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City Council to consider codifying civility
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:48AM
The Venice City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to have city staff draft a civility code for its meetings even though at least two members don’t think it will do any … Find out how to read more online.
Man had girl, 16, perform nude on Web, report says
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
The 27-year-old man’s offer on Facebook to the Venice 16-year-old girl was simple. If she would model nude and perform sexual acts using her Web cam and a special website, … Find out how to read more online.
SCAT chief: Help us find better bus stop
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) held a public meeting in Venice Wednesday on all aspects of its operations and the major topic of conversation among those who attended was the … Find out how to read more online.
Take a close look at this United States flag
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
With the Fourth of July just a week away, a French artist who has moved to Venice has painted an American flag that is amazing in its detail. Displayed outside … Find out how to read more online.
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National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors. Plans for the … read more.

30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen monkeys have been set free in Puerto Rico after someone broke a lock on their enclosures at a primate research facility. Police say the roughly 30 rhesus macaques … read more.

‘Ted 2’ lags behind ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted 2” opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers “Jurassic … read more.

Bethune-Cookman students participate in White House event
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House. B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this … read more.

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Bennett won’t be seeking re-election
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Two terms on the Venice City Council will be enough for Jim Bennett. He announced at the end of Tuesday’s meeting that he won’t be running for re-election in November. Emilio Carlesimo, who was elected with Bennett in 2009 and … Find out how to read more online.

Talk will highlight aging and substance use
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
Dr. John Dyben, director of older adult treatment services at Hanley Center, West Palm Beach, will provide a presentation on “Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Senior Population” Wednesday, July 8, at 11:30 a.m. This special lunch and learn event is being … Find out how to read more online.

Beach wedding? Get a permit
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:46AM
With the holiday fast approaching, weddings are popular and Sarasota County has published a guide to assist potential brides and grooms. One of the more interesting items listed is the strong recommendation to obtain a permit for beachside weddings. Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

Police pension plan numbers pretty positive
Sun  Jun 28 2015 11:44AM
The news about the Venice Police Department Pension Fund was almost all good at Tuesday’s Venice City Council meeting. Incentives to join the Florida Retirement System reduced the number of active participants from 44 to 8, and changes in the … Find out how to read more online.

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