BEST BURGER SEARCH ON: SEND IN YOUR RECOMMENDATION
I learned from three friends that my favorite place has gone down hill, so I am checking out others.
First stop was Saltwater Cafe where I found a Best Buy, only $5.19 for a Cheeseburger with one or more fixings. I chose grilled onions, grilled mushrooms and a slice of tomato. Choice of cheese, Swiss, American or both. I had Swiss.
Chef Rolf's approach is to put two patties, total about one-quarter pound, covered with onions and mushrooms and abundant cheese melted ov
Exclusive Report: Harbor Drive Accident Involved High Speed Collisions: Three Vehicles, Two Palm trees and a Utility Pole
Witnesses reported a speeding sedan, driven by a woman was first noticed at W. Venice Ave, heading south on Harbor Drive. It was also observed passing at high speed at the Fire Station just south of City Hall. The car side-swiped another car, tearing off side view mirrors, and spinning out of control. The car broke a utility pole, two palms trees and then had a major collision with a SUV sending its driver to the hospital with a broken clavicle.
BREAKING NEWS - Two Cars in Fiery Crash on S. Harbor Drive, Venice
5p.m., Tuesday, December 21, Venice, FL--- Neighbors on Harbor Drive described a loud bang, like “two trucks colliding” and ran out to see a tan sedan on fire, with the door smashed in. About 50 yards north, an SUV, also with major damage was off the road. Both vehicles came to rest pointing north, partly in the southbound lane. Neighbors reported that both drivers needed to be cut out of their vehicles. The accident appeared to take pla
Council Member Jim Bennett, last October, Laid-out the Rationale for 41 widening--County Switcheroo.
After years of MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) and City support, suggestions to radically change the plan for 41 widening and other improvements has hit what might be a serious roadblock. Several County Commissioner including Jon Thaxton, whose district includes Venice, are supporting a different approach.
Here is what Jim wrote in October.It is detailed and more than a casual glance will be needed to follow the tale, but it is instructive and important to Venice.
About one year ago the City Council made reviewing and modifying the fees charged by the City Building Department and Planning and Development Departments a priority. Staff were assigned to the task and a budget for the process was established.
That study has been presented to the public on several occasions and input sought from builders, plumbers, citizens, etc.
Proposals have been drafted, reviewed again by interested parties and will be presented to the Council
American Students score Poorly in International Tests: Trail Asian and Pacific Nations Which Lead.
If you want to see why many predict the era of United States world leadership will be surpassed by China and other Asian nations check out these top ten scores. Some have called this a “Sputnik,” meaning a wake-up call for America such as happened with the Soviet Union was first in space.
The National Defense Education Act and other federal aid to science and related education, helped “re-launch” the U.S. Education system. Instead of reducing taxes on people earning more than$250,
CARLESIMO FLOATS DEFECTIVE HEALTHCARE ENDING PLANS TO NEW COUNCIL--GETS SAME RESPONSE AS FROM OLD COUNCIL.
Council member Emilio Carlesimo has repeatedly proposed ending Council members’ participation in the City’s healthcare progam, each time presenting a flawed plan- all that changes are new flaws. Council has spent hours trying to make sense of his ideas, without success it might be added.
Carlesimo has made this a political agenda and during the campaign he appeared to pick up some support from the newly elected members. It was the kind of issue that resonated some with some leanin
PGC TO BRING 400 JOBS TO VENICE; JOINING TERVIS IN SEEING VENICE'S ATTRACTIONS.
Editor's Note: Not long ago a leading Sarasota business man and member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce told me he felt the Venice Chamber leadership was "abysmally stupid" for badmouthing the business climate in the city. Fortunately PGT and Tervis knew better.
PGT Industries Plans Consolidation, 400 New Jobs in Venice, FL
County approves performance-based incentives to accelerate manufacturer's plans
The City Council had its “priorities” setting retreat on December 2, 2010 and to borrow from the quotable, Yogi Berra, “It was déjà vu all over again.”
That is not intended as criticism but rather a reflection on the fact that issues considered and addressed by staff and council in the past are not always fully understood by new members. There also were a number of new ideas and issues raised and the members had the opportunity to see some examples of the operating styles of their