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Venice Regional CEO resigns
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:36AM
In the wake of bad publicity regarding a sewage spill at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, the hospital’s CEO, Peter Wozniak, turned in his resignation, effective Friday. “I am extremely proud … Find out how to read more online.
Althea’s restaurant is sold
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Longtime owners Gregg and Diane Silvia have sold Althea’s restaurant, 220 W. Miami Ave. The restaurant has been a landmark on the island since they acquired it 20 years ago. … Find out how to read more online.
No. 1 Ranked Newspaper in Florida
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
The Venice Gondolier Sun has been named the best community newspaper in its size class for the second straight year by the Florida Press Association. This news comes as the … Find out how to read more online.
Concerns about appearance of overpass eased
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson said that when she has talked with her constituents about a proposed pedestrian overpass spanning Laurel Road, they had one of two comments: It’s not … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks lower; energy stocks slump
Sat  Aug 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 56.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,689.86. The Standard & Poor’s 500 … read more.

US wage growth falls to slow pace in 2nd quarter
Sat  Aug 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn’t lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus … read more.

’Gut-wrenching’ decision: Search for teens suspended
Sat  Aug 1 2015 01:19AM
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys … read more.

2nd Australian surfer fights off shark attack
Fri  Jul 31 2015 11:48PM
(CNN) — A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday. The 52-year-old man — named in local media as Craig Ison — … read more.

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Finance expert Cautero to run for Council
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Richard Cautero, a North Venice resident with both corporate and nonprofit board experience, has thrown his hat into the ring for Seat No. 4 on Venice City Council. Jim Bennett, who currently holds the seat, announced in May he would … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda attorney plans to sue Venice’s police department
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
A Punta Gorda lawyer and former judge candidate has notified the City of Venice that he plans to sue its police department. Steven Leskovich, of Leskovich Law Group, is claiming one of Venice’s police officers, while on-duty and in uniform, … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Golf gets award for tons of wildlife
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
The Venice Golf and Country Club (VGCC) continues to collect accolades in the environmental realm, thanks to the efforts of its general manager, Jim Schell, his staff and a legion of volunteers. Most recently, the club was honored with a … Find out how to read more online.

Officials eye rules for cab-like Uber
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
As Uber gains popularity in Sarasota County, some officials want stronger regulation of the transportation service. Created in San Francisco, Uber is now in 300 cities worldwide and more than 50 countries, and last year was valued at $40 billion. … Find out how to read more online.

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