Archive For The “Editors Corner” Category

Venice High student enrollment is beyond projections

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Venice High student enrollment is beyond projections

  Venice High student enrollment is beyond projections           This is Principal Eric Jackson. Thank you for a great first week at VHS.  I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you an update pertaining to our school’s student enrollment count. Since June, we have received a significant number of…

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Venice Area Historical Society – For a brief period, the Venice Municipal Airport offered commercial airline service to people living in the Venice area. 

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Venice Area Historical Society – For a brief period, the Venice Municipal Airport offered commercial airline service to people living in the Venice area. 

  Venice Area Historical Society – For a brief period, the Venice Municipal Airport offered commercial airline service to people living in the Venice area.         Venice Area Historical Society Did You Know? For a brief period, the Venice Municipal Airport offered commercial airline service to people living in the Venice area….

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Video Report: The Church of God Contacts The Scoop, Upset About Sarasota Trafficking Story & How It Negatively Portray’s The Church

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Video Report: The Church of God Contacts The Scoop, Upset About Sarasota Trafficking Story & How It Negatively Portray’s The Church

  Video Report: The Church of God Contacts The Scoop, Upset About Sarasota Trafficking Story & How It Negatively Portray’s The Church         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I…

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A Scary Moment At Target In Sarasota Prompts Fears Of Human Trafficking 

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A Scary Moment At Target In Sarasota Prompts Fears Of Human Trafficking 

  A Scary Moment At Target In Sarasota Prompts Fears Of Human Trafficking         Funny, I broke this story about a week ago and had over 30,000 visits to the article.  Yet, WWSB makes no reference to the Scoop.  They just say caused a firestorm on social media………….  Their report is at…

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Email To The Scoop News – Sarasota County Schools Are Doing Nothing About A Lice Outbreak at Laurel Nokomis Elementary

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Email To The Scoop News – Sarasota County Schools Are Doing Nothing About A Lice Outbreak at Laurel Nokomis Elementary

  Email To The Scoop News – Sarasota County Schools Are Doing Nothing About A Lice Outbreak at Laurel Nokomis Elementary         Katie Sarasota county schools first week has come and gone and we already have LICE and the school is refusing to notify parents!!!!!!! I’m not sure if you can help…

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Parents are up in arms with a new school wide policy at Deer Park Elementary

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Parents are up in arms with a new school wide policy at Deer Park Elementary

  Parents are up in arms with a new school wide policy at Deer Park Elementary         Charity Hendry  THIS IS NOT OK. IT WILL NEVER BE OK. This is posted in my 5yr old’s kindergarten classroom at Deer Park Elementary School. It is a new school wide policy. NO child should be…

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A local non-profit makes a good point that should be considered, when Venice considers some concerns they have with the Brew Bash and Seafood Festival

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A local non-profit makes a good point that should be considered, when Venice considers some concerns they have with the Brew Bash and Seafood Festival

  A local non-profit makes a good point that should be considered, when Venice considers some concerns they have with the Brew Bash and Seafood Festival by Fracesco Abbruzzino, The scoop News         Festivals or events are under the gun right now, by the Venice City Council.  There are two concerns that…

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Concern revolving around the new Wellfield roof and if the contractor is permitted.  

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Concern revolving around the new Wellfield roof and if the contractor is permitted.  

  Concern revolving around the new Wellfield roof and if the contractor is permitted.         I have seen a email on this subject a couple times.  I understand the city needing money and I think it is fine for code enforcement to drive by and check to see if the contractor pulled…

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North Port:Joe Jeff St is closed to through traffic due to a mulch fire in the area.  

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North Port:Joe Jeff St is closed to through traffic due to a mulch fire in the area.  

  North Port:Joe Jeff St is closed to through traffic due to a mulch fire in the area.         Snap shots of NPFR's efforts to contain and put out Joe Jeff St. mulch fire. No threat to the public but it will take a few days to monitor. pic.twitter.com/QnTNwCI43G — North Port,…

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Email To The Scoop News  – Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?

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Email To The Scoop News  – Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?

  Email To The Scoop News  – Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?         From Melanie Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others? The percentage of homeless people in the City of Sarasota is estimated to be as high as…

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Email To The Scoop News – Leaving a child along at an outside strip mall is no OK

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Email To The Scoop News – Leaving a child along at an outside strip mall is no OK

  Email To The Scoop News – Leaving a child along at an outside strip mall is no OK       Stacey This is not really what I would call a ‘friendly’ post, however, I would say it’s kind of a PSA….whether you are the owner (or daddy’s daughter), you do NOT have the…

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Florida’s gator hunting season officially started today

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Florida’s gator hunting season officially started today

  Florida’s gator hunting season officially started today by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News           It is that time of year in Florida, when individuals can legally hunt gators. The season officially started today, as long as the hunter has a permit.  If you have not applied yet, I would not…

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Laurel/Nokomis School parent, it is very disrespectful & disgraceful to drive over new landscape beds!

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Laurel/Nokomis School parent, it is very disrespectful & disgraceful to drive over new landscape beds!

      Laurel/Nokomis School parent, it is very disrespectful & disgraceful to drive over new landscape beds!         Manuel Luis Heredia‎ Laurel/Nokomis School parent, it is very disrespectful & disgraceful to drive over new landscape beds!  Thoughts?     Support the Scoop: * Shop Amazon at: Click here to start saving…

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Email To The Scoop News – Contractors incompetence cost us a ton of money, time and stress

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Email To The Scoop News – Contractors incompetence cost us a ton of money, time and stress

  Email To The Scoop News – Contractors incompetence cost us a ton of money, time and stress           Marlene Nolte We would like to warn that a contractor who advertises as a division of Solara Industries “Our Home Renovators ” (They also go by The Remodeling Guys) sent out construction…

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The Uncensored Video Report: Did you know insurance companies offer incentives to doctors so that they will push vaccines?

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The Uncensored Video Report:  Did you know insurance companies offer  incentives to doctors so that they will push vaccines?

    The Uncensored Video Report:  Did you know insurance companies offer  incentives to doctors so that they will push vaccines?           All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I…

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Email To The Scoop News – Concerns at Nokomis Beach, regarding a guy that pays to much attention to young girls

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Email To The Scoop News – Concerns at Nokomis Beach, regarding a guy that pays to much attention to young girls

    Email To The Scoop News – Concerns at Nokomis Beach, regarding a guy that pays to much attention to young girls           I decided not to post his picture.   I don’t want to wrongly put the guys mug shot all over the net.  I think what is important…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Our Patrol Officers are investigating a scooter versus vehicle crash at Hyde Park & Tamiami Trl. Expect delays.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Our Patrol Officers are investigating a scooter versus vehicle crash at Hyde Park & Tamiami Trl. Expect delays.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Our Patrol Officers are investigating a scooter versus vehicle crash at Hyde Park & Tamiami Trl. Expect delays.         I will post any updates on this page   UPDATE Lanes open @ Hyde Park & Tamiami Trl. Scooter driver taken to @SMHCS w injuries. Vehicle driver not injured.Crash under…

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Venice’s City Manager once again tries to stop Councilman Daniels from having the water quality concerns added to the agenda

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Venice’s City Manager once again tries to stop Councilman Daniels from having the water quality concerns added to the agenda

  Venice’s City Manager once again tries to stop Councilman Daniels from having the water quality concerns added to the agenda         Below is my email response to the City Manager once again fighting to stop Councilman Daniels from having the city add the cities water quality concerns to the agenda.  Very,…

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Sharky’s On the Pier will not have any bathrooms for you beach goers, while renovations take place

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Sharky’s On the Pier will not have any bathrooms for you beach goers, while renovations take place

  Sharky’s On the Pier will not have any bathrooms for you beach goers, while renovations take place         Sharky’s On the Pier  Toilets, be gone! Restroom renovations are well underway & the concrete pour is complete. Stay tuned for more updates and remember – Fins is open for lunch & dinner…

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Venice: Bike owned by travel agency is blocking free flow of all business owners clients  

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Venice: Bike owned by travel agency is blocking free flow of all business owners clients  

  Venice: Bike owned by travel agency is blocking free flow of all business owners clients         Chandelle LaForest   All businesses at this business location now demand that bike belonging to the travel agency immediately be taken elsewhere…bike may not be parked on inside sidewalk anywhere in strip mall… Bike owned by travel…

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The Scoop News Is No Longer “That Facebook Page”

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The Scoop News Is No Longer “That Facebook Page”

  The Scoop News Is No Longer “That Facebook Page” by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News         I have said for months now when people call me the Facebook guy, that the site is more than just Facebook.  Sure my Facebook page sends me more traffic than my Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram…

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Venice Police arrest a Manatee County Sheriff for battery of a 17 year old girl

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Venice Police arrest a Manatee County Sheriff for battery of a 17 year old girl

  Venice Police arrest a Manatee County Sheriff for battery of a 17 year old girl         I searched out this tip that was emailed to several media outlets, including myself.  I tried to find the arrest on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s site, but I could not find it based upon arrest…

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Email To The Scoop News – VPD Tickets Cars At Dog Park, For Parking On The Grass

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Email To The Scoop News – VPD Tickets Cars At Dog Park, For Parking On The Grass

  Email To The Scoop News – VPD Tickets Cars At Dog Park, For Parking On The Grass         Michele Koolesar   Michele wrote me and we talked on the phone.  So, this basically sums up the two communications. She goes to dog park on a regular basis with her dog.  Normally…

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Francesco Saverio Abbruzzino having some fun in the kitchen making meatballs and sauce, while jamming out to old school Calabrese music

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Francesco Saverio Abbruzzino having some fun in the kitchen making meatballs and sauce, while jamming out to old school Calabrese music

  Watch: Francesco Saverio Abbruzzino having some fun in the kitchen making meatballs and sauce, while jamming out to old school Calabrese music         Listening to an old Calabria song Nero Nero and making pasta Francesco Saverio Abbruzzino Listening to an old Calabria Nero Nero and making pastaFrancesco Saverio Abbruzzino Posted by…

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Email To The Scoop News – Spanish graffiti attack hits Siesta Key 

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Email To The Scoop News – Spanish graffiti attack hits Siesta Key 

  Email To The Scoop News – Spanish graffiti attack hits Siesta Key         I tried to find out what some of the lingo means.  This is what I came up with: Narco religion. Narco religion is a major aspect of narcoculture. It is a form of superstition, depicted through drug traffickers’ devotion to…

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Email To The Scoop News – Regarding the mother with the blonde hair and blue eye kids.  A similar incident happened to me, but it involved a man. 

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Email To The Scoop News – Regarding the mother with the blonde hair and blue eye kids.  A similar incident happened to me, but it involved a man. 

  Email To The Scoop News – Regarding the mother with the blonde hair and blue eye kids.  A similar incident happened to me, but it involved a man.         On the last thread I shared an article by Bill Warner, who is a well known PI out of Sarasota.  It was…

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Is our Nokomis neighbor Stephen King right, when he states Trump brought about yesterday’s violence?

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Is our Nokomis neighbor Stephen King right, when he states Trump brought about yesterday’s violence?

  Is our Nokomis neighbor Stephen King right, when he states Trump brought about yesterday’s violence? by Francesco Abbruzizno, The Uncensored report         Is our Nokomis neighbor Stephen King right? I watched several videos and thought every group was out of control yesterday. In the early video’s, it appeared to me that…

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Take control of your Facebook news feed and have more say on which stories flow through your news feed

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Take control of your Facebook news feed and have more say on which stories flow through your news feed

  Take control of your Facebook news feed and have more say on which stories flow through your news feed by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News         Facebook has once again changed their algorithm to a more user oriented news feed  What that means to you and me is that some of the…

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Venice is hiring a consultant to review their utility rates and may consider a third party to analyze the water quality

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Venice is hiring a consultant to review their utility rates and may consider a third party to analyze the water quality

  Venice is hiring a consultant to review their utility rates and may consider a third party to analyze the water quality         Water quality. Councilman Daniels has sent an email to the City Clerk requestiong for the City Council to discuss having a third party come in and test the water…

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A Sarasota partnership helps puts books in the hands of kids living in poverty  

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A Sarasota partnership helps puts books in the hands of kids living in poverty  

  A Sarasota partnership helps puts books in the hands of kids living in poverty         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I opine on a news event.  So, if…

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The Scoop News Video Report: A new charter school is coming to Sarasota 

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The Scoop News Video Report: A new charter school is coming to Sarasota 

  The Scoop News Video Report: A new charter school is coming to Sarasota         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I opine on a news event.  So, if you…

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The Scoop News Video Report: Could a historical building in downtown Venice be demolished? 

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The Scoop News Video Report: Could a historical building in downtown Venice be demolished? 

  The Scoop News Video Report: Could a historical building in downtown Venice be demolished?         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I opine on a news event.  So, if…

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The Scoop News Video Report: Sarasota County takes on a new approach to partially fund the River Road build out

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The Scoop News Video Report: Sarasota County takes on a new approach to partially fund the River Road build out

  The Scoop News Video Report: Sarasota County takes on a new approach to partially fund the River Road build out         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I opine…

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The Scoop News Video Report: Work to begin on the Laurel Rd Legacy Trail Overpass 

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The Scoop News Video Report: Work to begin on the Laurel Rd Legacy Trail Overpass 

  The Scoop News Video Report: Work to begin on the Laurel Rd Legacy Trail Overpass         All my video reports are unedited, unscripted and I am not reading from a placard.  Hence, you are seeing the real deal with only one live take, where I opine on a news event.  So,…

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Email To The Scoop News – I am so sick and tired of thievery 

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Email To The Scoop News – I am so sick and tired of thievery 

  Email To The Scoop News – I am so sick and tired of thievery           Hi Frankie, if you read this please don’t show my name. But, anyhow, I went to North Jetty with h my family yesterday for a beach day. We had a great time. I’m a local…

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Email To The Scoop News – Beware of potential dog thieves in S. Venice

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Email To The Scoop News – Beware of potential dog thieves in S. Venice

  Email To The Scoop News – Beware of potential dog thieves in S. Venice           Shaune I was out front with my Yorkie doing some chores. A middle aged woman in a silver car stopped just short of my driveway, squatted down behind some bushes and was trying to quietly…

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Watch: A bobcat goes out for a stroll in a Englewood neighborhood

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Watch: A bobcat goes out for a stroll in a Englewood neighborhood

  Watch: A bobcat goes out for a stroll in a Englewood neighborhood         Michelle Myers-Kelling‎ My husband and I were sitting out back when we seen this beautiful cat. Is this a bobcat or a panther? Don’t mind the green pool. It is beautiful now. Lol.   Support the Scoop: *…

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Oh boy, FHP Troopers have a two citation an hour quota

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Oh boy, FHP Troopers have a two citation an hour quota

  Oh boy, FHP Troopers have a two citation an hour quota by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News       The FHP has told their troopers that they just are not writing enough tickets and need to take it up a notch.  Revenue is key right?   It is being reported via the AP…

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Health in Motion services offered during August for Venice and Nokomis

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Health in Motion services offered during August for Venice and Nokomis

  Health in Motion services offered during August for Venice and Nokomis         The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health in Motion staff will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness in the Venice area during August. The registered nurse (RN) helps individuals who lack…

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North Port: Motorcycle purchase leads to fraud, swindling and deceit 

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North Port: Motorcycle purchase leads to fraud, swindling and deceit 

    North Port: Motorcycle purchase leads to fraud, swindling and deceit by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News         This arrest illustrates why individuals need to be careful when dealing with individual sales via Ebay or any other commerce.  I am not sure why the purchaser of the motorcycle sent Greg the…

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Oil seepage concerns a local business owner in Sarasota

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Oil seepage concerns a local business owner in Sarasota

  Oil seepage concerns a local business owner in Sarasota           I watched this video report last night.  Phil Solorzano is concerned with some oil seepage, which is in the alley way behind his pizzeria.  The concern is over the environment and safety.  He contacted the police, who in turn contacted code…

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Venice: VFD Press Release – Venice Ave. Bridge accident today

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Venice: VFD Press Release – Venice Ave. Bridge accident today

  Venice: VFD Press Release – Venice Ave. Bridge accident today           At around 12:30 noon, the Venice Fire Department responded with rescue personnel from Sarasota County Fire to the 300 block of E. Venice Avenue for a vehicle into a structure. When units arrived on scene they found a male approximately sixty…

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Venice: Coyotes are becoming issue on the Island education forum, with a video of the latest sighting earlier today

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Venice: Coyotes are becoming issue on the Island education forum, with a video of the latest sighting earlier today

Venice: Coyotes are becoming issue on the Island education forum, with a video of the latest sighting earlier today       From: Janice Stevenson Coyotes are becoming issue on the Island.  Those of us who live on the Island are very aware that there IS a Coyote problem here.  Lately we are seeing more…

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Water outage/boil water advisory in Venice today

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Water outage/boil water advisory in Venice today

  Water outage/boil water advisory in Venice today           There is a water outage this afternoon (8/8) in the City of Venice until around 3:30 p.m. The outage is due to repair of a water main. The area affected is:  100 N. U.S. 41 Bypass                                     717-813 E Venice Ave (odd…

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Sarasota County Mosquito Management – Tuesday, August 8th, 2017: Aerial missions (plane) are scheduled for……

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Sarasota County Mosquito Management – Tuesday, August 8th, 2017: Aerial missions (plane) are scheduled for……

  Sarasota County Mosquito Management – Tuesday, August 8th, 2017: Aerial missions (plane) are scheduled for……         Sarasota County Mosquito Management Tuesday, August 8th, 2017: Aerial missions (plane) are scheduled for rural Sarasota; Bern Creek and Myakka Valley Ranches. Zones R7A and R6. Also aerial missions (plane) are planned for Sarasota and…

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Venice Environmental Advisory Board member wants to know why chlorate levels are twice the level of health guidelines

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Venice Environmental Advisory Board member wants to know why chlorate levels are twice the level of health guidelines

  Venice Environmental Advisory Board member wants to know why chlorate levels are twice the level of health guidelines         Chlorate – The term “chlorate” most commonly refers only to chlorine in the +5 oxidation state, or chlorate ion. Chlorate ion is a known byproduct of the drinking water disinfection process, forming…

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Venice is on the hunt for painted rocks by Victoria Dietz via “Venice Rocks”!  

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Venice is on the hunt for painted rocks by Victoria Dietz via “Venice Rocks”!  

    Venice is on the hunt for painted rocks by Victoria Dietz via “Venice Rocks”!         OK everyone, the first batch of beautiful painted rocks by Victoria Dietz is out and about on Venice Island! Here are… Posted by Venice, Florida Municipal Government on Monday, August 7, 2017   Support the Scoop:…

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Will Venice condo owners have their value counted twice, under the proposed fire fee?

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Will Venice condo owners have their value counted twice, under the proposed fire fee?

Will Venice condo owners have their value counted twice, under the proposed fire fee?         From: “Thomas Date: August 7, 2017 at 12:07:11 PM EDT To: “‘John Holic’” <JHolic@Venicegov.com>, <citycouncil@venicegov.com>Subject: Counting Condo Value Twice in Fire Fee I came across an interesting objection to the new fire fee on the City Server that deserves repetition.  I copy…

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Email To The Scoop News – Is Venice’s Public Works Director dropping the ball?

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Email To The Scoop News – Is Venice’s Public Works Director dropping the ball?

Email To The Scoop News – Is Venice’s Public Works Director dropping the ball?         The person that sent this to me did not indicate if he/she wanted to be on or off the record.  So, I am posting as anonymous. Public works under John has basically been responsible for not bringing…

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Watch the power of lightning in Venice, FL. by Michael Cecil 

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Watch the power of lightning in Venice, FL. by Michael Cecil 

Watch the power of lightning in Venice, FL. by Michael Cecil     Animal and other Happenings In Venice Florida and Around the WorldLike Page   Heard some thunder so set up camera on car top in carport. 15 seconds later as I was going in the door to the house caught this!! Shaking near…

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