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One of Nation’s ‘Healthiest’
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:14PM
Since 1991, the Venice Golf and Country Club (VGCC) has been known as one of southwest Florida’s most prestigious golf communities, but the club can now claim national fame, as … Find out how to read more online.
Hurt sea turtle saved
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:14PM
A large adult male loggerhead sea turtle was rescued from Lyons Bay in Nokomis Sunday. “It would come out to get air, go back down, and come back for air … Find out how to read more online.
County, city land values up by 7%
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:14PM
For the third year in a row, Sarasota County real estate values are on the rise. According to the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office, countywide taxable property value jumped 7 percent, … Find out how to read more online.
Veterans to feel effect of new Florida laws
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:14PM
A bevy of new state laws — 130, by several reports — went into effect July 1. Subjects range from housekeeping matters like declaring the 2015 Laws of Florida the official … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip amid global sell-off
Tue  Jul 7 2015 08:30AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren’t as steep as many had feared. With time running out for … read more.

Throngs gather for pope in S. America
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning … read more.

Frisco’s ‘sanctuary’ status under fire
Tue  Jul 7 2015 08:30AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on … read more.

Islamic State regains control of Syrian town
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has regained control of a northern Syrian town captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists and IS-linked social media outlets reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS fighters … read more.

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Tips for a safe Fourth of July
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:14PM
Here are a few tips on how to enjoy a safe 4th of July weekend. • Plan ahead where you will watch the fireworks and arrive early. • Large crowds mean lots of traffic. Be patient when it comes to … Find out how to read more online.

To better plan, city may resurrect Pier Fund
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:12PM
Free of Federal Aviation Administration restraints on the city’s Sharky’s lease, the City of Venice may reinstate a pier fund to pay for future improvements. The fund went dormant three years ago after the city agreed to pay more than … Find out how to read more online.

Bombs will burst in air over Venice
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:12PM
When fireworks light up the sky at the jetties at sundown tonight, thank members of the Sertoma Club of Venice and the city of Venice for the show, and thank members of the Continental Congress back in 1776 for the … Find out how to read more online.

City pushes for alternate route to dump
Sun  Jul 5 2015 10:12PM
The North Venice growth spurt has city of Venice officials pushing for a new interchange leading to the county garbage dump. The Venice City Council recently passed a resolution urging the Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional transportation board … Find out how to read more online.

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