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City to take plunge on skydiving
Tue  Sep 27 2016 12:42PM
It’s been seven years since tandem skydive business owner Christian Schoemig first approached the city with a proposal to open a skydiving operation at the Venice Municipal Airport. That wait … Find out how to read more online.
Inlet yields 1,000 pounds of trash
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
The first-ever cleanup in the mooring areas near the Venice Yacht Club took place recently, with divers bringing up just shy of 1,000 pounds of scrap, including the proverbial kitchen … Find out how to read more online.
Gondo is No. 1 again
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
For the third year in a row the Venice Gondolier Sun has been named the best weekly newspaper in the 7,000-15,000 circulation class by the Florida Press Association. The honor … Find out how to read more online.
Hospital’s parent co. ‘exploring options’
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
When Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) was dealing with the aftermath of a major sewage spill and administrative turnover last year, the question of a possible sale of the facility … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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City’s rules on pain clinics died
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
The city of Venice recently discovered its pain management clinic regulations expired more than a year and a half ago. The Planning Commission this week set out to adopt new ones. The City Clerk’s office recently discovered the oversight, according … Find out how to read more online.

Jacaranda West Country Club sold
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Jacaranda West Country Club, 1901 Jacaranda Blvd., has been acquired by GF-Jacaranda LLC of Naples, which operates from the same address as the new management company for the club, Coral Hospitality. It has acquired the par-72 golf course, eight tennis … Find out how to read more online.

Cops say no to phased-in raise
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Negotiators for Venice Police officers have rejected a city proposal for a substantial pay increase that the Venice City Council has already set aside $160,000 to fund. The proposal focused on mid-level pay, giving those officers larger raises as part … Find out how to read more online.

Rising from the ashes
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Asked why nothing seems to have happened since Bentley’s Boutique Hotel in Osprey was damaged by a fire in July, co-owner Rod Thomas says the delays were due to the insurance assessors working on the project. Bentley’s had just signed … Find out how to read more online.

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