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NO-VEL Post 159 (941) 488-1157


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October 29, 2020


Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site
100 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

A state-run, drive-thru only, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now available at 100 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, 34232.  This site was created through a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida National Guard and Sarasota and Manatee counties. No appointments or prescriptions are necessary. The site offers COVID-19 testing only. Testing for COVID-19 is available for those age 5 and older, regardless of symptoms.


Tests will take place 7 days per week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or until capacity is reached. 



October 26, 2020





October 1, 2020




August 21, 2020

2020-2021 Post Officers

Commander - Howard Van Nostrand

1st Vice - Peter Skentzos

2nd Vice - Norm MacLellan

Finance - Neil Collins

Adjutant -  

Sgt at Arms - Tom Overman

Assistant Sgt at Arms - Al Angelastri

Exective Board 

Tommy Gesiorski

Don MacLean

Howard Hone 



American Legion Membership

Adjutant hours are Monday - Thursday 9am to 11am

Feel free to renew online -


mail in your membershp with a check

and your card will be

mailed to you.


Please see the Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary

pages for Membership Information


Congratulations Post 159!!




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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