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Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Fri  Feb 27 2015 07:42PM
The Venice City Council is very interested in a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. that could put a shade structure topped by solar panels on city property. It … Find out how to read more online.
Outfalls project nearly done
Fri  Feb 27 2015 07:42PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During … Find out how to read more online.
WCIND board picks next director
Fri  Feb 27 2015 05:36PM
Modernizing operations of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (which funds Intracoastal Waterway projects in a four-county area), improving transparency and better media relations are just some of the criteria … Find out how to read more online.
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.
State, National and World News
Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
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
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
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
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
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
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
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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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 speed on the new Trattoria Da Mino restaurant at 335 … 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 yet or what our next steps will be,” owner Bill … 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 felines of all ages in the small 1,004-square-foot home of … Find out how to read more online.

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.

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