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Legacy Park scaled back
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:46PM
Faced with a low bid of $2.82 million to construct long-awaited Legacy Park — far more than the available funding — city of Venice officials this week agreed to scale … Find out how to read more online.
Youth movement takes over at City Hall
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:46PM
What would young adults in high school do at City Hall on hot button topics? The cream of the crop of Venice High students job-shadowed department directors and elected officials … Find out how to read more online.
Community Video Archives celebrates 25 years
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:44PM
For quarter of a century, Community Video Archives, founded by Annette Scherman, has preserved the lives of nearly 120 people and nine special events that have helped shaped this area … Find out how to read more online.
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Willie Nelson enters marijuana business
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old “Roll Me Up and … read more.

US warships deployed
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared … read more.

Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said. The unidentified boy was detained by police … read more.

Refugee migration keeps coming
Mon  Apr 20 2015 10:38PM
CATANIA, Sicily — European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily early … read more.

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Firm submits proposal to unite transit systems
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:44PM
An Illinois company has submitted an unsolicited proposal to Manatee and Sarasota counties to provide transit operations as a single entity. Transdev Services Inc. submitted the proposal to create Sarasota Manatee Regional Transit and assume the operation of Manatee County … Find out how to read more online.

Challenged planning firm stays on city list
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:44PM
The Venice City Council has approved Kimley-Horn on a ranking list of only two firms for planning land use services, despite reservations. By a 4-3 vote on April 14, the Council voted to retain the firm, a longtime vendor with … Find out how to read more online.

Free lunch program launched
Sun  Apr 19 2015 03:46PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Interfaith Outreach Inc., and Grace United Methodist Church have combined resources to provide 100 lunches each week for distribution at the Center of Hope in Nokomis to those in need in the Venice area. Funding for … Find out how to read more online.

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