AAUW home tour is Friday in Venice


The Venice Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its annual tour of homes from 1o a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

The tour benefits the AAUW’s Re-entry Scholarship Fund. Six young women were awarded scholarships to return to school last year.  The AAUW has presented the scholarships since 1987.

  The event includes an orchid sale and raffle. Tickets are $20 and are available at the homes on the day of the tour. Homes on the tour:  2291 Scenic Drive, 503 Everglades, 621  Valencia Road, 500 Hauser Lane and 114 Martellago Drive.

The Scenic Drive home is owned by Gail and Delford McKnight.  On the Intracoastal Waterway, it was inspired by a giant tree and was built by Skip Paschke of Fireside Homes.  The second-story, front-facing lanai offers dramatic views of the water and allows access to the lighthouse cupola with its disco ball and reflected light feature. The home has an enclosed and waterfall by Aqua Tech Pools.

AAUW is a national network of more than 100,000 members and donors.  For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the educational, social, economic and political issues of the day that pertain to women. Information:  venice-fl.aauw.net.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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