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State is tops for military vet retirees
Wed  May 24 2017 10:18AM
If you’re a military veteran looking for a place to retire — and you’re reading this — you’ve found it, according to And if you’re a military veteran who … Find out how to read more online.
Waiting, watching as grass turns brown
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
Sometimes, the relationship between homeowners and their neighborhood is a tenuous one. The homeowners pay monthly or annual dues and expect certain services will be performed for their membership in … Find out how to read more online.
Save an infant’s life by teaching them to swim
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned … Find out how to read more online.
Contract approved to remove lime pits
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The City of Venice awarded a contract this week to remove the massive lime pits from Pinebrook Park Nature Trail within Wellfield Park. It paves the way for ProLime Corporation, … Find out how to read more online.
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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed … read more.

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BRIA, Central African Republic (AP) — Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives. Deadly sectarian violence that has gripped Central African Republic since 2013 is surging again, even spreading to … read more.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BC-AS--Nepal-Plane Crash, 3rd Ld-Writethru,170 Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured Eds: Updates with one pilot dead, another in critical condition. The Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo … read more.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent
Sat  May 27 2017 11:01PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt … read more.

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Bramble honored, roasted for anniversary
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The Venice City Council recognized Assistant City Manager Len Bramble Tuesday for 10 years of service, and took the opportunity to pick on him a little, too. The presentation of his service award included a pie chart allegedly representing how … Find out how to read more online.

Terry-Tuerk named Rotary’s Teacher of Year
Wed  May 24 2017 10:12AM
Tracy Terry-Tuerk of Garden Elementary School has been named Teacher of the Year by the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club, now in its 27th year of awarding such an honor. Introducing her to fellow Rotarians, Committee Chairman Jim Woods stressed the … Find out how to read more online.

Venice pot doctor: 1,800 sign up
Sat  May 20 2017 10:13AM
Of the many small businesses in the Lakeview Office Park complex at Commercial Court near Cracker Barrel at the I-75 Jacaranda Interchange, there is a small office suite at the rear where business appears to be booming. The waiting room … Find out how to read more online.

Board to consider playground/pickleball swap
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
The Hecksher Park playground’s days may be numbered, though its potential demise won’t happen anytime soon. At least not if Venice City Council Member Bob Daniels has anything to say about it. The Council voted Tuesday to have the Parks … Find out how to read more online.

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