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Current News
  • Fugate

    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

  • Library Foundation

    Venice resident donates $1 million for Venice Public Library endowment fund

    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.

    10/10/2017 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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    Selby Library to host discussion series

    Selby Public Library will host a six-week reading and discussion program on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric" and its theme of racism in everyday life.

    09/28/2017 1:54 PM

  • Volunteers needed for disaster response

    Sarasota County Health and Human Services is recruiting a team of volunteers to run Volunteer Reception Centers during a disaster.

    09/27/2017 4:42 PM

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    Tidy up with Osprey/Vamo community cleanup

    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 Osprey/Vamo area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 7.

    09/27/2017 10:31 AM

  • Public workshops on UDC project

    Sarasota County is creating a Unified Development Code (UDC) that updates and brings together the land development and zoning regulations, which control the development of all properties in the unincorporated area of Sarasota County. Combining these two codes will make it simpler to find regulatory information for any piece of property, while clarifying the regulations.

    09/27/2017 9:07 AM

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    North Sarasota closing for maintenance Sept. 30

    The North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., will be closed Saturday, Sept. 30, for building maintenance.

    09/27/2017 9:06 AM

  • Volunteer Trail Stewards

    National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30

    oin Sarasota County as it celebrates National Public Lands Day with a volunteer event Saturday, Sept. 30, at Woodmere Park in Venice. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America's public lands. Last year, more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.

    09/22/2017 11:51 AM

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