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  • County to host flood zone workshops

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

    01/17/2018

  • 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

  • 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

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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

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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

  • Games For Life, Ladies playing pickleball

    Gulf Coast Games for Life return in 2018

    Registration is now open for the 2018 Gulf Coast Games for Life, which will take place Feb. 10-17, 2018, in venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

    01/04/2018

  • Cold Shelter Opening Sign

    Update: Shelter openings extended through Friday

    Cold weather shelter openings will be extended through Friday evening due to a predicted drop in temperatures to the mid to low 30s, Sarasota County Emergency Management officials announced Thursday.

    01/04/2018

  • Cold Shelter Opening Sign

    Shelters will open, use caution in cold weather

    A predicted drop in temperatures to the mid to low 30s has Sarasota County Emergency Management officials reminding residents to be prepared and use caution both indoors and outside.

    01/02/2018 4:00 PM

  • Nokomis Beach a view from the air

    Barefoot on the Beach returns to Nokomis

    Barefoot on the Beach at Nokomis Beach Plaza is back this winter and better than ever. Formerly the Barefoot Beach Bazaar, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources has revamped the event and moved it to a new time.

    12/27/2017

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    House District 72 Special Election ballots scheduled for mailing

    Vote-by-mail ballots for the Feb. 13, 2018 House District 72 Special Election will soon be in the mail to voters who have requests on file with the elections office, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announced.

    12/26/2017

  • Carolyn Brown, Director of Parks and Recreation

    Editorial: Fiscal challenges bring new opportunities for parks

    The county recently sent letters to the cities providing notice of termination of existing agreements for parks and recreation services. As we are faced with continued budget pressure, the county sent these letters to notify the cities of a potential change, amendment or the need for a new agreement

    12/21/2017 1:31 PM

  • Legacy Trail bike riders reading a trail sign

    Land acquired for Legacy Trail extension

    The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right of way to extend the popular Legacy Trail toward downtown Sarasota.

    12/20/2017 4:30 PM

  • Santa Clause handing out gift to child

    Firefighters brighten kids' holidays with program

    Sarasota County Fire Department in, collaboration with the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Sarasota Safe Children Coalition, brought holiday cheer to 31 local foster children. On Friday, Dec. 15, the families were able to receive gifts from a special guest and tour the Fire Station No. 1.

    12/18/2017 12:24 PM

  • 3D Printer created a blue left hand

    Discover 'Creation Stations' at the Libraries

    Even though winter break is just around the corner, students can keep learning and exploring at Sarasota County Public Libraries' Creation Stations.

    12/18/2017

  • Santa Clause handing out gift to child

    Firefighters brighten kids' holidays with program

    Sarasota County Fire Department in, collaboration with the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Sarasota Safe Children Coalition, brought holiday cheer to 31 local foster children. On Friday, Dec. 15, the families were able to receive gifts from a special guest and tour the Fire Station No. 1.

    12/18/2017

  • Venice Train Depot with the message Happy Holidays from Sarasota County Government

    County offices to close for holidays

    Most Sarasota County Government offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, and Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year's.

    12/18/2017

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