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Getting jobs for military wives
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Described as a huge problem, 97 percent of military spouses are either unemployed or under- employed simply because they are constantly moving to other bases worldwide, according to Diana Jaquith. … Find out how to read more online.
Modzelewski to retire from YMCA
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Ken Modzelewski, who served as president and CEO of The SKY Family YMCA in Venice for 17 years, has announced his retirement, effective June 30. During Modzelewski’s tenure, the Venice … Find out how to read more online.
Rescued dogs recovering
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Max and Ebony, 6-year-old hounds rescued from what some officials are calling a “hoarding” situation, are looking for a new home. Max is ready for adoption, said Nalani Simpson, Communications … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Crime down in county
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
Overall crime in Sarasota County is down 6 percent and violent crime dropped 9 percent, according to data released in the 2016 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office annual report. The report, … Find out how to read more online.
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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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Proposed rules would curtail marathon hearings
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:10PM
It’s been months since a complicated rezoning hearing extended a Venice City Council meeting into the wee hours of the following morning, and nearly two years since another one took more than 30 hours over three days to resolve. Those … Find out how to read more online.

Big cost changes view on sludge removal
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:08PM
A bigger-than- expected price tag has the city of Venice rethinking what to do with the two lime-sludge ponds at Pinebrook Park. The sludge is byproduct from the city’s water-treatment plant from 1954 to 1991. A study showed it isn’t … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota Film Festival begins
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:08PM
Jim and Deb Fenn, left, and Jedediah Shoemaker (at podium) and Mary Moscatelli at the Venice opening of the Sarasota Film Festival, held Thursday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Venice Art Center, cosponsored by the VAC and the Venice … Find out how to read more online.

Piano duo duels for Loveland
Sun  Mar 26 2017 12:06PM
Brian Gurl, whose piano-playing and arranging skills have wowed the likes of Roger Williams, has finally met his match — Katherine Alexandra, a summa cum laude graduate of the renowned Moscow Conservatory of Music. Or maybe she finally met her … Find out how to read more online.

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