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2017 Annual Report

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Archived News
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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.


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    North Sarasota Library to host two-part series

    Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources will host a two-part program that highlights the work of the Innocence Project of Florida, a nonprofit organization that helps innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives.


  • 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.


  • Garage Sale

    Englewood Community Garage Sale returns Feb. 17

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is hosting the 7th Annual Englewood Community Garage Sale at the Englewood Sports Complex, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17.


  • Presidents Day holiday

    County offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day

    Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day.

    02/14/2018 9:52 AM

  • Tidy up with the Nokomis Community Cleanup Feb. 24

    It's time to clean out the garbage and gather unwanted household items, junk and yard waste, as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Nokomis area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 24.


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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

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    House District 72 Special Election Feb. 13

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding registered voters in House District 72 that the district’s Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Games For Life, Ladies playing pickleball

    Gulf Coast Games for Life begins Feb. 10

    The 2018 Gulf Coast Games for Life returns Saturday, Feb. 10, throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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?


  • Say I Do Again

    'Say I Do Again' returns to Siesta and Venice beaches

    The popular and romantic 'Say I Do Again' wedding vow renewal ceremony returns Feb. 14, to Siesta and Venice beaches.


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    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.