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Hospital drops eye surgery
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:00AM
As of Feb. 1, eye surgery will join the list of medical services no longer provided by Venice’s hospital. “The executive staff at Venice Regional Bayfront Health routinely reviews all … Find out how to read more online.
State to Venice: Fix fire pension
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:00AM
While Venice Mayor John Holic was giving his State of the City speech at city hall this week — a glowing progress report that also highlighted deficiencies, like the underfunded … Find out how to read more online.
Residents organize over Plantation cell tower
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Representative for Florida Tower Partners, based in Bradenton, got another earful from residents of the Plantation Golf & Country Club and Lake of the Woods at Jacaranda subdivisions who oppose … Find out how to read more online.
Bad golf swing gives thief away
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Some men have complained that golf, a favorite Florida pastime, ultimately ruined their life. Here’s an different take on that lament. John Carey Jeffery, Jr., 38, was arrested this week … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Stocks finish January on weak note
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year. All told, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3 percent in January, … read more.

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an … read more.

Milk does a body good? A look at the science
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? While the government urges milk consumption, some studies have begun to … read more.

Poet, songwriter Rod McKuen, dies at 81
Sat  Jan 31 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in … read more.

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More Local News

Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
The Venice City Council took two major steps this week to begin enforcing a ban against short-term rentals in single-family neighborhoods — albeit beginning in 2016. First, they settled a lawsuit (Altier et al v. City of Venice) allowing seven … Find out how to read more online.

The Secret to Pine View’s Success
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Stephen Covert and his wife conducted a nationwide search for the best school for their fifth-grade son when tests showed two years ago that he is gifted. Like many parents, they concluded that Pine View School, in Osprey, was the … Find out how to read more online.

Fellowship will send Pine View student to college
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:42AM
Alexis Smith was a little miffed that she had to go back to school Thursday and leave her babysitting job. She got over it quickly when she found out what the “meeting” she was allegedly needed at was really about. … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood, Venice street resurfacing to begin in March
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:40AM
Sarasota County commissioners signed off on a $4.7 million street repaving project for Englewood and Venice Tuesday. The resurfacing project is expected to begin in March and should be completed within five months. In south Venice, Jacaranda Boulevard from South … Find out how to read more online.

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