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    Sarasota County, Orioles team up again for Big League Reader

    Sarasota County is once again teaming up with the Baltimore Orioles and the Big League Reader program to encourage youth literacy and foster a love of reading. Children who sign up and read three or more books during February and March earn a free reserved grandstand ticket.

    02/15/2019 11:00 AM

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    'Tweet from the Heat' fire chief edition

    Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) is launching another Twitter ride-along 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19.


  • County offices to close Feb. 18

    Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, for the national observance of Presidents Day.


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    Experience sunrise beach walks at Siesta, Nokomis beaches

    These fun, energizing walks require a one-time registration fee of $5, which includes an event T-shirt and punch card. Check in before or after a minimum one-mile walk to have your card punched between 8-9:30 a.m. Siesta Beach walkers will register and check in at the main pavilion, 948 Beach Road.

    02/08/2019 12:00 PM

  • County approves land agreement with Mote

    Sarasota County Commissioners approved the omnibus agreement with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on Wednesday, Jan. 30, which serves as the overarching document for all subsequent agreements with Mote, including the short-term lease and conveyance of land near Nathan Benderson Park.


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    Sarasota County to host flood zone workshops

    Sarasota County will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout 2019 at several county libraries.


  • Sarasota County earns Green Supply Chain Award

    Sarasota County Government Materials Management team has earned the Supply and Demand Chain Executive Award for the second consecutive year

    01/04/2019 12:54 PM

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    Winter Reading Challenge returns in January

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources will accept the Winter Reading Challenge starting in January, a national reading competition sponsored by billionaire and "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban.

    12/12/2018 12:30 PM

  • Charles D. Hines, Sarasota County Commissioner, District 5

    Hines chosen as 2019 county commission chair

    The Board of County Commissioners selected Charles Hines, District 5, as chair and Michael Moran, District 1, as vice chair for 2019 during its annual retreat Friday. Alan Maio, District 4, will serve as Pro Tem.


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    2019 NEST Calendar now available

    Sarasota County's 2019 NEST Calendar is now available at county facilities, while supplies last. Each year, the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) produces the calendar, which supports the county's goal of environmental stewardship. It cultivates a strong conservation ethic in the