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  • Winter Reading Badge

    Winter Reading Challenge returns in January

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources will accept the Winter Reading Challenge starting in January, a national reading competition sponsored by billionaire and "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban.

    12/12/2018 12:30 PM

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    2019 NEST Calendar now available

    Sarasota County's 2019 NEST Calendar is now available at county facilities, while supplies last. Each year, the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) produces the calendar, which supports the county's goal of environmental stewardship. It cultivates a strong conservation ethic in the


  • Charles D. Hines, Sarasota County Commissioner, District 5

    Hines chosen as 2019 county commission chair

    The Board of County Commissioners selected Charles Hines, District 5, as chair and Michael Moran, District 1, as vice chair for 2019 during its annual retreat Friday. Alan Maio, District 4, will serve as Pro Tem.



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  • Two county commissioners sworn in

    The Board of County Commissioners recognized newly elected Christian Ziegler and welcomed back Alan Maio, who will be serving his second term, on Tuesday morning during a swearing-in ceremony.

    11/20/2018 10:45 AM

  • 2019 'One Book' selection, author visit

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the return of the popular One Book, One Community program for 2019 with the selection of David Grann's "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI."

    11/19/2018 4:08 PM

  • Megaphone symbolizing big announcement

    Next director named for Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources

    Nicole Rissler has accepted the offer to become the new director of Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Rissler has served with Sarasota County Government since 2016, when she was hired as the department's deputy director. She previously worked with Visit Sarasota

    11/08/2018 3:51 PM

  • Aerial graphic outline of term sheet for proposed MOTE aquarium at NBP

    County and Mote agree on terms for proposed aquarium site

    Sarasota County Commissioners approved a term sheet with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on Wednesday that outlines details to locate a new aquarium at Sarasota County's Nathan Benderson Park

    10/24/2018 1:36 PM

  • County earns national parks accreditation

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources has earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), joining only 22 other agencies in Florida to earn the same honor.