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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.
The best tasting drinking water can be found in Sarasota County.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is postponing the one-year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze service originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, due to expected inclement weather.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze trolley by honoring the 230,000th passenger on Tuesday, March 20. The celebration will be held at 10 a.m., at the gazebo in Siesta Key Village.
03/16/2018 12:23 PM
The findings of the after action review of the community's response to Hurricane Irma will be presented to the Sarasota County Commission at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution on Wednesday for a bond referendum which would extend The Legacy Trail and its connections, if approved by voters.
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 Pinecraft neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17.
Sarasota County has added evening and weekend flood zone workshops to its 2018 workshop schedule.
Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11, and Sarasota County Emergency Services personnel are reminding the public that it's a great time to take safety precautions that could help protect your loved ones and your homes.
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is now accepting registrations for its seventh annual Pickleball Slam. This year's tournament will be from March 27-29, at locations in Englewood and Sarasota to accommodate players with 3.5 skill levels and above.
Sarasota County will have an open house on Monday, March 5, to collect additional public input on the county's Floodplain Management Plan update.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day.
02/14/2018 9:52 AM
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.
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