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I-75 expansion on schedule
Thu  Jul 24 2014 05:40PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — An Interstate 75 expansion project in South Sarasota County is on time for its expected completion date of summer 2016. The project will expand I-75 from four … Find out how to read more online.
Drums make the library a hit
Thu  Jul 24 2014 05:20PM
Ron Collins pounded the sticks together, made a funny face and then played a beat on the drums. Some children held their ears while others played the air drums along … Find out how to read more online.
Hot, humid weather on tap for weekend
Thu  Jul 24 2014 04:37PM
Residents around Southwest Florida can expect hot, humid weather throughout the weekend as well as afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. “We’re going to have temperatures in the 90s, and … Find out how to read more online.
Schmitt served in 47th Combat Engineers on Okinawa
Thu  Jul 24 2014 04:14PM
Don Schmitt of Port Charlotte was trained as a combat engineer and sent to Okinawa during the final days of World War II. He was a corporal who served with … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida judge skeptical about fixing map now
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge says he’s “extremely skeptical” about changing the state’s congressional districts before the 2014 elections. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a three-hour hearing Thursday to consider what to do after he ruled that current … read more.

Gov: Senator in plagiarism row deserves respect
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn’t know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master’s thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year. The Democratic governor … read more.

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. The residents say the Islamic State militants, who … read more.

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants. Gaza health official … read more.

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There’s an art to Saturday’s Family Fun Day
Thu  Jul 24 2014 05:33PM
Arts, crafts and hot dogs are on the menu at Venice Art Center for Saturday’s 10th annual Family Fun Day. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the center will hold a community open house for all ages from youngsters to parents and … Find out how to read more online.

Diocese ordains priest at solemn ceremony
Thu  Jul 24 2014 05:33PM
VENICE — He lay for three to four minutes on the hard floor in front of the altar in Epiphany Cathedral’s sanctuary in Venice as prayers of the Litany were chanted. Leszek Trojanowski was taking the final step on a … Find out how to read more online.

Arena’s future dims as city seeks interest
Thu  Jul 24 2014 04:12PM
City leaders agreed this week to reopen a solicitation for development proposals for the Circus Arena property, partly because they weren’t interested in the proposals that were received by the May deadline, and partly because the request for Letters of … Find out how to read more online.

Rowing event brings breast cancer survivors together
Thu  Jul 24 2014 04:16PM
More than 100 breast cancer survivors from throughout Florida will gather at Nathan Benderson Park on Aug. 9 for a day of dragon boat racing, coaching, exercise instruction and more. The survivors will represent seven Florida cities, including the Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

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