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State is tops for military vet retirees
Wed  May 24 2017 10:18AM
If you’re a military veteran looking for a place to retire — and you’re reading this — you’ve found it, according to And if you’re a military veteran who … Find out how to read more online.
Waiting, watching as grass turns brown
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
Sometimes, the relationship between homeowners and their neighborhood is a tenuous one. The homeowners pay monthly or annual dues and expect certain services will be performed for their membership in … Find out how to read more online.
Save an infant’s life by teaching them to swim
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned … Find out how to read more online.
Contract approved to remove lime pits
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The City of Venice awarded a contract this week to remove the massive lime pits from Pinebrook Park Nature Trail within Wellfield Park. It paves the way for ProLime Corporation, … Find out how to read more online.
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Liquor wall staying up in Florida after Gov. Scott’s veto
Thu  May 25 2017 08:18PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s liquor wall, which was been around since Prohibition ended, will remain standing after a bill to tear it down was vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott. The so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties Bill” would have allowed grocery … read more.

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord
Thu  May 25 2017 08:13PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. The GOP senators sent a two-page letter … read more.

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending
Thu  May 25 2017 08:13PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant. The … read more.

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
Thu  May 25 2017 08:13PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP … read more.

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Bramble honored, roasted for anniversary
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The Venice City Council recognized Assistant City Manager Len Bramble Tuesday for 10 years of service, and took the opportunity to pick on him a little, too. The presentation of his service award included a pie chart allegedly representing how … Find out how to read more online.

Terry-Tuerk named Rotary’s Teacher of Year
Wed  May 24 2017 10:12AM
Tracy Terry-Tuerk of Garden Elementary School has been named Teacher of the Year by the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club, now in its 27th year of awarding such an honor. Introducing her to fellow Rotarians, Committee Chairman Jim Woods stressed the … Find out how to read more online.

Venice pot doctor: 1,800 sign up
Sat  May 20 2017 10:13AM
Of the many small businesses in the Lakeview Office Park complex at Commercial Court near Cracker Barrel at the I-75 Jacaranda Interchange, there is a small office suite at the rear where business appears to be booming. The waiting room … Find out how to read more online.

Board to consider playground/pickleball swap
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
The Hecksher Park playground’s days may be numbered, though its potential demise won’t happen anytime soon. At least not if Venice City Council Member Bob Daniels has anything to say about it. The Council voted Tuesday to have the Parks … Find out how to read more online.

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