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The $300,000 man
Wed  Sep 17 2014 10:08AM
Jeff Snyder loves to find money. As the city of Venice finance director, he’s tasked each year with balancing the city’s books, overseeing the city’s daily operating expenditures and revenue. … Find out how to read more online.
Her quilts are so good that a museum has several
Wed  Sep 17 2014 10:06AM
A Venice quilter has made and sold not just one, but six handmade quilts to an international museum. Elaine Ellison, a 10-year member of the Venice Quilters Guild, specializes in … Find out how to read more online.
Garage sale rule gets 2nd approval
Wed  Sep 17 2014 10:06AM
The city of Venice Planning Commission put the final touches on a draft garage sale rule this week that requires residents to register garage sales, yard sales and estate sales … Find out how to read more online.
US 41 Bypass project on track to start in 2015
Wed  Sep 17 2014 10:06AM
The U.S. 41 bypass project through Venice is still on track, with construction planned to begin on the northern phase next spring. According to Florida Department of Transportation Engineer Brian Blair, … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Federal Reserve
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of the morning, then turned broadly higher in the … read more.

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to … read more.

US ground troops in Iraq possible
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s … read more.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold. Gangs from coast to coast have toned down … read more.

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Halt! Who goes there!
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:44AM
“Do you know where you’re going?” asked the Guatemalan police. “We don’t even go in there.” Despite the warning, we drove into the largest ghetto in Central America. We were on a mission trip from Christ United Methodist Church in … Find out how to read more online.

Homeless camp closed after meth found
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:42AM
Venice police quietly disbanded a homeless camp last week. The small camp was located about 100 feet away from a wellhead, according to city officials, just north of the water tower near the Venice Avenue Bridge. At Tuesday’s, Sept. 9, … Find out how to read more online.

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ is first show on MainStage menu
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:42AM
Venice Theatre opens its 2014-2015 MainStage season with Marc Camoletti’s French comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” This “energetic, smart and funny show” (Chicago Critic) opens Tuesday, Sept. 30, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and … Find out how to read more online.

Buckalter’s set adds to magic of ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:42AM
Donna Buckalter’s all-encompassing set for Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” begins at the double doors to the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre. The painted floor leads us into the rabbit hole where most of the charming fairytale is played out by … Find out how to read more online.

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