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Dressing her child becomes business
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
Boutiques come in all shapes, sizes and locations, but none as unique as a traveling boutique making its debut in a few weeks. A 1972 trailer used for family vacations … Find out how to read more online.
Gondolier Sun named best community paper in Florida
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
The Venice Gondolier Sun has been named the state’s best community newspaper in its size class by the Florida Press Association. The recognition came as the newspaper set a state … Find out how to read more online.
Fire sprinklers save all lives of seniors
Fri  Jul 18 2014 01:04PM
Properly working fire sprinklers helped subdue a fire that broke out in an apartment kitchen at Village On The Isle Monday evening. No injuries were reported. “We have a mess … Find out how to read more online.
Update school shots now
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:18AM
With local schools scheduled to resume Aug. 18, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their children’s immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Wall Street stocks slip
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing … read more.

Gaza death toll mounts
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional … read more.

Ukraine rebels release bodies
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts … read more.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco firm $23B message
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won’t see much if any of the money. … read more.

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More Local News
No millage increase in draft budget
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
City Manager Ed Lavallee distributed a draft Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget document this week that maintains the current property tax rate into next year. The balanced draft budget, showing a decrease in General Fund (local property tax) expenditures from $24.7 … Find out how to read more online.

Larry Rhodes was a gunner on B-29 bomber over Tokyo
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
Larry Rhodes of Venice grew up in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Just out of high school in 1941, he went to work for Republic Aviation, building P-47 “Thunderbolt” fighter planes on Long Island, N.Y., for World War II. “My dad had … Find out how to read more online.

Oak Park South closes its doors after decade of service
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:16AM
The great experiment to create a school in South County for pupils with behavior problems is over. Sarasota County Schools closed Oak Park South, a K-8 school, at the end of last school year after 10 years in existence. The … Find out how to read more online.

Tropical Nights heats up fundraising for YMCA
Wed  Jul 16 2014 09:18AM
Editor’s note: The Englewood YMCA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. If there is one thing to be learned by the success of the Englewood YMCA’s annual fundraiser, it’s that people tend to donate much more money when they’re … Find out how to read more online.

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