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New roofs not enough to kill ‘M’ word
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:26AM
“M.” Short for millage. As in millage increase. As Venice City Council members huddled around tables in a darkened room, squinting at overheads and scouring financial charts during a strategic … Find out how to read more online.
Backflow devices to be city chore in new plan
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:24AM
A government program that saves people money might sound like a fantasy, but Venice Utilities Director Javier Vargas is going to propose one next week. Like all the state’s municipalities … Find out how to read more online.
A New View
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:24AM
Three groups of approximately 40 second-graders from Toledo Blade Elementary School took a field trip recently to the Venice Rookery, where they witnessed a handful of species’ activities in their … Find out how to read more online.
Recent Venice fires called ‘suspicious’
Wed  Mar 21 2018 11:38AM
Three fires in a couple weeks are raising the eyebrows of fire officials. The latest was last Thursday afternoon at Caspersen Beach Park. “It looks like it may have been … Find out how to read more online.
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Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:22AM
While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more cooperation on hurricane sheltering. Specifically, Sarasota County is asking for agreements with Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Key group rewriting procedures about city decisions
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:22AM
The Venice Planning Commission met this week to begin rewriting its procedural rules. Litigation that was eventually dropped prompted the review. On Tuesday, the Commission looked over a draft of changes suggested by planning staff and the city attorney’s office. … Find out how to read more online.

Stephen Ministry one of listening and caring
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:22AM
When confronted with a life-altering experience like the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or a painful divorce, people are often overcome with grief and emotional pain. It can leave one paralyzed with feelings of loneliness, … Find out how to read more online.

Parkinson’s Expo set for April 14
Sat  Mar 24 2018 10:24AM
Marking the organization’s 10th anniversary of improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s will bring together an array of specialists for the first-ever Parkinson’s Expo. The event will be held Saturday, April … Find out how to read more online.

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Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
NEW DELHI (AP) — In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the city’s great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers. It lasts for just an hour and … read more.

Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy’s starvation death
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy’s starvation death DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years … read more.

Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
A federal heating aid program for low-income residents has survived another attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it. The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by Trump on Friday includes $3.64 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. … read more.

‘Vote them out!’: Hundreds of thousands demand gun control
Sat  Mar 24 2018 07:28PM
WASHINGTON — In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a “vote-them-out” movement and tougher laws against weapons … read more.

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