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Venice plane crashes but all walk away
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
Myakka Pines Golf Club staff did what they could to help a pilot and student pilot whose single-engine, Venice-based plane went down on Thomas Ranch, off U.S. 41 in North … Find out how to read more online.
Surfing on Land
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
In the past few years, Venice has seen the growth of cycling, Segway riding, skateboarding and now for 2015, we will be watching paddle boarding. The latest sport for all … Find out how to read more online.
Hansen to leave Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
Teri A Hansen is leaving her position as president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) as of June 30 to join a Sarasota-based private family foundation. She will … Find out how to read more online.
Mary Poppins takes flight in Venice
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:38AM
It takes more than pixie dust for Mary Poppins, Bert the chimney sweep and the Banks’ children to fly in Venice Theatre’s current production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary … Find out how to read more online.
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Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters. State-run news agency SANA said … read more.

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of at least two Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to … read more.

Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died … read more.

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia. By midday Thursday, a strong … read more.

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Toast To Venice on tap
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:38AM
The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club is hosting its seventh annual Toast To Venice Food, Beer & Wine Festival Saturday, March 7. (Rain date: March 8) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Dr. South, Venice. Festival-goers … Find out how to read more online.

Loveland’s ‘stimulus’ package
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
From its modest beginnings in 1962, The Loveland Center, 157 South Havana Road, has grown to be a major resource for 120 adults with developmental disabilities, providing activities, training and soon, with the development of Loveland Village, on-campus living. Tuesday, … Find out how to read more online.

Outfalls project nearly done
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During operations on Feb. 15, the Liberty Island, a trailing suction hopper … Find out how to read more online.

She thought disfigurement. It didn’t happen
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
It began on an elevated train platform during a winter in New York. My fingertips were purple. My toes felt numb. It was excruciating. I chalked it up to “poor circulation,” but sought medical attention. The diagnosis: Raynaud’s phenomenon. “Move … Find out how to read more online.

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