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Friendship Center honors Sun’s Dunn-Rankin
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:26PM
The night was for celebrating a man known for his passion for journalism and an organization known for its compassion. Sun Coast Media Group founder Derek Dunn-Rankin, who died April … Find out how to read more online.
Sneak peek of library given
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:26PM
Most of the plans for the new Venice Public Library are in flux, but one thing has been decided: It will be built on the site of the one it’s … Find out how to read more online.
Requiem for Dominic
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:26PM
For years, during the Christmas Holiday season, Rocky Jankowski would transform himself into Santa Claus. A modest man who owned a local window washing business with his wife Diane, Rocky … Find out how to read more online.
Details emerge of city road improvements
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:24PM
Thanks to voter approval of a bond referendum last month, Venice City Manager Kathleen Weeden will soon have millions of dollars to spend on getting roads fixed. And she wants … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Record number of manatees killed in 2016 by boats
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A record number of manatees were killed in 2016 by boat strikes, according to state wildlife data, but overall the number of the beloved sea cows increased in Florida this year. Data posted by the Florida Fish … read more.

Florida lost construction, gained health care jobs in recovery
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida gained more wealthy residents but also more families living below the poverty line between 2010 and 2015 when the Sunshine State participated in an economic recovery from a devastating housing crash and the worst recession in … read more.

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:48PM
NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, … read more.

Florida to state workers: You can’t give at the office now
Fri  Dec 9 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Following negative publicity about administrative costs, as well as a critical audit, the administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that it had suspended a program that allowed state workers to make charitable donations through their paychecks. … read more.

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More Local News
Gift will fund training in new CPR technique
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:24PM
An anonymous gift to the American Heart Association (AHA) will allow Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) to spread the word about a new method of doing CPR. The donation is providing the hospital with 382 Hands-Only CPR training kits that … Find out how to read more online.

Hospital has new weapon against artery disease
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:24PM
Brand-new technology for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is already available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH). SMH is among the first hospitals in the country with the Avinger’s Pantheris Lumivascular atherectomy system, which was recently approved by the … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota District calendar starts schools earlier
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:24PM
Sarasota County public school students will begin the next school year earlier, allowing them to take midterm exams before winter break. The new start date for the 2017-2018 school year will be Aug. 14, which is a week earlier than … Find out how to read more online.

Puppy mill ordinance faces legal challenge
Sat  Dec 10 2016 01:24PM
Sarasota County’s attempt to prevent the existence of so-called “puppy mills” or “kitten factories” now faces a legal challenge from a local pet store. On Oct. 28, BKG Pets Inc., doing business as Petland Sarasota and Lamar Parker Jr., filed … Find out how to read more online.

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