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‘The Woods’ meeting: Hundreds can’t talk
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Hundreds of residents, many who live near the Myakka River, showed up at a special meeting this week at city hall to hear Neal Communities make its case for a … Find out how to read more online.
‘Hut’ shut down
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The little blue building that appeared on U.S. 41 at Dona Bay a year ago is now at the center of a controversy. NoKoMos Sunset Hut at 690 Tamiami Trail … Find out how to read more online.
Farmers Market hopes to stay where it is
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Venice Farmers Market Manager Linda Wilson gave the Venice Economic Development Advisory Board something it’s always looking for — statistics on the economic impact of a local business. In the … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis waste facility turns trash gas into cash
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
It may be hot and have sound that would be deafening without ear plugs but the three new turbines roaring at the Sarasota County Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis … Find out how to read more online.
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Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey
Sun  May 24 2015 02:17PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name when it’s completed and commissioned … read more.

Libya attacks ship near ISIS-controlled port, air force chief says
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
(CNN) — A ship filled with “mercenaries, weapons and ammunition” was attacked by a Libyan air force plane Sunday morning, the chief of the air force told CNN. Saqr al-Joroushi, the head of the Libyan air force for the internationally-recognized … read more.

WWII vet to receive honorary diploma from Ohio high school
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war. The Dayton Daily News … read more.

Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds. Scientists fear the birds might have died after the … read more.

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Board to debate funding guidelines … again
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The Venice Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) has a nice problem: money to spend and the ability to influence where it goes. It just doesn’t have any guidelines for how. Out of its $40,000 budget, about $12,000 is committed to … Find out how to read more online.

Nonprofit proposed to help operate Venice Performing Arts Center
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Sarasota County School Board members lent their approval this week to a proposed nonprofit organization to help manage the Venice Performing Arts Center. Mike Hartley, a member of the VPAC joint advisory board, shared his idea for “VPAC Productions,” which … Find out how to read more online.

She crafts purses into silk memorials
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Memorials to those who have gone before come in all shapes, sizes and even materials. Venice beautician Bonnie Naylor preserves memories of fathers, sons and husbands in purses made from ties those men once wore. “When Jackie’s husband died, she … Find out how to read more online.

County moves to acquire Little Salt Spring
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Sarasota County commissioners will move forward with the acquisition of Little Salt Spring directly from the University of Miami. County commissioners agreed in June 2013 to begin negotiations with UM for the acquisition of the 112-acre property in North Port. … Find out how to read more online.

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