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Dona Bay’s future: Save it, then use it
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
With efforts underway to revive the Dona Bay watershed, Sarasota County is looking at how to best use the diverted fresh water and determine who owns it. “We see the … Find out how to read more online.
City wants more recycling
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
Ever since he was elected in 2010, Council Member Bob Daniels has been encouraging the city of Venice to get serious about its recycling program. He points to the 2008 … Find out how to read more online.
County drops recycling of residential TVs, monitors
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
If you live in unincorporated Sarasota County and put a TV or computer monitor at the curb to be picked up for recycling like you used to do, it’s now … Find out how to read more online.
Preschoolers get free vision check
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
“Hello, Madelyn. Look right here at the smiley face; give me big eyes, now … Perfect.” Three seconds later, Dave Mattson, chair of the Venice Lions Club Children’s Vision Screening … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
US stocks ease for 2nd day
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors’ concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row. The modest slide cut the Standard & Poor’s 500 … read more.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend … read more.

Meet the world’s newest oldest person
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman who became the world’s oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With … read more.

Duke University investigates noose on campus
Thu  Apr 2 2015 01:19AM
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity. Officials say the rope tied into a noose was … read more.

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Park’s first phase could be completed this year
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
The first phase of Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing should be completed this winter, according to Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Carolyn Brown. In a report to county commissioners last week, Brown stated the rowing amenities at the … Find out how to read more online.

‘Next to Normal’ takes the Pinkerton Stage
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
Venice Theatre’s final Stage II production of the 2014-2015 Season is the contemporary musical “Next to Normal.” The show will open on the theater’s Pinkerton Stage Thursday, April 9, and run through Sunday, April 26. Performances are at 8 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.

‘Fox’ is funnier than ‘Caddyshack’
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:26PM
After nearly sold-out runs of “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story” and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins,” Venice Theatre is preparing its next MainStage offering, a popular Ken Ludwig farce about golf. “The Fox on the Fairway,” directed by Peter … Find out how to read more online.

USDA Food Distribution
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:28PM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contracts with All Faiths Food Bank to distribute free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Eligible Sarasota County residents will receive nine to 12 free commodities. Sarasota County distribution will be at these … Find out how to read more online.

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