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Loveland’s ‘stimulus’ package
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
From its modest beginnings in 1962, The Loveland Center, 157 South Havana Road, has grown to be a major resource for 120 adults with developmental disabilities, providing activities, training and … Find out how to read more online.
Outfalls project nearly done
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During … Find out how to read more online.
Own a second home? You will owe more
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Owners of second homes in Florida will be paying more for flood insurance than those who live here full time. “In addition to whatever the rate increases are, owners of … Find out how to read more online.
Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The Venice City Council is very interested in a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. that could put a shade structure topped by solar panels on city property. It … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local … read more.

World strawberry capital sours a bit on its trademark fruit
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Some farmers in the strawberry capital of the world are souring on the fruits of their labor. Cold snaps, falling prices and worker shortages have combined to convince some farmers to scale back on strawberries, … read more.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Gaga did the plunge with more than … read more.

In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe Nemtsov
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not … read more.

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FPL substation property rezoning OK’d
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The expansion of a Florida Power & Light Co. substation in North Venice should alleviate some electrical problems residents there have reported. On Tuesday, the Venice City Council approved a rezoning of FPL’s 51-acre property east of Fire Station 3, … Find out how to read more online.

WCIND board picks next director
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Modernizing operations of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (which funds Intracoastal Waterway projects in a four-county area), improving transparency and better media relations are just some of the criteria the WCIND Board of Commissioners used this week to select … Find out how to read more online.

Police warn about fake FPL contractors
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
People falsely claiming to be contractors for Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have been reported in the area, demanding access to local homes at the risk of the homeowner paying a $500 fine. It’s the latest scam of many … Find out how to read more online.

Tatko honored for destroying two German halftracks
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
It was while Walter Tatko of Venice was serving in Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in France during World War II that he and a buddy, Pfc. Frank Zalewski, knocked out a couple of German halftracks loaded with enemy troops. For … Find out how to read more online.

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