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Organizer: Festival ‘incredibly fabulous’
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:08AM
There’s no subtlety in Sarasota Chalk Festival organizer Denise Kowal’s response when asked how the 2015 event went. “It was incredibly fabulous,” she said. “It was a great success.” Her … Find out how to read more online.
Miss a city meeting at your own risk
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:08AM
There’s an unwritten rule in government politics. Elected officials who are absent for a meeting are likely to be volunteered by their peers for some task not of their choosing. … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide in Venice is at low levels
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:08AM
Red tide algae persist in local waters, but the concentrations remain patchy. Concentrations of red tide — Karenia brevis — turned up in very low to high concentrations in 25 … Find out how to read more online.
A moment of silence as Cautero, Fraize take the dais
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:06AM
Two new Venice City Council members were sworn in this week at City Hall. Rich Cautero and Fred Fraize assumed seats to the left of the mayor, vacated by outgoing … Find out how to read more online.
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Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after authorities said state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his car. A criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Arizona Department of Public … read more.

Abraham Lincoln bust stolen from outside Gettysburg museum
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a bust of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen from outside a museum near where he delivered the “Gettysburg Address.” The bust’s pedestal was found Monday morning in the parking lot of the … read more.

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars
Mon  Nov 23 2015 10:34PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on … read more.

Officials: Man shot stepdaughter, then himself at hospital
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man fatally shot his stepdaughter at a Florida hospital while they were visiting a family member Monday morning, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. The gunman was identified in a news release as … read more.

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Proposed bond would help local gov’t bldg.
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:06AM
Sarasota County commissioners still are ironing out the details of a proposed referendum to be placed on the November 2016 ballot that could expand public safety, court and other services at the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in South Venice. … Find out how to read more online.

Survivor visits Nazi camp after 70 years
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:06AM
Venice resident Helga Melmed doesn’t remember the music that was popular during World War II. She never heard it while she was gathering rocks and pushing them uphill in a metal container on a track. Instead, she remembers the horror … Find out how to read more online.

Honore extension may be done by March
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:06AM
Although indications at both entrances to the new Honore South extension at Route 681 and Laurel Road are virtually complete, it is misleading because the project is only 75 percent complete. They are at roughly day 545 out of a … Find out how to read more online.

Free medical clinics set
Sat  Nov 21 2015 11:06AM
A remote health care clinic will provide free medical services — including dental and vision — to thousands of people (adults and children) in need in Manatee and Sarasota counties. On Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22, Manatee County … Find out how to read more online.

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