Solid waste survey open

VENICE — The city is seeking customer feedback on garbage collection frequency and recycling services that will affect future city services.

Only residents who use cart service for trash and recycling collection should complete the survey. Only one survey should be completed per household.

The survey can be found at: It can also be found on the city website,, under Government/Public Works/Waste and Recycling.

City Hall blood drive set for Aug. 5

VENICE — OneBlood will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 5, outside Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.

COVID-19 does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

Donors are asked to wear a face covering and will be socially distanced aboard the bus.

Additionally, all donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. ID is required.

For more information or to make an appointment online, visit and use sponsor code 9354. Walk-ins are welcome.

Cops: Man fraudulently trying to sell Sunseeker

CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Authorities are seeking anyone who may have had contact with a fraudulent Sunseeker Resorts representative.

According to a news release, Sunseeker Resorts contacted authorities about an man fraudulently representing himself as a representative of the company.

Anyone with information should contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crime Unit at 941-639-2101.

— Staff reports


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