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Post office/hotel project gets higher priority
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:56PM
The Venice City Council took a small but potentially significant step Wednesday toward the eventual acquisition of the post office distribution center on the island by moving it up a … Find out how to read more online.
A landowner who wants to build affordable housing
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:54PM
For Ronald J. Siegrist, making rentals affordable is the only sensible thing to do. We live in an area of exploding construction and high dollar rentals, which increases the difficulty … Find out how to read more online.
City OKs two new building inspectors
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:54PM
The 142 percent increase in single family home construction permits over the past year was enough to convince the Venice City Council this week to authorize funds to pay for two … Find out how to read more online.
Roundabout is out; traffic light a go on Tamiami
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:54PM
The intersection on Tamiami Trail in the West Villages area that was being considered for a large roundabout will now get what the residents originally asked for — a traffic … Find out how to read more online.
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Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds … read more.

California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state’s immigrants. Democratic lawmakers also passed resolutions in both … read more.

Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she’s seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors … read more.

Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland-area man accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping and raping a girl and trying to abduct another within the past year scouted out his victims, authorities said Monday. Investigators are calling Justin Christian, of Lorain, … read more.

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Boat Parade tonight; pick the winner
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:54PM
Another Saturday night in Venice means another parade. Tonight (Saturday), the event will be the annual Christmas Boat Parade and once again, viewers can pick their favorite boat by visiting the parade’s website after the parade. Boats will be numbered … Find out how to read more online.

‘Three amigos’ thankful at swearing in
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:52PM
When Mayor John Holic was first elected to the Venice City Council, he had two grandchildren; now he has six. Council Member Jeanette Gates’ daughter Jackie was in the seventh grade; now she’s in Suncoast Technical College. Council Member Bob … Find out how to read more online.

Working with the very best — interning
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:50PM
Venice Theatre offers yet another path to Broadway — this time it is an onstage path. In 2001, the theater received certification from the Florida Department of Education for its Technical Theatre Apprentice Program — a backstage path. In November, … Find out how to read more online.

Marijuana clinic to open in Venice
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:51PM
A doctor from Venice plans to open what he calls a “groundbreaking” medical practice in January that coincides with a new law involving marijuana. The Compassionate Cannabis Clinic of Venice is scheduled to open its doors the first week of … Find out how to read more online.

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