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State is tops for military vet retirees
Wed  May 24 2017 10:18AM
If you’re a military veteran looking for a place to retire — and you’re reading this — you’ve found it, according to And if you’re a military veteran who … Find out how to read more online.
Waiting, watching as grass turns brown
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
Sometimes, the relationship between homeowners and their neighborhood is a tenuous one. The homeowners pay monthly or annual dues and expect certain services will be performed for their membership in … Find out how to read more online.
Save an infant’s life by teaching them to swim
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned … Find out how to read more online.
Contract approved to remove lime pits
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The City of Venice awarded a contract this week to remove the massive lime pits from Pinebrook Park Nature Trail within Wellfield Park. It paves the way for ProLime Corporation, … Find out how to read more online.
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Pakistan warns anti-state social media posts to face charges
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s interior minister is warning that people posting “anti-state” content on social media will face prosecution. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Tuesday that recent attacks against the country’s army and judiciary are unacceptable. He confirms an ongoing … read more.

US new-home sales drop 11.4 percent in April, most in 2 years
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. … read more.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a … read more.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year. The recall is for Blomberg and Summit electric ranges, which … read more.

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Bramble honored, roasted for anniversary
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The Venice City Council recognized Assistant City Manager Len Bramble Tuesday for 10 years of service, and took the opportunity to pick on him a little, too. The presentation of his service award included a pie chart allegedly representing how … Find out how to read more online.

Terry-Tuerk named Rotary’s Teacher of Year
Wed  May 24 2017 10:12AM
Tracy Terry-Tuerk of Garden Elementary School has been named Teacher of the Year by the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club, now in its 27th year of awarding such an honor. Introducing her to fellow Rotarians, Committee Chairman Jim Woods stressed the … Find out how to read more online.

Venice pot doctor: 1,800 sign up
Sat  May 20 2017 10:13AM
Of the many small businesses in the Lakeview Office Park complex at Commercial Court near Cracker Barrel at the I-75 Jacaranda Interchange, there is a small office suite at the rear where business appears to be booming. The waiting room … Find out how to read more online.

Board to consider playground/pickleball swap
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
The Hecksher Park playground’s days may be numbered, though its potential demise won’t happen anytime soon. At least not if Venice City Council Member Bob Daniels has anything to say about it. The Council voted Tuesday to have the Parks … Find out how to read more online.

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