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County ranks high for West Nile
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:22AM
Sarasota County ranks near the top in the state for sentinel chickens infected with West Nile Virus and other diseases this year, according to a report from the Centers for … Find out how to read more online.
Marijuana dispensary ban gets plan board nod
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:22AM
The Venice Planning Commission this week gave its stamp of approval on a draft ordinance implementing a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries within City of Venice boundaries. The board voted … Find out how to read more online.
Anniversary event honors city’s living mayors
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:22AM
The next event in the celebration of Venice’s 90th anniversary as a city is a dinner honoring its five living mayors: Merle Graser, Dean Calamaras, Fred Hammett, Ed Martin and … Find out how to read more online.
Haunted Trails this weekend at Oscar Scherer State Park
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:20AM
Oscar Scherer State Park promises a “frightfully fun time for the howl family” at its fifth annual Haunted Trails Halloween event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, from 8 … Find out how to read more online.
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Wildlife Center offers volunteer classes
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:20AM
The Wildlife Center of Venice held a wildlife rescue class at the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve last Saturday where attendees learned more about the Center and how to volunteer in various ways. The Wildlife Center is located at … Find out how to read more online.

Endorsement heats up Council race
Fri  Oct 20 2017 02:02PM
Venice Council Member Deborah Anderson drew attention at this week’s Republican Party of Sarasota County meeting — and not in a good way. At Thursday’s meeting, before a crowd of around 100 at the South Gate Community Center, Anderson accused … Find out how to read more online.

Sabal Trace’s third owner has no plans yet
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:20AM
The future of Sabal Trace Golf and Country Club is once again unknown as a third owner has stepped in to take over the property. Mark Gerenger, of GNP Development LLC, based in Tampa, is now taking over the property. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun Fiesta opens winter season in Venice
Wed  Oct 18 2017 09:20AM
What began in October 1973 as the last hurrah to summer for the year-round residents, The Sun Fiesta is now the herald of Snowbird season, the time when winter residents and Venice visitors head south to escape the dark days … Find out how to read more online.

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … read more.

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax system
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, … read more.

US stocks end higher
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, … read more.

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving … read more.

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