surrey trips that will leave from Laurel Park at the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, 509 Collins Road in Laurel. The surrey rides will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 7 through March 26, with times available each day at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Riders can sit back and enjoy the ride on a four-passenger, four-wheeled canopy covered surrey type bicycle while FLT volunteers provide the pedal power. A small indoor lobby area will provide information and educational materials about the animals and plants of The Legacy Trail corridor for passengers while they wait. Pre-registration is required for your surrey ride by visiting www.scgov.net/parks, clicking on "View Activities" and searching for the keyword "surrey." Space is limited to four participants per ride, per time slot, and participants must be willing to sign a waiver. It is suggested to wear sun protection, a light jacket on cooler days and sturdy walking shoes. Registrants must have the ability to climb up one step onto the surrey bicycle. The rides are free, but donations are appreciated. All proceeds beneﬁt Friends of The Legacy Trail, including eﬀorts to extend the trail into downtown Sarasota. All Sarasota County nature programs prohibit participants from smoking or bringing pets. The event will be canceled if it rains and at times when it is very cold. For weather cancellations, contact Laurel Park directly at (941) 486-2753. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for Legacy Trail Surrey Rides or visit http://www.legacytrailfriends.org. 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, instead of clicking on Agenda, click on video or “in progress.” January 2015 Venice City E-News 7 The SCOPE 2014 Community Report Card Road Show - Coming to Venice The 2014 Community Report Card, a data-rich snapshot of community well being, is hot oﬀ the press and coming to a community near you. Starting in January, SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) will be taking the 2014 Community Report Card on the road and presenting the ﬁndings to citizens, civic leaders and decision makers in communities around the county through free workshops. SCOPE will be kicking oﬀ the ﬁrst workshop on Monday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. - noon, at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. The City of Venice is the cohost. “Data is everywhere. The challenge today isn’t obtaining data, but presenting it in a way that allows everyone to gain a better understanding of what is going on in the community,” SCOPE Executive Director John McCarthy said. SCOPE is a community engagement organization in Sarasota County. By hosting interactive workshops in area communities, SCOPE will provide a framework of data that can be used to better understand what in Sarasota County is cause for celebration and what might need corrective action. The Report Card features trend lines showing changes over time and comparison with state and national trends. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the data, reﬂect on community issues and discuss actions that could be taken to improve the This ‘n’ That Youthful volunteer. Andrea Stultz was appointed to serve as student representative to the Environmental Adivsory Board until Nov. 30, 2015. She is a Venice High School student. Those wishing to serve on a city board may download the application at: http://www.venicegov.com/Files/Boards/Board_App.pdf. For more information, call Heather Taylor at (941) 486-2626, Ext. 23003. Rezone. Property at 500 Hauser Lane was rezoned from Sarasota County commercial general, residential, and multiple-family to city residential and multiple-family. Statues. Venice Area Beautiﬁcation Inc. will soon be placing lion statues in several spots along West Venice Avenue and in Venezia Park. VABI will maintain and clean the statues and the plantings around the statues. quality of life in Sarasota County. You don’t have to wait for the Road Show to start reviewing the Community Report Card. It’s available for download or viewing online now at scopexcel.org. You can also follow SCOPE on Facebook where staﬀ are posting ‘data bites’ from the report. The workshop is free but participants are required to register. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call Maureen at (941) 365-8751. For questions about the Community Report Card Road Show, please contact Joan Haber at [email protected] or call (941) 365-8751. 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. January 2015 Venice City E-News 8 New bike lanes call for awareness of rules of the road The city of Venice is proud to be a Silver Bike Friendly Community and is working toward making biking a safe mode of transportation and healthy exercise. Several streets have recently been marked with bike lanes and sharrows. A sharrow is a reminder that cars must share the lane with bikes and keep a constant lookout and awareness of bicycle traﬃc. A bike lane is speciﬁcally marked for bicycle traﬃc only. Stopping, standing or parking in these lanes is prohibited. Cars may pull over to the curb in a bike lane momentarily to drop oﬀ a passenger, but may not vacate the car in that spot. Residents of Venice are encouraged to enjoy biking in this beautiful coastal community. They are especially encouraged to learn the rules of safe biking, as are vehicular drivers encouraged to learn the rules of the road for sharing the streets with bicyclists. This includes understanding that when riding a bicycle in the street, the rules for bicyclists are the same as they are for drivers of vehicles. That is, ride on the right side, use hand signals for turning, and obey traﬃc signals. When riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, pedestrians have the right of way. Always use a bell or other audible signal, including a polite “on your left” warning as you ride up behind a pedestrian on a sidewalk or crosswalk. If a sidewalk is congested with pedestrians, the bi- cyclists should use the street. Venice is fortunate to have more than 12 miles of bicycle and hiking trails that one can take all the way to Sarasota without ever encountering a motorized vehicle. When driving a car, avoid the bicycle lane, watch for bicycle traﬃc and give a few feet of distance between the vehicle and bicycle when in a marked sharrow and on other roads. Bike and drive safely. To learn more about safe biking, plan to attend the free Smart Cycling classes on the second Saturday of each month. See Page 11. Some free and low-cost health services available from the health department The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staﬀ will provide free and low-cost health services in January. The services oﬀered through the mobile unit include diabetes education and screening, blood pressure tests, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, body mass index (BMI) measurement, and health education. A number of adult immunizations including ﬂu shots, the pneumonia vaccine, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDaP) vaccine, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines are now oﬀered. Many of these vaccines are available at no-cost to adults who qualify. There is a fee for some services. The staﬀ is now able to accept credit or debit card payment via VISA, Mastercard, and Discover. The staﬀ assists those who lack medical insurance and do not have a health care provider to ﬁnd a medical home for ongoing health care. 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 is a schedule of dates and locations for the mobile unit: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon Habitat for Humanity Re-Store 1400 Ogden Road Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Salvation Army Family Store 1160 U.S. 41 Bypass South January 2015 Venice City E-News 9 Revised ﬂood maps may aﬀect insurance rates; see them on Jan. 21 Article provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency Venice property owners and residents with ﬂooding. are invited to look at newly revised preliminary Additionally, ﬂood risks change over digital ﬂood insurance rate maps for the county time due to construction and development, enat an open house to take place Wednesday, vironmental changes, ﬂoodplain widening or Jan. 21, 4 - 7 p.m., Venice Community Center, shifting, and other factors, which is why it’s im326 Nokomis Ave S. in Venice. portant that maps are updated periodically. Flood maps show the extent to which Property owners—both homeowners areas are at risk for ﬂooding, and are used to and business owners—renters, realtors, morthelp determine ﬂood insurance and building regage lenders, surveyors, and insurance agents quirements. are encouraged to attend the open house and The open houses will provide an oppormeet with specialists, ask questions, and learn tunity to see the preliminary maps, learn about more about ﬂood risk and hazard mitigation ﬂood risks, and ask questions about what the within their communities. new maps will mean for their property. AttenResidents may also visit their local comdees can meet one-on-one with a variety of munity’s oﬃce to view the maps in person, or specialists who will be available to talk about call their local ﬂoodplain administrator with ﬂood insurance, engineering, development perquestions about where their property is located mits and more. on the preliminary maps. The new maps were produced through Sarasota County’s preliminary maps a partnership between Sarasota County, the have not yet been oﬃcially adopted and will beSouthwest Florida Water Management District, come eﬀective after a public comment period. and the Federal Emergency Management This period allows property owners to submit Agency (FEMA). They are more precise than comments and appeals, if they can provide any older maps because better ﬂood hazard and risk better technical information about their propdata and the latest science available have been erty. Specialists will be available at the open applied to make the maps more accurate, with houses to address questions that residents may the ultimate goal of protecting property owners have about this process. Once all comments are and the community from the risks associated received and addressed, Sarasota County may adopt the maps. By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require ﬂood insurance on properties that are located in areas at high risk of ﬂooding. Even people living outside of highrisk areas can experience ﬂooding, which is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S. That’s why everyone, regardless of their ﬂood zone, should take steps to ﬁnancially protect themselves from a disaster which aﬀects far too many communities each year. The primary way to do that is by purchasing ﬂood insurance. It’s available at aﬀordable rates through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a voluntary program administered by FEMA. Standard homeowners, business owners and renters insurance policies don’t cover ﬂood damage, so ﬂood insurance is an important consideration for everyone. NFIP policies can be purchased from any state licensed property and casualty insurance agents who people already deal with for other property insurance needs. Visit www.ﬂoodsmart.gov for more information about ﬂood insurance and to locate a local insurance agent. January 2015 Venice City E-News 10 Photo Album Deborah Anderson, center, takes the oath of oﬃce from City Clerk Lori Stelzer as her husband, Don, looks on. Anderson was elected in November. Frank, a miniature schnauzer, had a little adventure Dec. 16. A couple spotted the little pooch, alone and on the run, in the area of Border Road and Jacaranda Boulevard. They decided to take him to the Venice Police Department. There, Records Clerk Kelli Peyton checked Frank’s tags and called the number on the Home Again website, enabling her to ﬁnd Frank’s owner. Soon April Speyer arrived at PD to claim her furry friend. “This is the only child of mine who has ever landed in jail,” Speyer told police when she expressed her gratitude for ﬁnding Frank. From left, Chief Tom McNulty, Spreyer with Frank, Records Clerk Kelli Peyton and Records Manager Teri Krabill. City Clerk Lori Stelzer, right, reads the oath of oﬃce to Council Member Kit McKeon, as his wife, Wanda, holds a Bible. McKeon was elected to serve his third term in November. January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 11 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 12 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 13 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 14 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 15 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 16 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 17 January 2015 Venice City E-News BULLETIN BOARD 18 January 2015 Venice City E-News 19 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 “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Jan. 6 - 25 Main Stage “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” Jan. 8 - 25 Pinkerton Stage II “Surf’s Up” Jan. 11 and 12 “Capitol Steps” Jan. 18 and 19 “Girls Night Out: The Musical” Jan. 25 and 26 “Harry james and the Andrews Sisters Tribute” Feb. 2 Venice Art Center 390 S. Nokomis Ave. (941) 485-7136 www.veniceartcenter.com Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. “The Human Condition: Faces and Forms” Through Jan. 16 “Let’s Get Wild, All About Animals” Jan. 23 - Feb. 13 Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Ave. (941) 480-3191 www.veniceperformingartscenter.com “Literacy Celebration” James Rollins Jan. 14, 7 p.m. “The Great White Way” Venice Symphony Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m. “Winter Concert” Venice Concert Band Jan 26 at 7 p.m. July - August 2014 Venice City E-News 20 Poster by Alexis Myer, Epiphany Cathedral School 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.
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