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NO-VEL Post 159 (941) 488-1157

******Update 5/15/2020*******

Sarasota County has extended this closure through Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Staff continues to plan for the reactivation of County park operations, and we are moving in a phased approach toward full operations while following the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, direction from the Florida Governor's "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step" Recovery Plan and the Governor's latest Executive Orders.  We are working together to keep Sarasota County strong during COVID-19 and following the guidance of the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. We are continuing to be diligent in the operations of our parks and facilities in a safe, clean manner.  All Memorial Day activites are cancelled.


***Update 4/29/2020***


*** New Update***   4/14/2020

Due to the Coronavirus, Post 159 is

completely closed. Please keep checking

the website for updated

information -


3/28/2020     **** SOS Volunteers Needed ****

The Riders have been at the Post doing a deep clean of the Kitchen. 

They could use some help!  If you have some time to spare, please stop

by. They are there every day starting at 10am...





Since our charter on April 16th, 1946, the American Legion NO-VEL (Nokomis, Osprey, Venice, Englewood, Laurel) Post 159 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. We meet at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.




To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the greater Venice community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. With over 2,000 members, NO-VEL Post 159 is among the largest Legion Posts in the largest Veterans Service Organization in the Nation.  NO-VEL Post 159 is a non-profit 501(c)(19) organization. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. Please review the "EVENTS CALENDAR" and "SPECIAL EVENTS" areas often and support our activities with your participation. Thank you.


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