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2017 Annual Report

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Archived News
  • Siesta Breeze SCAT Trolley Bus

    Siesta Key Breeze trolley celebrates

    Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze trolley by honoring the 230,000th passenger on Tuesday, March 20. The celebration will be held at 10 a.m., at the gazebo in Siesta Key Village.

    03/16/2018 12:23 PM

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    Irma after action review findings to be presented

    The findings of the after action review of the community's response to Hurricane Irma will be presented to the Sarasota County Commission at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.


  • Vote Nov 6 Legacy Trail Referendum

    Commissioners approve bond referendum

    The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution on Wednesday for a bond referendum which would extend The Legacy Trail and its connections, if approved by voters.


  • Kick Butts Day, kick smoking day

    SWAT Youth Kick Butts in March

    Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.

    03/12/2018 9:45 AM

  • Floodplain Update

    Evening, weekend flood zone workshops added

    Sarasota County has added evening and weekend flood zone workshops to its 2018 workshop schedule.


  • Big Truck Day

    Big Truck Day moves to NBP in 2018

    Big trucks will be rolling into Nathan Benderson Park this March for the annual Big Truck Day, and Sarasota County wants your truck to be part of the action.


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    SOE urges voters to return vote-by-mail ballots early

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding vote-by-mail voters that their ballots for the March 20 elections must be returned in time to reach the supervisor of elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night to be counted.


  • Neighborhood Challenge

    County launches 2018 neighborhood grants program

    For more than fifteen years, Sarasota County has provided matching grant opportunities to help neighborhoods improve their leadership, character, safety, health, or environment through the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program.

    02/22/2018 10:22 AM

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    Beach University returns to Siesta Beach

    Beach University, the free environmental education program, returns to Siesta Beach on March 3, to teach the community how to best care for the ecology.


  • Beach Walkers

    Sunrise Beach Walks are back for 2018

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources' popular Sunrise Beach Walks are back at Siesta and Nokomis beaches and will run every Wednesday through March 28.


  • Child getting a flu shot by a nurse

    Flu shots at no cost offered at DOH clinics

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) is offering flu shots at no cost at their Ringling and North Port immunization clinics. No appointment is necessary.


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    Conserving wildlife habitat focus of February event

    Urban development would seem to share little with habitat conservation, but a Florida professor will show in a Sarasota County workshop how pairing the two can help save the state's wildlife.

    02/07/2018 8:35 AM

  • FEMA Flood Map Update Workshops in Jan. - March

    County to host flood zone workshops

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


  • County among best workplaces for commuters

    County among best workplaces for commuters

    Sarasota County Government has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2018 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.


  • Neighborhood Challenge

    County launches 2018 Neighborhood Challenge

    Do you have what it takes to live greener, healthier and be more involved?


  • Florida Health Department Sarasota County Logo illustration of asunset over the water

    Worksites committed to employee well-being

    People spend more time at work than anywhere else and decisions and habits reinforced in a healthy worksite can transcend into other aspects of life. With the New Year upon us, many worksites in Sarasota County may be looking for ways to assist their employees on their journey to health.


  • Fire Fest 2018

    Sarasota County's Fire Fest returns for its fifth year

    Sarasota County's Fire Fest returns to T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice on Saturday, Jan. 27.


  • Find Yourself at the Library with the Baltimore Orioles mascot.

    Libraries, Orioles knock reading out of the park

    Sarasota County is once again going to bat with the Baltimore Orioles and the Big League Reader program to encourage youth literacy and foster a love of reading.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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