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Strong ‘no’ to idea of deputies for officers
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
Four members of the Venice City Council made it abundantly clear Tuesday that they have zero interest in an increased Sheriff’s Office presence in the city — not even if … Find out how to read more online.
Need Italian? Venice has 32 eateries
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
With two new Italian restaurants under construction in Venice, it appears residents are already naming the city The Little Italy of the Suncoast. On the island, construction is progressing with … Find out how to read more online.
Eviction order filed against Island Time
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:32PM
The owners of Island Time now face another challenge to stay in business, having learned the property owners have filed an eviction lawsuit. “I don’t have much information about it … Find out how to read more online.
Venice shelter helps save hoarder’s kittens
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
How do authorities overcome the dilemma of finding homes for 60 cats and kittens? Recently, the Venice cat shelter again offered its services following the discovery of numerous undernourished, in-bred … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
Thu  Feb 26 2015 09:37PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s … read more.

Chile government rejects 14 year-old’s plea for euthanasia
Thu  Feb 26 2015 09:37PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl’s plea to let her “sleep forever.” Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared to be a hospital bed asking President Michelle … read more.

Couple married 67 years dies holding hands
Thu  Feb 26 2015 09:37PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Floyd and Violet Hartwig’s marriage spanned 67 years, but their love for one another appears timeless. Sensing that the couple was close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their … read more.

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism
Thu  Feb 26 2015 09:37PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Abdullahi Mohamud … read more.

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Young Marines host orienteering meet
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Venice High School MCJROTC held its inaugural Orienteering meet Feb. 7 at Caspersen Beach. This was the ninth orienteering event of the 15-meet season. Eight schools with 156 racers competed in two different format team races. The first race was … Find out how to read more online.

Council gets input heading into planning sessions
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
The Venice City Council kicked off its annual strategic planning process Monday by convening a “Think Tank” of more than 20 local residents. Over the course of three-plus hours, three panels of six to eight people talked on a list … Find out how to read more online.

STEMsmart Summit showcases students’ smarts
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Students from Sarasota and Riverview high schools tied for the lead in the third annual competition that tests student success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The Jan. 20 competition comprised 13 events. Pine View students topped the … Find out how to read more online.

Student’s art featured in ‘Embracing Our Differences’
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
A painting by Venice Middle School eighth-grade student Mackenzie Reiss has been selected for display in the 2015 art exhibit “Embracing Our Differences.” Mackenzie is an eighth-grade student at VMS whose artwork, “A Duet is Often Better than a Solo,” … Find out how to read more online.

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