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Something’s (micro)brewing at Off The Wagon
Thu  Mar 23 2017 12:04PM
There’s nothing like it in Venice. There’s nothing like it in any neighboring town, for that matter. Sure, there are indie brewpubs in Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
At 15, he builds 3-D printer, starts company
Thu  Mar 23 2017 12:04PM
Occasionally, someone will be called a rocket scientist and 15-year-old Rocket (his birth name) Burns is without doubt an electronics engineer genius. He has created, set up and owns Rocket … Find out how to read more online.
Arson possible in park fire
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:46AM
A fire that damaged a four-acre wooded area in Shamrock Park Monday evening could be the result of arson. That fire, and another one in the park a few weeks … Find out how to read more online.
Carlesimo formally announces bid to run
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:46AM
Retired firefighter and two-time city council member Emilio Carlesimo held a rally at the beach with supporters as he formally announced his candidacy for Seat No. 1, currently held by … Find out how to read more online.
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House passes bill that gives terrorism victims right to sue
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida House members have passed a bill that would give individuals injured by an act of terrorism the right to sue for damages. The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims … read more.

Florida teens accused of striking deputy with stolen SUV
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three Florida teens face multiple charges after hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a stolen SUV and then hiding in a nearby landfill. Orange County Sheriff’s officials say the deputy was working an off-duty detail … read more.

Florida cities among the biggest population gainers
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Three metro areas in Florida were among the nation’s 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year, and another three Florida metro areas were in the top 10 for overall growth rates. The … read more.

Florida House votes again to repeal red-light cameras
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida House is trying again this year to end the use of red-light cameras in the state, but it’s not clear if the proposal will become law. The House on Thursday voted 91-22 in favor of … read more.

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Free vaccines available before college
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
Local public health and school officials remind high school seniors to get their immunizations updated before they graduate or turn 19. Vaccines are only available at no charge through the federally-funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) program while the student is … Find out how to read more online.

City to look at handling tree protection
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
Add tree protection to the list of areas in which the Venice City Council isn’t thrilled with its relationship with Sarasota County. To avoid having to create its own regulatory structure, the city adopted the county’s tree protection ordinance in … Find out how to read more online.

PGT wants 24-hour child care center
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
PGT Industries, one of the largest employers in the area, is moving forward with plans to build a 24-hour child care center. But it first needs state approval to construct one in an industrial zoned area. Current laws don’t specifically … Find out how to read more online.

Reading festival returns to Centennial Park
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
At 6, the annual Venice Book Fair & Writers Festival has made a home for itself in Centennial Park. Now a two-day affair, the event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, with programs for writers by a variety of … Find out how to read more online.

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