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  • Games For Life, Ladies playing pickleball

    Gulf Coast Games for Life begins Feb. 10

    The 2018 Gulf Coast Games for Life returns Saturday, Feb. 10, throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

    02/07/2018

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    House District 72 Special Election Feb. 13

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding registered voters in House District 72 that the district’s Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    02/07/2018

  • FEMA Flood Map Update Workshops in Jan. - March

    County to host flood zone workshops

    Sarasota County will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout 2018 at several county libraries.

    02/06/2018

  • Big Truck Day

    Big Truck Day moves to NBP in 2018

    Big trucks will be rolling into Nathan Benderson Park this March for the annual Big Truck Day, and Sarasota County wants your truck to be part of the action.

    02/05/2018

  • County among best workplaces for commuters

    County among best workplaces for commuters

    Sarasota County Government has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2018 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

    02/02/2018

  • Neighborhood Challenge

    County launches 2018 Neighborhood Challenge

    Do you have what it takes to live greener, healthier and be more involved?

    02/01/2018

  • Florida Health Department Sarasota County Logo illustration of asunset over the water

    Worksites committed to employee well-being

    People spend more time at work than anywhere else and decisions and habits reinforced in a healthy worksite can transcend into other aspects of life. With the New Year upon us, many worksites in Sarasota County may be looking for ways to assist their employees on their journey to health.

    01/24/2018

  • Fire Fest 2018

    Sarasota County's Fire Fest returns for its fifth year

    Sarasota County's Fire Fest returns to T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice on Saturday, Jan. 27.

    01/23/2018

  • Man and child planting a tree to celebrate Arbor Day

    Journey on a 'Tree Quest' for Florida Arbor Day

    In celebration of Florida Arbor Day, Sarasota County is inviting the community to journey on a "Tree Quest," during a two-week scavenger hunt at county parks.

    01/18/2018

  • Child getting a flu shot by a nurse

    DOH reminds you to take precautions this flu season

    In Florida and throughout the U.S., flu activity is on the rise. In Sarasota County, we are currently seeing an increase in flu activity.

    01/18/2018

  • Cold Shelter Opening Sign

    Shelters to open as cold weather continues

    Cold weather shelters will open Wednesday and Thursday due to a predicted drop in temperatures in the low 30s, Sarasota County officials announced.

    01/17/2018

  • Sing For Your Life, Sarasota County's One Book, One Community choice for 2018

    Libraries announce 2018 'One Book' author visit

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the return of the popular "One Book, One Community" program for 2018 with the selection of Daniel Bergner's "Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family."

    01/17/2018

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    House District 72 vote-by-mail ballots due back Feb. 13

    Voters who vote by mail in the February 13 House District 72 Special Election, must return their voted ballots in time for them to reach the supervisor of elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner said today.

    01/16/2018 4:30 PM

  • Trash Bags on the street

    Newtown/Beverly Terrace community cleanup Jan. 27

    It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Newtown/Beverly Terrace area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 27.

    01/16/2018

  • Twitter Bird wearing a Fireman hat

    'Tweet from the Heat' take two

    Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) is kicking off the new year with another Twitter ride-along 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

    01/16/2018

  • County Administrator Lewis

    Board names Lewis county administrator

    The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously today to name Jonathan Lewis as Sarasota County Administrator.

    01/16/2018

  • 2017 Annual Report for Sarasota County

    County's Annual Report now available

    Sarasota County has released its 2017 Annual Report, which offers a comprehensive look at the county's most important projects, initiatives and accomplishments.

    01/16/2018

  • shelters

    Cold weather shelters open this weekend

    Sarasota County Emergency Management officials have again coordinated with the county's municipalities, the Salvation Army and faith-based partners to provide cold weather sheltering for those in need due to the predicted drop in temperatures this weekend.

    01/13/2018 11:30 AM

  • President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the White House, March 1966 (Photo: Yoichi Okamoto/Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum)

    County offices closed Jan. 15 for MLK holiday

    Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the national observance celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/09/2018 3:30 AM

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    Voter registration deadline nearing

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding citizens who reside within State House District 72 that Tuesday, Jan. 16, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the district’s Special Election, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13.

    01/08/2018 1:30 PM

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