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  • HearingTech

    Libraries install Hearing Loop assistive tech

    Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda and Fruitville libraries have become the fifth and sixth Sarasota County libraries to receive a Hearing Loop, which is an assistive listening system that transmits sounds directly into hearing aids or implants, resulting in an enhanced experience for audience member.

    06/18/2018

  • Libraries launch convenient mobile app

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources has launched a new all-in-one library mobile app, offering a new way to streamline your library experience.

    06/05/2018

  • Fertilizer restricted season underway

    Sarasota County is reminding the community to skip using nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer on your lawn and landscape from June 1 through Sept. 30, as part of an effort to keep the community's waterways healthy.

    06/04/2018

  • Energy Upgrade logo

    Energy-savings program to help low-income residents

    Low-income residents could cut their energy and water costs by more than $150 per year under a new Sarasota County program launching this summer.

    05/30/2018

  • Kids Beach Run

    Free Kids' Summer Beach Runs return

    The Kids' Summer Beach Runs are offered every week this summer beginning Tuesday, June 5, at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key; and Wednesday, June 6, at Brohard Beach, 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice. The free event continues weekly until Aug. 7, at Siesta Beach and Aug. 8, at Brohard Beach.

    05/29/2018

  • Civics 101 a great way to beat the summer heat

    Beat the heat and activate your brain power this summer with Sarasota County's Civics 101. This citizen's academy is an opportunity for residents to get a closer look at their local government with presentations, tours, and hands-on activities.

    05/29/2018

  • Best Water in the region

    Drinking Water Quality Report now available

    05/24/2018 2:30 AM

  • Sarasota County lifts recreational burn ban

    Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier has lifted the countywide recreational burn ban that was put in place on April 4.

    05/18/2018

  • Volunteers counting the seagrass

    2018 Seagrass Survey a success

    More than 100 volunteers took part in the fourth annual 2018 Seagrass Survey, an event that provided a hands-on opportunity to identify seagrass species and collect data for Sarasota County's Seagrass Monitoring Program.

    05/11/2018

  • TrashBags

    Community Cleanup set for May 19

    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 Proctor/Wilkinson neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19.

    05/09/2018

  • MidCountyBuilding

    Celebrate grand opening of new mid-county office

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mid County Tax Collector Office at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 2.

    05/01/2018

  • Residents encouraged to register for CodeRED

    Sarasota County is encouraging property owners, both year-round and seasonal, to sign up for the CodeRED alert notification system.

    05/01/2018

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    County highlights 'Neighborhood Stories'

    Residents who are looking for inspiration and guidance on their next neighborhood project need look no further: Sarasota County has announced a series of "Neighborhood Stories" to do just that.

    04/23/2018

  • SCATBus

    Try Transit Day on April 20

    Residents and visitors are invited to ride Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) buses for free on Friday, April 20.

    04/19/2018

  • Precautionary outdoor air quality health notice issued

    Sarasota County has issued an air advisory for elevated ozone levels and/or the potential for elevated ozone levels that fall within the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" category, per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national ambient air quality standards for public health.

    04/18/2018

  • Lee Hayes Byron selected as UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability director

    Lee Hayes Byron selected as UF/IFAS Extension director

    Lee Hayes Byron has accepted a conditional offer to become the new director of Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability, it was announced Wednesday.

    04/05/2018 8:46 AM

  • Siesta Key Breeze Trolley

    Breeze celebrates 250,000 passengers on April 9

    Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze trolley by honoring the 250,000th passenger on Monday, April 9.

    04/05/2018

  • Fire burns in Sarasota brush

    Dry conditions prompt a recreational burn ban

    arasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier has issued a countywide recreational burn ban effective immediately due to the dry weather conditions and an increased chance of wildfires.

    04/04/2018 12:47 PM

  • New charging stations

    More public charging stations added

    Sarasota County has added three publicly available electric vehicle charging stations at county facilities, as part of a comprehensive strategy to support the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage sustainable transportation choices.

    03/23/2018 8:24 AM

  • Fitch affirms 'AA+' utility system bonds rating

    Fitch Ratings recently affirmed an "AA+" credit rating for Sarasota County's utility system revenue and refunding bonds, indicating a healthy financial position and a stable outlook.

    03/23/2018

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