Archive For May 31, 2016

SNN: Venice Churces Join Forces For Endangered And Orphaned Guatemalan Children 

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SNN: Venice Churces Join Forces For Endangered And Orphaned Guatemalan Children 

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Lightning sparks fires in North Port | HeraldTribune 

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Lightning sparks fires in North Port | HeraldTribune 

Lightning sparks fires in North Port | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – Florida is known as the “Lightning Capital of the United States.” And when those strikes happen on dry land, absent a rainstorm, the chances of igniting vegetation grow. That’s what happened Monday night in North Port when a series of brush fires had the city’s…

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Sarasota lawyer suspended for a year | HeraldTribune 

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Sarasota lawyer suspended for a year | HeraldTribune 

  Sarasota lawyer suspended for a year | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA — A local attorney was suspended for a year by the Florida Supreme Court for failing to comply with a July 2015 order from the state’s top court. Allen Montgomery Blake, 4411 Bee Ridge Road, No. 161, in Sarasota, had previously told the court he…

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SNN: Venice Possibly Undergoing Major Road Overhaul 

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SNN: Venice Possibly Undergoing Major Road Overhaul 

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Road bond would change character of Venice | HeraldTribune 

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Road bond would change character of Venice | HeraldTribune 

  Road bond would change character of Venice | HeraldTribune.com VENICE – City voters will be asked on the Nov. 8 ballot to approve the sale of an $18 million bond that will pay to resurface 70 lane miles of public roads throughout Venice, including a major reconstruction of Miami, Venice and Tampa avenues. If…

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City preparing to once again close part of Osprey Avenue | Mysuncoast 

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City preparing to once again close part of Osprey Avenue | Mysuncoast 

  City preparing to once again close part of Osprey Avenue | Mysuncoast SARASOTA, Fla. —  It’s one of the busiest north-south streets in the area. Osprey Avenue at Mound Street is an important intersection. But in a few weeks, the City of Sarasota plans to once again close a stretch from Mound to Bahia…

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Lyons: Activist thwarts library’s ‘evaluation’ of a special section | HeraldTribune 

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Lyons: Activist thwarts library’s ‘evaluation’ of a special section | HeraldTribune 

  Lyons: Activist thwarts library’s ‘evaluation’ of a special section | HeraldTribune.com Just strolling through Selby Library’s special collection on environmental matters and reading the book jackets there is like taking Introduction to Environmental Issues 101. Some books are about local rivers and the waters of Sarasota Bay, and underground water, and mangroves, shore birds…

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SNN: Time For Summer Projects 

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SNN: Time For Summer Projects 

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SNN: Beachgoers Enjoy A Beautiful Memorial Day At Local Beaches  

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SNN: Beachgoers Enjoy A Beautiful Memorial Day At Local Beaches  

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SPD investigating a homicide on MLK

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SPD investigating a homicide on MLK

SPD investigating a homicide on MLK The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way near the intersection of N. Washington Blvd. at 4:35am Sunday. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way is now open between N. Washington Dr. And Pershing AV. Anyone with information is asked to…

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SNN: Downtown Sarasota Memorial Day Parade Prep  

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SNN: Downtown Sarasota Memorial Day Parade Prep  

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune 

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Where to expect delays, detours this week | HeraldTribune.com Drivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties may expect detours or delays in the following areas where the Florida Department of Transportation says road crews will be working after the Memorial Day weekend. SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County Advance Traffic Management System (ATMS) Phase…

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Investigators erred in North Port woman’s arrest | HeraldTribune 

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Investigators erred in North Port woman’s arrest | HeraldTribune 

  Investigators erred in North Port woman’s arrest | HeraldTribune.com Sarasota County Sheriff’s detectives released a 38-year-old North Port woman from jail Sunday after determining they mistakenly arrested her as a suspect in a Friday night shooting. Shelby Gibson, 4700 block of Biscayne Drive, had been in jail in lieu of $300,000 bail on charges…

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SNN: Arrest Made in Venice Shooting  

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SNN: Arrest Made in Venice Shooting  

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Officer subject of inquiry, legal action | HeraldTribune 

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Officer subject of inquiry, legal action | HeraldTribune 

  Officer subject of inquiry, legal action | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is determining whether it will criminally investigate a North Port police officer who is also the subject of a legal complaint involving allegations of false arrest and injuries to a 54-year-old North Port man who had been…

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SNN: Three Suspects Sought for Venice Shooting  

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SNN: Three Suspects Sought for Venice Shooting  

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SCSO: Sarasota Man Charged with Murder

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SCSO: Sarasota Man Charged with Murder

Sarasota Man Charged with Murder The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sarasota man after detectives connected him with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend’s mother. Deputies responded to 2355 20th Street, at 1:33 p.m., Friday, for reports of a stabbing. When they arrived, they made contact with Bernis Boykins, DOB 01/14/74. Boykins admitted to…

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SNN: Sheriff’s Office Launches Text To 911 Service 

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SNN: Sheriff’s Office Launches Text To 911 Service 

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SNN: Woman In Custody After Attempted Murder Of A War Vet 

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SNN: Woman In Custody After Attempted Murder Of A War Vet 

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Mayor shakes up North Port election | HeraldTribune 

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Mayor shakes up North Port election | HeraldTribune 

  Mayor shakes up North Port election | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – In a major shakeup in the City Commission election, North Port Mayor Jacqueline Moore said Friday that she will resign in November, halfway through her four-year term, so that she can seek election this fall to the District 2 commission seat. It is…

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Sarasota County property values top $50 billion for first time since recession | HeraldTribune 

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Sarasota County property values top $50 billion for first time since recession | HeraldTribune 

    Sarasota County property values top $50 billion for first time since recession | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – Property values shot up nearly 8 percent over the past year, topping $50 billion overall in the county for the first time since the economy plunged into the Great Recession. A major source of the rising…

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Fatal stabbing reported in Sarasota | HeraldTribune 

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Fatal stabbing reported in Sarasota | HeraldTribune 

  Fatal stabbing reported in Sarasota | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – A woman was killed and her daughter injured Friday in a stabbing in the 2300 block of 20th Street, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. A man has been arrested, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kaitlyn Johnston. Tonya Simpson, 54, was killed. Her daughter,…

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Laser Pegs founder claims Sarasota entrepreneur pushed him out | HeraldTribune 

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Laser Pegs founder claims Sarasota entrepreneur pushed him out | HeraldTribune 

Laser Pegs founder claims Sarasota entrepreneur pushed him out | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA — Three-and-a-half months ago, a newly formed investment group partly owned by Sarasota entrepreneur David Chessler and professional golfer Greg Norman announced it had bought Laser Pegs Ventures LLC, the local producer of a hybrid toy made up of Lego-like blocks and Lite-Brite…

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Willie Shaw appointed to third term as Sarasota mayor | HeraldTribune

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Willie Shaw appointed to third term as Sarasota mayor | HeraldTribune

  Willie Shaw appointed to third term as Sarasota mayor | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA — Willie Shaw will serve a third consecutive term as Sarasota’s mayor as the city continues to grapple with the effects of major development and growth downtown. More than 8,000 building permits already have been approved this year, three hotels are under construction…

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26 cats dumped and rescued | Mysuncoast. 

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26 cats dumped and rescued | Mysuncoast. 

  26 cats dumped and rescued | Mysuncoast. SARASOTA, Fla. – Cat Depot’s Emergency Response Team rescued 26 cats from DeSoto County on Thursday. The cats were tested and examined on site and have been transported to Cat Depot in Sarasota. Many have been exposed to viral diseases and are being held in quarantine under…

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Farley land sells for $1.77 million |HeraldTribune

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Farley land sells for $1.77 million |HeraldTribune

    Farley land sells for $1.77 million |HeraldTribune A 2.5-acre undeveloped tract near Golden Beach in Venice once owned by writer Walter Farley has sold for $1.77 million. Southbridge Investments LLC bought the property from heirs Alice Patricia Farley, Walter Steven Farley and Timothy Farley. The wooded land on Venice island is where author…

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NPPD:  Caregiver charged with attempted murder

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NPPD:  Caregiver charged with attempted murder

  NPPD:  Caregiver charged with attempted murder North Port, FL. – On May 16th 2016 emergency responders with North Port Fire Rescue were called to White Ibis Dr. in North Port for injuries to 91-yr-old Michael Tristano. Detectives with the North Port Police Department were soon made aware of inconsistencies to how Mr. Tristano sustained…

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SCSO:  #FugitiveFriday – Heather Leonard

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SCSO:  #FugitiveFriday – Heather Leonard

  SCSO:  #FugitiveFriday – Heather Leonard This #FugitiveFriday we’re on the lookout for 32-year-old Heather Leonard, who’s wanted on two counts of Prostitution. Leonard is a known transient and may be traveling outside the area of Sarasota County, so we need your help tracking her down. Leonard is 5’10” and weighs 220 lbs. Anyone with…

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Sarasota deer tests positive for rabies | WTSP 

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Sarasota deer tests positive for rabies | WTSP 

  Sarasota deer tests positive for rabies | WTSP.com A deer in the Myakka Valley Ranches Subdivision has tested positive for rabies, according to the state Department of Health in Sarasota County. A local veterinarian who lives in the area saw the fawn twitching in the face, having poor muscular coordination, salivating and no longer having a…

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Revenue, attendance rise at Warm Mineral Springs | HeraldTribune 

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Revenue, attendance rise at Warm Mineral Springs | HeraldTribune 

  Revenue, attendance rise at Warm Mineral Springs | HeraldTribune.com NORTH PORT – Revenue and attendance at Warm Mineral Springs have increased since the city became sole owner, but some patrons feel the attraction is not living up to its potential. Robbie Rose, who has been coming to Florida’s only warm water mineral spring for…

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SNN: New App Is In The Works From Mote Marine Labratory  

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SNN: New App Is In The Works From Mote Marine Labratory  

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Summer feeding program hopes to feed 30,000 kids | Mysuncoast 

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Summer feeding program hopes to feed 30,000 kids | Mysuncoast 

  Summer feeding program hopes to feed 30,000 kids | Mysuncoast SARASOTA FL– For many Suncoast children, finding a meal during the summer months is few and far between. “Every school year 2,100 plus children are receiving the free and reduced meals through the schools programs when summer comes those meals end and hunger begins,”…

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Bee Ridge Road construction causing headaches for drivers and business owners | Mysuncoast 

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Bee Ridge Road construction causing headaches for drivers and business owners | Mysuncoast 

Bee Ridge Road construction causing headaches for drivers and business owners | Mysuncoast SARASOTA, Fla. — A project on Bee Ridge Road west of I-75 continues to move right along, and it’s going to be that way for quite some time. Lorenzo Rodgers is an optician who runs his business on Bee Ridge Road.  He…

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SCSO Emergency Operations Bureau: Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) will begin accepting text messages to 9-1-1.

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SCSO Emergency Operations Bureau: Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) will begin accepting text messages to 9-1-1.

  SCSO Emergency Operations Bureau: Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) will begin accepting text messages to 9-1-1. The SCSO Emergency Operations Bureau announced today that the Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) will begin accepting text messages to 9-1-1. While other counties have deployed similar solutions, the PSC is second in the state of Florida to…

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EXCLUSIVE: Naples facility accused of dumping patient in Sarasota | HeraldTribune 

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EXCLUSIVE: Naples facility accused of dumping patient in Sarasota | HeraldTribune 

  EXCLUSIVE: Naples facility accused of dumping patient in Sarasota | HeraldTribune.com City government on Thursday filed a formal complaint against a Naples psychiatric and substance abuse center after it allegedly drove one of its patients against his will to Sarasota and dumped him outside the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter. A staff member at The…

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Lost Purple Heart ring found in Venice | Mysuncoast 

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Lost Purple Heart ring found in Venice | Mysuncoast 

.   Lost Purple Heart ring found in Venice | Mysuncoast If you’ve ever lost your keys or a ring in the waters off Venice Beach, Mark DesErmia might just be able to help. “Often I find car keys, condo keys, things like that. I think, oh no they had a headache that day,” DesErmia….

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SCSO:  Assistance Identifying Auto Theft Suspect 

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SCSO:  Assistance Identifying Auto Theft Suspect 

  SCSO:  Assistance Identifying Auto Theft Suspect Detectives are asking the public for help to identify the tow truck seen here suspected of stealing a Sarasota man’s car. The theft occurred May 8, at 3:08 a.m., in the 4800 block of Andrew Avenue. The stolen car is a 2006 blue Infiniti sedan baring the license…

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Sarasota Sex Offender Registration – Seth Wesley Plath

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Sarasota Sex Offender Registration – Seth Wesley Plath

Sarasota Sex Offender Registration – Seth Wesley Plath The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Seth Wesley Plath, DOB 07/25/78, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County. Plath was convicted on three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Act on a Child in Manatee County in 2000 and sentenced to nine…

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SARASOTA:  NEW CITYWIDE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION WEBSITE AVAILABLE 

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SARASOTA:  NEW CITYWIDE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION WEBSITE AVAILABLE 

NEW CITYWIDE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION WEBSITE AVAILABLE   Sarasota, FL: A new website featuring an array of detailed information about the City of Sarasota including the location of utility lines, bike paths, neighborhood associations, emergency shelters, and more is now available on the City of Sarasota website www.SarasotaGov.com. To get started, click the round ‘GIS’ icon…

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SNN: Local Sarasota Business Owner Wants Answers  

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SNN: Local Sarasota Business Owner Wants Answers  

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SNN: Big Crowd for Venice Hurricane Seminar  

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SNN: Big Crowd for Venice Hurricane Seminar  

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USF professor applies for grant to tackle Sarasota student suspension problem | Mysuncoast 

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USF professor applies for grant to tackle Sarasota student suspension problem | Mysuncoast 

  USF professor applies for grant to tackle Sarasota student suspension problem | Mysuncoast Sarasota School District is known for its exceptional education system, but is there is a dark side?  Some say yes, and it involves the district’s student suspension and expulsions. “We say that we are one of the top school districts academically in the…

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Changes to Main Plaza parking garage stun drivers| Mysuncoast 

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Changes to Main Plaza parking garage stun drivers| Mysuncoast 

  Changes to Main Plaza parking garage stun drivers| Mysuncoast SARASOTA, Fla. — If you plan on parking downtown, you may need a map. One popular garage is creating friction among drivers after new property owners changed a decades-old policy. Main Street will no longer be the main entrance for the Main Plaza in downtown…

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Change in magnet designation causes turmoil at Pine View | HeraldTribune 

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Change in magnet designation causes turmoil at Pine View | HeraldTribune 

  Change in magnet designation causes turmoil at Pine View | HeraldTribune.com OPSREY – Since its inception in 1969, Pine View has always been different from other schools in Sarasota County. It was Florida’s first school specifically for intellectually gifted students. It’s the only public school in the county to educate students at the elementary,…

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County approves final piece of Whole Foods mitigation | HeraldTribune.com

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County approves final piece of Whole Foods mitigation | HeraldTribune.com

  County approves final piece of Whole Foods mitigation | HeraldTribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY — The wetland mitigation proposal for the planned Whole Foods development at University Station inched forward this week with the Sarasota County Commission’s approval of an interlocal agreement with Manatee County for the planned preservation in the Rye Preserve. It was just one small…

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Lionfish now for sale at all Florida Whole Foods stores | Mysuncoast

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Lionfish now for sale at all Florida Whole Foods stores | Mysuncoast

  Lionfish now for sale at all Florida Whole Foods stores | Mysuncoa SARASOTA– The Downtown Sarasota Whole Food Market location is one of only 26 stores in Florida to now carry lionfish. The invasive, venemous fish can be found in Atlantic and Gulf waters. With no natural predators, it continues to wreak havoc on…

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Venice residents get to weigh in on roundabout proposal | HeraldTribune 

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Venice residents get to weigh in on roundabout proposal | HeraldTribune 

  Venice residents get to weigh in on roundabout proposal | HeraldTribune.com Venice residents likely will have a chance to weigh in on proposed safety changes to the roundabout at Jacaranda Boulevard and Venice Avenue next month. The Sarasota County Commission will host a presentation from Florida Department of Transportation engineers and consultants on the…

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Vermont fugitive captured in North Port

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Vermont fugitive captured in North Port

    Vermont fugitive captured in North Port #Wanted in Vermont by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department since March, 25-year-old Michael White was taken into custody this morning right here in our very own North Port. HUGE KUDOS to the SCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit, U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and North Port Police…

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Entertainment district at UTC is unveiled | HeraldTribune 

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Entertainment district at UTC is unveiled | HeraldTribune 

  Entertainment district at UTC is unveiled | HeraldTribune.com Entertainment row is taking on a whole new meaning in Sarasota. It may actually involve paddles. The long-anticipated entertainment district at the southeast corner of University Town Center is slated to have a canal down the center of the mixed-used development, according to renderings from Manatee…

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Venice Fire Department Community Outreach – Fire Extinguisher Training

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Venice Fire Department Community Outreach – Fire Extinguisher Training

    Venice Fire Department Community Outreach – Fire Extinguisher Training Members from the Venice Fire Department conducted fire extinguisher training for employees of Tervis Tumbler at the company’s facility on Triple Diamond Blvd.  This training was provided as part of the department’s community outreach program.  The hand’s on training provides employees with the opportunity…

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