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Take Wellfield Park, city asks county gov’t
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:42AM
City leaders in Venice agreed recently they want something done about the Wellfield Sports Complex to bring it up to speed with other county sports parks. In short, they want … Find out how to read more online.
Venice family in need gets their new roof
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:42AM
It took a whole town’s participation but the Hamrick family of Venice was finally able to come out on top in a local contest to win a new roof. A … Find out how to read more online.
SMH picks design firm for planned Venice hospital
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:40AM
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board selected Flad Architects and Gilbane Building Company to design and construct the planned $225 million, 65-acre Sarasota Memorial Hospital campus in North Venice on … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County receives AA+ rating on Braves’ bonds
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:40AM
With the blessings from a major rating agency, Sarasota County’s bonds to finance the construction of the Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port are ready to go to … Find out how to read more online.
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Regional animal rescue looking to expand services
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:40AM
Many times when Rescue Garage takes in a dog, it’s days away from being euthanized at a high-kill shelter in Florida. That’s when Chez Malinois, who formed the local not-for-profit organization, and a team of volunteers work to rehome the … Find out how to read more online.

Circus train car returns to Venice
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:40AM
The Venice Area Historical Society’s project to “Preserve the Venice Depot’s Circus Train Heritage” is moving forward at a steady pace. A former train car actually used by the old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it was … Find out how to read more online.

You might want to swim faster
Wed  Nov 22 2017 02:40PM
PHOTOS BY JOSEPH JOHN ORCHULLI II This shark, approximately five feet in length, is seen swimming here very close to the beach between the North Jetty and Nokomis Beach in close proximity to this swimmer, who changed her direction after … Find out how to read more online.

On with the parade
Wed  Nov 22 2017 09:40AM
As progress continues toward the Venice Circus Train Car Museum, it seems fitting that Venice moves into parade season overdrive. Those who lived in Venice when The Greatest Show on Earth wintered here enjoyed the glory days of parades complete … Find out how to read more online.

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Report: Companies claim Irma fundraising was a scam
Fri  Nov 24 2017 01:19AM
MIAMI — A man who claimed to be a member of a wealthy Puerto Rican family that owns a rum distillery rented warehouses for hurricane Irma donations and chartered five airplanes to take them to the island. No one suspected … read more.

Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash
Fri  Nov 24 2017 01:19AM
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of … read more.

Sudan’s president visits Russia, asks for protection from US
Fri  Nov 24 2017 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting … read more.

Ukrainian separatist chief accuses another of plotting coup
Fri  Nov 24 2017 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — A separatist leader in Ukraine’s east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day. Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of … read more.

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