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Dona Bay’s future: Save it, then use it
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
With efforts underway to revive the Dona Bay watershed, Sarasota County is looking at how to best use the diverted fresh water and determine who owns it. “We see the … Find out how to read more online.
City wants more recycling
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
Ever since he was elected in 2010, Council Member Bob Daniels has been encouraging the city of Venice to get serious about its recycling program. He points to the 2008 … Find out how to read more online.
County drops recycling of residential TVs, monitors
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
If you live in unincorporated Sarasota County and put a TV or computer monitor at the curb to be picked up for recycling like you used to do, it’s now … Find out how to read more online.
Preschoolers get free vision check
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
“Hello, Madelyn. Look right here at the smiley face; give me big eyes, now … Perfect.” Three seconds later, Dave Mattson, chair of the Venice Lions Club Children’s Vision Screening … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … read more.

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Park’s first phase could be completed this year
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
The first phase of Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing should be completed this winter, according to Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Carolyn Brown. In a report to county commissioners last week, Brown stated the rowing amenities at the … Find out how to read more online.

‘Next to Normal’ takes the Pinkerton Stage
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
Venice Theatre’s final Stage II production of the 2014-2015 Season is the contemporary musical “Next to Normal.” The show will open on the theater’s Pinkerton Stage Thursday, April 9, and run through Sunday, April 26. Performances are at 8 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

‘Fox’ is funnier than ‘Caddyshack’
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
After nearly sold-out runs of “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story” and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins,” Venice Theatre is preparing its next MainStage offering, a popular Ken Ludwig farce about golf. “The Fox on the Fairway,” directed by Peter … Find out how to read more online.

USDA Food Distribution
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contracts with All Faiths Food Bank to distribute free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Eligible Sarasota County residents will receive nine to 12 free commodities. Sarasota County distribution will be at these … Find out how to read more online.

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