Venice’s Burton Returns Home To Much Fanfare

VENICE – The prodigal son, the conquering hero, and the Super Bowl hero all rolled into one, returned home to Venice Tuesday night. Hundreds of fans, both Eagles fans, and those of Trey Burton, were wound around the block as they waited to meet Burton at Bogey’s in Venice. The former Venice Indian, Florida Gator and current Eagle made sure to give love to everyone who supported him on this journey. He made sure to take the kids first,...

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Venice coaches ready to watch former player compete in Super Bowl

VENICE – Venice is bleeding a different shade of green this weekend as Philly’s tight end, Trey Burton, becomes the first Indian alum to play in the Super Bowl. “There’s a buzz around school, buzz around the community, social media, that Trey is playing in the Super Bowl, and anyone who is not an eagles fan will probably be one on Sunday,” Venice Defensive Coordinator, Larry Shannon, said. Venice Head Coach, John Peacock, says as his...

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New hospital raises traffic concerns

VENICE – Plans to build a new hospital in the city of Venice raises traffic concerns from residents. It’s out with the old and in the new. CEO of Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bob Moore, says they are  in need of a new hospital. “This building is 66 years old and even though we’ve put over $35 million into the facility over the last few years, we still don’t have private rooms we can expand our ER anymore,” said Moore. Planning to...

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Indians’ Kelly honored for years of excellence at Venice HS

VENICE – For 25 years, Dan Kelly gave his heart and soul to the Venice High School wrestling program, 22 of those years as its head coach. He gave so much, and got so much out of his wrestlers, that he won 8 State Championships, and was elected, and inducted, into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wednesday night, Prior to the Indians match against Palmetto, The school honored Kelly with a special plaque that will be placed in...

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Creating new habits for children

SARASOTA COUNTY – Experts say the first of the year is the best time to introduce new habits to your children. One of the big habits to try to break is the amount of caffeine your kids drink every day. Sarasota Memorial Hospital Pediatric Physician Sarah Scarselletta says there are so many sports drink to choose from in the market that nutrient-filled drinks are often forgotten. She says while kids are growing, it’s important to aim...

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Venice electrical worker suffers serious burns

VENICE- A man suffers from serious electrical burns while completing work on a Suncoast retirement community. Stevens Construction set up camp 7 months ago at Venice’s Village on the Isle to revamp its Mark Manor building. “Gutting and completely remodeling floor by floor, starting with the second floor, which we recently completed, as well as replacing all the electrical service to the building,” Stevens Construction Vice President...

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