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Next library?
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:46PM
Using the former Hamilton Business Condominium building for a temporary Venice library will be discussed next week by city leaders. The building, purchased by the city last year, is located … Find out how to read more online.
Weather warnings added to CodeRed
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:46PM
Sarasota County is adding weather alerts to its CodeRed emergency notification system that will benefit even those living within municipalities. City of Venice residents complained they never received CodeRed high … Find out how to read more online.
McQueen retiring at Garden Elementary
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:46PM
John McQueen, principal of Garden Elementary School for almost 10 years, is retiring effective Friday, Feb. 26. His is the second mid-year retirement of a local principal. Longtime Venice Elementary … Find out how to read more online.
Food fest looks back in history
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:40PM
This year’s Jewish Food Festival honors Knishes and Valentines. The annual festival will be on Valentine’s Day and a special drawing features an immigrant Knish vendor on the streets of … Find out how to read more online.
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Bill requiring unanimous verdict for death penalty advances
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Legislation requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury to recommend the death penalty will head to the state Senate floor after passing a committee vote Monday. The Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee passed its version of a bill … read more.

Senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called … read more.

2015 sets record for shark attacks
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000. International … read more.

Glass art worth $25,000 recovered
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered. St. Petersburg police said in a news release that an employee of the Morean Arts Center discovered a … read more.

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Home tour benefits women’s education
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:38PM
The Venice Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosts its annual tour of homes in the Venice area next Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the club’s re-entry scholarship fund, which assists … Find out how to read more online.

Jail ‘sweeps’ reduce inmate population
Sun  Feb 7 2016 01:38PM
Twice a month, 12th Circuit Judge Andy Owens walks across the street in Sarasota to the county jail to work out deals with nonviolent offenders. Many are repeat customers. Owens works rapid fire with a state attorney and a public … Find out how to read more online.

Council to consider changes to agenda
Mon  Feb 8 2016 12:03PM
The Venice City Council will finally take some time next week to talk about how and when they talk about what they talk about. City Manager Ed Lavallee has tried for two meetings to get a dialogue going about how … Find out how to read more online.

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