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Archived News
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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."

    01/19/2018 2:22 PM

  • Big League Reader program returns Feb. 5

    For the eighth consecutive year, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources and the Baltimore Orioles are teaming up to promote reading through the Orioles’ Big League Reader program.

    01/19/2018 2:17 PM

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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

  • Winter Reading Challenge begins Jan. 1

    Sarasota County Libraries will participate in the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge, January 1 – 31, 2018. This initiative is sponsored by billionaire and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban.

    12/28/2017 12:46 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

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