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Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
The Venice City Council is very interested in a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. that could put a shade structure topped by solar panels on city property. It … Find out how to read more online.
Outfalls project nearly done
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During … Find out how to read more online.
WCIND board picks next director
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
Modernizing operations of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (which funds Intracoastal Waterway projects in a four-county area), improving transparency and better media relations are just some of the criteria … Find out how to read more online.
Strong ‘no’ to idea of deputies for officers
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
Four members of the Venice City Council made it abundantly clear Tuesday that they have zero interest in an increased Sheriff’s Office presence in the city — not even if … Find out how to read more online.
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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University … read more.

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. Bashir Saedi, a … read more.

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease tells a newspaper that the hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her … read more.

Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s a week to invoke America’s civil rights struggles. On Monday, Obama is set to get recommendations from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He appointed the group in response to protests … read more.

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Need Italian? Venice has 32 eateries
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
With two new Italian restaurants under construction in Venice, it appears residents are already naming the city The Little Italy of the Suncoast. On the island, construction is progressing with speed on the new Trattoria Da Mino restaurant at 335 … Find out how to read more online.

Eviction order filed against Island Time
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:32PM
The owners of Island Time now face another challenge to stay in business, having learned the property owners have filed an eviction lawsuit. “I don’t have much information about it yet or what our next steps will be,” owner Bill … Find out how to read more online.

Venice shelter helps save hoarder’s kittens
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
How do authorities overcome the dilemma of finding homes for 60 cats and kittens? Recently, the Venice cat shelter again offered its services following the discovery of numerous undernourished, in-bred felines of all ages in the small 1,004-square-foot home of … Find out how to read more online.

Young Marines host orienteering meet
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Venice High School MCJROTC held its inaugural Orienteering meet Feb. 7 at Caspersen Beach. This was the ninth orienteering event of the 15-meet season. Eight schools with 156 racers competed in two different format team races. The first race was … Find out how to read more online.

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