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‘The Woods’ meeting: Hundreds can’t talk
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Hundreds of residents, many who live near the Myakka River, showed up at a special meeting this week at city hall to hear Neal Communities make its case for a … Find out how to read more online.
‘Hut’ shut down
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The little blue building that appeared on U.S. 41 at Dona Bay a year ago is now at the center of a controversy. NoKoMos Sunset Hut at 690 Tamiami Trail … Find out how to read more online.
Farmers Market hopes to stay where it is
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Venice Farmers Market Manager Linda Wilson gave the Venice Economic Development Advisory Board something it’s always looking for — statistics on the economic impact of a local business. In the … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis waste facility turns trash gas into cash
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
It may be hot and have sound that would be deafening without ear plugs but the three new turbines roaring at the Sarasota County Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
New Orleans police officer fatally shot while in car
Sun  May 24 2015 09:57PM
(CNN) — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site … read more.

Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria’s civil war
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing “unprecedented danger” from extremist groups and vowed his militants will expand their involvement in Syria’s civil war in support of government forces. Sheik … read more.

Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records … read more.

Exit poll: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
MADRID (AP) — New parties won strong support in Spain’s local elections Sunday as voters turned their back on the country’s traditional political heavyweights, an exit poll indicated. The governing conservative Popular Party won the most votes in 11 of … read more.

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More Local News
Board to debate funding guidelines … again
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The Venice Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) has a nice problem: money to spend and the ability to influence where it goes. It just doesn’t have any guidelines for how. Out of its $40,000 budget, about $12,000 is committed to … Find out how to read more online.

Nonprofit proposed to help operate Venice Performing Arts Center
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Sarasota County School Board members lent their approval this week to a proposed nonprofit organization to help manage the Venice Performing Arts Center. Mike Hartley, a member of the VPAC joint advisory board, shared his idea for “VPAC Productions,” which … Find out how to read more online.

She crafts purses into silk memorials
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Memorials to those who have gone before come in all shapes, sizes and even materials. Venice beautician Bonnie Naylor preserves memories of fathers, sons and husbands in purses made from ties those men once wore. “When Jackie’s husband died, she … Find out how to read more online.

County moves to acquire Little Salt Spring
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Sarasota County commissioners will move forward with the acquisition of Little Salt Spring directly from the University of Miami. County commissioners agreed in June 2013 to begin negotiations with UM for the acquisition of the 112-acre property in North Port. … Find out how to read more online.

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