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Dressing her child becomes business
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
Boutiques come in all shapes, sizes and locations, but none as unique as a traveling boutique making its debut in a few weeks. A 1972 trailer used for family vacations … Find out how to read more online.
Gondolier Sun named best community paper in Florida
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
The Venice Gondolier Sun has been named the state’s best community newspaper in its size class by the Florida Press Association. The recognition came as the newspaper set a state … Find out how to read more online.
Fire sprinklers save all lives of seniors
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
Properly working fire sprinklers helped subdue a fire that broke out in an apartment kitchen at Village On The Isle Monday evening. No injuries were reported. “We have a mess … Find out how to read more online.
Update school shots now
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:18AM
With local schools scheduled to resume Aug. 18, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their children’s immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
S&P 500 ekes record high
Wed  Jul 23 2014 10:38PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Apple’s earnings topped Wall Street expectations, helped by rising shipments … read more.

40 bodies returned to Dutch soil
Wed  Jul 23 2014 10:40PM
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully … read more.

Cease-fire talks advance
Wed  Jul 23 2014 10:40PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll … read more.

US flights dodge Tel Aviv
Wed  Jul 23 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over … read more.

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More Local News
No millage increase in draft budget
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
City Manager Ed Lavallee distributed a draft Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget document this week that maintains the current property tax rate into next year. The balanced draft budget, showing a decrease in General Fund (local property tax) expenditures from $24.7 … Find out how to read more online.

Larry Rhodes was a gunner on B-29 bomber over Tokyo
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
Larry Rhodes of Venice grew up in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Just out of high school in 1941, he went to work for Republic Aviation, building P-47 “Thunderbolt” fighter planes on Long Island, N.Y., for World War II. “My dad had … Find out how to read more online.

Oak Park South closes its doors after decade of service
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
The great experiment to create a school in South County for pupils with behavior problems is over. Sarasota County Schools closed Oak Park South, a K-8 school, at the end of last school year after 10 years in existence. The … Find out how to read more online.

Tropical Nights heats up fundraising for YMCA
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:18AM
Editor’s note: The Englewood YMCA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. If there is one thing to be learned by the success of the Englewood YMCA’s annual fundraiser, it’s that people tend to donate much more money when they’re … Find out how to read more online.

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