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Crash takes lives of mom, businessman
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:34PM
Erin Tillot described herself as heavy-hearted Wednesday after learning her co-worker and friend, Shannon Nicole Anderson, died in a car crash Tuesday. “She was a great mom who loved her … Find out how to read more online.
OK for city staff to text
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:32PM
The City of Venice adopted new rules this week for city staff and elected and appointed officials that allows texting on city-issued cellphones. The prior policy didn’t allow it, primarily … Find out how to read more online.
State Champs!
Sat  Dec 16 2017 04:22PM
When the Venice Indians football players got together for training camp last summer, they knew there was a sense of urgency coming into the 2017 season — especially since it … Find out how to read more online.
Woman charged with manslaughter for providing drugs
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged an Osprey woman with manslaughter after she knowingly provided a man with furanylfentanyl, an opioid derivative, which later contributed to his death. Deputies responded … Find out how to read more online.
Ryan posthumously named Pillar
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
Former Chamber president John Ryan was posthumously honored with Mayor’s Pillar of the Community Award this week. Family members of Ryan, longtime CEO and president of the Venice Area Chamber … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: North Port man stabbed, shot dog
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
A North Port man was arrested for stabbing, shooting and beating his dog, according to North Port Police Department reports. Roman Shkraba, 62, 8200 block of Chesebro Avenue, was arrested … Find out how to read more online.
WBTT show licensed for sold-out run in Texas
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:28PM
Currently, there are two sold-out productions of “A Motown Christmas” taking place in the U.S., one in Sarasota and another in Texas. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe — whose founder and … Find out how to read more online.
‘Narrowly Classical’ Chamber Music Concert set
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:28PM
Sarasota Musica Viva (SMV) presents “Narrowly Classical” Sunday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. at First United Congregational Church of Christ on South Euclid Street in Sarasota. This performance features the Boston Symphony … Find out how to read more online.
Woman self-publishes books, seeks higher ground
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:26PM
Ever since she was a little girl, Heather Trefethen wanted to be writer. In fact, she wanted to be a scriptwriter and still does, she said. That is what drove … Find out how to read more online.
Pier may charge a fee
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:54AM
The Venice City Council reached a fairly quick consensus Tuesday to have suggestions for Venice Fishing Pier rules consolidated and provided to an informal advisory group for its thoughts before … Find out how to read more online.
Report confirms city’s water is safe
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:52AM
An independent analysis of the city’s water quality has found the city fully compliant with federal rules, and confirmed the water is safe to drink. A report released earlier this … Find out how to read more online.
Car hits hospital garage
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:50AM
The Venice Police department is investigating the cause of a one-vehicle accident on Tamiami Trail. Just before 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Venice Fire and Rescue crews responded to reports of … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy food, fun and Mable’s Margaritas
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:46AM
Somehow since returning from vacation, I have been doing food research — specialized research concentrating on lobster and cheese, sometimes together and sometimes not together. My friend Carole Raymond and … Find out how to read more online.
Council wants to give Village a rent break
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:44AM
You won’t often see the Venice City Council try to turn down revenue. You could have seen it Tuesday. The consent agenda for Tuesday’s meeting included a lease between the … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concerts announces season
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:44AM
The Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has announced its upcoming season by listing the 2017-2018 22nd Season at a Glance. Classical Recitals (Check individual listings for dates, times and venue.) … Find out how to read more online.
Designer moonlights as elf
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:44AM
Newly opened at Venice Theatre is a “one-elf” show, “The Santaland Diaries.” Playing “Crumpet” the elf is Venice Theatre resident set designer Tim Wisgerhof. Not only does he entertain each … Find out how to read more online.
Bay Indies celebrates with golf cart parade
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:42AM
The community of Bay Indies celebrates the holidays each year in a very unusual way — by holding a golf cart parade. Some of the participants start working on their … Find out how to read more online.
Complaint filed against school superintendent
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than a year since about 30 teachers, staff members and administrators wore red in support of three women alleging sexual harassment by Sarasota County School Superintendent Todd Bowden. … Find out how to read more online.
Tax reform threatens housing funding
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
In September, the Venice City Council voted 4-2 to pledge $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The pledge was part of a funding proposal … Find out how to read more online.
Watters to hang up his ‘Humbug’
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
Venice song-and-dance man Eric Watters has raised holiday spirits for 15 years by going from “Humbug!” to happiness as Ebenezer Scrooge in the annual Venice Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ … Find out how to read more online.
Theaters = Money
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:34PM
Theater arts mean business. Many people move to this area because it is the cultural capital of Florida. It is estimated that there are more theaters per capita in Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.
Council extends $550K pledge for housing
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:32PM
A sharply divided Venice City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to commit $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The Council had already voted in … Find out how to read more online.
No progress in River Road discussions
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
When Sarasota County commissioners approved their federal legislative program Tuesday, River Road again became a focus of the conversation. River Road remains a priority at both the state and federal … Find out how to read more online.
Island roadwork scheduled
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
Concrete replacement and asphalt resurfacing are progressing on the island of Venice in Phase 1 of the city’s Road Bond Resurfacing Project. The contractor will be removing the old asphalt … Find out how to read more online.
Artists paint to order
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
The Art Experience celebrates its 100th anniversary this month — 100 monthly meetings at the Historic Venice Train Depot. These artistic get-togethers began as an idea of painter Ron Goulet … Find out how to read more online.
Generators OK’d to prevent sewage spills
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:28PM
The City of Venice this week embarked on a generator purchase program to prevent water and sewage spills recently experienced by the city. It’s one of the lessons learned from … Find out how to read more online.
Venice student first to graduate as dual enrollee
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:28PM
Madison M. Angelo, 17, is a trail blazer. She was one of the first students to sign up for an accelerated dual enrollment pilot program at State College of Florida, … Find out how to read more online.
Big Brother, Big Sister of Year named
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:26PM
It is with great pleasure we announce that Susie Dunn Lentile, of Venice, and Al Ernst, of Sarasota, have been selected by a panel of judges as the 2016-2017 Big … Find out how to read more online.
Lime removal cost jumps $1M plus
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The city will have to cough up another $1.3 million to complete restoration of lime pits in Pinebrook Park. That’s the additional amount it will take, according to the contractor, … Find out how to read more online.
Lime guesstimate will get legal review
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:52AM
The city is taking a closer look at a consultant’s bad estimate of how much lime was contained in two lime sludge ponds that are being removed from Pinebrook Park. … Find out how to read more online.
Gurl does Christmas with international flair
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:50AM
Celebrate Christmas in Venice with Brian Gurl and his talented friends, Michelle James and David Pruyn and award-winning Russian pianist/entertainer Katherine Alexandra. There actually will be a total of six … Find out how to read more online.
McKeon, Newsom swap seats
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:48AM
Charles Newsom’s election to the Venice City Council created a vacancy on the city Planning Commission that, it turns out, will be filled by former Council member Kit McKeon, who … Find out how to read more online.
Frustration grows over park funding issue
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:46AM
City leaders endorsed a response to Sarasota County this week, urging the county to retract a notice of termination of a Parks Interlocal Agreement that requires the county to maintain … Find out how to read more online.
Club to hold Christmas sale
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:44AM
Bling for you. Bling for your table! The members of the South Venice (yacht-less) Yacht Club invite the public to attend a unique jewelry and bake sale fundraiser to be … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Motown Christmas’ delivers at fever pitch
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:44AM
With cast members performing close to the level of Broadway stars, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s rendition of “A Motown Christmas” puts the audience on a soul train track heading toward … Find out how to read more online.
Artist Series Concerts sets Venice season
Wed  Dec 13 2017 09:42AM
The Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has announced its upcoming season of Lunch & Listen for Venice in its 2017-2018 22nd Season at a Glance. Lunch & Listen: Venice One-hour … Find out how to read more online.
Few new ideas for pier rules
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The Venice City Council will have its first and last discussion of 2017 about what should be in the city’s new pier rules. It’s the first discussion because the Council … Find out how to read more online.
City to county: Restore parks agreement
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The city of Venice has asked Sarasota County to retract its termination notice of an interlocal agreement that requires the county to maintain certain city-owned regional sports parks. The county … Find out how to read more online.
Daniels proposes Adopt-A-Park
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
Reverberations continue following the Sarasota County Commission’s decision last week to give notice to various municipalities that it intends to terminate numerous interlocal agreements to make up a $5 million … Find out how to read more online.
Wilsons sell Sunbug of Venice after 35 years
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
Dave and Sandy Wilson have sold Sunbug of Venice, 141 W. Venice Ave., after 35 years of ownership. Norhala Houck and James Haas, the new owners, will have a meet-and-greet Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.


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