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Protesting Trump
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:32AM
Chanting “Hey, ho, Donald Trump has to go,” roughly 70 people marched in and around downtown Venice Monday as part of a nationwide protest against the President on Presidents Day. … Find out how to read more online.
Couple found asleep in car at intersection
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:32AM
An Englewood couple was arrested after officers found them passed out in their car at a nearby intersection with a 2-year-old child in a urine-soaked diaper in the backseat, according … Find out how to read more online.
International cuisine eateries continue to grow
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:32AM
Our Businews columnist, Roger Button, keeps track annually of the number of area restaurants and their specialties. Here is his report on restaurants serving international cuisine. • • • The … Find out how to read more online.
Venice’s Hannah Jae opens for Bon Jovi
Sat  Feb 18 2017 09:28AM
Sometimes in life, we feel as if we’re going in circles but for Hannah Jae Wasserman, a junior at Venice High School, that’s a good thing. When she was 12 … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Deputies: 1 dead, 1 critical in Orlando home invasion
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Investigators say an Orlando man shot two men during a home invasion, killing one of them. Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells local news outlets that a woman called 911 around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and told … read more.

Grandparents charged in case of boy killed by brother
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
PORT ORANGE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested the grandparents of an 8-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed by his older brother. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 56-year-old Sabrina Potter and 47-year-old Robert Potter were arrested Tuesday on … read more.

Drop in Florida home ownership but gains in Fort Myers area
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Homeownership dipped slightly in Florida statewide last year, but there were gains in southwest Florida. New Census figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the home ownership rate in Florida dropped from 64.8 percent … read more.

Florida House pushes ahead with bid to dismantle programs
Wed  Feb 22 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A push by Florida House Republicans to scuttle the state’s economic development agency is moving ahead, despite fierce opposition by Gov. Rick Scott. A divided House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would eliminate Enterprise … read more.

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Park Plan falls down ‘rabbit hole’
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:30AM
The Venice Planning Commission met yesterday to collectively scratch their heads over what to do with a draft Parks Master Plan that was sent back to them to be “recertified.” Nobody knew what “recertified” meant but the board took it … Find out how to read more online.

4-H’ers earn honors at state contest
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:30AM
Two Sarasota County youths earned high marks for their work in a pair of recent Florida 4-H contests focused on marine life. Benjamin Adams, a seventh-grade homeschooled student, received the “People’s Choice” award for the best image from more than … Find out how to read more online.

Hale tabbed as dean of Academic Affairs at SCF-Venice
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:30AM
The first in his family to go to college, Ryan Hale knows the importance of a quality education. And now, Hale is putting his life experience to practical use as the new dean of Academic Affairs at State College of … Find out how to read more online.

USDA March food distribution set
Wed  Feb 22 2017 09:30AM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contracts with All Faiths Food Bank to distribute free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Eligible residents will receive nine to 12 free commodities. Sarasota County distribution will be at these sites; schedules … Find out how to read more online.

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