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Venice to honor high school state champs with parade on Tuesday  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — The city of Venice will host a Parade of Champions starting at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, to celebrate Venice High School's 2018 Boys Swim Team Class 3A ...



In Venice, a Parade of champions  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

More than 500 fans celebrated the Venice High School Indians state champion athletes Tuesday afternoon with a "Parade of Champions" from the school to ...



Sarasota/Manatee high school athletes honored  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Olympian Gabby Douglas tells athletes 'Be yourself' at Herald-Tribune's Best of HT Preps Awards. SARASOTA --Be yourself was the theme at the Fourth Annual ...



Overcrowding at Venice High School Prompts Sarasota County School District to Discuss Options  WWSB

Venice High School is now overcrowded. It was only intended to have 2100 students, and currently has about 2400.



Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight will not run again  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

His departure marks a big shift in a community where he worked to control the opioid crisis, reduce the jail population and modernize his department.



Sarasota School Board slates new high school for Venices future  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High School's overcrowding problems should be solved by a high school complex, rather than a 400-student wing added to the current facility, the ...



Sarasota County looks to expand Venice High  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The district is looking to expand Venice High School as the school's enrollment numbers begin to reach its cap. They will host a series of meetings for the public ...



New high school or new wing at Venice High?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School District must make a decision in the next five years: Expand the Venice High campus with a new wing or speed up the process of ...



Sertoma Club of Venice recognizes Venice High students and educators  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sertoma Club of Venice named Katharine Gower and James Van Sickle Students of the Year and Tarin Foster Educator of the Year at the Club's May 2 meeting.



Fullers want to light Englewood's July 4  yoursun.com

ENGLEWOOD — Brad and Lourdes Fuller believe Englewood needs to light the sky on July 4.



Venice High School's football team deliver Thanksgiving meals  WTSP.com

VENICE, Fla. -- Venice High School's football team knows how to score big -- after all, they're state champions. But these players are champions in their ...



Venice football is back: A look ahead to 2019  yoursun.com

As the spring football season opened for Florida high schools on Monday, so too came the renewed sense of hope and expectations for another year at Venice ...



Venice High School student battling cancer granted wish to E! People’s Choice Awards  WWSB

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - A Venice High School student who has been battling cancer was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation at school on Friday, ...



January Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Mr. Case from Venice High  WWSB

The Venice High School teacher making a difficult subject easy to understand, by connecting what he teaches in the classroom to real life so his students quickly ...



Venice girls basketball coach steps down | Area Preps  yoursun.com

Venice High School is in need of a new girls basketball coach after the school accepted the resignation of former girls basketball coach Joel Holloway.



Sarasota County Begins Plans to Build New High School in West Villages  WWSB

However, the state says Sarasota County will have to wait to break ground until it has 1200 students to put in the new school.



Venice baseball loses first home game to Calvary Christian  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team entered Friday night's game against Calvary Christian on a nine-game winning streak and undefeated at home, but that all came to an ...



Venice softball hangs tight with No. 1 team in the country  yoursun.com

The Venice softball team hosted the No. 1 team in the country on Wednesday night, and the Lady Indians proved they can hang with the best.



PREP SWIMMING: Venice boys win first state title  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

STUART. Venice High School already has state title hardware in football, baseball and volleyball. Now, for the first time since 1920, when state championships ...



48-bell carillon will ring at Venice Performing Arts Center  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice will get a bit more musical this weekend with the dedication of a 48-bell, five-ton carillon to be placed on the doorstep of the Venice Performing Arts ...



With the NFL Playoffs Looming, a Former Venice High Football Star Hopes for More Super Bowl Magic  Sarasota

Last year's Super Bowl turned Trey Burton into a star. Now he's preparing for another playoff run, with a different team.



The 180 House offers Venice youths a place they can belong  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Born of Suncoast Youth for Christ's goal to provide a youth beach ministry, the gathering place has become a model for future outreach. VENICE — Years ago ...



Photos: Venice High School: FHSAA 7A Baseball State Champions Parade  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice's “Parade of Champions” The 2018 FHSAA 7A Baseball State Champions and Class 2A Wrestling State Champ in the 138-pound weight class.



VIDEO: Handshake-gate! Coach of Venice (Fla.) has handshake rejected by STA's Roger Harriott  USA TODAY High School Sports

After a 38-18 win against Venice, St. Thomas Aquinas football coach Roger Harriott refused to shake his counterpart, John Peacock's hand.



Sarasota County School Police Department set to expand for 2019-20 school year  WWSB

In a School Board workshop earlier today, Sarasota County Schools Police Tim Enos detailed plans to expand the School Resource Officer Program in ...



Student Leadership Academy has eye on expansion  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Student Leadership Academy, a sixth- through eighth-grade charter school in Venice, is hoping to expand its offerings. The school is requesting permission ...



Testing reveals traces of lead at three Sarasota schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

McIntosh Middle School, Venice Middle School and Englewood Elementary School all had lead in the drinking water that went beyond the EPA's recommended ...



He won a state title. Then he was fired for a scandal involving Braden River High. Now he's back  Bradenton Herald

Venice High reinstated John Peacock as its football coach after firing him April 25 for a series of incidents, with the latest stemming from liking a racially ...



Venice baseball grabs early lead as Kerkering shuts out Riverdale  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team knew that if it could knock out Riverdale starting pitcher Carson Palmquist early enough in the game, then the Indians would be in a ...



Kimal's 2019 Classic Car Show benefiting children with cancer  yoursun.com

Every little bit adds up” is the motto proving itself for Kimal Lumber to hand over earlier this year a record $61553 donations to two charities, Johns Hopkins All ...



Students walk out in protest at Venice High  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

More than 30 Venice High School students left their classrooms and set up in the school's courtyard Wednesday afternoon as a walk-out protest in a move of ...



Higher concentrations of lead found in three Sarasota Co. schools  WWSB

Although there is no mandate that requires schools to test for lead, Sarasota County schools will be conduction voluntary water testing in the area.



The connection between a Florida record holder and Mr. Football that continues at CCU  Myrtle Beach Sun News

Florida is a hotbed of college football recruiting. Along with California and Texas, it annually produces the most blue chip high school recruits in the nation.



Venice Sertoma honors students and teacher of the month of September  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sertoma Club of Venice honored two Venice High School students and a teacher at its regular meeting on Sept. 27.September Students of the Month are James ...



Sarasota School District honors volunteers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Volunteers, businesses and community partners that donate their time helping students in the Sarasota County School District were recognized for their efforts ...



These bells will soon be ringing  yoursun.com

If you find carillon music “ap-pealing,” you're in luck this weekend.



Venice Florida Corvettes present check to local food pantries  yoursun.com

VENICE — It's not just all about cars for the Venice Florida Corvettes Club.



Lead found in Sarasota schools: Should you be worried?  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Newly released test results show levels of lead above federal recommendations at McIntosh and Venice middle schools, and Englewood ...



Former Venice High School football star shines in Super Bowl  WFLA

In the biggest game, on the biggest stage of all of football, Trey Burton became a part of history.



Pen Women present arts awards to high school seniors  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) – Sarasota Branch presented awards to high school seniors from Manatee and Sarasota schools in ...



Venice police to create substation at Venice High School  WTSP.com

Venice police will have a working 24-hour substation inside the school.



PREP FOOTBALL: Indians reload for another state title run  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Defending 7A state champs have some new faces but the same goal: score points in bunches.



4A-11 GIRLS SOCCER: Gaonas goal gives Indians district title  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice edges Braden River 1-0 to claim first championship since 2015.



Venice High fires Peacock as football coach - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

John Peacock knew repercussions might follow his liking of an inflammatory tweet posted by one of his former players. On Wednesday, he learned what those ...



Venice HS football coach reinstated after liking offensive tweet  WTSP.com

VENICE, Fla. – Venice High School decided Wednesday to reinstate John Peacock as head football coach. Peacock will undergo sensitivity and social media ...



All Around Tours and Charters expanding | Business  yoursun.com

A business which started in Nokomis in 1995 with an antique bus doing tours to local events has grown into the largest charter and touring bus company in this ...



Sarasota school security: How did we get here?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What's the district's current plan for school security? Next year, the Sarasota County School District will have two separate types of school security: traditional ...



Florida high school caught hacking into opponents' Hudl videos  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Hudl spokesman did not answer what controls the video hosting *service* has in place to prevent misuse of its accounts.



Despite progress, Sarasota schools achievement gap remains an issue  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

After three years of focused initiatives, Sarasota County's minority students are still far under-performing the district's white students based on state test scores.



Venice Concert Band donations fund student music programs  yoursun.com

Venice Concert Band completed its concert season at the Venice Performing Arts Center April 22 with a special presentation of $2500 to Venice High School ...



School officials speak out about firing of Venice HS football coach  WFLA

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) - News Channel 8 is learning more about the firing of the Venice High School head football coach. He was kicked off the team after liking a ...



Venice High football player arrested on cocaine charges  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Jeremy J. Trebbles Jr., 18, a Venice High School football player who was on the team that won the state championship last month, has been ...



Holiday baseball clinic in Venice now free for participants  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Nick Longhi, now in his fourth year of running Venice's Holiday Baseball Clinic, made a few changes for what will be the 32nd annual clinic.



Sarasota County schools strive toward success  YourObserver.com

Education Foundation of Sarasota County presented the Strive Awards on April 23.



Venice library benefactor William Jervey reflects on philanthropy  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

He first tried to save the old building, then realized how much residents could benefit from a new one. VENICE — Dr. William Jervey beamed with pride during a ...



Venice Christmas Boat Parade organizer prepares for his last hurrah  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Longtime Venice Christmas Boat Parade organizer John Osmulski is looking forward to the 30th anniversary of the event, scheduled to start at 6 p.m., ...



Amid celebration, new library opens in Venice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — After after a ribbon-cutting ceremony punctuated by confetti cannons and under clearing skies, the people of Venice got their library back Saturday.



Major changes in store for Sarasota County school buildings  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School Board solidified the district's choice to prioritize hardening schools after the Parkland shooting when it approved the schools' ...



Sarasota school district maintains A grade  YourObserver.com

Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated district for the 15th year in a row, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. School scores. The individual school ...



Taylor Ranch Elementary could become hurricane evacuation center  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

School is one of several options being considered as shelter in south Sarasota County.



Photos: STRIVE Awards Luncheon - Education Foundation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers attended the STRIVE Awards Luncheon at Micheal's On East on Tuesday. The STRIVE Awards Program recognizes ...



Long-serving Venice High football coach fired  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

The Venice High School football coach who steered his team to a state title last year has been fired.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Naturally, games did not go off without a hitch  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Welcome to the 2018 Florida high school football season.Now, get out of the stadium, please.Yes, instead of touchdowns and field goals, the focus was on ...



Arts funding gets a boost in Florida budget  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Legislature allocates about eight times as much as last year for arts and culture programs — still less than requested.



Photos: Water Polo: Venice Indians vs. Gainesville Gators  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/41] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Venice's #11 Juliana Hernandez keeps ball away from Gainesville's #6 Griffin Golde during Saturday's game.



Police: Officer shoots Venice football player who drove at him  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Two Sarasota Police Department officers and two men were injured early Tuesday after one of the officers fired his handgun at a vehicle that ...



Class of 2018 dismissed in Sarasota County  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Once again, it's that time of year in Southwest Florida. High school seniors on local campuses are zipping up their backpacks, closing their ...



Top 100 Sarasota-Manatee stories of 2018: Day 3  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Ritz-Carlton sold. The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota — the development that redefined luxury along the Florida Gulf Coast — was sold for $171 million in April to real ...



Venice will proceed with new fire station  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — In separate votes on Tuesday, the Venice City Council agreed to solicit an architect to design a new fire station next to City Hall and shelved the idea ...



Venice’s Challenger baseball field begins to take shape  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — J.C. Chase waited on his pitch Saturday afternoon at Chuck Reiter Field, lined the ball just to the left of second base and ran to first along with his ...



NFLs Trey Burton, Venice High grad, heading to Chicago Bears  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High graduate Trey Burton got the payday he was seeking. The former Philadelphia Eagles tight end, who threw a 1-yard touchdown in the team's victory ...



Venice wins state championship  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

ORLANDO. The thought crossed the minds of the Venice High football team long before the start of the first official practice this season. “It was our first week of ...



Lyons: Principal escaped DUI charge, but what to tell students?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The DUI charge Jack Turgeon faced after his drunken vehicle crash nearly killed him last year was quietly dropped in late April.I get why, and it wasn't because ...



Clamping Down  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice defensive line confident it can dominate Braden River.



For Venice High School, a reunion for everyone  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High School alumni both near and far will converge on the city starting Thursday, for the fifth Venice All-Class Reunion. When more than 5,000 people ...



Pace baseball falls to Venice in Class 7A state championship game  Pensacola News Journal

The Pace baseball team's season ended in heartbreaking fashion with a 3-1 loss to Venice in extra innings in the Class 7A state championship game on ...



New accessible garden opens up opportunity at Loveland Center  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Eagle Scout project, celebrated with apple juice toast, will let more students the facility serves join gardening program.



Youth sailors to compete Saturday in sixth annual Venetian Cup Regatta  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Annual fundraising event for Venice Youth Boating Association features races in Roberts Bay, Gulf of Mexico. VENICE — More than 80 young sailors between ...



Pine View named best high school in Florida by U.S. News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Pine View School again topped the U.S News Best High School Rankings for Florida, although it fell nationally from 13 in 2017 to 19 in 2018.In this year's ...



Students walk out of Venice High School Monday to protest alleged discrimination  KABC-TV

Students at Venice High School walked out of classes Monday to protest alleged racist and discriminatory behavior by their principal.



CoolToday Park to open Tomahawk Tiki Bar on Saturday  yoursun.com

WEST VILLAGES — While the excitement of the first Atlanta Braves game has passed, CoolToday Park won't sit shuttered until next season.



SIGNINGS: ODA athletes lead area wave to collegiate ranks  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice volleyball players lead group of a dozen Indian athletes to the next level.



City wants to do better job of pointing out parking  yoursun.com

Venice has a new parking problem — figuring out how to guide motorists to open parking spaces that are just outside downtown.



Booker Middle, Riverview High administrators collect district awards  YourObserver.com

Booker Middle School's principal and Riverview High's assistant principal were named tops in their fields by Sarasota County Schools at surprise ceremonies ...



Venice City Council delays hotel project - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — A proposal to build a Sheraton-flagged hotel on the island of Venice was delayed but not derailed Tuesday when the Venice City Council voted 4-3 ...



Venice High principal charged with DUI after wreck  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jack Turgeon faces charges after a crash on Stickney Point Road on March 20 that left him seriously injured. Venice High School Principal Jack Turgeon tested ...



Battle of the Bridges brings competitive crew to Venice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Athletes from nine crew teams will participate in 22 different events Saturday morning as the Sarasota Scullers host the Battle of the the Bridges — a ...



Learning to create my own future  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What I want people to know about me is that I try to live happy and not let things get me down.I've learned that the person who controls my happiness and ...



High school vandalized with hateful messages  ABC Action News

Staff and students at Venice High School found four vulgar messages spray painted on the side of the building Wednesday morning.



Venice High launches new academic program - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mary Jane Pearson and Moriah Haley said they have learned a lot after a year of taking rigorous courses at Venice High School's Pre-International ...



Venices Kelly to be inducted into National Wrestling Hall  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

On June 20, 2015, wrestling coach Dan Kelly walked into the gym at Venice High School, set to chew out one of his wrestlers for a final time. “We're walking into ...



Jon Thaxton to speak about red tide at Hermitage event  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Hermitage Artist Retreat's Fridays @ 5 series continues with Jon Thaxton “Red Tide: The History, Causes and Future,” Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m. on the ...



Photos: Shaquille O'Neal in Sarasota for Ringling Town Hall Lecture  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

NBA Hall of Famer and cultural icon Shaquille O'Neal addresses the media during a roundtable discussion before speaking at the Van Wezel Performing Arts ...



Three-star Florida DB Jeremy Trebbles Jr. arrested on possession of cocaine with intent to distribute  USA TODAY High School Sports

A member of a state championship football team in Florida has been arrested on possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, placing his collegiate future ...



2 Venice High grads aiming for NFL - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Trey Burton and Dri Archer grew up together in Nokomis and after successful collegiate careers, they will work out for pro scouts this weekend. The ceiling fan at ...



Venice football game tickets to go on sale Thursday  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Indians play the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders in the Class 7A state semifinal on Friday.



Florida-born fiddler Jim Van Cleve returns to his roots with Appalachian Road Show in Sarasota  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

On Friday, Van Cleve will play at Fogartyville with a group of Grammy-nominated bluegrass pickers that comprise Appalachian Road Show.



She was a superhero  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — In 15 short years of life, Madison Marli Badalamenti left a lasting impression on people she met. “She was a superhero. She gave a lot of people ...



Venice Performing Arts Center, Entertaining the Community and Beyond  The Sarasota Post

With a location to die for and a crowd loving the variety of shows that have been scheduled, Venice Performing Arts Center is delighting locals and tourists alike.



Fran Valencic column: Celebrating Venice Regional's volunteers | Features  yoursun.com

Often at events speakers will say volunteers are the backbone of Venice. At a recent volunteer appreciation reception, Karen Fordham, CEO of Venice Regional ...



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