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Something’s (micro)brewing at Off The Wagon
Thu  Mar 23 2017 12:04PM
There’s nothing like it in Venice. There’s nothing like it in any neighboring town, for that matter. Sure, there are indie brewpubs in Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
At 15, he builds 3-D printer, starts company
Thu  Mar 23 2017 12:04PM
Occasionally, someone will be called a rocket scientist and 15-year-old Rocket (his birth name) Burns is without doubt an electronics engineer genius. He has created, set up and owns Rocket … Find out how to read more online.
Arson possible in park fire
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:46AM
A fire that damaged a four-acre wooded area in Shamrock Park Monday evening could be the result of arson. That fire, and another one in the park a few weeks … Find out how to read more online.
Carlesimo formally announces bid to run
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:46AM
Retired firefighter and two-time city council member Emilio Carlesimo held a rally at the beach with supporters as he formally announced his candidacy for Seat No. 1, currently held by … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Florida legislators take on hard-line immigration policies
Sun  Mar 26 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — The election of President Donald Trump is giving new impetus to Florida state lawmakers in pushing measures seen as tough on immigration but that have gone nowhere in the Legislature in recent years. Legislators are moving ahead with … read more.

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering
Sat  Mar 25 2017 11:59PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires. Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2013-2014 Murano vehicles. It says the problem stems … read more.

6-foot snake removed from Fla. woman’s home
Sat  Mar 25 2017 11:59PM
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in central Florida removed a nearly 6-foot long snake from the home of an elderly woman. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the banded water-snake was removed Friday from a home in Lake Wales, … read more.

Police evacuate popular beach to investigate possible bomb
Sat  Mar 25 2017 11:59PM
HANAUMA BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Honolulu police say a popular beach has been evacuated as officers and bomb squad officials respond to the discovery of what could be a bomb, Hawaii News Now reports. The news service says that hundreds … read more.

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Free vaccines available before college
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
Local public health and school officials remind high school seniors to get their immunizations updated before they graduate or turn 19. Vaccines are only available at no charge through the federally-funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) program while the student is … Find out how to read more online.

City to look at handling tree protection
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
Add tree protection to the list of areas in which the Venice City Council isn’t thrilled with its relationship with Sarasota County. To avoid having to create its own regulatory structure, the city adopted the county’s tree protection ordinance in … Find out how to read more online.

PGT wants 24-hour child care center
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
PGT Industries, one of the largest employers in the area, is moving forward with plans to build a 24-hour child care center. But it first needs state approval to construct one in an industrial zoned area. Current laws don’t specifically … Find out how to read more online.

Reading festival returns to Centennial Park
Thu  Mar 23 2017 11:44AM
At 6, the annual Venice Book Fair & Writers Festival has made a home for itself in Centennial Park. Now a two-day affair, the event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, with programs for writers by a variety of … Find out how to read more online.

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