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Off The Wagon named Chamber’s New Biz of Year
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
The business named the New Business of the Year by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce in May likely would not have won if not for a seemingly random event. … Find out how to read more online.
City hires 15 percent of workforce in quick way
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
Try hiring 40 employees, about 15 percent of the City Hall’s employees, in just a few months — after your HR department, which handles the hiring process, lost three of … Find out how to read more online.
Boats on driveways
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
There’s a movement underway in North Port to get a right that residents of Venice and much of Sarasota County already enjoy — parking a boat on their driveway. In … Find out how to read more online.
Group wants to help VPAC grow
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:36PM
A group wants to help the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) put on more shows to raise money so it can put on more shows, among other things. Representatives of … Find out how to read more online.
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Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:58PM
By JILL LAWLESS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over. Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the … read more.

23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:58PM
By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was “heaven sent” they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot Saturday. To their left, … read more.

At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack; police say ended
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:56PM
By ABDI GULED Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and … read more.

Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes
Sat  Jun 25 2016 08:56PM
By TOM COYNE Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees … read more.

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Johnson is Mayor’s Pillar of the Community
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
Mayor John Holic has presented the Mayor’s Pillar of the Community Award to Russ Johnson, a volunteer extraordinaire and resident of Venice for 15 years. “Russ is a person you’ll see all over town, but probably never talk to him … Find out how to read more online.

Museum expansion becoming urgent, Part II
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
In Part I of a three-part story on the history of Venice, growth of the city’s Archives and Historical Collection leads to the development of a museum to showcase the city’s unique history. The city’s archives comprise thousands of pounds … Find out how to read more online.

200 National Guardsmen sent to D.C.
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
A farewell ceremony was held at the 265th Air Defense Artillery Battalion in Sarasota this week, wishing these soldiers luck on their 12-month deployment. Their mission will be ground-based air defense, the skies around Washington, D.C., from artillery vehicles below, … Find out how to read more online.

City to bring in fire assessment consultant
Sat  Jun 25 2016 01:34PM
The city is moving quickly to get expert help on two matters that could play a part in next week’s budget discussions and November’s election. Among the unbudgeted expenses the Venice City Council will consider approving Tuesday are $45,000 to … Find out how to read more online.

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