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Getting jobs for military wives
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Described as a huge problem, 97 percent of military spouses are either unemployed or under- employed simply because they are constantly moving to other bases worldwide, according to Diana Jaquith. … Find out how to read more online.
Modzelewski to retire from YMCA
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Ken Modzelewski, who served as president and CEO of The SKY Family YMCA in Venice for 17 years, has announced his retirement, effective June 30. During Modzelewski’s tenure, the Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Rescued dogs recovering
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Max and Ebony, 6-year-old hounds rescued from what some officials are calling a “hoarding” situation, are looking for a new home. Max is ready for adoption, said Nalani Simpson, Communications … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Crime down in county
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Overall crime in Sarasota County is down 6 percent and violent crime dropped 9 percent, according to data released in the 2016 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office annual report. The report, … Find out how to read more online.
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Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
BRADENTON (AP) — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele … read more.

Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
RIVIERA BEACH (AP) — Fane Lozman beat long odds when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him in 2013 that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by the city of Riviera Beach, Florida. The … read more.

USF football player in stable condition after shooting
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
TAMPA (AP) — A University of South Florida football player was injured from a shooting. The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition. The statement says that no one else … read more.

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:57PM
ORLANDO (AP) — A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra last week issued an order raising … read more.

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Proposed rules would curtail marathon hearings
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
It’s been months since a complicated rezoning hearing extended a Venice City Council meeting into the wee hours of the following morning, and nearly two years since another one took more than 30 hours over three days to resolve. Those … Find out how to read more online.

Big cost changes view on sludge removal
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:08PM
A bigger-than- expected price tag has the city of Venice rethinking what to do with the two lime-sludge ponds at Pinebrook Park. The sludge is byproduct from the city’s water-treatment plant from 1954 to 1991. A study showed it isn’t … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota Film Festival begins
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:08PM
Jim and Deb Fenn, left, and Jedediah Shoemaker (at podium) and Mary Moscatelli at the Venice opening of the Sarasota Film Festival, held Thursday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Venice Art Center, cosponsored by the VAC and the Venice … Find out how to read more online.

Piano duo duels for Loveland
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:06PM
Brian Gurl, whose piano-playing and arranging skills have wowed the likes of Roger Williams, has finally met his match — Katherine Alexandra, a summa cum laude graduate of the renowned Moscow Conservatory of Music. Or maybe she finally met her … Find out how to read more online.

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