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City Council to consider codifying civility
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:48AM
The Venice City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to have city staff draft a civility code for its meetings even though at least two members don’t think it will do any … Find out how to read more online.
Man had girl, 16, perform nude on Web, report says
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
The 27-year-old man’s offer on Facebook to the Venice 16-year-old girl was simple. If she would model nude and perform sexual acts using her Web cam and a special website, … Find out how to read more online.
SCAT chief: Help us find better bus stop
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) held a public meeting in Venice Wednesday on all aspects of its operations and the major topic of conversation among those who attended was the … Find out how to read more online.
Take a close look at this United States flag
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
With the Fourth of July just a week away, a French artist who has moved to Venice has painted an American flag that is amazing in its detail. Displayed outside … Find out how to read more online.
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Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop … read more.

Wildfire hotspots around the West
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
(AP) — Here’s a look at hotspots around the West: Washington Residents of several hundred homes fled when a blaze erupted Sunday outside Wenatchee and spread out of control in hot and windy weather, destroying 24 structures, including houses. “There … read more.

US stocks notch worst day of this year
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated … read more.

NBCUniversal to Trump: You’re fired
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the … read more.

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Bennett won’t be seeking re-election
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Two terms on the Venice City Council will be enough for Jim Bennett. He announced at the end of Tuesday’s meeting that he won’t be running for re-election in November. Emilio Carlesimo, who was elected with Bennett in 2009 and … Find out how to read more online.

Talk will highlight aging and substance use
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Dr. John Dyben, director of older adult treatment services at Hanley Center, West Palm Beach, will provide a presentation on “Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Senior Population” Wednesday, July 8, at 11:30 a.m. This special lunch and learn event is being … Find out how to read more online.

Beach wedding? Get a permit
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
With the holiday fast approaching, weddings are popular and Sarasota County has published a guide to assist potential brides and grooms. One of the more interesting items listed is the strong recommendation to obtain a permit for beachside weddings. Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

Police pension plan numbers pretty positive
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:44AM
The news about the Venice Police Department Pension Fund was almost all good at Tuesday’s Venice City Council meeting. Incentives to join the Florida Retirement System reduced the number of active participants from 44 to 8, and changes in the … Find out how to read more online.

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