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Man arrested for setting off chemical bombs
Thu  Jul 30 2015 04:08PM
A 35-year-old Nokomis man was arrested for setting off acid bombs amidst residential apartments in Englewood just for fun. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report, on July 25 … Find out how to read more online.
Venice’s Seaboard to get another look
Thu  Jul 30 2015 04:07PM
The Venice mayor would like to have another discussion about establishing a Community Redevelopment Area to help fund improvements in the Seaboard area to rejuvenate the business district. CRAs allow … Find out how to read more online.
Park has tough trails
Thu  Jul 30 2015 04:07PM
There’s a new preserve in Sarasota County, and a new sport for it. Mogul-hiking in Walton Ranch. Sarasota County recently opened the 3,760-acre Walton Ranch, on Toledo Blade Boulevard, which … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomos delayed again
Thu  Jul 30 2015 04:07PM
It appears diners will not be watching the sun go down at Nokomos Sunset Hut any-time soon. This week, the county posted notices of a variance request by the owners … Find out how to read more online.
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Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press … read more.

Confederate flags found at MLK’s church
Thu  Jul 30 2015 09:54PM
(CNN) — Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. … read more.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which is part of the European … read more.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service
Fri  Jul 31 2015 01:19AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of … read more.

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Stay ‘on’ the bay at Polynesian Village
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:20AM
One of the oldest hotel-resorts at Walt Disney World is now the newest and right in style with some of the best resort hotels in the world thanks to the addition of 20 over-the-water bungalows along the Seven Seas Lagoon. … Find out how to read more online.

Townhouse condo incorporates Nolen green space
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:18AM
A recently demolished single-family residence constructed in 1951 will be replaced with a modern three-unit condo building near downtown Venice called Bella Milan. The project, called an example of Smart Growth by its architect, incorporates aspects of a John Nolen … Find out how to read more online.

Summer music camp takes on silver sheen
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:18AM
Even the woodwinds seem to have a silvery sheen this year as the Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp celebrates its 25th or silver anniversary. Still directed by Venice Symphony bassoonist and camp founder Gail Heskett, the camp continues to work … Find out how to read more online.

FST’s ‘Over the River’ is heartwarming
Wed  Jul 29 2015 09:18AM
When Nick Cristano (Matthew DeCapua) is offered a job in Seattle, which is on the other side of the country from both his maternal and paternal grandparents, a whole lot of conniving ensues. That he has had Sunday dinner with … Find out how to read more online.

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