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Broadway Boys return to Venice

The Broadway Boys, a group of Broadway performers who fill in the gaps between shows by performing concerts of theater and pop hits around the country, return to the area Saturday night for what has turned into a special concert to open the new Venice Performing Arts Center season. The program has b

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:20

Venice budget passes first reading

VENICE - The Venice City Council held to the proposed property tax rate of 3.6 mills Wednesday, as it approved the first reading of its 2017-18 fiscal year budget. After deciding to defer a planned fire assessment fee, the city officials rolled the entire operating cost of the Venice Fire Department

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:58:43

'You Can't Take It With You' at Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre opens its new mainstage season with one of the great classic American comedies, the 1936 George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play "You Can't Take It With You," which won a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a Best Picture-winning film by Frank Capra. The comedy centers on the eccentric Sycamore

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:21

Venice Fishing Pier closes after damage from Irma, pending inspection

VENICE, FLA. - The beloved Venice Municipal Fishing Pier has been closed by the city until it has been more thoroughly inspected for damage after Hurricane Irma. "At the far end, there was a point where - when you step anywhere - it kind of moved, like it dropped maybe a fraction of an inch, and th

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:35:50

Venice sends 2017 comprehensive plan to state for review

The update simplifies the 2010 growth plan VENICE - After more than two years of deliberations and hearings, the city sent its 2017 revision of the Venice Comprehensive Plan to Tallahassee for review on a 5-1 vote by the Venice City Council Tuesday. The draft plan, as amended during the transmittal

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:30:59

Irma response highlights lack of Venice shelter options

VENICE - When city officials decided to open the Venice Community Center as a shelter during Hurricane Irma, it did so against Sarasota County wishes but also based on a belief that those who did take shelter there - roughly 400 people - would have stayed at home rather than drive to approved shelte

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 23:36:34

Broken stoplight, crash cause miles-long delay on I-75

Clouds from a thunderstorm loom Monday afternoon over Interstate 75 near North Port. (Photo via Kathy StClair / Facebook) NORTH NAPLES, Fla. A crash and a broken stoplight caused a delay five miles long Wednesday morning on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The broken stoplight is at I

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:07:31

Let's Eat, Englewood returns

Delayed because of Hurricane Irma, Englewood's annual two weeks of dining deals starts Friday and will feature prix fixe menus for two-course lunches ($12) and three-course dinners ($23). More than 20 restaurants will participate including Beyond the Sea, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Leverock's, Man

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 01:26:54

City Council moves to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

VENICE - The city of Venice will ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, because current state statutes do not allow any form of local regulation above those placed on pharmacies. The City Council voted, 6-0 Wednesday - with Council Member Deborah Anderson absent on vacation - to dire

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:13:33

Play! Parks recovering from Irma

Myakka River State Park remains closed, more than a week after Hurricane Irma, but Oscar Scherer State Park is open to the public. I talked to Tony Clements, the manager at Oscar Scherer, just after the Osprey park got power back on Monday. "We've been busting our butts out here," Clements said. "We

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:30:00

Facebook group pulls Englewood together before and after Irma

Once the hurricane began to threaten, Jean Joyce's project changed course. Vicki Dean @vdeanfla ENGLEWOOD - When Jean Joyce started a Facebook group for the Englewood area last year, she envisioned it as a place where people could get news on music, events, activities and nonprofits. Joyce based th

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:41:33

Boil water notice rescinded for Manasota Key

MANASOTA KEY, Fla. A boil water notice was lifted for Manasota Key Tuesday morning, the Englewood Water District said. The notice was for all of Manasota Key, including Sandpiper Key condominiums, according to water officials. The water main was restored and tests determined the water was safe for h

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:16:28

Man accused of Bradenton manslaughter

A 56-year-old died after suffering traumatic face and head injuries, according to police. BRADENTON -- A man has been arrested and accused of manslaughter, the Bradenton Police Department reports. According to police, officers responding to a report of battery found Christopher Bang, 56, lying in th

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:43:12

Sarasota driver dies after medical incident and crash, FHP says

SARASOTA COUNTY -- A pickup driver died after suffering a medical incident and crashing Monday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to an FHP report, James Allyn Fowler, 61, of Sarasota was backing a GMC Sonoma out of a driveway in the 2100 block of Shadow Oaks Road at about 6 p.m.

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:58:14

Power is back, but TV and internet maybe not

Frontier Communications is reporting about 4,500 customers with issues in its six-country service area. Ten days after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state, power is back to the nearly half-million homes and businesses that were knocked out in Southwest Florida. Florida Power & Light Co. reported

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:37:41

Medical marijuana store opens in Bradenton to standing room only crowd

A line of a few people prior to Trulieve's downtown Bradenton medical marijuana store opening on Tuesday swelled quickly as dozens of patients filled to capacity the newly remodeled building at 1103 14th St. W. Miguel Couvertier, an Air Force veteran, waited patiently for his name to be called. The

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:56:00

LaHurd: The legend of Sarasota storm protection

The truth behind the tale of Sara de Sota. Yet again, Sarasota was lucky. There is no better word for it. Damage here, especially when compared to other areas hit by Hurricane Irma, was minimal. The chore of cleanup will be ongoing. Many without power have been inconvenienced and will continue to ba

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 14:55:33

Lucky's Market Announces New Grand Opening Date for Sarasota Store

Sarasota gets another new market. WHO: Lucky's Market, a growing natural, organic and specialty market that was started in 2003 by two chefs in Boulder, Colo. Lucky's Market offers top-quality products at affordable prices with genuine personal service. WHAT: Lucky's Market will open its first store

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2017-09-19 15:52:00

FPL Irma outages dwindle as lawsuit looms

About 1 percent of customers are still without power in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties as of Tuesday afternoon. While Florida Power & Light Co. closes in on its deadline to restore power to all Southwest Florida customers by Wednesday, it faces some potentially costly legal problems. Two e

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:17:18

World Rowing Championships bring a festival of music and arts to Sarasota

You may not have any particular interest in the sport of rowing, even though the most-accomplished rowers in the world are going to be competing in our backyard. But you'll still probably find plenty to enjoy at the World Rowing Championships, which get underway Saturday with an opening ceremony in

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 17:04:00