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Updated: 01/01/2014 11:50:04AM

Venetians honor their past

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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL

Stripped of its rotting roof and walls, the old Venice Circus Arena looks as it might have during construciton in 1959.

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Nine pumpkins lined up in a row are used as a Hannukah Menorah. A drill was used to hollow out the space for votive lights set into the eight smaller pumpkins. A larger candle is set into the large pumpkin for use in lighting additional candles each night of Hannukah.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL

Recently restored to its original 1956 Sarasota School of Architecture-style is this modern home at 512 Valencia, on the island of Venice.

PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

Cadets at KMI, circa 1952, form up on the parade ground at what is today Centennial Park in downtown Venice. In back is the KMI dormitory which was built as the San Marco Hotel in the 1920s. Today it serves as the Venice Center Mall with condos on the upper two floors.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY LITTEL

Not all beds are identical in the Sun Fiesta bed races. See for yourself at the annual Sun Fiesta bed race.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ED TAYLOR

Two visitors to Venice meet "Bobby Que," the mascot of the 4th annual BBQ Bash in Venice.

SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Santa's elves sing to parade watchers from this boat parade entry of a previous year.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL

From left, dancers Amy Blake, Kathryn Killinger and Nancy Ax performed at the ATHE Senior Theatre conference in Orlando during 2013.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL

The main building of the Beacon House campus in Venice is a remodeled model home at 1680-C South Tamiami Trail.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL AHRENDT

The Gazebo at Centennial Park captured the attention of artist Bill Ahrendt who was visiting from Arizona.

PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE-NOKOMIS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The hurricane of 1926 destroyed the Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, which was built in 1903 on Colonia Lane where the Jesse Knight Memorial Cemetery is today in Nokomis.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL

Sue Lomas, left, president of the board of the Phelan-McDermid Foundation, which is headquartered in Venice. At right is Mary Morris, of the Venice Art Center, another participant in the 36-hour giving challenge in March. The two compared notes on fundraising strategies.

By KIM COOL

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History is a prized commodity in Venice.

During the past 12 months, residents celebrated anniversaries big and small, from the second anniversary of the Venice Book Fair & Writers Festival to the 145th anniversary of the Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church. The list provides but a sampling of what Venice is about.

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