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Finally, a ferry
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The long saga of the South Venice Beach ferry is finally over. Broken parts on a new ferry, a fire and a contract dispute over repairs delayed delivery for nearly … Find out how to read more online.
Politician appears, causing traffic board gridlock
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The city’s Traffic Advisory Task Force struggled at its last meeting to keep on track after a City Council member questioned the direction it’s headed. Council Member Deborah Anderson, who … Find out how to read more online.
Snyder payout OK’d at special meeting
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The Venice City Council held a special meeting last week to approve a $65,000 payout to its finance director, who recently resigned. Jeff Snyder’s last day on the job is … Find out how to read more online.
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First lady honors new class of student poets for bravery
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is honoring the new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts. The first lady hosted a White House event Thursday for the five teens, who each … read more.

No charges against Orlando officers who kicked suspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Two Orlando police officers will not face criminal charges for the arrest of a South Florida banker who was kicked repeatedly while sitting on a street curb as they tried to subdue him. State Attorney Jeff Ashton … read more.

Panther killed in southwest Florida
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
NAPLES (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida road. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old female was found Thursday after being hit by a vehicle on … read more.

Former deputy charged with stealing, lying on timecard
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
FORT MYERS (AP) — A former southwest Florida deputy is facing charges after authorities say he lied on his timecard and received pay for time he wasn’t actually working. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Michael Schlosser was … read more.

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Tourism numbers are up across the board
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
Although Sarasota County has a reputation as a mecca for snowbird retirees, in 2014 only 22 percent of visitors to the area said they were retired. People who had professional or technical jobs made up 28 percent of the visitors, … Find out how to read more online.

Many hands take care of the land
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey celebrated National Public Lands Day recently by offering free admission and a free lunch to volunteers who undertook improvement projects around the park. The event also featured live music, tram tours, demonstrations and a … Find out how to read more online.

Church of the Nazarene becomes new again
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
The Venice Church of the Nazarene (VCN) has undergone a revival of sorts: it has a new pastor, new colors in the sanctuary, and new programs in the wings. Rev. Charles “Kip” Hasselbring began as the senior pastor at VCN … Find out how to read more online.

Local group celebrates World Ostomy Day
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
World Ostomy Day was Saturday, Oct. 3, and people around the globe celebrated. It is only held once every three years. People from Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Sarasota attend the Venice Ostomy Support Group. They believe it is important … Find out how to read more online.

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