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    Libraries to close Aug. 23 for staff training

    All 10 Sarasota County libraries will be closed Friday, Aug. 23, for staff development day, a full-day training session for all library employees.

    08/19/2019 12:00 PM

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    Learn about fire protection services and assessment rates

    Sarasota County Emergency Services invites the community to learn about fire assessment rates and requests for improvements to fire stations and department equipment for the 2020 proposed budget, which includes an assessment increase of 1.1 percent.

    08/19/2019 9:00 AM

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    No Swim" Advisory Lifted for Blind Pass Beach

    The "No Swim" advisories issued Thursday, August 15 for Blind Pass Beach has been lifted.

    08/16/2019 2:00 PM

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    Drain and Cover to Protect Against Mosquitoes

    With all the rain our area has seen so far this summer, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services reminds everyone to do their part in preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne illness.

    08/16/2019 9:35 AM

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    Creating a sustainable community by "Growing Greener Generations"

    Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 14, a day-long event to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities.

    08/16/2019 8:00 AM

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    'No Swim' advisory for Blind Pass Beach

    As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for Blind Pass Beach.

    08/15/2019 1:30 PM

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    Health Advisory Lifted for the Grand Canal on Siesta Key

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has lifted a health advisory issued on July 10. after Sarasota County Utilities had reported a spill of 36,000 gallons of untreated sewage that had entered the Grand Canal near 5200 Oakmont Place.

    08/13/2019 3:13 PM

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    County to host National Book Award event

    Two National Book Award finalists will participate in a panel discussion titled "Ghosts of Our Past" at Selby Public Library on Aug. 17, as part of the National Book Foundation's (NBF) Summer with the National Book Awards program.

    08/13/2019 1:00 PM

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    DOH Get Your Children's School Vaccines Updated Now

    Sarasota County schools are back in session next Monday. As you prepare your "to do" list, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) reminds parents updated vaccines are required for kindergarten and 7th grade in all Florida schools

    08/05/2019 5:00 PM

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    "No Swim" Advisory Lifted for North Jetty Beach

    The "No Swim" advisories issued Thursday, August 1st. for North Jetty Beach has been lifted.

    08/02/2019 11:35 AM

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    Join our Master Gardener community and help Sarasota County growers

    Sarasota County residents interested in becoming Master Gardener Volunteers are invited to learn more about the program at either of a pair of informational meetings next week that kick off the application process.

    08/02/2019 8:03 AM

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    DOH Celebrates Breastfeeding with Latch On Event

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County recognizes August as Breastfeeding Month, a time to celebrate, promote and support the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of lifelong health for babies and mothers.

    08/01/2019 1:09 PM

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    'No Swim' advisory issued for North Jetty Beach

    As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the North Jetty Beach.

    08/01/2019 12:37 PM

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    DOH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August

    07/31/2019

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    Wellness study published in occupational medical journal

    A study conducted by the Sarasota County Health and Benefits staff was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), chronicling the results of a six week process that looked at how positivity practices impacted an individual's health.

    07/23/2019

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    Neighborhood University helps residents make informed decisions

    Sarasota County's Neighborhood Services team is re-introducing Neighborhood University, a program specially designed to help residents make informed decisions in their neighborhood.

    07/16/2019

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    Sarasota DOH Recognized as Health Department of the Year

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota was recognized by The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a Large Local Health Department of the Year for 2019 during a ceremony Wednesday evening in Orlando

    07/12/2019 12:40 PM

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    Health Officials Advise of Wastewater Contamination

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) today issued a health advisory to residents and visitors near Grand Canal on Siesta Key.

    07/10/2019 4:15 PM

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    SCAT to host TDP open houses

    Sarasota County has scheduled three open house events to collect input on the 10-year Transit Development Plan (TDP)

    07/10/2019 4:00 PM

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    "No Swim" Advisory Lifted for Brohard Beach

    Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results today at a satisfactory level meeting both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards

    07/06/2019 2:30 PM