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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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Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
MILAN — Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early … read more.

Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
LINCOLN, Neb. — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law … read more.

Retailers rise again
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn’t add to the previous day’s gains. A slew of retailers including discount … read more.

Zimbabwe ruling party calls for Mugabe to step down
Sat  Nov 18 2017 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after nearly four decades in power, state-run broadcaster ZBC reported late Friday. It said that the branches of Mugabe’s party in eight of 10 … read more.

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