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The $300,000 man
Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:40PM
Jeff Snyder loves to find money. As the city of Venice finance director, he’s tasked each year with balancing the city’s books, overseeing the city’s daily operating expenditures and revenue. … Find out how to read more online.
Her quilts are so good that a museum has several
Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:40PM
A Venice quilter has made and sold not just one, but six handmade quilts to an international museum. Elaine Ellison, a 10-year member of the Venice Quilters Guild, specializes in … Find out how to read more online.
Garage sale rule gets 2nd approval
Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:40PM
The city of Venice Planning Commission put the final touches on a draft garage sale rule this week that requires residents to register garage sales, yard sales and estate sales … Find out how to read more online.
US 41 Bypass project on track to start in 2015
Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:40PM
The U.S. 41 bypass project through Venice is still on track, with construction planned to begin on the northern phase next spring. According to Florida Department of Transportation Engineer Brian Blair, … Find out how to read more online.
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Dunkin’ Donuts tests recyclable plastic cups as foam loses favor
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. Stores recently started using polypropylene hot-coffee cups … read more.

Second British hostage seized by Islamic State appears in new video
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that … read more.

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for … read more.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for … read more.

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Halt! Who goes there!
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:44AM
“Do you know where you’re going?” asked the Guatemalan police. “We don’t even go in there.” Despite the warning, we drove into the largest ghetto in Central America. We were on a mission trip from Christ United Methodist Church in … Find out how to read more online.

Homeless camp closed after meth found
Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:40PM
Venice police quietly disbanded a homeless camp last week. The small camp was located about 100 feet away from a wellhead, according to city officials, just north of the water tower near the Venice Avenue Bridge. At Tuesday’s, Sept. 9, … Find out how to read more online.

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ is first show on MainStage menu
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:42AM
Venice Theatre opens its 2014-2015 MainStage season with Marc Camoletti’s French comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” This “energetic, smart and funny show” (Chicago Critic) opens Tuesday, Sept. 30, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and … Find out how to read more online.

Buckalter’s set adds to magic of ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Wed  Sep 17 2014 09:42AM
Donna Buckalter’s all-encompassing set for Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” begins at the double doors to the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre. The painted floor leads us into the rabbit hole where most of the charming fairytale is played out by … Find out how to read more online.

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