To respond to the outdoor fire pit survey go to http://tinyurl.com/OpenBurn.
New rules for signs
The City of Venice recently adopted new sign regulations. Multiple one-hour workshops, all covering the same material, are scheduled to take place at Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., to help those with an interest in the new law learn about the updated code, permit requirements and prohibitions. The discussions will include new opportunities provided by the revised regulations to advertise businesses. Participants may choose to attend one of the following meetings:
Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m. in Community Hall
Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m. in Community Hall
Alabama Tribute Show, starring Tennessee River, at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., April 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call (941) 861-1380.
Fossil Fest at Venice Museum April 19
Fossil Fest takes place Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Venice Museum and Archives, 351 S. Nassau St. This is the last Saturday opening for the museum this season.
Check out the attendance record-breaking exhibit, “Digging Up Discoveries,” which more than 1,300 people have attended this year. Bring fossils to be identified by local experts. Fossil Fest will also include kids’ activities and vendors such as Randy Boshela of World Fossils, Minerals and Gifts and Tom Granata. Robert Fuqua, author of Hunting Fossil Shark Teeth in Venice, Florida will have books available for a book signing.
“Digging Up Discoveries,” with more than 350 fossils on exhibit from the Manasota Fossil Club and the Southwest Florida Fossil Society, runs through June 4. The Venice Museum and Archives is free and open to the public Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, April 5 and 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Try our new meeting agenda program
On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on 2013 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 Meeting Details, go to the right and click on video.
Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.