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Allow shark fishing at pier, council is told
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
A lengthy hearing for an appeal of a Planning Commission decision Tuesday meant the Venice City Council took public comment on a matter it never got to — shark fishing … Find out how to read more online.
Chalk Festival amazes visitors
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
If the idea of art is to evoke a reaction, then the 10th annual Venice Chalk Festival succeeded. People were either in awe of the complex art done in basically … Find out how to read more online.
Teens involved in robbery of pot supplier
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
Three Venice area residents (ages 21, 18 and 15) were arrested last week for robbing a marijuana supplier at knifepoint. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report: On Nov. … Find out how to read more online.
Bybee convicted of kidnapping, fraud
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
A former Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was charged with attempted murder received a 15-year jail sentence for kidnapping and other charges Thursday afternoon. Frankie Bybee, 47, was convicted … Find out how to read more online.
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Fire, police impact fees clear first hurdle
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
Barring some last-minute opposition, Venice will start imposing fire protection and police impact fees on new construction next spring. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send an ordinance — a city law — imposing fire protection and police impact … Find out how to read more online.

Pier shark fishing could be banned
Mon  Nov 13 2017 03:19PM
When Hurricane Irma forced the closure of the Venice Fishing Pier in September, job No. 1 was to get it open again temporarily, if possible, and job No. 2 was for the City Council to allocate funds to rebuild it. … Find out how to read more online.

Parkinson’s Resource Guide now online
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
The 2018 Parkinson’s Resource Guide is free and available now in print and online. If you know someone with Parkinson’s Disease (P.D.), the 2018 Parkinson’s Disease Resource Guide can help. “Education is the key to living well with Parkinson’s, the … Find out how to read more online.

Epiphany breaks ground for new chapel
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
“Nowhere does Jesus hear our prayers more readily than in the Blessed Sacrament.” —Bl. Henry D’Souza Epiphany Cathedral broke ground on its Perpetual Adoration Chapel Friday, Nov. 3. This chapel, located in the heart of Epiphany’s campus, should be complete … Find out how to read more online.

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Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home
Fri  Nov 17 2017 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday. The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams’ 10,000-square-foot home, which … read more.

Iowa elementary school uses therapy pig to improve learning
Fri  Nov 17 2017 01:19AM
MUSCATINE, Iowa — An elementary school in eastern Iowa has found a new way to help special education students manage emotions and focus on learning: a therapy pig. A small pig named Frankie serves as a calming mechanism for students … read more.

Strong earnings from Walmart, Cisco drive US stocks higher
Fri  Nov 17 2017 01:19AM
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from Walmart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains, which helped lift the Nasdaq composite to … read more.

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit
Fri  Nov 17 2017 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — In the first round of negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe will leave power, the Zimbabwean leader met Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including South African Cabinet ministers and … read more.

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