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Off The Wagon named Chamber’s New Biz of Year
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
The business named the New Business of the Year by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce in May likely would not have won if not for a seemingly random event. … Find out how to read more online.
City hires 15 percent of workforce in quick way
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
Try hiring 40 employees, about 15 percent of the City Hall’s employees, in just a few months — after your HR department, which handles the hiring process, lost three of … Find out how to read more online.
Boats on driveways
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
There’s a movement underway in North Port to get a right that residents of Venice and much of Sarasota County already enjoy — parking a boat on their driveway. In … Find out how to read more online.
Group wants to help VPAC grow
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
A group wants to help the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) put on more shows to raise money so it can put on more shows, among other things. Representatives of … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Argentina’s ‘stolen babies’ seek truth, face ghosts
Sun  Jun 26 2016 07:59PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pedro Sandoval stopped celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even his own birthday after he found out the truth: The mom and dad he knew growing up had stolen him from his biological parents, who … read more.

Police: 4 stabbed trying to stop couple’s fight
Sun  Jun 26 2016 07:59PM
OCOEE (AP) — Police in central Florida say four people were stabbed while trying to intervene in a couple’s fight in a parking lot. In a statement, Sgt. Mark Bousquet says Ocoee Police officers discovered the four victims while responding … read more.

Woman dies after lightning strikes at beach
Sun  Jun 26 2016 07:59PM
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia woman has died after being struck by lightning on a Florida beach. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Marris tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that Janika Gardner died before … read more.

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli gets life sentence for 2015 gay-parade stabbings
Sun  Jun 26 2016 07:59PM
TEL AVIV, Israel — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and injuring others at last year’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem. The court said Yishai Schlissel was … read more.

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Johnson is Mayor’s Pillar of the Community
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
Mayor John Holic has presented the Mayor’s Pillar of the Community Award to Russ Johnson, a volunteer extraordinaire and resident of Venice for 15 years. “Russ is a person you’ll see all over town, but probably never talk to him … Find out how to read more online.

Museum expansion becoming urgent, Part II
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
In Part I of a three-part story on the history of Venice, growth of the city’s Archives and Historical Collection leads to the development of a museum to showcase the city’s unique history. The city’s archives comprise thousands of pounds … Find out how to read more online.

200 National Guardsmen sent to D.C.
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
A farewell ceremony was held at the 265th Air Defense Artillery Battalion in Sarasota this week, wishing these soldiers luck on their 12-month deployment. Their mission will be ground-based air defense, the skies around Washington, D.C., from artillery vehicles below, … Find out how to read more online.

City to bring in fire assessment consultant
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
The city is moving quickly to get expert help on two matters that could play a part in next week’s budget discussions and November’s election. Among the unbudgeted expenses the Venice City Council will consider approving Tuesday are $45,000 to … Find out how to read more online.

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