Loveland Center performing in an international theatre festival

VENICE – For the opening ceremonies of the American Association of Community Theaters World Festival there will be some special guest performing. The Loveland Center helps people with disabilities achieve equality through opportunity. “All of the programs that we do offer is about helping those individuals find those hidden potentials and helping themselves and everyone in the community see what they are capable of and seeing them for...

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Venice Theatre goes global

VENICE – It’s a celebration of community theatre from around the world in Venice. For the third annual year, Performers and actors from around the world are at the Venice Theatre to take part in this year’s American Association of Community Theatres’ festival. Countries such as Israel, Armenia, and Australia are on the list to perform at the Venice Theatre AACT Festival.’ And even though some performances will be done in different...

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Indians’ Faulkner garners 7A baseball Coach of the Year

VENICE – Last night at the Venice Indians baseball banquet, the voice of the Indians, Ray Sinibaldi, told of Bill Russell’s unrivaled calendar year in 1956. His senior year at u of san Francisco he won an NCAA basketball title, then that summer he won an Olympic gold medal before joining the Celtics as a rookie and winning the first title in the teams’ history. Well, Indians head coach Craig Faulkner, has had a 3–month stretch like...

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Braves hosting ticket-buying party

NORTH PORT – The Atlanta Braves may not be ready to play baseball in North Port, but they are ready to party. The Braves are hosting a Season Ticket Launch Party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the George Mullen Activity Center in North Port. The first 500 people who place deposits for season tickets will receive a free Chipper Jones replica jersey. They will have plenty of other giveaways, as well as pizza and drinks. Construction...

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Venice City Council will meet about proposed spending budget

VENICE – Budget time for the city of Venice. The City Council will meet later this week to dissect the proposed $109.3 million spending package for the coming fiscal year. “We want to make sure their isn’t any waste number one. We want to make sure that the priorities that are established for the city are taken care of and we want to make sure that we are doing it as economically as we possibly can,” said Mayor John Holic. Mayor John...

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City Council to hold workshops to peruse Venice budget

VENICE – Two workshops are taking place in Venice this week as the City Council tries to balance the budget, while not raising property. The proposed $109.3 million spending budget for the 2018–19 fiscal year will be dissected by the City Council during those workshops on Wednesday and Friday. The proposed budget includes new fire and police impact fees, as well as a new category  for fleet services. It also recommends maintaining a...

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