Most Sarasota County Government offices, including libraries and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Every year, people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks. The Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) has some suggestions to help people enjoy the holiday and stay safe.
During budget workshops on June 18 and 19, the commissioners received presentations from county departments and constitutional offices. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 is $1.2 billion, which includes operational and capital allocations.
The Sarasota County Fire Department has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for the third year in a row, which highlights quality improvement measures for treating patients who experience severe heart attacks
The community is invited to the kick-off celebration for the Legacy Trail Extension on Friday, June 28, when the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners will unveil the signed bond that finances the voter approved project.
06/25/2019 10:48 AM
A small section of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way will close starting Monday, June 24 for a railroad track replacement project that will run through Friday, July 12
06/24/2019 10:00 AM
The "No Swim" advisories issued Thursday, June 20 for Venice Fishing Pier has been lifted.
06/21/2019 4:30 PM
As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the Venice Fishing Pier.
The Sarasota County Drinking Water Quality Report for 2018 is now available online. The report, which details the high quality of Sarasota County's drinking water, includes a summary for the county's customers, gives information about where the county's water comes from, what it contains and how it
Sarasota County's Seagrass Survey returns this month for the fifth year of educating the community of the importance of seagrasses.
Beginning Friday, June 7, Phillippi Estate Park will be home to a special exhibit dedicated to examining the growth of Sarasota and the impacts Nettie Keith, Bertha Palmer, Mable Ringling and Marie Selby had on Sarasota.
With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated.
Sarasota County reminds the community to skip using nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns and landscapes from June 1 through Sept. 30, as part of an effort to keep the community's waterways healthy
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The annual Kids' Summer Beach Runs return to Siesta and Brohard beaches this June. The one-mile fun runs are an opportunity for kids and families to participate in healthy activities together over the summer.
Drowning is the leading cause of preventable deaths in children ages 1-4 years old, since it only takes a few seconds for a child to drown. Sarasota County encourages residents to be vigilant around water, as children can be victims of silent drowning since they do not make a splash sound when they
05/24/2019 9:46 AM
More than 30 speakers and exhibitors from around Florida are scheduled for Sarasota County's Water Quality Summit on June 5, joining the discussion of how to protect one of our most important resources.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and the Newtown Community Health Action Team are promoting heart healthy strategies in the community with the use of 100 free blood pressure monitoring kits.
05/14/2019 10:12 AM
Renee Di Pilato has been named as the new director of Libraries and Historical Resources, and she is expected to assume the role in July
05/08/2019 11:54 AM
Sarasota County's general obligation (GO) bonds, issued for the Legacy Trail project, recently earned a "AAA" rating from S&P Global Rating and Fitch Ratings, reflecting the county's continued financial stability and pragmatic practices.
Sarasota County will host a free and open to the public Water Quality Summit from 1-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. The summit, which will be in the Riverview High School auditorium, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, is an effort to bring the community together with organizations working to protect area watersheds
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