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‘Crush-It’ plans new plant in North Venice
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:40AM
Crush-It, Inc., the family owned and operated custom concrete and asphalt crushing business, plans to have a third location in Venice. It would be located at 530 Gene Green Road … Find out how to read more online.
Her Feet As Hands
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
Overcoming adversity throughout her life has not stopped post-polio victim Joanne Brooks as she gives inspiration and encouragement to others. She believes it is important to share her ordeals. “Just … Find out how to read more online.
GPS on city vehicles
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
Soon after Peter Lilholt was hired as the City of Venice’s fleet manager in the Public Works Department in January of 2015, he began looking for ways to improve the … Find out how to read more online.
Some Gulf-front land owners not sold on sand project
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
Some Gulf-front property owners on Shoreview Drive aren’t sold on beach renourishment. “All of the new renourishment projects that (Charlotte County) is proposing will establish an erosion control line (ECL),” … Find out how to read more online.
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US casts watchful eye on Cuban crossings after Castro death
Sat  Dec 3 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI — Rodolfo Lledes departed Cuba and headed for Florida with 26 others on a motorized raft made of empty 55-gallon drums. Claudia Cruz Perez wound her way on buses, boats and planes through South America to the U.S.-Mexico border, … read more.

Ex-Defense Department employee sentenced to 6 years
Sat  Dec 3 2016 01:19AM
SAN DIEGO — A retired Department of Defense contracting supervisor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for accepting bribes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who is at the center of the Navy’s worst corruption case. Paul … read more.

Lodging near highest mountain peak in Northeast US proposed
Sat  Dec 3 2016 01:19AM
CONCORD, N.H. — The owners of a historic cog railway that climbs up New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, want to build an upscale hotel a mile from the summit, in keeping with hotels that once … read more.

Tiger cubs raise cuteness quotient at Milwaukee County Zoo
Sat  Dec 3 2016 01:19AM
MILWAUKEE — Three 11-week-old Amur tiger cubs romped and wrestled together as they made their public debut at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The two females, named Eloise and Bernadette, and the male, named Kashtan, were born Sept. 14. Zookeeper Amanda … read more.

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How Trumpish is Venice?
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
With protests waning over the election of Donald J. Trump as the next president, and recounts being called for in three states, it’s worth noting Trump won many neighborhood precincts handily in Venice and all the way through South County … Find out how to read more online.

Edmondson Road trail project to be rebid
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
The construction industry is doing so well in Southwest Florida that it’s causing a headache for city officials. Bids to build an 10-foot-wide multiuse trail along a “country block” on the south side of Edmondson Road, between Pinebrook Road and … Find out how to read more online.

New commissioners take office for county
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
The faces on the dais looked a little different last Tuesday as Sarasota County Board of Commissioners began their last meeting of the month. Prior to the start of last Tuesday’s meeting, 12th Circuit Judge Thomas Krug administered the oath … Find out how to read more online.

Santa, his helpers set sail in Intracoastal
Wed  Nov 30 2016 09:38AM
Now that the Venice Holiday parade on Venice Avenue is over, it is time for the next holiday event. “One thing you can count on in Venice is the date of the annual Christmas boat parade,” perennial chairman John Osmulski … Find out how to read more online.

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