Year 2000 and 2001:
We were asked by so many of our readers to create a calendar of our breathtaking photographs reflecting the beauty and nature of the Venice Area - so we did!
We produced a limited edition calendar that became a collector’s item because of its stunning imagery. The calendar was for sale at many retail outlets such as: Caddy Carts, Island Gift Nook, North Jetty Fish Camp & Sunset Grill Gift Shop.
I Remember When Series made its debut as we all took a walk down memory lane to enjoy articles such as the Drive-in Movies, Black & White Television, and the Supermarket & Old-fashioned Deliveries.
We introduced the Photo of the Month and showcased the works of talented photographers such as Sarah CookieBusk’s “Birds in Sky” and Chris Boschert’s “Catch of the Day.”
Our Restaurant Guide made its first appearance in this issue, featuring 20 eateries. Here are just a few of the first to be spotlighted: Pop’s Sunset Grill • Urbanek’s Oyster Bar • Captain Eddie’s Seafood Restaurant • Honoluana Tiki Bar & Grill • Landmark • The Soda Fountain • Steve’s Subs • Half Baked Café
We noticed that we had a large number of our advertisers that offered home-related products or services, so we created our Gulf Coast Home section to offer our readers a convenient resource for all the home goods and services they needed.
A Touch of Art was introduced in the issue spotlighting fine artists. Since our magazine was driven by captivating imagery, it was only natural to include this department, which featured a talented artist each month. The works of these artists from around the world were beautifully displayed and were spotlighted on our covers as well.
Welcome to Venice Island becomes part of the magazine! I believed that Venice Island was such a unique destination and I wanted to assign a special section of the magazine just for this area. While offering a broad base of businesses and services, the island preserves and maintains its small-town charm, even today as we continue to spotlight this historic area.
October 2001... A New Beginning
For the October issue, I originally planned to feature a bird of paradise photo on our cover. In September, the day after 9/11, as our magazine was being printed, I called our printing company and said, “HOLD THE PRESSES, I want to replace the cover image!” They had already processed quite a few magazines, and the printer said, “Are you sure?” I said “Yes, CHANGE THAT COVER!” Read more in the pdf file below.
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