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Pinebrook may switch rentals to condos
Wed  May 23 2018 09:18AM
City Council will take another look at the Pinebrook Road apartment project it defeated two weeks ago. Council Member Jeanette Gates agreed to place the topic on the next Council … Find out how to read more online.
City pushing to change Seaboard
Wed  May 23 2018 09:18AM
Venice Mayor John Holic isn’t giving up on the idea of securing redevelopment funds for the city. He made his case to rejuvenate the Seaboard area before the city’s Economic … Find out how to read more online.
They build golf carts using your imagination
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
Occasionally, somebody walks into his shop with an idea for a special golf cart, and at times, Don Ware, owner of Custom Golf Carts, admits he thinks the idea is … Find out how to read more online.
Venice’s future graduates with joy
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
Venice High School’s Class of 2018 graduated with cheers, applause and a grand sense of accomplishment. The weather behaved and kept the rain away and there was enough of a … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Moderate’ utilities rate hikes coming
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
The Venice City Council on Tuesday gave its preliminary approval for a variety of utilities rate hikes recommended by a stakeholder group. Residents of the City of Venice can expect a 10 percent increase in their utilities rates at the … Find out how to read more online.

Isn’t it nifty? Tervis store is 50
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
The Tervis store celebrated its 50th birthday May 19. Tervis has come a long way since 1968 when U.S. 41 was a three-lane road — not three lanes each way — three lanes. The center lane could be used as a passing … Find out how to read more online.

Council grapples with asset-naming policy
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
Public Works Director John Veneziano appeared before the Venice City Council Tuesday with the outline of a proposed policy for naming city facilities. He also had four questions he wanted guidance on: 1. Whether there should be a distinction between … Find out how to read more online.

Memories are made of this
Wed  May 23 2018 09:16AM
Friday at 7:30 a.m., Venice Memorial Gardens will serve breakfast to all the volunteers who will place flags on every veteran’s grave at the cemetery on Center Road. There will be a bugle call at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come … Find out how to read more online.

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Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions
Fri  May 25 2018 11:02PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more. … read more.

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf
Fri  May 25 2018 10:58PM
MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first … read more.

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional
Fri  May 25 2018 10:58PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban that prevents medical marijuana patients from smoking their cannabis has gone up in smoke. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers on Friday ruled that a state’s ban on smokable cannabis is unconstitutional. Florida’s … read more.

Publix suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest
Fri  May 25 2018 10:58PM
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in “die ins” at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain’s support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a … read more.

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