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Parking garage sites to be explored
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
City of Venice leaders will be presented with three new potential sites for a parking garage — all east of U.S. 41 Business — at this week’s Capital Improvement Projects … Find out how to read more online.
Family Promise founder visits, offers hope
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
Karen Olson, Family Promise founder and national president, spoke at a luncheon Friday, May 1, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Venice. Olson and the national Family Promise office are … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Regional gets a ‘C’ in patient safety
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
Along with about one-third of the surveyed hospitals in the nation, Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) got a C grade for its Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog … Find out how to read more online.
A fresh start for fire victims
Wed  May 6 2015 10:50AM
As the home Jason Burnside and his fiance Kim Bowersock were living in was burning, a friend jumped into action. Janet Reinstrome Duke was on a mission. It was her … Find out how to read more online.
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A mower that’s still working in 15 years
Wed  May 6 2015 09:57PM
Whatever kind of lawn mower you have, proper maintenance should help keep it going a decade or more. Consumer Reports, working to improve the lives of consumers by driving marketplace change, offers the most common ways to have your machine … read more.

For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
Thu  May 7 2015 01:00AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it’s as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it. The … read more.

Travel agency to begin flights from Orlando to Cuba
Thu  May 7 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — A Florida travel agency will soon be offering twice-weekly flights between Orlando and Cuba. Island Travel and Tours says it will be begin nonstop service between Orlando and Havana on July 8. The charter flights will take … read more.

Body of student trying to sell car on Craigslist found
Thu  May 7 2015 01:19AM
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in two states on Wednesday were investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. Taylor Clark’s body was found Tuesday night near … read more.

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SCSO lauds life-saving teacher, others
Wed  May 6 2015 10:48AM
Among many awards Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight presented recently was one to a local teacher who helped to save a little girl’s life. Knight presented the awards Thursday during a ceremony recognizing employees and citizens who have demonstrated exemplary … Find out how to read more online.

Pine View ‘faire’ was an experience
Wed  May 6 2015 10:48AM
Cheers and Huzzah! The recent Pine View School’s Renaissance Experience turned out to be all that creator and social studies instructor Pat Regan hoped it would — educational and fun. On the day of the event, Regan and the school’s … Find out how to read more online.

Woman dies in rollover on I-75
Wed  May 6 2015 10:46AM
An early morning rollover resulted in a fatality on Interstate 75. The crash occurred at Mile Marker 189 in Venice on Tuesday at 7:12 a.m., delaying northbound traffic for two hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver, identified … Find out how to read more online.

SCF’s Darlene Wedler-Johnson honored
Wed  May 6 2015 10:44AM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Venice Campus Executive Officer Darlene Wedler-Johnson was recognized with Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at a dinner reception at the PTK 97th Annual Convention, NerdNation, April 17 in … Find out how to read more online.

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