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Skydive Venice wins but council hates the idea
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:26AM
The Venice City Council has approved a skydiving operation based out of the Venice Municipal airport, but only after raising strong objections. Council members said the Federal Aviation Administration forced … Find out how to read more online.
From 100 candles a week to a whopping 50,000 a day
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:26AM
Successful businessman John Pidorenko retired to Venice in 1995 following a career with major corporations and having sold his business up north. Bored at home, his daughter suggested they open a … Find out how to read more online.
Housing will be affordable, developer says
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:26AM
A private property owner has stepped up to offer the city not just workforce housing but “affordable” workforce housing. It’s the first project to come before the city in years. … Find out how to read more online.
City political forum Oct. 5
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:26AM
A Venice city election forum where residents can listen to city candidates answer questions and give their views is being hosted by the Venice Gondolier Sun on Wednesday, Oct. 5 … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pies raise $6,000 for Links2Success
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
For the third year in a row, Links2Success participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge. The online fundraising campaign lasted exactly 24 hours. The Giving Challenge is an initiative that strives to spotlight non-profit organizations and demonstrate … read more.

Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

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More Local News
Countdown to library opening is underway
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:26AM
It’s less than a week to the opening of the temporary Venice Public Library in the former Hamilton Office Condominiums, so the City Council got its last progress report Tuesday. Assistant City Manager Len Bramble said that Tuesday was the … Find out how to read more online.

Minor brush fire
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:24AM
A power line apparently fell down behind homes on the corner of Nokomis Ave. South and Base Ave. West Saturday, sending flames up palm trees and dry brush Saturday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Neighbors said that they had called FPL … Find out how to read more online.

Sneak peek
Tue  Sep 27 2016 12:30PM
An opening date has been set for the much anticipated new “temporary” public library on the island. The new library, located behind Venice Theatre at 260 N. Nokomis Ave., will open its doors at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. A … Find out how to read more online.

RPM celebrates 30 musical years together
Wed  Sep 28 2016 11:24AM
Thirty years is a pretty long time for a duo to be performing together, but two local musicians have accomplished the feat. In honor of reaching the milestone, Randy Marsh, acoustic guitarist and singer, and Mark Waelti, bassist and singer … Find out how to read more online.

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