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Sarasota County has received another statewide recognition for its Comprehensive Plan, this time picking up the Award of Excellence from the American Planning Association's Florida Chapter.
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You can help remedy that through the Florida Water Stewardship Program, offered by Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability. This eight-session course, launching Sept.12, uses expert presentations, hands-on learning, field training, and communications exercises to give participants the tools to become stewards of the area's water resources.
08/01/2017 8:52 AM
Osprey Junction Trailhead will be closed beginning Wednesday for up to 12 months to accommodate the construction of the Bay Street extension to Honore Avenue.
07/31/2017 1:09 PM
Sarasota County is inviting the community to learn about the status of the Venice Library during two engagement sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2.
07/28/2017 11:30 AM
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Florida's statewide youth-led movement to combat the tobacco industry, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. Sachit Gali, a student at Pine View School, was named as a member of the SWAT Youth Advocacy Board.
07/22/2017 5:09 PM
Sarasota County has earned the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) for the third consecutive year.
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Following the Florida Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of a local law regarding the reimbursement to private hospitals for indigent care, New York based Moody's Investor Services has affirmed Sarasota County's Aaa issuer rating and its outstanding limited ad valorem tax bond rating of Aaa.
Sarasota County Health and Human Services is recruiting a team of volunteers to run Volunteer Reception Centers (VRCs) during a disaster.
Work has begun to restore Sarasota County's Historic Courthouse, the 91-year-old landmark that houses the main office of the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.
Join Sarasota County Libraries for an array of summer fun, laughter and learning for all ages.
As Florida enters hurricane season, it's an important time for local residents to take precautions for hazardous weather and ensure their disaster supply kits are complete.
Sarasota County Commissioners authorized the county administrator on Tuesday to continue negotiating terms with the West Villages and the Atlanta Braves for the funding, design and construction of a state-of-the-art spring training destination in the new master-planned community. The proposed campus is envisioned to have training facilities, practice fields and a 7,500-seat stadium on a 100-150 acre site, with direct access to U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway.
The Atlanta Braves have announced that Sarasota County is the destination for the team's new spring training complex, and the team is in exclusive negotiations with the county and its partners at the West Villages.