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No hand, no problem
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:52AM
“What's the most difficult thing about my situation? I don’t really know, because I basically have everything.” — Rachel Nowak Physicians will often tell their patients with debilitating injuries or … Find out how to read more online.
Colorful new signs installed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:52AM
Creative Mailbox Designs began installation this week of the City of Venice Wayfinding Signs on and near the Island of Venice. Completion of the project is expected to take approximately … Find out how to read more online.
Big event for Siesta Key
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:50AM
The community is invited to come see what’s new at the country’s No. 1 beach as Sarasota County hosts a Siesta Beach grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. Feb. 20. … Find out how to read more online.
No puppy mill sales in Venice
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:50AM
It only took a few minutes for Venice leaders to agree with a new county law banning the use of puppy mills by retailers. Council Member Jeanette Gates previously asked … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Bill requiring unanimous verdict for death penalty advances
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Legislation requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury to recommend the death penalty will head to the state Senate floor after passing a committee vote Monday. The Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee passed its version of a bill … read more.

Senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called … read more.

2015 sets record for shark attacks
Wed  Feb 10 2016 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000. International … read more.

Glass art worth $25,000 recovered
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered. St. Petersburg police said in a news release that an employee of the Morean Arts Center discovered a … read more.

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Transgender bathroom policy debated again by residents
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:48AM
Sarasota County School Board chambers were packed last Tuesday night with a sea of white-clad, peaceful protesters — including area pastors — asking the board to reconsider a recently implemented bathroom policy for transgender students at Pine View School in … Find out how to read more online.

Planes return to Venice tomorrow
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:46AM
One of the most popular annual events in Venice is the return of the World War II planes owned by the Collings Foundation. Look back in time at 2 p.m. tomorrow when a World War II Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying … Find out how to read more online.

County commissioners praise administrator, attorney
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:46AM
Sarasota County’s administrator and attorney both received glowing reviews from county commissioners Wednesday morning. The annual evaluations also came with a 3 percent raise, pushing the administrator’s yearly salary over the $200,000 mark, and the attorney’s to more than $225,000. Tom … Find out how to read more online.

VPD’s Joyce is city’s Employee of the Year
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:46AM
Marine Patrol Officer Paul Joyce has earned the Venice City Manager’s Employee of the Year Award for 2015. Assistant City Manager Len Bramble, sitting in for City Manager Ed Lavallee, bestowed the award at the last council meeting, calling Joyce … Find out how to read more online.

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