Fran Valencic is the social columnist for the Venice Gondolier Sun.
She started out as a volunteer writing about fun things happening at Taylor Ranch Elementary School and more than 20 years later is still writing.
Fran is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but after 38 years in Venice considers herself pretty much a native. She has a daughter and son and 2 terrific granddaughters. She is a double Gator Grandma.
Fran loves baseball. She sees most Venice High School games and has been at every championship game. She continues to be faithful to the Cleveland Indians but these days is an avid Ray's fan.
After retiring from teaching Fran considers herself blessed to have a perfect retirement job documenting all the great people and events in Venice.