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2018 Annual Report

Sarasota County's annual report of the projects, programs and initiatives undertaken during the previous year, along with financial information to demonstrate the county's stewardship of taxpayer funds, is now available.


Archived News
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    Register now for the 2020 Gulf Coast Games For Life

    Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Gulf Coast Games for Life, which take place January and February at locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

    12/13/2019 2:43 PM

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    Moran chosen as 2020 commission chair

    The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners selected Michael Moran, District 1, as chair and Alan Maio, District 4, as vice chair for 2020 during its annual retreat Friday. Christian Ziegler, District 2, will serve as Pro Tem.

    12/13/2019 10:45 AM

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    2020 NEST Calendar now available

    Sarasota County's 2020 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.

    12/11/2019 10:10 AM

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    Hurricane season ended be prepared all year

    Hurricane season officially ended on Nov. 30, but it's important to stay vigilant and start prepping for the 2020 hurricane season.

    12/09/2019 9:11 AM

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    Breakfast with Santa returns to Newtown Estates Park

    Children 12 and under and their families are invited to attend the 15th annual Breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 21 at Newtown Estates Park. Hosted by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources.

    12/03/2019 10:00 AM

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    Emergency Services partners with Schools

    Through a collaborative effort with Sarasota County Emergency Management, Sarasota County Schools has received a $1,057,700.00 grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management to make improvements to select schools currently serving as hurricane evacuation centers. The grant also provides fun

    11/22/2019 2:05 PM

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    Hepatitis A identified in food service worker

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Sarasota. DOH-Sarasota conducted an epidemiological investigation and have determined an individual who worked at P.F. Chang's, located at 766 South Osprey,

    11/19/2019 5:45 PM

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    Neighborhood initiative grants now available

    Sarasota County's Neighborhood Services team is preparing to educate and inspire residents for the next round of neighborhood initiative grant opportunities, which assists neighborhoods in improving their leadership, character, safety, health or environment.

    11/06/2019 9:00 AM

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    Sandy Claws Beach Run returns Dec. 14

    Pre-register by Nov. 20 to guarantee the best price, along with receiving a long-sleeve performance event shirt and runner bag. Pre-registration ends Dec. 8, limited race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m.

    11/04/2019 9:00 AM

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    Single-stream recycling cart delivery starts today

    Delivery of new single-stream recycling carts for solid waste customers living in unincorporated portions of Sarasota County starts today, Friday, Nov. 1.

    11/01/2019 2:05 PM

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    DOH reminds you to protect yourself from flu

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The best way to avoid the flu this season is by getting a flu shot soon.

    11/01/2019 10:33 AM

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    Two Libraries to close temporarily for maintenance

    In November and December, two public libraries will temporarily close while undergoing structural and cosmetic maintenance and upgrades. These changes are being made to enhance the library user's experience and maintain the integrity of the buildings.

    10/30/2019 9:00 AM

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    Phillippi Farmhouse Market returns for 11th season in a row, opens every Wednesday

    Phillippi Farmhouse Market has reopened at Phillippi Estate Park for the 11th year. The market, located at 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday through April.

    10/14/2019 9:00 AM

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    2020 'One Book' selection, author visit planned

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the return of the popular One Book, One Community program for 2020 with the selection of Kate Moore's "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women."

    10/01/2019 9:00 AM