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Archived News
  • Legacy Trail bike riders reading a trail sign

    Land acquired for Legacy Trail extension

    The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right of way to extend the popular Legacy Trail toward downtown Sarasota.

    12/20/2017 4:30 PM

  • Land acquired for Legacy Trail extension

    12/20/2017

  • Santa Clause handing out gift to child

    Firefighters brighten kids' holidays with program

    Sarasota County Fire Department in, collaboration with the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Sarasota Safe Children Coalition, brought holiday cheer to 31 local foster children. On Friday, Dec. 15, the families were able to receive gifts from a special guest and tour the Fire Station No. 1.

    12/18/2017 12:24 PM

  • Venice Train Depot with the message Happy Holidays from Sarasota County Government

    County offices to close for holidays

    Most Sarasota County Government offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, and Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year's.

    12/18/2017

  • Santa Clause handing out gift to child

    Firefighters brighten kids' holidays with program

    Sarasota County Fire Department in, collaboration with the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Sarasota Safe Children Coalition, brought holiday cheer to 31 local foster children. On Friday, Dec. 15, the families were able to receive gifts from a special guest and tour the Fire Station No. 1.

    12/18/2017

  • 3D Printer created a blue left hand

    Discover 'Creation Stations' at the Libraries

    Even though winter break is just around the corner, students can keep learning and exploring at Sarasota County Public Libraries' Creation Stations.

    12/18/2017

  • Selby Library to host volunteer fair

    Making a New Year's resolution to spend more time volunteering? Selby Public Library will host a Community Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 16.

    12/15/2017

  • County wins 2017 Green Supply Chain Award

    Sarasota County has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Green Supply Chain Award by the publication and website Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

    12/14/2017

  • Take a film trek with the 'Wild Orchid Man'

    Sarasota County Extension Master Gardeners will host a special screening of "Wild Orchid Man: Journey to Machu Picchu" on Jan. 3, at the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office at Twin Lakes Park.

    12/13/2017 10:33 AM

  • Cover of the 2018 NEST calendar Winner's picture of a sea turtle

    2018 NEST Calendar now available

    Each year, the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) produces the calendar, which supports the county's goal of environmental stewardship. It cultivates a strong conservation ethic in the community's youth and adults.

    12/13/2017 9:23 AM

  • Shelters will open, use caution in cold weather

    A predicted drop in temperatures to the high 30s has Sarasota County Emergency Management officials reminding residents to be prepared and use caution both indoors and outside.

    12/08/2017 4:30 PM

  • Christmas tree on fire for Fire Safety demostration

    Keep your holidays fire safe with simple tips

    Holiday celebrations can put homes at risk for fire. Residents can keep their homes safe for the holidays by following these safety tips from the Sarasota County Fire Department before, during and after the celebrations.

    12/08/2017 4:00 PM

  • Detert chosen as 2018 commission chair

    The Board of County Commissioners selected Nancy Detert, District 3, as chair and Charles Hines, District 5, as vice chair for 2018 during its annual retreat Friday. Michael Moran, District 1, will serve as Pro Tem.

    12/08/2017 1:00 PM

  • 6th Annual Arts and Crafts show set for Dec. 9

    Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is hosting the sixth annual, sold out, Holiday Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road.

    12/01/2017

  • Neighborhood meeting on athletic field set

    Sarasota County is hosting a neighborhood meeting to share the proposed plan for field improvements, lighting replacement and new lighting at the Twin Lakes Park athletic fields and Tatum Ridge Soccer Complex.

    12/01/2017

  • SCF

    SCF recognized for employee well-being

    State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has been designated a Healthy Sarasota County Worksite. SCF joins fourteen worksites in Sarasota County which have been awarded this designation after a comprehensive review of their programs and environmental supports to improve employee health and well-be

    11/30/2017

  • House District 72 Special Primary scheduled Dec 5

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding registered Democratic voters, who reside within the boundaries of House District 72, that the district’s Special Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5.

    11/30/2017

  • Starting a business in Sarasota County?

    Sarasota County and Manasota SCORE are teaming up to present a workshop aimed at helping anyone interested in opening a business or making changes to their existing business.

    11/29/2017 3:33 PM

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    Vote-by-mail ballots due in elections office Dec. 5

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters who vote by mail in the December 5 House District 72 Special (Democratic) Primary that voted ballots must be returned in time to reach the supervisor of elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night.

    11/21/2017

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    Polling place changes for House District 72 Primary

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announces the following changes in polling place locations in Precincts 119, 227 and 411, effective as of the Dec. 5, 2017 House District 72 Special (Democratic) Primary.

    11/17/2017 2:58 PM

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