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Venice Keeps Its Fire Department

The City of Venice has killed plans to cut costs by consolidating its fire department with Sarasota County’s. City Council’s approved a new 3-year contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters which represents the city’s firemen. The city’s worried about rising pension costs. In the 2015 budget, the Herald Tribune reports firefighter pensions will […]

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Poker run benefits Chalk Festival on Saturday

A poker run Saturday benefits the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice. The event at Hoosier Bar in Osprey raises money to sponsor artists for the festival. Cars and motorcycles can ride 53 miles through Osprey, Englewood, and Venice. Registration begins at Hoosier Bar on South Tamiami Trail at noon. Stops include Sharky’s on the Pier, […]

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Make a Difference Day Oct. 25 in Venice

Venice wants people to save the date — Oct. 25. The Tri-County Community Foundation sponsors the event, which the city calls a fun way for families and friends to gather at its parks to make them sparkle and shine. The city says regardless of whether or not people can trim, paint, or plant, they have […]

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