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  • Seed library opens at County Extension office

    Area gardeners have a new tool to try a range of crops and to connect with fellow growers, with a new seed library established by Sarasota County.

    11/03/2017 8:00 AM

  • Fitch gives 'AA+' rating to bonds for Braves stadium

    Fitch Ratings has given an "AA+" rating to the approximate $21.5 million capital improvement revenue bonds Sarasota County will issue later this month to finance its portion of the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium.

    11/02/2017 2:00 PM

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    Input wanted for new dog park

    Sarasota County will host a community workshop especially geared toward dog owners and area residents.

    11/02/2017 1:00 PM

  • Change your clock, smoke alarm batteries Sunday

    Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 5 and Sarasota County Fire Department personnel are reminding the public that it's a great time to take safety precautions that could help protect your loved ones and your homes.

    11/02/2017 11:30 AM

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    Voter registration deadline for House District 72 nearing

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding citizens who reside within State House District 72 that Monday, November 6, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the district’s Special (Democratic) Primary.

    10/30/2017 10:30 AM

  • Venice Public Library groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 30

    Sarasota County is inviting the community to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new William H. Jervey Jr., Venice Public Library at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30.


  • Bayfront Park

    Bayfront Park grand opening celebration Nov. 8

    Sarasota County and the Town of Longboat Key will host a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the Bayfront Park improvement project.


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    Fugate to lead Irma after-action review

    Sarasota County, in partnership with the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, have engaged Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to help facilitate an after-action review of the community's response to Hurric

    10/20/2017 10:30 AM

  • Register now for the 12th Annual SCW

    Don't miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

    10/18/2017 8:06 AM

  • Neighborhood 'share shops' scheduled

    10/17/2017 9:30 AM

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    Venice polling place changes for Nov. 7

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters in Precinct 515 in the City of Venice that their polling location has been changed, effective as of the Nov. 7, General Election.

    10/17/2017 9:30 AM

  • Library Foundation

    Venice resident donates $1 million for Library endowment

    Sarasota County, along with the Library Foundation of Sarasota County, are excited to announce that a $1 million donation has been made to support the new Venice Public Library, by Venice resident William H. Jervey Jr., Ph.D.

    10/11/2017 11:30 AM

  • Archaeological interpretive panel dedication Oct. 14

    A family friendly, fun and free dedication ceremony for the Archaic Period interpretive signage at Phillippi Estate Park is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14.

    10/10/2017 11:00 AM

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    Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular returns Oct. 14

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, the Baltimore Orioles and Sarasota Film Festival have partnered for the third year to bring the family-friendly 'Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular' to Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14.

    10/09/2017 2:00 PM

  • TrashBags

    Tidy up with the South Venice Community Cleanup

    It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings an other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the south Venice area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21.

    10/09/2017 9:30 AM

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    Fire Prevention Open House offers family fun

    The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Fire Station No. 5, 400 N. Beneva Road. Admission and refreshments will be free.

    10/03/2017 12:30 PM

  • Venice voter registration deadline Oct. 9

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters that Monday, October 9 is the last day a person can register to be eligible to vote in the November 7 City of Venice General Election.

    10/02/2017 10:30 AM

  • South Venice Beach Waterway Restoration Project

    Sarasota County, in partnership with South Venice Civic Association Water Quality Task Force and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will celebrate the completion of the South Venice Beach Waterway Restoration Project on Saturday, Oct. 14.

    10/02/2017 10:00 AM

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale

    Master Gardeners to host 12th Annual Plant Sale

    Sarasota County Master Gardeners will hold their 12th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.

    10/02/2017 8:37 AM

  • Florida to offer online voter registration

    On Sunday, Oct. 1, Florida will launch a new online voter registration website for state residents who would like to register to vote online or who are already registered but need to update their voter records.

    09/29/2017 1:00 PM

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