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Venice plane crashes but all walk away
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
Myakka Pines Golf Club staff did what they could to help a pilot and student pilot whose single-engine, Venice-based plane went down on Thomas Ranch, off U.S. 41 in North … Find out how to read more online.
Surfing on Land
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
In the past few years, Venice has seen the growth of cycling, Segway riding, skateboarding and now for 2015, we will be watching paddle boarding. The latest sport for all … Find out how to read more online.
Hansen to leave Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
Teri A Hansen is leaving her position as president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) as of June 30 to join a Sarasota-based private family foundation. She will … Find out how to read more online.
Mary Poppins takes flight in Venice
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:38AM
It takes more than pixie dust for Mary Poppins, Bert the chimney sweep and the Banks’ children to fly in Venice Theatre’s current production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Legislature launches 2015 session
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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Toast To Venice on tap
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:38AM
The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club is hosting its seventh annual Toast To Venice Food, Beer & Wine Festival Saturday, March 7. (Rain date: March 8) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Dr. South, Venice. Festival-goers … Find out how to read more online.

Loveland’s ‘stimulus’ package
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
From its modest beginnings in 1962, The Loveland Center, 157 South Havana Road, has grown to be a major resource for 120 adults with developmental disabilities, providing activities, training and soon, with the development of Loveland Village, on-campus living. Tuesday, … Find out how to read more online.

Outfalls project nearly done
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During operations on Feb. 15, the Liberty Island, a trailing suction hopper … Find out how to read more online.

She thought disfigurement. It didn’t happen
Wed  Mar 4 2015 10:40AM
It began on an elevated train platform during a winter in New York. My fingertips were purple. My toes felt numb. It was excruciating. I chalked it up to “poor circulation,” but sought medical attention. The diagnosis: Raynaud’s phenomenon. “Move … Find out how to read more online.

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